1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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Thread: Weight??

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    I am sorry for another newb question. I am looking at getting a bike, and have narrowed it down to 2, the Trek 4300 w/ disc brakes, and the Ibex Ignition 2. My question is about the weight of the trek. Ibex says its target weight is 31lbs (without pedals), but I cant find a weight listed for the Trek. Does anyone know what it tips the scales at?? I know different options change it, I just need the stock weight as it is online. Thanks much!!


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    Trek says you need to go to the LBS & have them weigh it. They dont list the weight because of assembly line tolerances.


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    my wife has a 4300 size small, don't know what it weighs exaclty but it feels like a tank next to my fs bike, and it weighs in at about 30lbs.

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    TREK published

    the 4300 (2002 model) at 29.2 lb. FWIW, Jim

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