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    Hope Trek 430 Disc or Trek 6000

    OK, new to riding (well since my Giant 860 melted in a fire). Its been a few years and I am not looking to win any competetions here, but want a bike that will last for me, without needing to change-out a whole lot of components.
    I really like the 4300 frame (on a test ride, they had no 6000) a little heavy for my taste, but I'm not sure there is a whole lot of wight difference between the two. The 6000 frame seems to be designed a little more aggresively than the 4300 Disc.
    Not happy with the fork on the 4300.....
    I suppose I am looking for a reason to spend the extra cash on the 6000.
    Summary: New rider, looking for a bike to ride daily on relatively easy trails in the hopes of experimenting with rougher terrain.
    Thanks!

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    A reason? Well, I looked a the specs and it looks as though the 6000 is better in just about every way. When I was looking to buy I looked at both bikes as well as the 6700 and liked the 6 series better, but who wouldn't? It's better. There's your reason.
    build a man a fire keep him warm for a day, set a man on fire keep him warm for the rest of his life.

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    Ahhh qeevil,
    After a goodnight sleep and some reflection, I must say, I too have come to the same conclusion. I stopped by my local shop after work today and ordered my bike. Thanks!

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    I've been riding the 4300 for 2+yrs, having 3,000mi on it, all seasons (ice biking inc. (studs), have to say she's had it. 3,000's not much to some here, but for what it's been thru can say its a tough hardtail.

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    Congrats on the new ride...made a good decision putting the cash down now.

    But, don't expect it to be super-light. Depending on the size, you are looking at about a 30lb bike.

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