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Old 01-01-06, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hi all

Been looking at Trek bikes and I noticed they have a fitness bike.What's different about a Fitness bike?

I know what a Road bike is and a Hybrid and so on ..but Fitness bike?

I ask because I was trying to decide between a Road or Hybrid but then noticed
the Fitness bike.

I want to build up my legs and mostly will be on bike paths so I was leaning towards a Roadie but now I'm confused as to what a Fitness bike has that is different from the other's.

Thanks so much : )

Blue

Trek Fitness bike here

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Old 01-01-06, 05:03 PM   #2
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At the high end, they are road bikes with flat handle bars. At the low end, they are slightly lighter, faster hybrids with a more stretched out riding position and no suspension.
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I just bought a Trek 7.5 FX disc and am happy with it. It's very light. It's similar to a hybrid without a suspension fork. Not quite as comfortable as a hybrid but a lot lighter and easier to pedal. My first bike was a Trek 7200 and I was amazed when I rode the 7.5FX for the first time. It's so much lighter. I now feel that if you want a bike with a suspension fork, buy a mountain bike. I will be selling my 7200 and getting a mountain bike as my second bike.

The tires on my Trek 7.5fx disc don't seem like they'd be good for trails unless they are smooth and hardpacked. If you want to do any off road riding get a mountian bike. They are similar to a fitness bike but have smaller and wider tires and a suspension fork.

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Thanks for the replies guys!

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Fitness Bike!!? Now you mention it, it's like calling a bananna "boneless". . . kinda' redundant.
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