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Trek 2003 or 2004 - Help me decide(4 posts)

Trek 2003 or 2004 - Help me decideWryBiker
Oct 11, 2003 5:01 PM
My LBS has a 2003 Trek 2000 that they will sell for $1000 (it supposedly lists for $1300). I was really expecting to buy the 2004 Trek 1500, which the LBS will have in next month and will probably sell for list of $1100. The question is which is the best buy. If the 03 Trek 2000 series had carbon seat stays and better alum. like the 2100 it would be a no brainer, but the 2000 appears to have the same quality frame as the year 2004 model 1500. The components are not exaxctly the same but seem to be a toss up. Am I missing something? Aall suggestions appreciated.
re: Trek 2003 or 2004 - Help me decideWryBiker
Oct 11, 2003 5:12 PM
I forgot in the previous post to ask another question. The shop also sells Felt bikes and seem to be pushing them. I've read a little about them but only seen the entry level F90 they have in stock(I know I don't want that model). The shop is getting a Felt shipment next week. From the literature, the F70 looks like the competition for the Trek 1500. Between those two, what do you like?
Which one has the 3x spokes on standard rims? nmKaren Irons
Oct 11, 2003 6:55 PM
No - which one do YOU like...deHonc
Oct 12, 2003 3:29 PM
With respect to the 2 Trek bikes - given the same frame as you say, between these I'd choose the bike with higher quality componenets - even if a close thing you might as well ride 105 over say Sora.

Between the Treks and the Felt - ride them both - then YOU choose. Which one feels better - are you too stretched out on the Trek or vica vesa. Does one bike grab you over the other once you've riden both. I have already choosen a Trek frame and my opinion is irrelevant to your decision!