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  1. #1
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    Trek 8500 vs Klein Attitude XV

    Looking to buy a new bike around the 1500 mark
    (I'd rather have a good hardtail as opposed to a mediocre full sus)

    have whittled the choice down to between Trek 8500 and Klein Attitude XV

    they spec pretty similar, only difference seems to be forks/frame/brakes

    which is best value spec wise ?

    which is lighter ?

    many thx

  2. #2
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    There probably isn't that much difference between the two, since they're both Treks anyway. Even spec wise they are almost identical.

    Have you test rode them? I think the biggest difference is the fork. See which one you like better between the Fox and Rock Shox.

  3. #3
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    I live a long, long way from dealers who stock the bikes, chances of a test are slim to none

    thats why it's so hard to choose

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    Although these bikes both come from Trek, they are not identical. The Trek has a neutral geometry. The Klein is more aggresive - shorter chainstays, longer top tube, steeper head angle.

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