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    First Bike: Trek 3500 disc vs Trek 3700 disc

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    So I thought I knew what biked I was going to get. I wasn't looking to spend crazy money and I'm not doing any trails that are that insane. With that said it came down to the Trek 3500 disc. What I noticed was that the 3700 disc is $40 more. Can someone please explain to a noob the difference? and more importantly is it really worth that extra money?

    Here are the details on both bikes.

    Trek 3500 disc: Trek Bicycle

    Trek 3700 disc: Trek Bicycle

    Thank you.

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    Honestly, at that price point.....both bikes are basically the same. the 3700 has 100mm fork, while the 3500 has 80mm.

    You won't really see any big differences until you step up to the 3900. At that point you will get 24 spd vs. 21 spd on the 2 lower bikes.

    Just note, that these 3 bikes are designed more for bike paths, decomposed granite/groomed trails and mild fireroads. They are not geared for climbing steep hills or riding technical trails.

    See if you can find a leftover 2011 4300 that a shop is trying to get rid of.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    I second that they suck at climbing and seats and pedals are eh, im selling 2 of them

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    Specialized hardrock is probably a better choice for an all around bike

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    I don't want to make the jump to a 4300 but I am up to look at other bikes.

    I checked out the Specialezed.. $520 is a little out of my range and the Giants are SICK, but $690!

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    I have a 2011 Trek 3700 Disc and it's been a great bike. Can't go wrong with either in my opinion if you are just getting into it as I was.

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    Here's mine on the trail in Brookhaven, MS.


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    Very nice bike man. I actually ended up with a Giant Revel 1. I'm excited to get out there!

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    My other half has a 3700 disc and she climbs far better than me on my GT XC2, she also uses it on the black trail at our local trail centre and its standing up very well, no issues at all.

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    I have a 2010 3700 disc and I must say...I LOVE IT!!!! However, the only stock parts are the saddle, seat post, front derailleur and headset.....so I guess I love the frame!

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