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any opinion: Trek 2300 with Carbon tubes and Aluminum lugs(4 posts)

any opinion: Trek 2300 with Carbon tubes and Aluminum lugsMaverick
Aug 15, 2001 9:51 AM
planning to get a used Trek 2300 (pre 1995) frame with the mentioned spec. i heard from ppl that the bottom bracket of the frame flexes too much, and problem is i love riding on hills (cat 4). i'm currently riding an old Italian steel which is about 23 pounds. with the Trek, it'll probably weight in less than 19 pounds. is it worth sacrificing the ride quality for less weight??
re: any opinion: Trek 2300 with Carbon tubes and Aluminum lugsstevemtb
Aug 15, 2001 10:09 AM
I have a 1992 Trek 2300. I have upgraded the components over the years. The frame now sports 9 speed Dura-Ace. Total bike weight is 18.25 lbs.

I don't find too much flex in the BB. More than steel, though. I have no problems with any type of road, hills, flats, etc. It is a very comfortable ride, especially after I added a carbon fork. The aluminum standard fork really beats you up.
I'm in the process now of getting a new frame, probably a Trek 5500.
re: any opinion: Trek 2300 with Carbon tubes and Aluminum lugsChen2
Aug 15, 2001 10:11 AM
Bought a 2300 dealer demo new in 1995, rode it 3 years with absolutely no problems. Raced in some local time trials but no sprints. If you get serious about buying, try twisting the main tubes to see that they are still tightly bonded to the aluminum lugs, and that the joints show no corrosion. As you know, the later 2300's have all aluminum frames.
Al
re: any opinion: Trek 2300 with Carbon tubes and Aluminum lugsjjay
Aug 15, 2001 12:20 PM
I had an early 90's model Trek 2300. Great bike. Bought it new and rode it for about 5 years, no problems.