Cons: Brake pads melt fork travel is only 50mm (100mm on the current model) and the drivetrain isnt too great also you will have many a bent QR if you like dirt jumps
Recommendation: This bike is an amazing deal especially now that it comes with discs (which i dont) have i have the 08 model and its still holding up going to upgrade soon because freeriding and dirt jumps are murdering it but if you were to actually use it for what its made for (light trail riding) you will have a very good time
Pros: one tough bike, very solid construction, all 7 gears work great, break are good
Cons: Stem is to high, needs more gears. rear derailleur looses tune fast.
Recommendation: Best bike i have ever owned to date. This bike has done everything i have asked of it and way more. I ride at a level much higher than this bike but she takes everything. reliable is the word. Best first mountain bike I could have bought. Thanks Trek
Recommendation: I bought this bike for my wife last weekend (WSD) and she loves it so far. We rode last night and she raved about how good it felt. Great bike for the money for a noob or someone who doesn't foresee getting extremely serious. It can handle trails, but I wouldn't jump it off a cliff or anything... HAHAHA
Recommendation: I have the '05 3700. This was my first MTN Bike. I have taken it all over Colorado. I'm a light rider and this bike is more than capable for my needs. Its not a jumper, but it can handle some fairly technical trails. I have since replaced the drive train and fork. For the money, its an awesome bike.
Recommendation: This is my first bike and am very excited. Before I went out and spent the big bucks I wanted to make sure this is what I wanted to do. Yes there are a lot of better and much more expensive bikes than this but for the money it does the job. Took it on my first trail yesterday and had a blast. Breaks and gears worked great and the handling was awesome. Highly recommend for the weekend warrior or someone just starting out.