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Trek 2300 or 5200 for Centuries(4 posts)

Trek 2300 or 5200 for CenturiesConfused
May 31, 2001 3:19 PM
I'm starting to do 4 - 6 centuries a summer with my wife. My current riding has been done on MTB with road tires. I am looking at buying a road bike for the 1st time. I'm trying to decide which bike is best for me. I am familar with Trek and am trying to decide if the Carbon 5200 frame is worth the extra $ 700 +/- then the alum. 2300. I am in moderate shape, used to lift a lot and weigh about 230 lbs. I want to make sure I get a bike which will last and put up with the pounding do to weight and strength. I am looking for a good mix of speed and comfort in the bike.
re: Trek 2300 or 5200 for CenturiesMrCelloBoy
May 31, 2001 5:42 PM
I think you'll find the carbon frame much more comfortable over the long haul than aluminum. Put a good seat on there and enjoy yourself!
I'd have to say...HoochieMamma
Jun 1, 2001 12:47 AM
get a Fuel 90...and lighten up!
5200Duane Gran
Jun 1, 2001 5:57 AM
If the price doesn't cause a great deal of problems, I would go with the 5200. The carbon material dampens out a lot of the road vibration. I suspect you will be more comfortable long term this way.