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My New Daily Rider

Old 02-26-22, 08:30 PM
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My New Daily Rider

Replaced my FX with this one, it's light,climbs well and rides very comfortably over rough roads. I was apprehensive about using a MTB but the hybrid was just too rough a ride , this is working out well. This is not really built for any serious mountain bike riding, but fits the bill as a daily rider very good without breaking the budget, I like it.
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Old 02-27-22, 11:06 PM
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Nice!
Why do you say it isn’t built for serious mountain biking?
I think it might do ok if the rider is up for it.
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Old 02-27-22, 11:51 PM
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I think due to the quality of components. Altus and Tourney are not really there in the quality department they are their for price. Plus quick releases and coil shocks make it not an ideal modern mountain bike. Fine for putting around and light trails and has the looks but it wasn't really designed or intended for heavy usage. Certainly looks nice minus the massive Trek logo but that is something they carry over from their highest end stuff as well so not unexpected but the paint is well done.

I will say it will do better than a wally-mart bike but it was built for casual folks which is fine.
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Old 02-28-22, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Altus and Tourney are not really there in the quality department they are their for price.
I had an Altus/Tourney that ran exceptionally well — like any setup you just need to maintain them.

Nice colors on this bike.
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Old 02-28-22, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by FREEBIRD1 View Post
was apprehensive about using a MTB but the hybrid was just too rough a ride
you can play w/ tire pressure as well, even w/ this bike. looks great! enjoy!
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Old 02-28-22, 04:52 PM
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Went out for about 15 miles yesterday, bike rides very "light" brakes solidly, no surprises. Did a few trails creek-side, and it handled bumps and loose stuff with ease. On the pavement it's fast with the 29" wheels. I didn't touch anything on it from the shop, checked the air pressure and made sure the wheels were tight, nothing else. The build quality is very good, not a scratch on it, no bad hardware, anything loose or rattling, the way a new bike should be. I wanted to be sure I snagged a bike early, the shop had a good selection of models, sizes and colors way better than last year.
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Old 02-28-22, 08:24 PM
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a nice looking
good all around
general purpose bike
I like it
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Old 02-28-22, 10:58 PM
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Those colors remind me of the color choices we had with mountain bikes in the 80’s. I had a Specialized that was magenta pink, bright blue and pearl white. I rode the snot outta that bike and loved every minute of it. I strongly recommend you do the same with your new Trek.

That’s a “Gateway Bike.” It’s a nice healthy taste of what lies ahead if you’ll only surrender to the temptress that is bicycling. Proceed with caution.
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Old 02-28-22, 11:57 PM
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Those colors remind me of the Ukrainian flag.

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Old 03-01-22, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Kedosto View Post
Those colors remind me of the color choices we had with mountain bikes in the 80’s. I had a Specialized that was magenta pink, bright blue and pearl white. I rode the snot outta that bike and loved every minute of it. I strongly recommend you do the same with your new Trek.

That’s a “Gateway Bike.” It’s a nice healthy taste of what lies ahead if you’ll only surrender to the temptress that is bicycling. Proceed with caution.

I know what you mean, I have all kinds of "wheeled" machines, bicycles, e-bikes, recumbent bikes, recumbent trikes, electric scooters and motorized bicycles.
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Old 03-01-22, 12:51 PM
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I liked it better when bright colors like that were the norm, not the exception
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