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Getting my trek 2300 usps hopefully friday (ep)(10 posts)

Getting my trek 2300 usps hopefully friday (ep)alias 33
Apr 15, 2003 7:34 PM
I've been working at our local bike shop(only two in town and the other wouldn't hire me) And I bought a trek 2300 for myself (a b day gift to me) I was gonna get a klein q carbon team but They have availbility problems for ep purchaces. I think I will be really happy with the 2300 for my first road bike my co worker just got a lemond Ti (the blue and white one) and its sweet. I was going to get the 5200 but it was too much and since it has the same componebts as the 2300 I can upgrade later if I want to. Man its going to be soo sweet riding in the thursday evening rides (my first time riding in a pace line type thing) I've seen lots of guys riding with them Ijust didn't have enough money to buy a bike so now I do and sfter a year of work I can finally afford it(I'm only 17) I was thinking about a 2000 but said to my self to get what I really want so I did. Thanks to trek for great bikes. I love the paint job too, GO LANCE!!
Congrats...........Tower
Apr 16, 2003 5:37 AM
Nice bike. It's the Aluminum........er.....alloy version of my Zurich.

Did you get the double or triple?

Congrats on saving your hard-earned money. It always feels good to get something you really want and know you've earned it.
Nice bike - congrats! (nm)jtferraro
Apr 16, 2003 5:40 AM
re: Getting my trek 2300 usps hopefully friday (ep)alias 33
Apr 16, 2003 6:56 PM
Hey thanks guys, and btw I'm getting the 58 cm double, I think the triple adds too much weight and screams "recreational" no offense to people that have triples it's just unnecessary where I live.
triples: unnecessary where i live, too. flame enclosed.JS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 8:35 AM
triples (and doubles, matter of fact) are unnecessary where i live too, but not where i ride.

"RECREATIONAL!" sorry for the screaming.

LBS employee? LOL! not an attitude i'd appreciate when spending money in a bike shop. tunnel-vision, in deed.

no offense to those of you who might offend those with triples. after a bit of introspection, i should probably put a double on for centuries with 10k feet of climbing and 25% grades, and those occasoinal hilly 200+ mile rides, so bike shop employees don't find me "recreational". gawd, i have sooo much to learn!
re: Getting my trek 2300 usps hopefully friday (ep)innergel
Apr 17, 2003 5:49 AM
I have the 2001 model of the same bike, and it has been great. It too was my first road bike and I'm very happy with the purchase. I struggled with almost the same decisions you did, i.e. get the Klein Quantum Race or a 5200.

After riding it for a season and a half, I found that I wanted some of the components upgraded, so I replaced the seatpost (Easton EC70) and bars and stem (3T Forgie XL). Just something to think about as you ride.

I've talked to several people at rally's with the same bike and have rarely heard a complaint. Enjoy your new 2300 and welcome to the club!
How much $$...ridenaz
Apr 17, 2003 8:25 AM
I'm looking at the 2300 right now and I'm curious how much an lbs would sell it for. Trek's msrp puts it at $1980 and I don't think they can charge that much for it. How much does your lbs sell it for, not counting the employee discount?
Thanks
If I told you I'd have to kill youalias 33
Apr 17, 2003 1:16 PM
If I told you what I payed for my bike i'd have to kill you or does it go it would kill you? Anyhow I'm not at liberty to say how mush I pay for ep (employee purchace) bikes due to the fact that it would spread like a wildfire and its in my "agreement" and I wouldn't want to harm trek's reputation in any way. I got a good deal, what can I say:-)
If I told you I'd have to kill youridenaz
Apr 17, 2003 4:58 PM
I only want to know what it costs from your store, not the employee purchase price. Just curious how much they take off the msrp.
Congrats!! I got home last night, message from LBSIamhoosier
Apr 18, 2003 4:03 AM
my b-day present was in. Colnago Master X-Light. 58cm, AD4. Went down to see it and made final selections for the build up. By the way, you are to be congratulated for saving up enough at age 17 for your purchase. I will be the big 5-0 in a couple months. Took me a lot longer. ENJOY!!!