I and 3 friends are all in the market for entry level hybrid bikes for use on canal paths and rails to trails. (In June we are doing a 4 day ride in the Linear Park in Canada- so have from now til then to buy bikes and gain experience on them.)
Two are just getting into biking as they retire (have never done more than 10 miles in a day - but would like to); 2 of us bought road bikes last year and can ride 25-50 miles per day.
I've done some BF reading - (while waiting for weather to improve so we can do some test rides)
I'd like to test at least 2 choices - preferably at the same LBS so I can actually compare/contrast.
Had decided I wanted to test the TREK FX7.2 and perhaps the Specialized Sirrus. We visited a highly recommended LBS who didn't carry TREK and recommended the Schwinn Super Sport instead- which surprised me.
So what are your opinions (and/or Pros/Cons) on these 4 choices:
Trek FX 7.2
Schwinn Super Sport