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2007 Trek 4300 Disc or 2009 Trek 4400 Vbrake

Hi there! New to the forum, and new to mountain biking.

My 9 year old son wanted to go ride with the bikes, at that time he had a BMX style bike, and I have an old Motiv Rockridge.

We went for a couple of rides, mostly on pavement, and I could see that he likes it, but was struggling with the BMX, so I got for him a Mongoose Excursion.

Now the one that is liking it itīs me, and I want to gen an upgrade from the Motiv, so Im looking for a second hand bike, We are riding mostly on pavement, but I would like to hit some light trails once in a while.

I found a 4300 Trek with disc brakes, I belive its a 2007 model

Also found a 4400 Trek with V brakes, I think its a 2009 model

Both bikes are in the same price range, an both are my size (18", I am 1.74 mts tall or 5.7 ft) Did some research, and the 4400 seem to have slightly better drive train, derailures and fork, both frames are the same according to what I found on internet.

My question is should I go for the disc brakes, or for slightly better components? Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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