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I want a "comfort" bike: of these 2, which?
I am looking at two comfort bikes: Trek Navigator 100 (04) and Diamondback Wildwood Deluxe (04). I like them both, but the features on the Diamondback are much more "comfortable", i.e., the saddle, the handlebar grips and shifters. Both have adjustable stems, suspension seatposts, AL frames, 26" tires, and suspension forks. In all aspects they are similar, more than different. Price difference is $25, but that's not the issue. I think I am being swayed by the Trek name, yet the Diamondback actually feels more comfortable to ride. I like the looks of both bikes. Fitting is similar on both.
Guess I'm wondering about overall quality-I've had Treks before and think they are very nice bikes. Have not owned a Diamondback, but understand it's also part of Raleigh, which I believe is a highly regarded company.
Given the brand names, which one would you go for? Or are there other considerations you might point out? Thanks for your feedback...