Here is my aim.
Lose weight by riding DAILY for fun. I haven't ridden in a long while.
I like to be able to turn on a dime ( counterphobic factor at work, actually- ) I'll amplify.
I thought I didn't want to ride among the evil cars, but it seems a necessary fact of life.
I am looking for a bike that is the following constellation of qualities - (I am very overweight)
"Quick", both in acceleration and ability to make sudden turns ( avoid those menacing autos ) while in traffic ( relatively slow traffic )
Freeways are not my thing though- no way to avoid a hurling thru air, 3000 lb. object! Too many foot pounds.
Here are the bikes all 2005.
Trek 7500 fx I like it, but the shock absorption is negligible- wear me out, or make a man out of me??
Trek 7700 fx twice the $$ w carbon parts, much smoother- may break bank though.
Giant Cypress LX a third of the $ of the 7700/
Will I regret getting the Giant do you think?
How important is the shop?
What is the major differences between the Giant and the treks above?
Thanx, I guess you know I am a newbie.