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Old 07-26-09, 02:09 AM
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Bikes: TREK 7.3 FX

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Thanks for everyone's insights. I ended up buying the Gary Fisher Monona instead of the Trek 7.3 FX.

Here's why I went with the GF:
  • The frames are identical
  • The shifters are better on the GF
  • The crank is better on the GF (actually, it's the same crank on the 7.5 FX)
  • The grips and stock saddle are more comfortable on the GF than what I had on the 7.3 FX

It's a great little LBS. Plug: The shop is called Beverly Hills Bike Shop. If you buy a bike there, you get lifetime tune-ups for free, as often as you'd like. Also, they sold me the Monona at the same price as the Trek special price for the 7.3 FX, which is $499 (instead of the MSRP $639.99). So, I saved around $140 plus tax, and ended up with a slightly better bike.

I'm very happy with my purchase. I can't wait to take her on a long ride.......

Last edited by Surely; 07-26-09 at 02:13 AM.
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