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    trailworthiness of trek 7300 hybrid

    http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2003/citybike/7300.jsp

    don't plan on doing any rockhopping. but can this bike hack it on a grass field, dirt trail with minor obstacles? aren't these hybrids designed to do some mild trail riding? if so, at what level of proficiency?

    at the way my renewed cycling interest is accelerating, i can see myself getting a real mountain bike and road bike later. i have no problems with getting more bikes. i'm thinking of getting this trek 7300 as the all purpose commuter/joyrider through nyc streets, and was wondering how versatile it really is from anyone who knows.

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    Look Ma, NO hands!
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    I have a 7200 that I was very displeased with (not the fault of the bike mind you). I wanted a bike to be a do all in one wonder bike. I found out after buying a 7500fx that I realy wanted a road bike and have a new Trek 2000 that I am happy with. I think it will hold up to maintained trails just fine. It should do well at curb hoping etc.. It just has too up right a posture for me to ride mostly on the road.

    If I was mostly going to ride off road I would but a mt. bike and not a hybrid. Just my 2 cents.

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    I have a Specialized Expedition- a hybrid. Basically what I feel about it is 'eh'. It'll do until I get the mountain bike and road bike I want. But then again I'm really small so I'm not going to inflict as much damage as some people when on the trails. If you're bigger or rougher than I am, it may not be such a good idea?? After riding a Target bike for 2 weeks it is a heck of alot nicer though!
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    If you're going to do that stuff matter as well get a ht mtb.
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    My Trek 7200--700 X 38 tires-- is okay on crushed rock and gravel roads with small rocks. Rock marble-sized or bigger would be a problem.
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