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Old 01-11-05, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinny
I'm brand new to cycling, so I apologize if my question betrays my ignorance, but I am having difficulty finding weight specs for bikes. For example, I'm seriously thinking about buying the Trek 7500fx (based on online reviews and comments from cycling friends), and I'd like to know how much it weighs. I'm curious in general, and I'd also like to know how it compares to road bikes so I know how much I'm giving up for a hybrid vs road bike. The Trek site doesn't say, and I haven't been able to find the information elsewhere. Why is this data not available on the Trek site? Because there are various configurations?

Any help very much appreciated. Thanks.
What you give up is having the multiple hand positions that come with drop bars. Drops become more useful the longer your rides get, the more varied the terrain, and the more wind you must face. As far as weight is concerned, at that price range a "real" road bike won't be any lighter.

If you're a heavier rider, you might want to consider trading for some sturdier wheels.
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