Just getting started in recreational riding and want to get a headstart getting in shape to keep up with my grandsons. From a points incentive promo I have the choice between the Trek Navigator 200, the 7200 or the 7.2 FX. I want a good all around bike. Predominently I will ride on paved roads, but there will be occasions when I would be going off road on some woodland trails (not Mtn biking) and then I will also be riding on the beach.
I like that the 7200 has a front suspension but I'm concerned about the thinner tires of the hybrids. Are the 700 x 35c tires too thin for comfortable beach and off road trail riding?
I feel like the Navigator would be a great all around bike but I've read that it would be a much slower street bike with the stock tires and rims. I've also read that it could be refitted with thinner tires making it faster on the road.
I'm definetly want to start riding for fitness so I will be doing more street riding than anything. It seems to be logical and reasonable low cost option to buy another set of wheels for the navigator and have the best of both worlds (within reason). Comments?