I visited my local shop tonight with the intention of buying a new bike. They had a left over 2009 Trek 4300 Disc on sale for $529 that I thought would be a good deal. Unfortunately they sold it yesterday.
Instead they showed me a new leftover 2008 Trek 4500. It's going for $499. I was told that despite not having disc brakes all the other components were far superior and it is a better bike.
I'm pretty new to all of this and was hoping to get some advice. Is it a good deal for the money or should I look for something else? I just don't know if they're steering me in the right direction or not, and why has the bike been sitting in their shop for two years? My price range is around $550.
Specs on the 2008 Trek 4500 are here: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2008/archive/4500#
The 2009 4300 Disc specs are here: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...chive/4300disc
Thanks for any advice!
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