Hello everybody, I have looking around and reading in the forum inorder to find a perfect bike for the city and have a few doubts, every dealer here has a differente opinion. I live in Seville, Spain. They have recently made here a lane for bikes, which is nice, but is not everywhere, soy you still find potholes etc. etc. U.S.A cities tend to be better made and I donīt think a city biker in the USA has a always a better surface.
At he beginning I thought about Trek 7300, which is light and nice, I want a fast bike as well, and I had the idea that the suspension fork is the best for the city. Now I thought that you still have a rear wheel to protect from impactas, so I donīt knoe if the suspension is a real proteccion for the bike or is just a more comfortable way to ride.
Some people told me the suspension is ideal for the city, and other bikers told me that is not necesary , that the 700 x 35 tires are enough to absorb little problems of the city and that the suspension rest strenght and stability when yo want to get speed, ŋ is this really true? is like that with a 7300?
So I see the 7.3 as another option, and now I see SU200 as well, if the suspension fork in not the best thing, and tires absorb impacts, probably the 26 tires are better for the city than the 700 x 32 of the 7.3 , but I donīt like a slow or heavy bike, I donīt know if the SU200 can be like that
Looking around I have seen other options with no suspension, like Marin Novato and Specialized Globe, this last one has a 700 x 42 , is fat tire for the city but probably faster than a 26 , they both have disc brakes which I think is nice, I heard they add much extra weight , I donīt know.
So I am in a kind of mess, since dealers here donīt have the bikes in stock a nd I canīt try them, I have to order directly. If anyone can give opinions or ideas is very much apreciated,