Old 04-23-10, 06:16 AM
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Getting really fustrated, and cant decide on a new bike!

My wife has asked me to post seeking opinions....

Trek 7500 VS Kona Dew FS...or xyz or abc...

She has had several really nice total "comfort" bikes, currently a Trek 7300 Multitrack and absolutely hates it! She does not have an athletic build/body type, and has never been involved in any sports or athletics. She really struggles with getting to and maintaining any cadence to speak of and as a result speed and endurance. She wants to be able to change that and use the bike not only as a form of enjoyment but as a way to improve her fitness level. We both love to ride and have access to some awesome roads/trails/paths, but she can't get to the point of any relative comfort on any bike to this point. We also travel a bit with our bikes and will be riding on all types of terrian, but no mountain/off road biking, but a lot of state parks with dirt to gravel to pavement that can be flat and hilly.

She has test drove so a lot, I mean a lot of bikes, almost all hybrid style and a few road bikes. It's a continuously moving target on her search for a bike but as of the last couple of days she has it narrowed down to a Trek 7500 and a Kona Dew FS. Both are really close to what I would categorize a comfort bike.

Sorry to be so long here, but opinions/experiences would be appreciated.

Thank you!
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