Please help me!
I am trying to decide between the Trek 7.1 FX and Specialized Crosstrail base model.
I don't have a lot of money to spend right now (~$400), so I am trying to focus on getting the best base-model, hybrid-type bike available.
I'm estimating ~80-85% of the time, I will be riding on pavement. The rest of the time, I will use it on light, packed-dirt, trails.
I don't know too much about bikes, but I am learning as I read more and more forum posts.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Trek's FX-series are hybrids that act more like road-bikes than they do as mountain-bikes. They do fine on packed dirt & gravel as well as pavement. And they readily lend themselves to being upgraded as the spirit moves you.
I can't speak from experience on the Specialized Crosstrail, but I highly recommend the FX to those looking for packed-dirt and pavement riding. That is their niche.
Last edited by Panthers007; 06-09-09 at 05:22 PM.
Originally Posted by Cateye
Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.
I purchased a Crosstrail Sport last year to get me back into cycling. It more of a hybrid than the Trek. The shocks on the crosstrail can be locked out when on the road. I saw the FX also and liked it, but I found the Crosstrail more versatile for me.