(SEE BELOW -- MODEL/YEAR CONFUSION HAS DEEPENED)
So, I'm going to be replacing my stolen Trek 7.3 fx sometime within the next few days.
The one I had was a 2007, and I loved everything about it--including it's subtle paint scheme.
The 2008 has slightly bolder graphics that I'm not in love with (it's a pretty minimalist design, so the additional swoops and stripes and bolder, brighter logotext stand out) and seems like it might have some geometry changes. Notably, there seems to be more vertical space on the headtube between the its intersection with the top and down tubes--which also makes the welds much more prominent looking (to my eyes.) It seems the round headbadge has been replaced w/a chevron shaped badge, and some of the details are different (like the routing of the cables, which somehow looks cleaner to me on the '07.) The seatpost is different.
Links to pictures (use the zoom)
Can anyone comment on the differences between the 07 and 08 models? Especially the geometry? Which looks better to you?
I have an opportunity to buy a new 08 for a reasonable price--$570--and a decent lead on a very lightly used '07 for not all that much less ($450.) I wouldn't mind going for the new bike and getting a warranty, LBS service, etc.--but I was powerfully attached to my '07, down to its looks.
Thanks for anything you can offer: information, opinions, etc.