Got a new bike, WOOHOO!!!!!

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Well yesterday I ended a 3 month search and bought a new bike: Introducing my Trek Session 7. She's a beauty and I rode her today....just freaking wonderful. Here she is...

(These pics are before the ride....all clean and needing some adjustments)

Pic 1 (http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3917/img3542acw2.jpg)

Pic 2 (http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8104/img3543agr0.jpg)

So anyone else into mountain biking? I know I asked this last year, but still...

posted by  Mathew

I don't know much about bikes, so specs won't mean much to me. Just checked though, and did you pay $2,000 for a bike?! lol

posted by  chris_knows

Looks great, Mathew. I want disc brakes on my next bike (even though I am only an amateur cyclist.....only go to the train station really, lol), not that I intend to get one soon though, lol....Is it a hydraulic, or cable system?

By the way, I turned those pics into links as they were a bit on the large side :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

$2,000 for a bike is not that expensive. I spent $1,800 for a road bike in '79 or '80. My son has two freestyle bikes that are worth about $2k each.

Nice stuff costs.

posted by  vwhobo

very nice


I always used to ride a bmx and treat it as a mountain bike before I got my liscense

posted by  nighthawk

I agree, I spent ~$2500 on my road bike and extra gear (aero bars). Nice materials cost a little more, but the smooth ride is sure worth it. Congrats on the bike! Looks great, what choice of suspension did you go for (can't see) I love Trek bikes (woohoo WI)

I love to Mtn bike, except that I have and old Trek 850 that I had removed and sold the Judy's. Got back into it after college, but bought a new road bike instead of the mtn bike, and then bought a car, so I have a little bit of mtn Bike envy. Great Ride:thumbs:

posted by  Voda48

As I said, I don't know much about bikes. I've driven a bike that costs about $1,000 but couldn't really tell what made it so expensive...It had I think hydraulic shocks and pretty innovative shifters and like 24 speeds. Maybe that stuff's expensive. I can't see myself spending over like $500 on a bike though.

posted by  chris_knows

Haha, I was going to say the same exact thing. Congrats on the purchase though!

posted by  giant016

Wow, thats an awesome hobby. I hope you have fun with your new bike and I met you have some mighty strong legs.

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Oh i have strong legs as well as a very strong lower body if ya catch my drift:mrgreen:

posted by  slurm6969

Yup thats exactly what I paid for it. It was actually originally $3100 but its not this years model so it was discounted (still new though).



Yup they're hydraulic disc brakes, Hayes HFX Mag with 8" rotors to be specific. They are excellent. My last bike had cable disc brakes...



Top of the line freeride and downhill bikes cost up to and including $6000 and more for more customization...

Mines a middle range, but because of the super solid frame it can be upgraded if necessary.



I didn't choose the suspension, nothing is custom, its a prebuilt bike. The fork is a Manitou Stance Flow, and the rear shock is a Manitou Swinger 4 way. Travel is 7" front and rear.



I didn't see myself spending over $500 on a bike 3 years ago either....here I am. :thumbs: By the way, more speeds don't make it mor expensive...you can get wal-mart bikes with 27 speeds. Mine has 18, it sacrifices one front sprocket for a bashguard. A lot of freeride bikes only have 9 speeds.



My legs were so strong by the end of last summer....they've been slowly getting weaker over the winter...need to get them back...



No shit...

posted by  Mathew

Thousands for a bike....I guess.

I live where there are no Mountains to climb, so I haven't been around the "sport". One day maybe, seems like good exercise. Do you have cougars in your area?

1 on 1, I'd whip the sh*t out of a cougar.

posted by  What

I guess you'd have to be a keen cyclist to warrent spending that much on a bike, lol. I mean if I was to spend that much it would be stolen before it's ridden :ohcrap: :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

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