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    So I bought a used Trek 8000....

    and its an awesome bike. It has been well maintained and has quality after market parts. The mechanic at my lbs did a tune up on it and was impressed with all the different after market parts on it and said i payed a good price for the bike. My only problem is that it only has 9 gears and 7 lowest gears require a ton of leg strength to move. Should i upgrade to an 18 speed crank and gear....or do you guys think i will get used to the 9 speed with time?
    btw i have only done around 15 miles on the bike since getting it back from the lbs.

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    So...it's a 1x9, with one chainring in the front?

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    Depending on the crank you might just be able to add the granny gear you want (look on the back side and see if there are bolt holes now or at least tell us what crank you have). It will get easier the more you ride. Oh, and the lowest gears are the easiest to pedal, not the other way around.
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    It totally depends on the terrain in your area, and the type of riding you plan to do. If you feel you need a larger gear range, chances are you will benefit from it. Upgrading to a triple setup is easy, and relatively inexpensive.
    Great bike BTW, any pics?

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    lets see pics

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    trek 8000

    i myself bought a used trek 8500 series its a 08 model with some after market parts, im curently running on 18 gears instead of the 27. its still a great climber . enjoy yours!

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