Hey! It is the confused one again!
OK...It is now down to a Gary Fisher Zibrano with front suspension or a Trek 7200FX without front suspension. The GF is a about $90 more, but I like it better than the Tiberon.
My question is are shocks better? A couple of LBSs in my area sell 95% shocks. I have briefly ridden a 7300FX w/o shocks and didn't notice anything uncomfortable about the ride. I just test rode the Zibrano and liked it. The problem is I don't have the luxury of a test ride that will give the bike the workout that I can make a decision, so I am asking your experienced opinions.
Also, any thoughts if the Zibrano is worth the $90 more. I really like the LBS that carries the Zibrano (we just purchased two boys bikes there today), but I don't want to make a mistake.
Thank you again for your help.