I'm just sayin'...
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: N/W Ohio
Bikes: Cannondale M500, Cannondale Quick 5
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'09 Trek 7.3 FX, '09 Specialized Sirrus Sport, or '09 Cannondale Quick 4?
I've ridden all three bikes. Each one fits well, is comfortable enough (or can be adjusted so), and are relatively close in price. Two are from one dealer (LBS) and the Specialized is from another LBS.
The Specialized dealer is about 10 miles further away than the Trek/Cannondale dealer. Both dealers were eager to earn my business. Both have comparable service areas and seem respected in the local biking community from what I've heard. So for me, it's not really a choice between the dealers - it boils back down to the bikes.
I do not know enough about quality levels of componentry to really know which has the best but they appear to be equal in performance for my needs. Brakes, shifting, etc were all comparable.
The one thing I did really like is the Cannondale welds - they are works of art compared to the other two but this is only an aesthetic value.
So - which bike would you choose and why? I am buying one of these bikes this weekend and would like some input, especially from current owners of the brands. The Quick series is a new for 2009 but I know C'Dale had comparable bikes in years past.
Anyone? Your opinions/experiences will help greatly.