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Old 11-14-2015, 02:41 PM
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Wife has been on my case to get a bike to ride with her. Nothing really fancy and prefer not to deal with the big box stores. No plans to scale any mountains or ride in any rough terrain other than a well worn path or two and more for enjoyment and some excercise than anthing else. I don't know a damn thing about them other than what I have read. The Trek 7.2 seems well received and reviewed and can be had for under $500 easily. So take me to school. Seems a hybrid would be the way to go with what the intended use is.
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Old 11-14-2015, 02:53 PM
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Check out the trek ds 8.3 just got one and really like it. I ride 85% road sidewalk bike path and 15% unpaved trails.
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Will do thanks. Sounds about like the rides we will take.
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Start building the house, you will be busy looking over the builders shoulder, won't have time to ride a bike.
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LOL, I will make time. I run my own business and that won't be an issue !
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Another vote for Trek DS
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I have the trek shift 2 and really like it. Very comfy.
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:09 AM
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I have the 7.2, works pretty well for what you're intending to do.
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A bit different, but just got a Trek Marlin 6 for $550. LOVE IT. I use it on dirt/sand mix trails and after a few rides for the suspension to break in, it is a GREAT bargain.
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Yes a Hybrid is what you want, go to an actual bike shop and have a chat with the professional, Be honest and he/she can guide you through the selection process, then they can fit you to the bike. I see so many riding in an improper set up and they even have the pro clothes on!! A proper size bike with the seat at a proper height and distance from the gooseneck will result in a much happier expirience.

Hope you enjoy cycling!
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Not a fan of rear suspension FWIW. I have it on my Specialized bike and at 200+ lbs, no matter the pressure/settings, when I get to cranking away it starts to bob. My next bike will have front suspension only.
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Yes a Hybrid is what you want, go to an actual bike shop and have a chat with the professional, Be honest and he/she can guide you through the selection process, then they can fit you to the bike. I see so many riding in an improper set up and they even have the pro clothes on!! A proper size bike with the seat at a proper height and distance from the gooseneck will result in a much happier expirience.

Hope you enjoy cycling!
Thanks for input !
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