I found this forum very helpful when selecting my new Trek 7300 Hybrid.
Now I need advice. I am 5'10 and purchased a Trek 7300 2005 size 17.5.
The bike handles great. It hugs the road, and is very quiet and smooth.
However, compared to my last bike, a Diamondback '88 hybrid it seems harder to get moving.
It is slow. I have alot of trouble getting up hills, even flats feel like there is resistance.
I have felt a little pressure on the front , lower kneecaps.
I read where some riders were able to go 30 miles on this bike. But I don't see how I could get that far.
I typically ride 10 miles twice a week.
My lbs claims that older bikes had more teeth and that might account for the difference.