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Offline recumbentgerry

mountain bike
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:41:17 pm »
I need information on mt. bikes. I Owen a trek 4500 mt. bike 24 sped, and the rear cassette is 11/30 and the chain rings 42/32/22  which is four years old. I  am pondering the thought of buying a Trek 4900 disc. The 4900 cassette is a 11/36 and the chain rings 42/32/24. Question, would it be wise to try and up date my old bike or go ahead and buy the new bike.

Offline John Nelson

Re: mountain bike
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 10:04:05 am »
Does your current bike fit you and your riding requirements? If not, how does it fall short?

Offline JayH

Re: mountain bike
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 10:47:46 am »
8spd, it's starting to get harder to find 8spd stuff but shouldn't be hard and your 4500 isn't that old...

What is your intended use for it? Touring?

Jay

Offline recumbentgerry

Re: mountain bike
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 11:02:51 am »
  John, my 4500 fits me just fine and I feel comfortable when riding the trails and have ample gearing. I guess I just answered my own question, thanks for the feed back.

Offline recumbentgerry

Re: mountain bike
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 11:15:19 am »
  Jay, my main use for this bike is trail and single track and over night or multi night trips, (touring) like the Katy trail or C & O Canal. Like I replied to John, the bike fits me fine and I have ample gearing even when loaded. So I guess I have the best all around bike for me. Thanks for making the muddy water clear.