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    Looking for advice

    About 5 months ago I purchased a trek 3500 from a friend who was upgrading to a 29er. I have recently been doing a lot of jumps but its a base line model so it can only handle so much. I would like to know if it would be worth it to upgrade the front suspension or just get a new bike all together.

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    What year 3500?

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    its from 2013 It rides very well but Im just nervous about breaking the stock fork

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    You will break the stock fork if you are jumping.

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    Yeah I have come to realize this, I have looked at some Marzocchi forks and a couple rock shox's but it just seems kind of stupid to put a performance suspension on an entry level bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OREGON_DONAR View Post
    Yeah I have come to realize this, I have looked at some Marzocchi forks and a couple rock shox's but it just seems kind of stupid to put a performance suspension on an entry level bike.
    I agree, it doesn't make sense to have a fork that is worth more than the rest of your bike. The other issue with the 3500 is the freewheel hub. You will end up having broken axle issues unless you switch to a solid, bolt on axle.

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    thanks for the support man I think im going to go ahead and sell it (very glad that I put virtually no money into it) and upgrade to the the trek fuel ex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OREGON_DONAR View Post
    thanks for the support man I think im going to go ahead and sell it (very glad that I put virtually no money into it) and upgrade to the the trek fuel ex.
    Good call. The 3500 isn't a bad bike for commuting and gravel roads, but if you looking at a Fuel EX, no amount of upgrading will satisfy.

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