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Probably shouldn't have gone to the bike shop today

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by macgyver, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Dec 5, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    macgyver

    macgyver [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brad
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    So I went to the bike shop today to buy a new freewheel for my trek mountain bike. lol I ended up leaving with a new Trek 6000 series hardtail mountain bike they had on closeout for $700. Not a bad deal since it regularly goes for around $900. I was planning on getting a new bike in the spring but couldn't pass up this deal. Too bad its 30 something degrees today, I just rode it around the neighborhood and it's COLD! Its suppose to be warmer tomorrow so i'm gonna go hit the trails.

    I got into mountain biking about a year and a half ago and bought a cheap trek 3700 for $300 new and I have beat that bike to death. I have been riding the advanced trails and that bike really isn't designed to take that sort of abuse.

    This new one should last me a few more years until its time to upgrade again.

    Here's a factory pic.

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    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/mountain_hardtail/6_series/6000/

    Sizes:
    15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5"


    Frame
    :
    Alpha Black Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, twin taper down tube w/integrated gusset, formed top tube, wishbone seatstay, forged dropouts w/rack and fender mounts, replaceable derailleur hanger

    Front Suspension

    RockShox Dart 3 w/coil spring, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, 100mm

    Wheels:
    Shimano M475-L hubs; Bontrager Ranger rims


    Tires
    :
    Bontrager Jones XR, 26x2.25" front, 26x2.20" rear

    Shifters
    :
    SRAM X.5 trigger

    Front Derailleur
    :
    SRAM X.5

    Rear Derailleur
    :
    SRAM X.5

    Crank
    :
    Shimano M442 44/32/22

    Cassette

    SRAM PG950 11-34, 9 speed

    Saddle
    Bontrager Race

    Seat Post

    Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset

    Handlebars

    Bontrager Approved Riser, 25mm rise

    Stem
    :
    Bontrager SSR, 10 degree

    Headset
    :
    VP-A42E, 1-1/8" semi-integrated, sealed


    Brakeset
    :
    Avid BB-5, mechanical disc w/Pro Max levers



     
  2. Dec 5, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    PB65stang

    PB65stang Well-Known Member

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    Great choice. I have a Trek 6500 Disc (appears to be pretty much the same bike as you) and it's taken a LOT of abuse over the past few years. All it needs is tune ups and new brake pads now and then. I love it, and I'm sure you will too!
     
  3. Dec 5, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    tussery

    tussery Well-Known Member

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    I liked my 6000 until I got my Fuel Ex8 then it made me realize just how bad the Dart 3 on the 6000 felt compared to a higher level fork. Now I am looking to upgrade the fork on the 6000 or ditching the bike entirely.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    Blue Hooligan

    Blue Hooligan Well-Known Member

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    Those damn impulse items they put by the cash register!

    Yeah those cheaper bikes like your first one don't last very long with serious riders.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    JeffRock

    JeffRock Well-Known Member

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    Toyota all weather floor mats. Mag light that clunks around in the jack compartment. Dog hair. Dog drool on the windows.
    Sweet bike.. I was looking a jamis full suspensions last year.
    I still have a trek 8700... from 1994.. Carbon fiber...
    Got into BMx, And dirtbikes at that point. lol.
     
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