After slothing thru the neighborhood and local parks on a couple x-mart specials, I decided to try out a LBS. I ended up buying a left-over Schwinn Sierra GSX (with rigid forks) at an LBS about an hour away and am quite pleased. After giving my wife a try on my new bike, she is adamant about going to the one LBS in town to look at the bikes.
The issue... the LBS only offers trek, and I was wondering if the Trek hybrids, such as the 7100 or even the navigator, are worth the extra $100+ or if I should travel back to the other shop to buy another schwinn for $249?
I will probably get the schwinn but would appreciate input because I've heard bad things about schwinn.The not-so-local bike shop assured me the one I bought was a quality model unlike what x-mart sells. I paid $249 for what was new a $439 model and the cheapest model my in town shop has is $379.