Recreational & Family - Kona Dew Deluxe vs Trek 7500 FX
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So after reading numerous posts in the forum, and numerous test rides, I am down to 2 choices.
Kona Dew Deluxe (http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_cart/FrontEnd/Products/product_detail.aspx?productid=79&parentid=182) and Trek 7500 FX (http://www2.trekbikes.com/Bikes/City_Bike_Path/Hybrid/FX/7500_FX/index.php)
Price wise, these two are fairly close. Kona Dew Deluxe sells for $600 and the Trek 7500 FX is $660.
Which one would you choose?
06-15-05, 10:42 PM
I'd check ebay to see if you'd find a better deal first...
06-16-05, 03:36 AM
I like the Kona Dew Deluxe.
I like the Kona Dew Deluxe.
Ditto, in my opinion it has better geometry then the Trek.
06-16-05, 06:58 AM
Kona for the lower price, disc brakes, and wheels with a real spoke count rather than the paired spoke crap on the Trek. Plus there are just less Konas around...my area anyway.
06-16-05, 07:10 AM
I test rode the 7500FX and the Jamis Coda Sport last weekend. Both are very nice bikes. For me tne Jamis had a slight edge in smoothness(steel). If you can fit one of these into your comparo I think you will be pleased. They cost less than the 7500 too. http://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/05_codasport.html
06-18-05, 12:38 PM
I looked at the Jamis Coda Comp, Kona Dew Dlx, Trek 7500 FX and the Giant FCR 2. The Trek was heavier than I wanted and the Dew Dlx was on back order. it came down to FCR vs the Comp. I went with the Comp because it felt more resilient. I would say try as many bikes as you can and go by feel, not just specs.
06-21-05, 05:44 PM
I have a Dew Deluxe and I love it- it goes everywhere and does everything I want it to do, and is sturdy but fairly lightweight. Plus, it's hella good-looking!
06-21-05, 06:14 PM
I just bought a 7500FX for $599 - check around - you don't have to pay $660. I love the bike - comfortable, reasonably fast and sturdy enough for a BIG rider.
I looked at the Jamis Coda Comp, Kona Dew Dlx, Trek 7500 FX and the Giant FCR 2. The Trek was heavier than I wanted and the Dew Dlx was on back order. it came down to FCR vs the Comp. I wanted to test ride a Giant FCR but I could not find a local bike shop that carry one.
06-23-05, 02:01 AM
I'm pretty partial to Giant bikes. Nevertheless, if you can check out a Giant FCR-2, it is one nice bike.
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