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Old 04-23-2007, 07:22 AM   #1
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Got a new bike, WOOHOO!!!!!

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)

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So anyone else into mountain biking? I know I asked this last year, but still...
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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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
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:52 PM   #3
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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
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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
$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.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:13 PM   #5
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very nice


I always used to ride a bmx and treat it as a mountain bike before I got my liscense
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:01 PM   #6
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$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.
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
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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.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:08 PM   #8
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I always used to ride a bmx and treat it as a mountain bike before I got my liscense
Haha, I was going to say the same exact thing. Congrats on the purchase though!
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Wow, thats an awesome hobby. I hope you have fun with your new bike and I met you have some mighty strong legs.
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Wow, thats an awesome hobby. I hope you have fun with your new bike and I met you have some mighty strong legs.
Oh i have strong legs as well as a very strong lower body if ya catch my drift
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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

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).

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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

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...

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$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.

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.

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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

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.

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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.

I didn't see myself spending over $500 on a bike 3 years ago either....here I am. 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.

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

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...

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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.
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:55 PM   #13
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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
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