Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: 2012 Salsa Casseroll, 1997 Bianchi Advantage, 1994 Trek 930.
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7.2 is more a road hybrid. Neko, Ariel, Rove all look better suited for off road. It all depends on what you ride most often. In a pinch, you can ride a trail bike on pavement, or a street bike on dirt or gravel.
That said, If you ride mostly pavement, the 7.2, specialized vita, or Giant escape 2 or Escape 1 might be better than a trail bike. Lighter, and more responsive.