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Old 09-12-12, 07:01 PM   #1
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Trek FX 7.2 vs Trek FX 7.5 - Help Me Decide

I'm an avid XC mountain biker, and now my orthopedist says I can no longer hike or run for fitness, and swimming doesn't appeal to me. So I'm looking into road biking for fitness. I own a high-end mountain bike, and since I'm not sure whether or not I'll like road biking, I don't want to spend big bucks just yet. Also, I have a lumbar issue, so I'm thinking an upright bike, hence the Trek FX. (I also tried a Trek Lexa SLT that I liked, but I'm not sure whether I'll ride 30 miles, 60 miles, or 100 miles, so I'd rather not get the Lexa unless I know I'll be road riding for a long time.) I have lots of mountain and canyon roads and the popular rolling coast highway to ride near my house. I do not plan on using this bike on a dirt trail, except maybe on the sand along the beach near my home. Oh, and I like climbing, and I'm a bit competitive.

Should I buy the entry level Trek FX 7.2 or the higher caliber component, lighter bike Trek 7.5? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 10-01-12, 12:08 PM   #2
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I'm an avid XC mountain biker, and now my orthopedist says I can no longer hike or run for fitness, and swimming doesn't appeal to me. So I'm looking into road biking for fitness. I own a high-end mountain bike, and since I'm not sure whether or not I'll like road biking, I don't want to spend big bucks just yet. Also, I have a lumbar issue, so I'm thinking an upright bike, hence the Trek FX. (I also tried a Trek Lexa SLT that I liked, but I'm not sure whether I'll ride 30 miles, 60 miles, or 100 miles, so I'd rather not get the Lexa unless I know I'll be road riding for a long time.) I have lots of mountain and canyon roads and the popular rolling coast highway to ride near my house. I do not plan on using this bike on a dirt trail, except maybe on the sand along the beach near my home. Oh, and I like climbing, and I'm a bit competitive.

Should I buy the entry level Trek FX 7.2 or the higher caliber component, lighter bike Trek 7.5? Thanks in advance for any advice.
You answered your own question. Get the 7.2 since it is the cheaper option.
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Old 10-01-12, 02:39 PM   #3
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Get the best bike you can afford.
You can also set you bars higher on a road bike if you can find one where the shop hasn't cut the steerer tube yet.
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