Trek Crossrip or the new Felt VR series??
I am new to this site, have been riding on a regular basis only for about a year, and would value the opinions of more veteran cyclists regarding my plans for my next bike.
I presently ride an older, heavy Trek "comfort" hybrid. I'm in my early 60's and generally ride " rails to trails" limestone trails, that in large part are well-maintained and compacted, but also have long segments that are much less well compacted and often little more than bare earth. My rides typically are in the 20 to 40 mile range, with occasional 80+ rides a few times a month.
I have been considering either a newTrek FX or Crossrip2; both sold at my LBS, whose main product line is Trek. A friend who is a road biker recommends something in the new Felt VR series ( not sold by my LBS).
Any opinions on whether I should stick with one of the two Trek models or go to the Felt?
Your input will be appreciated!