Uncle Sam treated me well on my tax return and I'd like to finally buy a bike. My goals are to get in better CV shape and to have fun. I also have 2 kids (ages 3 and 1) and would like to include them too.
I have looked at a few hybrid/comfort bikes at my LBS (Raleigh C40, Specialized Crossroads Sport, and Trek 7200). I enjoyed my test ride on the Trek 7200. I have also looked at a Burley D-lite trailer to pull the kiddos in behind when they come too.
I foresee that I will be riding mostly on asphalt recreational trails (there's a nice 12.5 mile trail with a trailhead less than 2 miles from my door) but would like the chance to do some non-paved riding, though admittedly I'm less familiar with these opportunities in my area.
I wonder if I should get that Trek 7200, or if I would do better with one of their models more attuned to road riding (I think called FX)? Are they much different?