Exactly what he said, I did the same thing with my 4300. Great beginner bike and very bullet proof.nov0798 said:Mikee,
I have an older one, probably about 6-7 years old, and it still works fine. The only reason I dont ride it, is because I moved up to a full suspension bike. I still use it if someone new wants to ride, but doesnt have a bike. Overall great bike!
Any secrets to losing the weight? How long have you been going at it since you started? How far you riding and how often? Dirt or road?Rubicon73 said:I really enjoy beating the snot out of my 4300 Disc! I just took it out earlier today and rode it through mudholes and all. Great value as I started riding, I was 300+ lbs, now Im 220 and have only had minor maintenance issues. The fork is definitely the weak link as stated.
If you're watching what you eat, youre on the right track. Exercise EVERY chance you get as this will allow a little slack when it comes to your diet. I did cardio and weight training to achieve my weight loss goals. Riding your mtb burns an enormous amount of calories so strive to turn as many miles as possible on dirt as possible and you too will will realize youre goal of being fit. Good luck!3S00W said:Any secrets to losing the weight? How long have you been going at it since you started? How far you riding and how often? Dirt or road?
I'm 6'1 312 right now. I started watching what I eat(how much not really what foods) then riding about a month ago at 328. I feel great and ride 5 - 7 miles about 3 times a week. I could definitely do more cause I feel great!
I'm on a 4300(not disc) and am having a blast! Going to upgrade to Sun Rhyno Lite wheels, Rock Shox Tora fork, wider bar and some disc brakes thru the year. I've already replaced the crank, got thudbuster post, saddle and added singletrak solutions bar ends.
I think eventually I will have a new bike in the next 18 months and my wife is already asking if she can have my 4300...