Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-06-13, 05:15 AM   #1
jazzy74
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lehighton, PA
Bikes: Fuji hybrid with twist shifters
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New...need HELP

OK experts...
I'm shopping for a new ride. I fell in love with the ride of the Trek 8.5DS...and the color scheme isn't bad either.

What is the difference between the DS models...I know it's components!
But what kind of components should I be looking for?
Should I spend the $$$ on the 8.5 or but something a little bit cheaper?

Any, and ALL help is appreciated!!!

Jeff
jazzy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-13, 06:55 AM   #2
Wanderer
aka Phil Jungels
 
Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Aurora, IL
Bikes: 08 Specialized Crosstrail Sport, 05 Sirrus Comp
Posts: 7,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Figure out which bike you want the most, and buy the best you can afford. Make sure the suspension can be locked out on suspended models
Wanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-13, 08:31 AM   #3
jazzy74
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lehighton, PA
Bikes: Fuji hybrid with twist shifters
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The suspension lockout is a HUGE selling point...it makes for a much more effortless ride when ascending hills.
Wanderer...thanks so much for your input!
jazzy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-13, 06:31 PM   #4
blue_cheese
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a 8.4 DS and absolutely love it..... that said, I looked at the 8.5 and quickly dismissed it. It is starting to get a bit much for a bike that is really a master or nothing. Come up with a list of what you would like from a bike and that should be it.... for me the remote lockout on the 8.5 is not worth it, reaching a few inches to the 8.4 fork lockout is more than fine given that it is really is not the kind of bike you would be riding on a technical trail. Components may be better, but again, you may want to consider a more specialized bike for the type of riding you do if you are looking at over $1K
blue_cheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-13, 07:49 AM   #5
WestPablo
Banned.
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When buying a new bike, you first must consider your budget. Next, the type of roads you'll be traveling on, and how long you'll be riding on them. Personally, I think that front suspensions are only good with the lockout feature. A rigid fork would usually be my first choice, unless I'm mtbikng.
WestPablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-13, 10:07 AM   #6
jazzy74
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lehighton, PA
Bikes: Fuji hybrid with twist shifters
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
THANK YOU...this is where I should have come to in the first place!!!
Lesson Learned; thanks again gang.
jazzy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:46 PM.