2012 Trek 7.5 or Giant Escape 0???

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  1. tommybo

    tommybo New Member

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    Trek is 50 less and they will give bigger tires for light trails. I'm a big guy at 260 so that matters. Plan on recreational and fitness uses for bike.
     
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    2013 Giant Escape 0 that is. 2012 Trek 7.5.
     
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    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    It's not that we're not interested, it's that any choice between these two is likely to involve a lot of personal hair-splitting. For best results base your decision on a test ride and your feelings about the dealers.

    OK, I lean toward the FX a little bit. But here's the disclaimer--I work for a Trek dealer so I'm familiar with them, it's widely acknowledged that the FX is the leader in this category, and I think the FX's handling is a little snappier than the line that's considered the runner-up, Specialized's Sirrus.

    But the Escape 0 might be really sweet.
     
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    if it is in new condition, i'd pick up the Trek F.X. in both alternatives, i would consider to buy a new stem a little bit less angled and a bit longer, that will make for a better position on the bike, im not a fan of a too upright position and it really takes a little effort to get adapted into a lower-back position,
     
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