i currently own a solid frame mountain bike but now i'm looking for the fastest bike for on the road that will also ride on crushed limestone trails... i've visited and sat on a few bikes a trek dealer and also stopped in at REI to take a peak around... I'm familiar with the name trek and am confident in them, but once i got to REI, most of the names of bikes alienated me... They all looked good but i don't know enough yet to tell what is good and whats not..
I require a larger bike as i am tall. (6' 5'') At Trek, they me looking at 25 inch / 64cm bikes... and that size did narrow down my options.
at trek I'm looking at the 7.3 FX at the moment... not really sure what else to look at. i just discovered that a lot of bikes don't come that big..
This summer i plan on doing a lot of hills and roads, but i also wish to do some distance on a nice crushed limestone trail system. so this leaves me with the performance hybrid style of bikes i think?
has anyone had any experience with the 7.3fx on road and on the crushed limestone? and are there any other bike manufacturers i should be looking for? my target goal is for the best bang for my buck at under 600 dollars... also i'm fond of the color red
I'm really unsure of everything at this moment and would applicate as much information and support as possible. Feel free to ask me more questions. I do look forward to learning more from this forum as i get more serious about biking. You'll be seeing a lot more of me here in the next few weeks