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Let me start this thread by telling you the specs of each bike:

2003 Specialized Hardrock

Fork RST Capa TL - 80 mm travel
Headset Aheaset
Handlebar No name
Stem No name
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Shimano Deore 515 Disc
Shifters Shimano Deore Mega-9
F/D Shimano Acera
R/D Shimano Deore LX Mega-9
Crank Truvativ X-Forge
Chainrings 42/32/22
BB Shimano Square-taper
Chain SRAM PC-59 9-speed chain
Cassette Shimano 9-speed HG
Pedals No name
Front Hub No name Disc
Rear Hub No name Disc
Rims Bontrager Kra-rim
Tires No name 2.1 all-black
Seatpost No name
Seat No name

Unknown year (2001 maybe??) Trek Hardtail (6500 maybe??)

Fork Manitou Mach 5
Headset Aheaset
Handlebar Trek
Stem No name
Brake Levers Avid Speed Dial
Brakes Avid Single Digit V-Brakes
Shifters Shimano Deore XT 8-speed
F/D Shimano Deore XT
R/D Shimano Deore XTR Rapid-Rise
Crank Shimano Deore XT
Chainrings 42/32/22
BB Unknown
Chain Shimano IG
Cassette Shimano Deore XT 8-speed
Pedals No name
Front Hub No name
Rear Hub No name
Rims Mavic (I think!!)
Tires No name 2.1 all-black
Seatpost Trek
Seat No name

OK now that we have that out of the way!

My question is should I trade my ride for the Trek? I'm not to worried about losing my disc brakes as it seems my old V-Brakes worked a bit better than my Deore mech discs do. Besides the Trek has mounts for disc brakes on the frame although the mounts are for the hayes style - 2 holes drilled on the lower chainstay on the non-drive side. I'm not to worried about that Manitou fork either as I have a Rock Shox Duke I can put on the Trek.

The Trek is sitting at a local Pawn Shop and the price they have for it is about $200 bucks. The frame looks to be somewhat bigger than mine but mine is a 12 or 14 inch frame and I am using alot of seatpost as it is. The Trek would probably fit me better. I think the only few changes I would make to the Trek would be getting rid of that radid rise RD and at some point getting a disc setup.

So would you trade? I mostly want the componets. Your thoughts?
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