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Old 05-25-11, 02:44 PM
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Trek Hybrids

Can someone tell me why Trek hybrids, like the FX series, are so popular? I noticed that most people with hybrids have a trek. Not trying to offend Trek fans out there. I'm new to cycling and simply want to know what makes Trek the top choice for most. Thanks!
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I meant to put this in the "hybrids" section of the forum. Don't know how to move it. Moderator help?
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I will reply quick before it gets moved

Trek is a huge company and is one of the largest if not the largest bicycle selling company in the US. They also sell through multiple outlets.

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Aaron, are you saying that Trek is popular due to their exposure in the market? Any difference quality-wise?
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I like the hybrid concept because I can't ride bent over anymore due to a neck injury. If I were to get another conventional bicycle it would be a hybrid with skinny tires for faster speed. Trek and Giant are the monster brands in the USA and probably the world. Their quality seems about the same in the lower price range. Both are better than the bicycles sold in big box stores.
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Originally Posted by kashride
Aaron, are you saying that Trek is popular due to their exposure in the market? Any difference quality-wise?
Yes. Trek is decent quality for the price. I prefer Giant over Trek for a variety of reasons. Amongst the major brands sold at the LBS there isn't really one that is that much better than the other on the lower to mid end of the price range. Trek has some dealer policies that I am not fond of, but that is personal.

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Thx for all the responses!
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Thx for all the responses!
I bought a Trex FX 7.3 this year. I just love it. It is a nice smooth ride and I can get up some speed, without having to lean forward. I recommend it!
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Giant, Specialized and TREK are to the bike world in a similar way what Chrysler, Ford and GM are to the automotive world. When I got back into cycling in 2000 I bought a TREK Navigator 100 hybrid bike. It did what I wanted at the time. The warranty from TREK was great, the LBS was only a few blocks from the house with a staff that was friendly and helpfull and the price was right. I personally liked the look and features of the TREK bike but all three make very good products, hard to go wrong with any bike from one of these three makers. PG.
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Since this thread hasn't been moved yet to the Hybrid forum, may I present a different opinion. When I started commuting, I wanted an upright geometry.

But I soon discovered that being upright all the time wasn't the most efficient, nor was it the most comfortable.

Also, I found the number of hand positions on most hybrid bicycles very uncomfortable for wrists and arms.

I definitely prefer drop bars on a touring geometry.... especially for longish trips.
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Originally Posted by gerv
Since this thread hasn't been moved yet to the Hybrid forum, may I present a different opinion. When I started commuting, I wanted an upright geometry.

But I soon discovered that being upright all the time wasn't the most efficient, nor was it the most comfortable.

Also, I found the number of hand positions on most hybrid bicycles very uncomfortable for wrists and arms.

I definitely prefer drop bars on a touring geometry.... especially for longish trips.
Yes, if you're going to be riding more than a few miles a day, it might be better to consider something other than an upright hybrid. Drop bars are an excellent choice. If you prefer flat bars, a mountain bike will give you a more aerodynamic ruding position, and horns or bar ends will give you a variety of hand positions.
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The Trek FX series really made a big jump in the last couple years or so. Heck, i've ridden quite a few (ranging from low to the full carbon frame version) and they are really awesome. As for quality, i'd say they are pretty nice and a big draw towards Trek is the support you get from the local Trek Dealers who all seem to be pretty neat, as well as warranty support. Sorry, just a big Trek fan here...haha.

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I agree with Aaron. Trek models are easy to find as they're readily available everywhere, at least here in CA. They have models in a wide price range for all different tastes so almost anyone looking for a hybrid type bike would find something to their liking in the Trek line.

I think the same quality and variety goes for the Giant and Specialized bike lines, but I've noticed that I can't find those two makers as easily as I've found Treks. I don't know why.
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I have Trek 7.3 FX that I've ridden for a few years now and I recently bought a Soho. I've had great experiences with my Trek hybrids.
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