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So I bought my first mountain bike ( trek 4500) & after reading hundreds of reviews on bike,components,etc. It seems nobody can agree on anything anyways.At first I felt like I didnt spend enough to get a good enough bike, But even higher end bikes don"t get "all high reviews" and even higher end components don't get "all high reviews. People seem to differ In just about every area where an opinion can be formed, from frames,brands,and of course every other area of life for that matter.I guess my point here is that people should not feel like they didn't get a good enough bike because they didn't drop $2,000+ on it. I suppose I could compare it to the guitar (since I play). I would rather be a great player with a $400.00 guitar, than be compleatly clueless with a $10,000 set up. and I suppose the components thing comes into play there as well (pickups,strings,amps,pedals,etc)
I thing I am just rambling, but people (including myself) need to be more content with what they have,and be more focused on what they can do with it.

Thanks for bearing with me.
 

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Who cares what other people think bro just ride your bike and have fun,you are right though people are never happy with what they have,human nature I guess. When you smoke someone on a 5000 doller rig I bet you'll be happy. RIDE HARD&LIVE FREE!! :cool:
 

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Help, I think I bought the wrong bike!!

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I just bought my first mountain bike yesterday, a trek 4500.
I have not been on a bike since I was like 16, and I am now 26.
I used to ride BMX bikes like Haro, GT, etc. I used to like jumping,going on BMX tracks,stuff like that. Well I thought I was a little less crazy than when I was 16, and I did not test ride the bike yesterday before I bought it, I had read reviews and thought that the trek 4500 was bike enough that it was much better than a wal-mart piece of crap, but not to much that if i didnt like it that much I woundnt lose too much money. Well I loved riding, I was going down pretty big gravel hills , jumping off of curbs, stuff like that, and this was the first time im on a bike since 16 years old. I think I am really going to like riding,however Now I am stuck, I think I want to spend a little more money, I hate the seat first off, and I think the rock shox judy forks are not going to make me very happy, and a brake upgrade would be nice, I would like to stay around 700.00 if i am able to get another bike, But will the bike shop let me return it and upgrade? I mean, I didnt even talk to the owner about it, I was a bit manic about the whole thing. What can I do now? would most bike shops be reasonable about this? Please let me know what I can do, and possible bike upgrades around 700.00 that i could get into, I would like to stick to trek, I dont really have a reason why, but just please let me know what you guys think.

thanks in advance!!!!

So you bought an in expensive bike and don't like stuff about it allready - You bought a bike w/o even test riding it. You can read all the opinions you want but unless you know what the opinions mean you will be stuck w/ something you don't like. If you are stuck w/ the bike ride it and replace minimal components to make the bike do-able and when you have some ride time in then make a wise purchase.
 

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pharmdee077 said:
So I bought my first mountain bike ( trek 4500) & after reading hundreds of reviews on bike,components,etc. It seems nobody can agree on anything anyways.At first I felt like I didnt spend enough to get a good enough bike, But even higher end bikes don"t get "all high reviews" and even higher end components don't get "all high reviews. People seem to differ In just about every area where an opinion can be formed, from frames,brands,and of course every other area of life for that matter.I guess my point here is that people should not feel like they didn't get a good enough bike because they didn't drop $2,000+ on it. I suppose I could compare it to the guitar (since I play). I would rather be a great player with a $400.00 guitar, than be compleatly clueless with a $10,000 set up. and I suppose the components thing comes into play there as well (pickups,strings,amps,pedals,etc)
I thing I am just rambling, but people (including myself) need to be more content with what they have,and be more focused on what they can do with it.

Thanks for bearing with me.
Its the *****, not the arrow.
 
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