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Old 12-23-10, 11:40 PM
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compare trek vs. giant comfort bikes

I am a new rider and I am looking at the 2009 Trek 7100 and the 2010 Giant Cypress. The Trek listed at $439.99 and is selling for $299.00. The Selling price of the Giant is $350.00. I rode both and they feel about the same, any preferences?
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I have the Giant and it's a good bike for re-entering cycling. The Trek gets good reviews: https://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/la...3_5672crx.aspx

Can't go wrong with either.
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These bikes are very similar ... I'd go for the one I felt most comfortable on in the first instance ... then by the price ... what warranty is being offered?
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Those are bread and butter bikes for bike dealers. At a price point, such bikes tend to be quite similar in quality and performance. Here's my advice:

1. Shop for a bike shop first. When you find a bike shop that has people who make you feel comfortable, buy a brand they carry and you'll never go wrong. When the time comes that you need service or (God forbid) you encounter a warranty issue, wouldn't you rather deal with people with whom you already have a rappoire?

2. If both bikes are from the same shop, go with the one you feel most comfortable with. Don't over analyze. If color is what makes you prefer one over the other, that's OK. A year from now you won't be able to remember the price difference or what you did with the money that you saved but you'll still have the bike. If every time you look at it you think "I wish I would have gotten the other one" that's not a good deal.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
1. Shop for a bike shop first. When you find a bike shop that has people who make you feel comfortable, buy a brand they carry and you'll never go wrong. When the time comes that you need service or (God forbid) you encounter a warranty issue, wouldn't you rather deal with people with whom you already have a rappoire?
+1 on the bike shop. My long-time bike shop is a Trek dealer so all my bikes are Treks. I'm sure there are other bikes just as good but they don't come with the service I get at this shop.
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