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    specialized sirrus vs trek 7.2 fx

    after test riding both, my impression is that the specialized feels lighter, faster, and slightly more comfortable -- but the trek rode nearly just as well.

    i think the trek LOOKS nicer and from what i've read online, the trek also seems to have slightly sturdier / better quality parts, esp. the tires. i believe the trek's tires are also wider, which i take to mean the bike would be better suited when leaving the road -- that'd be a plus for me.

    the sirrus had smoother shifting than the fx, but i'm not sure if that was relative to the wear & tear of the floor models or the level of upkeep at each respective bike shop ...

    does the gap alter much when stepping up to the fx 7.3 / sirrus sport? i don't mind spending the extra money.

    HELP! this is my first bike purchase, and the first bike i'll be riding since i had cheap mountain bikes as a kid/adolescent. i would use primarily for commuting. what to do?

    matt

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    What bike fits you better with your needs? That's the one to go with. I'd go with the Specialized and have the LBS replace the aluminum fork with a carbon one for added comfort. Good luck on your first hybrid purchase!

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    Do not know about the Trek as I ride a Sirrius. I've converted it into a 1 x 8 and lost the stock tires and replaced them with a 32 Specialized (pro I think) for the front and a 30 Michelin in the rear. The front tire has a more aggresive tread but the bike rides quite nicely on the rail trails which is its primary purpose. My buddy has a trek hybrid that he put road bars on and seems to enjoy riding that quite a bit as well.

    As to which one to buy? All things being equal buy the one that is the most comfortable to ride. Aesthetics are important but you can't ride a perception.

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    i noticed you said something about going off road. maybe you should look at a specialized crosstrail if you want to be able to go off road?

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    There is "off-road" as in dirt paths and gravel, which the 7.2 FX would be just fine on. And their is "off-road" as in bumping into odd squealing things and rocks and logs. If your main road-conditions will be pavement and dirt and gravel, the Trek 7.2 FX would serve you fine.
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