First touring bike, the eternal LHT vs 520 question...but with a twist !
This is my first post here so I hope I post in the right forum
I'm about to buy my first touring bike and I'm hesitating between:
1. Used 2007 Trek 520 (about 800$ CAN, no taxes bc it's a private sale)
2. New 2010 LHT bike, 1.5k+ CAN! (TY Jean!)
Sound like a very easy choice at these price tags...had it wrong in the original post.
Of course those are approx prices in Canadian dollars. Considering the Trek is in a good shape and doesn't come with fenders and racks. Saddle is the only thing I don't care about as I will replace it anyway. I have a 2k budget so the rest will go for racks, paniers, etc...
Considering prices & quality of the products, is it worth investing more for a new LHT?
Edit: Forgot to mention this will become a long-distance touring bike, not just used for commuting. Will also test it out to see if it feels right of course!
Last edited by Stickyfinger; 05-18-10 at 07:54 PM.