I've done my homework, have visited many LBS and now face the tough decision - which one? It should be noted that I intend to use my future purchase for fitness and recreational use and have pretty much narrowed my search down to a hybrid bike. The problem being, that after seeing all the fabulous hardware, I wish I could just take them all home. Another problem I'm facing is that I'm having a tremendously hard time deciding which bike I thought really stuck out as a great fit for me. All the bikes I tested seemed to fit me well and were a joy to pedal on. However, since I visited so many LBS, I didn't really get to test any bikes side-by-side to make a strong comparison. So I'm turning to you guys for a bit of input. Perhaps with some of your experiences or knowledge, you can help steer me in the right direction (see what I did there?).
Anyways, I have hardly any bike related knowledge and am mostly going off of what "felt right." But it was difficult for me to pick a clear winner.
The bikes I tested (again, all hybrids) were the Trek FX (7.2 I believe), GT Traffic (3.0), Cannondale Quick 5, Giant Escape 2 and the Fuji Absolute 3.0.
Now I'm sure that most of the advice I'll receive is that it all depends on the rider and how I feel on each ride. However, I wanted to see if you might be able to provide some knowledge based on experience, because I certainly don't have much, if any.