I am still on a never ending search for a good all-rounder bike. I have a decent amount of gift cards to a local shop that sells Trek exclusively. I have focused in on these two bikes with very similar prices. There are some interesting differences that I wonder what would be better to have. I'd be curious to hear the thoughts of my fellow BF'ers. The Lane has a steel frame - smoother ride? The Crossrip has an Aluminum frame and would be lighter - easier ride? The Lane has pads, the CrossRip has discs. The CrossRip has the extra set of brake grips, the Lane does not. The Lane has a mix of Tiagra/Sora, the CrossRip is 2300. Hmmmmm...interesting comparision, eh? I will have to ride them both, but what does everyone think?
Thanks for your help!