entry level bike

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by crapjack, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. crapjack

    crapjack New Member

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    Hi all i'm looking at a new entry level mt bike i'm considering the Marin Bolinas Ridge and Trek 4100

    Marin Bolinas Ridge
    Tubing: 7005 Series Butted Aluminum Edge Top and Down Tubes
    Fork: InSync Grind AC 323 70mm Travel Preload Adjuster
    Headset: WTB Momentum ST Threadless 1 1/8”

    DRIVE TRAIN
    Shifters: Shimano Acera
    Front Derailleur: Shimano T300
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
    Cassette: 8 Speed, 11-28
    Chain: IG 31
    Crankset: Tru Vativ X-Flow 42/34/24
    Bottom Bracket: Tru Vativ Cartridge Sealed
    Brakes: Forged Alloy with Linear Spring
    Brake Levers: Integrated with Shifters
    WHEELS

    Rear Hub: Alloy Double Sealed 32 hole
    Front Hub: Alloy Double Sealed 32 hole
    Rims: Alloy 36 hole
    Spokes: 15 gauge Stainless
    Tires: Kenda, Koyote 26"x1.95" Knobby

    SADDLE / BAR / STEM / PEDALS
    Saddle: WTB Speed V Extra with Love Channel and Comfort Zone
    Seat Post: Alloy Micro Adjust Seat Post
    Handlebar: Double Butted Alloy with 1" Rise
    Stem: Forged Threadless with 25 Degree Rise
    Grips: Dual Density
    Pedals: Composite


    and the Trek 4100

    FRAME: Alpha SL aluminum
    Men's and women's frames available in both colors.
    FORK: InSync 320

    WHEELS:
    WHEELS: Alloy hubs; Matrix 550 rims; 14G ss spokes
    TIRES: Bontrager Connection Trail, 26x2.0"

    DRIVETRAIN:
    SHIFTERS: Shimano EF29
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano C051
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Acera
    CRANKSET: SR XCC100 48/38/28
    CASSETTE: Shimano HG40 14-34, 7 speed
    PEDALS: Nylon platform

    COMPONENTS:
    SADDLE: Bontrager Sport
    SEATPOST: Bontrager
    HANDLEBARS: 30mm rise
    STEM: Bontrager, 25 degree
    HEADSET: Aheadset, semi-cartridge, sealed
    BRAKESET: Alloy linear pull w/alloy levers


    I live in Canada the Marin costs about $540 and the Trek $460
    which one if any seems to be the better bike?

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. ABogoni

    ABogoni New Member

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    You get what you pay for, In most cases anyway. But pesonaly if you want a real MTB save up for something with deore level parts on it. Or just ask your local bike shop.
     
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