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    Trek 3500 disk 2012 or 2013 trek 4300 disk

    Hi guys, newbie round this neck of the woods as ive been off the bike for a few years after injury and looking to get back to biking but im in a bit of a dilemma at the moment i have the choice of 2 trek bikes and i cant decide which to go for im more swayed to the 4300 as it has hydraulic brakes where the 3500 has cables but there is a 70 difference in price (about $105) between the two. As a beginner what would you guys recommend both bikes are second hand but are as new im told by sellers. Im not wanting to go and spend thousands on a bike as i am just returning to it and would upgrade later if i see fit.

    my pros and cons are really in the braking area as i much prefer hydraulic brakes over mechanical and the distance to collect them the 3500 is 2 hours away and the 4300 is about an hour.

    anyway enough of my gibberish
    what would you guys choose
    2012 trek 3500 @200 ($300)
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    2013 trek 4300 @ 270 ($400)

    Im Stewart by the way

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    Hi Stewart. Go for the 4300. You'll probably find you'll get slightly better parts in other places too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ready805 View Post
    Hi Stewart. Go for the 4300. You'll probably find you'll get slightly better parts in other places too!
    thanks for the reply, ended up having to go for the 3500 after the deal fell through with the 4300 (seller seemed illegitimate and used a photo from online as his add listing) which is a bit of a shame but so far the 3500 seems a very good starter bike for me nice enough on the road. I will just have to see how it gets on off the beaten track

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