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Old 09-04-08, 05:57 AM   #1
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Specialized Sirrus vs. Trek 7.3fx vs. Gary Fisher Wingra

I've pretty much narrowed it down to these 3 & am leaning towards Specialized.... I believe they are all around the $500 range.

which is the best overall & why?
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Old 09-04-08, 09:11 AM   #2
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Whichever feels better to you. Have you ridden any/all of them?
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Old 09-11-08, 04:21 AM   #3
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I liked the Sirrus & Gary Fisher the best...test rode them this week..

the 09 sirrus is $20 bucks less than the Gary Fisher but it has grip shifts, which were not so great. The Wingra probably felt best overall.

Opinions on the Wingra? good? bad?
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I've ridden an '07 Wingra, it seemed like a fine bike. I am not a big fan of grip shifters either.
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just picked up my trek 7.3fx 2 weeks ago. love it! been riding it everyday without any problems.
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Old 09-11-08, 08:48 AM   #6
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I actually meant to put 7.2fx b/c the 7.3fx is in a whole different price range..well $120 more than the wingra & $150 more than the 7.2fx.

the guy at the LBS told me the wingra was a better bike than 7.3fx and cheaper, so to go w/ that...basically saying the components were better on it.

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i actually just bought both a 7.3 and 7.2...

got the 2009 7.3 for 560 and a 2008 7.2 for 440. both not bad bikes at all.
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Although the people around here who have the Wingra don't post much about it, the general impression is that they are pleased with the bike. FWIW, I test rode one back in April or so, and would have bought it if I had cash at the time. I don't need another bike, but if one comes around for a deal, I'll probably buy it.
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You might be comparing the '09 Trek prices to the wingra's '08 price. For '08, the 7.3 should only be $50 or so more. The Wingra does not have better components than the 7.3 from what I can see. Some are the same/essentially the same, some are worse. For sure the rear derailleur is a couple steps up and I liked the 7.3's shifters better.

If you can budget it and haven't ridden it, give the 7.3 a chance. It is noticeably better than the 7.2 (was to me anyway) and it is getting to be the time of year for discounts.

Or just get the Wingra and be happy.
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wingra is $520
7.3fx is $640
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Again, I don't beleive GF has released '09 prices. Trek has and that is what you are quoting on their end.

'08 wingra $520. '09 Wingra $TBD.

'08 7.3 FX $570. -'09 7.3 FX $640.

Prices are generally going up in '09, by a noticeable amount for the same model/equipment.

Are you getting your prices from a bike shop or from the manufacturers websites? If from bike shops, maybe look around for anoher Trek dealer to see if they have any '08's left...or forget it.
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gary fisher pricing has been released & the 09 bikes are on teh website as well..... it's $520
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Sorry, my mistake...I would still look around for '08's
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Sorry, my mistake...I would still look around for '08's
the only local bikeshop near me that sells gary fishers said the wingras (08s) sold out in april.
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I would guess they don't make/sell very many. I've only ever seen one in Austin and the one I rode in Dallas. Good luck.

I just noticed they changed up the Trek's FX line for '09. Wonder how different they ride?
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I just noticed they changed up the Trek's FX line for '09. Wonder how different they ride?
I also own an '07 7.3 FX and I really like it. I chose it over the 7.2 because I didn't like the comfort seat and seat post on the 7.2 and the 7.3 also had better components.

I just looked at the '09 FX line on the web and it looks like Trek has lightened up the frame. They likely made a good bike even better. If you haven't already bought a bike it might be worth your time to see if you can find an '08 7.3 to test drive and save some $$$.
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