I am looking to replace a 15 year old Trek 700 and have been looking at a Trek 7200 and 7300. I'm in my 50's and the riding position of my 700 causes pain in my wrists and lower back. I like the sitting position of the 7200 as the higher handlebars allows you to sit more upright, but I preferred the gear shifters on the 7300. The 7300 also seemed tighter and more responsive, but its gel seat is smaller and harder than the saddle of the 7200, which felt more comfortable during a short test ride.
I realize that 10 -20 mile rides around town won't be the same as a one mile test ride, so I don't want to make a mistake and be sorry later. Can anyone recommend one over the other?
Also, what about size? I don't know if the 17.5 or 20" is best. I am 5'11" with a 32" inseam. I almost touch the top tube on the 20" when standing over it and have a couple of inches of space from the top tube on the 17.5".