I'm in the market for a new bike and have been looking at the TREKs. My rides are mostly on road with some rails to trails (hard-packed cinder and maybe some gravel). Most rides are usually in the 20 to 50 mile range, unless I'm with the wife and daughter. Then maybe in the 5-6 mile range.
I'm trying to stay on a budget, so hoping to keep the purchase in the $500 range. Could go in the $600 range if there is something worth splurging for.
Also, I have one of those "kid trailers/chariots" that I like to attach ever now and then and pull my daughter along for the ride. So, it would be great if I could still do that.
I've been looking at the TREK FX and 7000 series. I'm trying to decide on the 7.1, 2, or 3 and the Hybrid 7100, 7200, or 7300.
If I bought the FX, could I still take it on the rails to trails?
Thanks for any suggestions.