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    Trek 800 Sport suspension fork?

    Hello everybody!

    Question is:
    is it possible to install/put a suspension fork on Trek 800 sport?
    the bike is from 2002 and is still in great shape and very weel preserved.


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    Possible? Sure, almost anything is possible if you spend enough money. Advisable, no way. That bike is currently worth about $100-150, even in excellent condition. Be prepared to spend at least double that to make it work, and that is assuming you find super cheap deals on the internet. And then when you're all done, the bike will handle funny because it was never intended to have a suspension fork on it. You would be much better off just getting a different bike that has what you want.
    Worked at Trek/Fisher dealer 2008-2013. Only a little biased.

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    allright I understand you.
    Thanks for the answer.
    The forks arent chip and I would have to invest alot of money for that.
    Just was corious if its possible because of the bike geometry and everything.

    One more question:
    Your opinion about 3900 series and 4300 series. is it a big difference or?
    one of them a would like to by this summer. limited budget so cant go for better series.

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    the 4300 is a mountain bike, albeit a humble, entry-level mountain bike. it will suffice for actual trails. .the 3900 is a "path" bike that probably won't hold up to actual mountain bike trails for long.

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    In that price range, i would advise buying used. Mountain bikers are famous for selling off perfectly good bikes for the current years "bling". 29ers are the latest greatest so there are heaps of perfectly good, bomb proof 26ers on craigs list these days.

    Be selective, have a friend who knows bikes give it a look over before you hand over any cash, and you will get a very nice bike for your money.

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    Thanks guys for the answers.
    I appreciate
    Think am gonna go for the 4300(even without the disc brakes)
    but also will consult with the dealer. hes a very god seller and knows very good about bikes.
    has one off the best stores in Croatia what I know and I buy all the gear in his shop.

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