My wife has begun riding an old bike we had stored in the basement and is wanting me to join her. We live in Colorado and there will be a split of path riding and going up to the mountains to do some trails but no jumping or riding over boulders,etc. I suggested she look at hybrids, specifically the Trek FX WSD lineup. The LBS suggested hybrids as well and said the tires on a bike like the 7.5FX would be fine on trails.
In reading the forum posts I get the impression from some posts that hybrids are not good on trails. I am not sure what % split there will be between bike paths and easy mountain trails. Is the Trek 7.5 FX a good candidate? I hear of a lot of people who own more than one bike and maybe this is due to the riding mix they do. Should we just change out the normal hybrid tires and get something with more tread or should we steer clear of hybrids. If so, what are better candidates for this kind of riding?