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    New question here. Can someone take a look and help me out...

    Whick bike do you guys think is better? Oh also how would the diamondback compare to the 2009 trek 3900??


    2010 Diamondback Response Sport

    Bicycle Type Mountain bike, front suspension
    Sugg Retail Unspecified
    Weight Unspecified
    Sizes XS (14"), SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20"), XL (22")
    Colors Matte Blue, Army

    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction TIG-welded
    Frame Tubing Material 6061-T6 aluminum
    Fork Brand & Model Spinner Edge AL-1, 120mm travel
    Fork Material Single
    Rear Shock Not applicable

    Components
    Component Group SRAM X.4/mix
    Brakeset Hayes HMX-4 w/ 6" rotor brakes, Tektro alloy w/ adjustable reach levers
    Shift Levers SRAM X.4 trigger
    Front Derailleur Shimano C050
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X.4
    Crankset TruVativ ISOFlow 3.0, 22/32/42 teeth
    Pedals DB Platform
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
    BB Shell Width Unspecified
    Rear Cogs 8-speed, 11 - 32 teeth
    Chain Unspecified
    Seatpost DB SL309p alloy, 30.9mm diameter
    Saddle DB All Mountain Saddle
    Handlebar DB SL318b OS Mid Rise
    Handlebar Extensions Not included
    Handlebar Stem DB SL318s 31.8
    Headset 1 1/8" Aheadset

    Wheels
    Hubs Alloy disc
    Rims Weinmann XM-260 Disc, 32-hole
    Tires 26 x 2.10" Kenda Klaw XT
    Spoke Brand Stainless, 14ga. (2.0mm)
    Spoke Nipples Unspecified
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    2010 Trek 3500

    Bicycle Type Mountain bike, front suspension
    Sugg Retail $359.99
    Weight Unspecified
    Sizes 13", 16", 18", 19.5", 21", 22.5"
    Colors Onyx, Candy Red

    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction TIG-welded
    Frame Tubing Material Alpha White Aluminum
    Fork Brand & Model SR Suntour M-2025, 63mm travel
    Fork Material Single crown
    Rear Shock Not applicable

    Components
    Component Group Mountain Mix
    Brakeset Tektro V-brake brakes, Shimano EF-50 levers
    Shift Levers Shimano EF-50
    Front Derailleur Shimano C051
    Rear Derailleur Shimano TX31
    Crankset Shimano M151, 48/38/28 teeth
    Pedals Wellgo Nylon Platform
    Bottom Bracket Unspecified
    BB Shell Width Unspecified
    Rear Cogs 7-speed, 13 - 34 teeth
    Chain Unspecified
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm diameter
    Saddle Bontrager SSR
    Handlebar Bontrager Approved Riser
    Handlebar Extensions Not included
    Handlebar Stem Bontrager Approved
    Headset 1 1/8" threadless VP-A71-TK steel

    Wheels
    Hubs Formula FM-31 alloy
    Rims Bontrager 550
    Tires 26 x 2.00" Bontrager LT-3
    Spoke Brand Unspecified
    Spoke Nipples Unspecified

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    What kind of riding are you looking to do? Neither of these bikes will fare well on highly technical mountain single track, but both are more than adequate for road riding, commuting, rails-to-trails paths and gravel roads. I think the biggest difference between these two bikes is brakes- the Diamondback has cheap disc brakes, and the trek has V's. I would guess that at this price point you would have fewer issues with the V's.
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    Get which one you like the best. There is no discernible difference in parts quality.
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    The Trek 3500 that you posted has only 21 speeds and the crankset is 48/38/28 compared to the 24 speed Diamondback. You are also comparing V-brakes to disc brakes. The Diamondback has the preferable crank chainrings of 42-32-22 and the 3900 has something different. To me its a no-brainer if the Diamondback fits and it passes the parking lot test then I buy it. I might pass on it though if its being sold by a big box store and the Trek was from the local bike shop. Hope that helps-just go buy the Diamondback and be done with it.

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