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Old 02-20-13, 01:51 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Cannondale Quick Sl 3 vs Trek FX 7.3 or .4

Newbie to the forum, so thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

I currently ride a 25 year old hand-me-down Cannondale road bike. I put in between 50-120 miles per week. I want to get a new bike for many reasons and would prefer a good hybrid. Though I'll mostly be riding streets and roads, even those can be tough in and around NYC. I also would like the option to hop off those roads and streets on occasion.

I'm a big rider, 6'1" and about 225lbs. I've been told I ride "powerfully" but I'm not looking to set any records. I just enjoy my workouts.

I've narrowed my own searching down to the two bikes listed above, but I'm open to other suggestions from those of you who are more experienced. I'm not greatly familiar with either of the bikes I've listed either, but I'm familiar with the brands and overall quality.

Any thoughts as to geometry and also components, especially the rear detailers on these bikes…or others in the bikes in the same general price range and style?

Again, thanks for any help or direction that you can provide.
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Old 02-21-13, 05:13 PM   #2
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Old 02-22-13, 06:59 PM   #3
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I ride the Trek 7.2 for commuting, and it does fine. I never have any trouble with the gears, so I assume the 7.3 or 7.4 would be similarly effective. That being said, I'm also sure the Cannondale would be great. Sadly, it comes down to personal choice -- to be honest, you might even choose based on color. If one comes in a color you like better, and they otherwise both fit and feel good to ride...there's probably not too much else between them.
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Go to both dealers, have them set the bikes up to fit you and take each on a 5 or 10 mile test ride ... you'll know the "ONE" you want to buy !!!
BTW all three are good bikes !!!
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Thanks "Other Bob." Much appreciated.

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I ride the Trek 7.2 for commuting, and it does fine. I never have any trouble with the gears, so I assume the 7.3 or 7.4 would be similarly effective. That being said, I'm also sure the Cannondale would be great. Sadly, it comes down to personal choice -- to be honest, you might even choose based on color. If one comes in a color you like better, and they otherwise both fit and feel good to ride...there's probably not too much else between them.
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