I have been looking at both of these bikes trying to decide which one I like best. The specs on them are very comparable. I want a nice comfy bike for me and the family to go on rides with. It will mainly be ridden on road but we may do some bike paths made of usually finely crushed limestone. No major off-roading. I have ridden them both but am torn between them. The TREK is $120 more but I am not sure if its worth the difference. I know it mainly comes down to my personal choice but any input would be great.