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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Looking at the technical specifications of both bikes leads me to (quickly) conclude the Trek 7.1 FX is much the superior machine. Example: Trek has sealed bearing headset. No muss - no fuss if replacement is ever needed. The Globe has loose-bearings, making servicing much more problematical. Crank-set on the Trek is decent quality Shimano, the Globe is lower quality, but passable. Brakes are no-name on the Globe, the Trek brakes are pretty good. Trek has a better rear-derailleur - Globe is lesser. So forth from the components standpoint. The Globe has a suspension-fork, which you likely won't need, but there is no ability to disconnect it.
I'd call this a case of "you get what you pay for." But I'd buy the Trek. A Trek FX is easily upgraded as wishes and money permits. Seems like the Globe has a bunch of Specialized-proprietary components. So I don't know how easily one could do some customizing work on it.
Best for you would be to take a ride on both bikes. Then do some thinking.