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    Kona Dew Deluxe vs Trek 7500 FX

    So after reading numerous posts in the forum, and numerous test rides, I am down to 2 choices.
    Kona Dew Deluxe and Trek 7500 FX
    Price wise, these two are fairly close. Kona Dew Deluxe sells for $600 and the Trek 7500 FX is $660.
    Which one would you choose?

    Thanks!!

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    I'd check ebay to see if you'd find a better deal first...

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    I like the Kona Dew Deluxe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EXCALIBUR
    I like the Kona Dew Deluxe.
    Ditto, in my opinion it has better geometry then the Trek.

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    Kona for the lower price, disc brakes, and wheels with a real spoke count rather than the paired spoke crap on the Trek. Plus there are just less Konas around...my area anyway.
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    I test rode the 7500FX and the Jamis Coda Sport last weekend. Both are very nice bikes. For me tne Jamis had a slight edge in smoothness(steel). If you can fit one of these into your comparo I think you will be pleased. They cost less than the 7500 too. http://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/05_codasport.html

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    I looked at the Jamis Coda Comp, Kona Dew Dlx, Trek 7500 FX and the Giant FCR 2. The Trek was heavier than I wanted and the Dew Dlx was on back order. it came down to FCR vs the Comp. I went with the Comp because it felt more resilient. I would say try as many bikes as you can and go by feel, not just specs.

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    I have a Dew Deluxe and I love it- it goes everywhere and does everything I want it to do, and is sturdy but fairly lightweight. Plus, it's hella good-looking!

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    I just bought a 7500FX for $599 - check around - you don't have to pay $660. I love the bike - comfortable, reasonably fast and sturdy enough for a BIG rider.

    Trek Madone 5.2 wsd

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiphead
    I looked at the Jamis Coda Comp, Kona Dew Dlx, Trek 7500 FX and the Giant FCR 2. The Trek was heavier than I wanted and the Dew Dlx was on back order. it came down to FCR vs the Comp.
    I wanted to test ride a Giant FCR but I could not find a local bike shop that carry one.

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    I'm pretty partial to Giant bikes. Nevertheless, if you can check out a Giant FCR-2, it is one nice bike.
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