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Thanks for the info. I think I will check the Trek out, I'm also looking to spend less than $500 on the bike.

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This is my daughter's first bike with gears. We mainly got it for her to ride as a hybrid to do rallies; prior to this she had a BMX bike. She hasn't ridden anything more technical than some of the easy trails at a nearby park. The Skye S looks like a lot of bike for the money. My daughter test rode the Trek Skye and an entry level Specialized mountain bike and liked the Skye a lot better. I've certainly seen a lot lighter mountain bikes but this is an under $500 bike.


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1/9/12 5:29 P

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I know this doesn’t answer your question but I’m looking to buy a mountain bike for my 11 year old daughter. Would you recommend the Trek Skye? Does your daughter ride it on a lot of single track?

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When I used to teach a class in college I told my students that the only dumb questions were the ones they don't ask.
Anyway, my 9 year old daughter just got a Trek Skye S so she can start doing rallies with my wife and me. She loves the bike, we can hardly get her off of it! Anyway, I replaced the knobbies with some narrower road tires but it still seems a little on the heavy side so the bike mechanic in me is keeping an eye peeled for deals in upgrades.
My first inclination is to build her a set of light wheels. I've found a deal on Deore XT hubs but they are disk brake hubs. Am I correct assuming that I can use disk brake hubs on a rim brake bicycle?

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