Trek KDR 7.2 FX- can I do better?
Looking to get a bike for my 8 year old boy. We took him to a LBS, and he rode the 7.2 with 24" wheels just fine, but I wouldn't go any bigger.
Our riding is almost exclusively paved railroad trails, and we'd keep his old bike for beating on around the neighborhood. I'd prefer somethng a little more "roady" than a MTB, sine we do try to put some miles on when we ride, and the easier, faster ride is more needed than off-road abilities.
The LBS can give us the 7.2 for $369. I wouldn't want to spend any more than that.
Is there something out there that is comparable quality wise for less money, or better suited for our riding style in the same price range, or am I looking at the best option already?