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    Which is the better bike?

    What bike is the better of these 2 bikes?
    Too far away to see them both before I buy, so I need to know which is the better deal?

    Cannondale Chase DJ Bike Marzocchi
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/2150713223.html

    Trek 4300 Disc Mountain bike
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/2149018988.html

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    What kind of riding to you plan on doing with the bike? These bikes are not similar to each other at all.
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    mountains trails and street. Now jumps
    I'm use to riding BMX for my whole life, so I like the maneuverability.
    Are these bikes value at about the same? one heavier then the other?
    I like the style of the Canondale, but the Trek is closer.
    I can get them for $340 as I already spoken with each seller

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    Can't tell you about value...but I will say the 4300 will work better for mountain biking and street. Obviously the DJ bike will work better for...well...DJ.

    The DJ bike should be heavier.
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    ok, yeah if the DJ bike is going to be more heavier, I think I would be more happy with the Trek bike.

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    Do you even know the sizes or gearing? Both bikes look very small, of course you may be short, but these may not fit you and neither really lists a size.

    The gearing on the DJ bike is probably a 32 up front. You would very quickly spin out of that on the road.
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    I'm not sure what the size is, what shoudl I ask them to mesure so I know what size it is?
    I'm 5'11" 170
    And what do you mean by spin out on the street?

    If they where local it would be easier to try before I buy, but being such a long drive, I need to decide before I get there for the most part as one of them will meet me half way and even that is a 30 minute+ drive.

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    um the chase 0.o for yououoouo
    me: "mom dont ride yer brakes "mom: "shut up"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplejack
    I'm not sure what the size is, what shoudl I ask them to mesure so I know what size it is?
    Umm, seriously...go to a shop. It may cost a bit more, or you could just throw your money away on a CL bike. Your choice.
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    I'm out the door right now to go pick up a 2010 18" Trek 4300 Disc in like new condition for $340 even comes with the free crap they got from the bike store, air pump, helmet, bike lock and all that. saved me $300 from not buying at a shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by doesyourchainhanglow
    um the chase 0.o for yououoouo
    I really like the style of the Chase, but it's just too far of drive compared to the Trek I'm going to pick up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplejack
    I'm out the door right now to go pick up a 2010 18" Trek 4300 Disc in like new condition for $340 even comes with the free crap they got from the bike store, air pump, helmet, bike lock and all that. saved me $300 from not buying at a shop
    That is great...but what are you going to do if it doesn't fit?
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    the 18" trek should fit you well. I'm 5'8 and a trek 17" is spot on for me.

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