O.k., I've been searching around various threads, and tried to compare components, but frankly just cannot figure out which seems like the better bet for me as between the Trek 7.5 FX and the Cannondale Quick 2. The majority of the use for the bike will be to commute to and from work. The commute is 3 miles each way, mostly flat, on city streets that are not particularly well maintained (Washington, D.C.). Beyond that, I will probably use the bike for some other errands and for occassional recreational riding, but mostly it will be used for the previously mentioned commute. I am 44 years old, about 5'8" tall and currently in good shape (to the extent any of that matters).
Like I said, I've tried to find an answer for myself, but thus far haven't reached a conclusion. The best I can make of it, it seems both bicycles are good and will serve me well. Also, the price difference of about $100 isn't enough to really worry about. It may be that I'm concerning myself over nothing, but I would like to get the best I can for the money I'll spend. So, any thoughts will be appreciated, and I thank you in advance.