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01-24-21, 07:39 AM
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Posted By uriwvu

From almost everyone I’ve spoken to, including...

From almost everyone I’ve spoken to, including Trek reps, the FX 3 gives you the best bang for your buck. Disc breaks, carbon fork, better drivetrain, better tires, isozone bars and grips, etc and it...
01-14-21, 08:26 PM
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Posted By uriwvu

Makes perfect sense - enjoy it, and upgrade only...

Makes perfect sense - enjoy it, and upgrade only if needed, and the time is right. Thanks
01-14-21, 02:54 PM
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Posted By uriwvu

Update: I've had the FX1 for a couple weeks now...

Update: I've had the FX1 for a couple weeks now (just under 70 miles) and so far I'm surprised that I like the more "aggressive" posture/geometry of the FX1 than the more relaxed Verve 3 - and I...
01-05-21, 09:10 AM
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Posted By uriwvu

Original owner put no more than 5-6 hours on it. ...

Original owner put no more than 5-6 hours on it. So it is brand new, and with the price he accepted, I couldn't turn it down.
01-04-21, 01:30 PM
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Posted By uriwvu

Appreciate the feedback. According to the sales...

Appreciate the feedback. According to the sales rep at Trek, I could add the IsoZone grips to the current handlebars on the FX1, but I wouldn't get the "full benefit" had the grips been pared with...
01-04-21, 08:14 AM
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Posted By uriwvu

Just picked a very lightly used 2021 FX1 at a...

Just picked a very lightly used 2021 FX1 at a bargain price. I’ve got a Verve 3 that I love but I was looking for a “different” kind of workout. After a couple rides on the FX1, I clearly notice the...
11-17-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,212
Posted By uriwvu

I had a similar experience. Last summer I bought...

I had a similar experience. Last summer I bought my first bike (2019 Marin DS 2, similar to the Trek DS 2) in 22 years. Thinking the adjustable shock would be beneficial for the occasional trails...
10-21-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,095
Posted By uriwvu

Much thanks. At 56, I was looking for a new form...

Much thanks. At 56, I was looking for a new form of cardio, and with my 8 year old daughters now riding, biking is a great excuse to spend more time with them. The Great Cycle Challenge in the...
10-20-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,095
Posted By uriwvu

I picked up the Verve 3 in early January. I'll...

I picked up the Verve 3 in early January. I'll go over 2400 miles for the year on my next ride, so as you can imagine I love it. Most of my rides (4-6/week) are fitness rides on pavement (10-15...
08-03-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,955
Posted By uriwvu

Instead of looking for the widest possible tires...

Instead of looking for the widest possible tires for an FX3, why not grab the Verve 3 which comes with 700 x 45 tires? Iíve got the Verve 3, and absolutely love it. Tremendous, versatile bike...
07-06-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,955
Posted By uriwvu

I picked up the 2021 Verve 3 last Sunday (after...

I picked up the 2021 Verve 3 last Sunday (after selling my 2020 Verve 3), and I do notice the taller head tube. After a week, it seems even easier to ride (if that's possible) than the '20 model....
05-31-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By uriwvu

I think my experience is a bit similar to yours....

I think my experience is a bit similar to yours. I started riding again (consistently) last summer at age 56 when I purchased a Marin DS 2 San Rafael. My first bike purchase in 22 years and I figured...
04-26-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By uriwvu

I was in a similar situation to you and last...

I was in a similar situation to you and last summer I purchased a Marin DS last summer (similar style and components to the Trek DS 2). I discovered over 4-5 months that the adjustable front shock on...
04-21-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By uriwvu

$12 shipped? No brainer, just bought one. ...

$12 shipped? No brainer, just bought one. Wasn't really thinking of adding one (Strava works fine) but for that price, might as well add one to the bike. Thanks for the heads up!
04-08-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,537
Posted By uriwvu

Very good explanation by your LBS, and I agree...

Very good explanation by your LBS, and I agree that the Verve is a bit more "responsive" and "sporty" as compared to the Electra Townie. Though I didn't check out the Townie, the style and geometry...
04-08-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,537
Posted By uriwvu

I have a Verve 3 that I purchased in early...

I have a Verve 3 that I purchased in early January, and I absolutely love it. For me the best thing with a Verve is that it's so comfortable and easy to ride that it motivates me to ride it every day...
01-29-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,505
Posted By uriwvu

If you don’t need the money right away, you’ll...

If you don’t need the money right away, you’ll get much more money for your bike if you sell it privately. Case in point, I sold my 2019 Marin San Rafael DS2 (purchased new in June 2019 for $530 plus...
01-15-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By uriwvu

i had similar experiences with hand numbness...

i had similar experiences with hand numbness (left hand only) after a certain period of time on nearly every ride on my 2019 Marin San Rafael DS 2. As such, I decided to sell my Marin, and I picked...
01-14-20, 05:25 AM
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Views: 2,719,876
Posted By uriwvu

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2020 Trek Verve 3. Phenomenal bike!
09-19-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,686
Posted By uriwvu

I am in my mid-50’s and faced similar choices to...

I am in my mid-50’s and faced similar choices to you back in June. I rode both the Trek bikes (Trek dealer 10 miles away) and Marin (LBS 2 miles away). I liked both brands, and my decision came down...
08-06-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,295
Posted By uriwvu

I purchased a Marin San Rafael DS2 a couple...

I purchased a Marin San Rafael DS2 a couple months ago and love it. I researched, compared, and test rode Marin along with a few other makes, most notably Trek, and the Marin fared well. I was very...
06-22-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,202
Posted By uriwvu

UPDATE: I purchased the bike on Wednesday, and...

UPDATE: I purchased the bike on Wednesday, and have taken it for four rides. The first
three around my neighborhood (20-25 min rides) exclusively on pavement, and just this morning an hour ride...
06-19-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,202
Posted By uriwvu

Yes, those are the colors. Not a VT grad, but...

Yes, those are the colors. Not a VT grad, but should be a pretty popular bike around here.
06-18-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,202
Posted By uriwvu

Thanks for all the insights and comments. Both...

Thanks for all the insights and comments. Both the Marin San Rafael DS2 and Trek DS2 are teriffic hybrid bikes, and all of your comments supported that fact. I tested them both out (twice) and they...
06-18-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,202
Posted By uriwvu

I tested the Trek DS 2 last week and really liked...

I tested the Trek DS 2 last week and really liked it. Trek sales folks were great as well. I also tried out the Trek FX2, very nice (and light) but I prefer the versatility and more rugged tires that...
06-17-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,202
Posted By uriwvu

I really liked the Trek DS2 when I tested it out...

I really liked the Trek DS2 when I tested it out last week. Folks at Trek were cool as well. Also took a look at the FX2, which was a nice ride, and lighter, but I prefer the versatility, and more...
06-14-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,202
Posted By uriwvu

Much thanks for your feedback. I really like both...

Much thanks for your feedback. I really like both as well, and doubt I could go wrong either way. Leaning towards the Marin due to the lifetime adjustment, and the fact that the bike shop is right...
06-14-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,202
Posted By uriwvu

Thanks for the replies and comments. Yes, the...

Thanks for the replies and comments. Yes, the bike shop selling Marin is right around the corner from my location, hence I'm leaning that way, and the folks there were very easy going and down to...
06-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,202
Posted By uriwvu

Marin San Rafael 2 or Trek Dual Sport 2?

Newbie here looking for advice/recommendations in purchasing my first hybrid bike. Well past the mountain biking phase of my life, now in my mid-50s, my main purpose is recreational riding with my...
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