I have narrowed my selection to the Navigator 200 or the 7200 Hybrid – leaning a little toward the 7200. Now here is where I get a bit confused. I will be riding for pleasure and fitness on smooth paved surfaces. When I read comments on the Navigator vs hybrids or road bikes – it appears that I won’t go as fast on the 200 and will have to exert a bit more effort to achieve an equal speed. Assuming fitness is every bit as important as any other factor, wouldn’t this actually be a point in favor of the 200? I think the only reason I am leaning to the hybrid is that the Navigator reminds me a little of a kid’s bike.
So with the above in mind – what would you choose for my typical ride:
15 miles out on a paved bicycle trail – 15 miles back. Time not a big factor. Objective to get a decent workout in comfort and an enjoyable outing. Navigator or hybrid? I really need some input, as I want to make this purchase very soon.