Rocky Mountain Metro 10?

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by seurban, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. seurban

    seurban New Member

    Jun 12, 2010
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    It’s been a while since I rode much, and my last bike, a 10+year old mountain bike, was stolen. So I’m looking to purchase a new hybrid bike, since I anticipate mostly riding around town on roads, but may occasionally take it on some reasonably well maintained trails in local parks. I won’t be commuting on it now (too far), but hopefully I will next time I change jobs/living accommodations.

    I am currently trying to decide between the Trek 7300 and Rocky Mountain Metro 10. I've been able to find some info and reviews on the 7300, but very little on the Metro 10. I’m going to go back for one last test ride, but before that I wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with the bike, could compare it to the 7300, or even had thoughts on some of the components and how they compare.

    The shifters are certainly a little different, which I’m going to re-evaluate the feel of, but it’s hard to tell the difference between most of the components (I’m a bit of a newbie).

    One obvious difference is that the 7300 has an integrated front suspension (about 1.5” in the top of the fork). Does that little suspension do much? Though both bikes have seat suspensions, I decided against larger suspensions, mostly because of the weight, but if the integrated front suspension got me something tangible for little weight penalty that’d be worth considering.

    Metro 10 (Bikes | Urban | Hybrid | METRO 10)
    Front Suspension N/A
    Hubs Alloy Sealed W/ Alloy QR Hubs (FR&RR)
    Rims Alex DC19 Alloy DBL Wall CNC Side Wall 700C
    Tires (RR/FR) Kenda Kwick Roller Sport 700X32C A.V.
    Shifters Shimano ST-EF50 EZ Fire 8spd
    Gearing (FR) Micro-Shift FD-M22 31.8mm
    Gearing (RR) Shimano Acera
    Cranks & Chainrings RMB RM-348 Alloy Arm 48/38/28T
    Cassette Shimano HG30-8 11-32T
    Head Set FSA Threadless W/15mm Alloy Top Cover
    Brakes Tektro 837AL Alloy Linear Spring V-Type
    Pedals VP 990S Steel Cage

    Trek 7300 (Trek Bikes | Bikes | Bike Path | 7300)
    Front Suspension Bontrager SPA integrated, 35mm
    Wheels Alloy front hub, Shimano RM60 rear hub; Bontrager 750, alloy 32-hole rims
    Tires Bontrager H2 Hard-Case, 700x35c
    Shifters Shimano EF60 trigger, 8 speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano M191
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Crank Shimano M191 48/38/28 w/chainguard
    Cassette SRAM PG830 11-32, 8 speed
    Headset Aheadset Slimstak w/semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
    Brakeset Tektro V w/Shimano EF60 levers
    Pedals Dual density platform

    Thanks for your help!