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    HELP 5 Floor Walk Up-Need Light Good bike!

    Hi all!

    I'm looking to buy my boyfriend a hybrid bike. He lives in NYC in a 5 floor walk up so needless to say it needs to be a mangable weight! He currently doesn't own a bike, but has said that he would like a hybrid. I want to surprise him with a bike, and I know it's a risk, but I'm trying to do as much research as I can to find best bike for him.

    I'm looking to spend around $500. I've looked at the Trek 7.2fx, 7.3fx and it was suggested I look at the Cannondale Quick 4. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments that would sway me to one of these bikes? Is there a huge difference between the 7.2 and 7.3fx?

    Any help or feedback would be appreciated!!!!

    Thank you!

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    What about a folding bike like this?

    http://www.xootr.com/folding-bicycle.html

    A bit over your budget but not a huge ton. Something to think about, anyway. Good luck.

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    The 7.3 was a great starter bike for me. Bikes are like shoes though. If you want him to use it, he needs to ride a couple and pick one that fits well. It does take a bit of the surprise factor away, but in the end there's a much better chance of him riding regularly if he chooses his own.
    You've got a bike, so you gotta move.

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    Thanks for the info...I think you are right, it may be better for him to pick out his own!

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