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    ready for a new bike help choose

    ready to give up the ghost that been my rider for over 20yrs scwin varsity 10 speed couldnt tell you how many sets of tires its been thru, its just murder on my back neck and wrist. have decided to get a hybrid or comfort. these are the bikes i have narrowed it down to, not real familar with the components, just trying to get the best bang for the buck all of these have about the same geometry so i think they should fit about the same will try them on for size to make sure.
    trex 7000 thru 7500
    trex navigator 1.0 - 3.0
    motobecane jubilee dlx
    diamondback wildwood
    khs 150
    gary fisher zebrano or tiburon
    cannondale adventure

    some of these dont have the adjustable stem that i need so would be a hassle going thru different risers and such.
    would like to here from those who are familar with components on these bikes would take me a months worth of reading to decifer all of them, regards.
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    "Retirement is the best job I ever had!" Me, 2009


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    looks like the treks are hard to beat, for the price and components, tried most of the bikes listed at the lbs, think i will go with the 7200, about the same as the navigator but with the 700c tires. if anyone knows of a similar bike that may be better let me know dont plan on buying for a couple of weeks. regards hesco

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    If you are considering the 7200 because of fit, give strong consideration to the FX series. Much better performance.

    p.s. You are right about the Navigator, it is slow and ponderous; but, a nice "Comfort Bike" for slow cruises with the Grandkids (when they are little.)

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    thanks for all your help guys, ended up with a used (like new) trek 520 awsome bike smoothes the road out like a fine arabian stallion running on clouds. never thought i would be this impressed by any bike, have been riding everday since bringing her home, the steel frame flexes like a spring over voids and bumps in the road, damn good on gravel roads also. using 30 mm tires with 100lbs pressure will be even smoother with wider tires.

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    I don't know how wide tires you can fit on there; but, I find, with my Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, at 90-92 PSI, a 35 on the front, and a 40 on the rear, work wonderfully. Smooth, quick, easy rolling, flat resistant, etc, etc, etc. Quick and nimble steering with the 35 on front, and a nice ride with the 40 on the rear.

    You'd like 'em on there.

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