Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: Trek 7.3 FX
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So, I went to the bike shop today, to order the Trek 7.3 FX ($699).
I started talking to the owner and he suggested that I try the x-caliber 8 ($1049), which is a 29er. It is more than I wanted to spend, but I don't mind spending a bit more to get better quality to support my size well. The trek 7.3 comes in a 25", the x-cal 8 comes in a 23", I don't think the difference is a huge issue.
I want to know if the x-cal 8, which seems like a much stronger and thicker framed bike, is worth it for me. It also does seem to have better rims and wheels. I don't really plan on doing a whole lot extreme forest riding or anything. I'll mostly be on paved trails and the road, maybe once in a while some dirt paths and rockier terrain.
If it matters, I'll mostly be riding to work and back which is roughly 25km, round trip. But, also some trips with friends, maybe 50-100km round trips.
Any input would be great, I'm really wanting to pull the trigger soon, I wanna be riding already