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    Trek 4300

    Ok I have a trek 4300 is it worth building it for am I just put new forks on it and will be upgrading the brakes I don't have the $ for new bike so I want to build this one up

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    What are you asking?

    You ask is it worth upgrading ( ..is it worth building it.. )then write that you want to build the bike you have up.
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    Re: Trek 4300

    If we're going on the typical definition of all mountain, I'm gonna say no. Its touted as an xc frame so it will not be beefy like all mountain hard tails (see thread in this forum). The head tube is a steep 69.5.

    Your current fork is probably 100mm, right? If so, going to a fork with more travel, say, at least 140mm + (characteristic of 'all mountain' bikes) will likely be completely out of spec for the frame, and you risk breaking the frame at the head tube if you subject it to typical all mountain riding.

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    I was asking if its worth building. Upgrading parts, yes it's 100 mm forks so its more of an xc then a am sorry I'm new to the mountain bike thing

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    A Trek 4300 is an entry level recreational/XC type bike.
    It is not worth upgrading IMHO. This question gets asked on here often. Posters are often dead set on upgrading so upgrade away.
    Your bike will never be upgraded to what is classed as an "all mountain" type mountain bike.

    Ride what you have. Save. Replace what breaks. When you have enough money buy a new better bike.
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    So what frame would you recommend I'm 210 and 5'7 any help please

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    Re: Trek 4300

    What kind of riding? Where do you live and what is the terrain? Long climbs and descents or rolling hills? Rocky technical gnar or smooth flowy singletrack or fire road? Do you want to do jumps and drops? How big? How much do you have to spend?

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    I live in SoCal in the Inland empire. Not looking to go off big drop offs but looking to have somthing capable if I have to would like to over build it but not wanting to break the bank. I was thinking that I could buy the parts then build it over time

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