I'm in the market for a new bike and am currently considering the 2013 Trek 9th District or 2013 7.5FX.
What I like about the 9th District (by the spec sheet):
1. internal cable routing
2. single gear up-front (less to worry about) and 9 gear cassette in back (plenty of gear ratios for me)
3. minimal Trek branding - just looks cool
4. price is about $200 less than 7.5FX
What I like about the 7.5FX (by the spec sheet):
1. I think it's lighter
2. carbon fork
3. "isozone monostay" in rear part of frame (to reduce road vibrations)
I'm kind of tied to Trek as that's what my preferred local bike shop carries. Anyone out there with either of these two bikes? Do you have a recommendation?