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    Trek 4500 to an Elite 9.9

    Just bought an 07 Elite 9.9 today. Anything I need to know? I have been used to riding an 02 4500 and an 03 4500.

    So the 9.9 is sweet and light . . . can't wait to ride this weekend . . . may even call in sick this week to ride.

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    Let me see...what do you need to know? Yes......enjoy your new bike and take good care of it! Congrats on the new ride.
    Tom G.
    Long Island, NY

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    Well getting used to the shifters not having a display is the first thing . . . not sure what to do with the lockout, seems cool enough. My plan was to upgrade to a 6000 or 6700 bike, but picked this one up for $2,000 new, couldn't pass it up.

    I was also given XTR pedals, another XTR cassette 11-32 I think, and Bontrager carbon handlebar ends, all new in box. Would there be a reason to change cassettes? And why do people use the bar ends? Time to find some shoes to use, had to take my ghetto pedals from one of my 4500's . . .

    Here is a pic of my new family:

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    jeez, thats quite the upgrade. It's going to be like going from a ford escort to a ford GT. I hope you ride a 9.9 for its intended purpose...fast.
    Bare Knuckle Brigade

    Killing Dreams One At A Time

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    anything you need to know? Yeah, ride fast as hell!!!!!!

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    thanks! need to get some shoes, just sold both my 4500's and the pedals have to go with the bikes.

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    $2000 for a $6000 rcae bike is a huge score!! The lever on your handlebar is to lockout the fork. I think you have way more bike than you are normally accustomed to so you have plenty of room to grow on this bike. Just know, this bike is pretty much a race bike and is designed for that sole purpose. Have fun riding it. Hopefully you will race it. This bike also requires a high level of care. You have pretty much all top of the line components on that bike that are again geared towards making the bike light so it can go fast. Enjoy your new ride.
    Tom G.
    Long Island, NY

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