I made the switch and got the Trek 3700! The aluminum frame makes it sooooo much lighter. I like this one much better. As a bonus I like the color/design scheme better as well. My new hobby starts tomorrow after work! I will take it slow for the first few days to allow my muscles to get used to it. I'm already planning routes out in my head.
Congrats on the new bike and any time they offer you a better bike at the same price always jump on it....even if it were a 100 miles to drive and I would not have waited or let the door hit me in the rear.
current weight: 229.0
Fitness Minutes: (142,350) Posts: 9,162 7/21/08 2:57 P
Congrats on your new bike, way to go! Just remember to take it slow and then build yourself up! And believe me when I tell you, you will have fun! Always Pedaling James
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current weight: 253.0
Fitness Minutes: (12,394) Posts: 518 7/21/08 2:19 P
on the new bike (and the good deal on the bike swap!!). I'm kind of partial to Trek since I own a Trek road bike. I've had it for two years and it's been a great bike. Hubby offered to buy me a new bike for my birthday and I turned it down for now...lol. I told him I'd take and IOU on that offer and use it when I feel like I'm ready for a change of wheels. I am really enjoying my current bike so much, I didn't see the point of getting a new one right now. LOL....plus I told him he'd need to save up more for the one I REALLY want! Ha! (Trek Madone)
Yea, I think I am going to swap it out. The 3700 is still brand new, but is the 2008 model. That is why it is the same price. So better bike, same price. I am going to go today after work. There is only one left so hopefully nobody buys it today.
Actually the bike guy just called and told me they have a 3700 (an upgraded model) for the same price as the 820 that I bought, and the 3700 comes with an aluminum frame instead of steel. Is it worth driving 45 minutes back to this place to swap it out?
I have had my new Trek road bike since June and am thoroughly addicted. I can't wait to ride... everyday if possible, even if it's s short ride with my kids. My husband says I have "drank the biking koolaide".
Glad for you and your purchase... you're going to love it!
May 2008 - 124 lbs June 2008 - 117 lbs Sept 2008 - 123 lbs
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Congratulations! That's what I did when I bought my bike too. And it sat in the garage for about 6 months. It was so hard at first. I would go around the block, which is half a mile and it would about kill me. So I didn't ride it. Then, my husband started riding with me. Now, I'm riding about 10-15 miles when I take it out. I have noticeable thigh muscle now! It's great. And I enjoy the heck out of it. Start small, and work your way up.
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I ended up settling on an entry level Trek Mountain Bike. I got the 2009 Trek 820. This was the cheapest option for a Trek Mountain Bike. I knew that in a few years after I really started enjoying biking that I would most likely want to upgrade to a better bike anyways, so I figured I would get a lower end model now instead of spending a ton on something I will just upgrade in a couple of years anyway. I also have a history of getting excited about something then never following through, so I wanted to see if I really do bike as often as I would like to.
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