Trek hybrids

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Lyn, May 28, 2003.

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  1. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a Trek 7200FX which I'm thinking of upgrading. It's a decent bike, but a bit heavy and
    probably one size too large. I've been doing a bit of web searching on the Trek 7300 and 7500 and
    wondering if anyone has any opinions or advice? The 7300 is only a couple hundred dollars more
    expensive than my model while the 7500 jumps $900 again. It's advertised as being significantly
    lighter, which appeals to me.

    Bikes of this type are a bit hard to come by here in Perth as most shops seems to cater to the
    inexpensive mountain bike crowds. I need something for commuting that's going to be comfortable and
    reasonably fast for a 45 - 60 minute trip, one-way. Suggestions for other brands or recommended bike
    shops gratefully accepted.

    Cheers, Lyn
     
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  2. Kingsley

    Kingsley Guest

    On Wed, 28 May 2003 20:14:14 -0700, Lyn wrote:

    > I have a Trek 7200FX which I'm thinking of upgrading. It's a decent bike, but a bit heavy and
    > probably one size too large. I've been doing a bit of web searching on the Trek 7300 and 7500 and
    > wondering if anyone has any opinions or advice? The 7300 is only a couple hundred dollars more
    > expensive than my model while the 7500 jumps $900 again.

    If you get a non-suspension fork you'll easily save a kilo or two... How much less does the
    7300 weigh ?

    -kt
     
  3. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    [email protected] (Lyn) wrote in message
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    > I have a Trek 7200FX which I'm thinking of upgrading. It's a decent bike, but a bit heavy and
    > probably one size too large. I've been doing a bit of web searching on the Trek 7300 and 7500 and
    > wondering if anyone has any opinions or advice? The 7300 is only a couple hundred dollars more
    > expensive than my model while the 7500 jumps $900 again. It's advertised as being significantly
    > lighter.

    Since posting the above, I have learned from my local that there is a new "breed" of bikes out
    there. Instead of a hybridised mountain bike, there are now hybrid road bikes. They are lighter than
    mountain hybrids, with "road" gears (whatever that means), with thinner tyres, but with a more
    upright riding position than normal road bikes. Brands mentioned are Specialised Sirrus and Avanti
    Blade; there may be others.

    On the surface, the idea appeals to me as I ride 99% of the time on bike paths and I would like to
    decrease my commute time.

    Any comments, opinions?

    Cheers, Lyn
     
  4. Ideal

    Ideal Guest

    Yes we're a little behind Europe here , the Giant Deutschland catalogue has 2 full pages of them
    just two less than their mtb's. This year Giant brought in the Peregee & Peregee Plus. Features like
    a 52x12 top gear, Mavic Ma3 rims & Michelin touring tyres.The second biggest quality bike brand
    Merida probably has some to choose from but we don't sell them. Steve http://www.giant-bicycles.com-
    /au/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?lYear=2003&bikesection=8782&range=32&model=9702 GIANT's spec: colour
    Charcoal/Silver user Commuter or comfort rider frame 700c FluidFormed ALUXX Comfort Aluminium 700c
    fork Cr-Mo 1 1/8’ headset Ahead 1 1/8’ Semi Sealed derailleur Front: Shimano Tiagra Rear: Shimano
    Tiagra 9 Speed cranks Shimano Tiagra 30x42x52 derailleurshifters Shimano SL-R440 Flat Bar 27 Speed
    cassette SRAM R9 12-26T 9 Speed chain Shimano Tiagra 9 Speed bottombracket Sealed Cartridge hubs
    Shimano Tiagra 32H rims Mavic MA-3 Alloy 700C 32H w/Eyelets tyres Michelin Transworld City 700 x 35C
    brakes Tektro TB07AL Alloy V-Brakes brake levers Tektro TK394A V-Brake pedals Shimano M505 SPD
    Clipless stem Titec Fast Al 10 degree handlebar Titec Enduro XC 6061 D/Butted seatpost Post Modern
    Cushy Alloy Suspension 27.2 saddle Velo VL-2036 Ozone grips Velo

    Lyn wrote:
    > [email protected] (Lyn) wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >
    >>I have a Trek 7200FX which I'm thinking of upgrading. It's a decent bike, but a bit heavy and
    >>probably one size too large. I've been doing a bit of web searching on the Trek 7300 and 7500 and
    >>wondering if anyone has any opinions or advice? The 7300 is only a couple hundred dollars more
    >>expensive than my model while the 7500 jumps $900 again. It's advertised as being significantly
    >>lighter.
    >
    >
    > Since posting the above, I have learned from my local that there is a new "breed" of bikes out
    > there. Instead of a hybridised mountain bike, there are now hybrid road bikes. They are lighter
    > than mountain hybrids, with "road" gears (whatever that means), with thinner tyres, but with a
    > more upright riding position than normal road bikes. Brands mentioned are Specialised Sirrus and
    > Avanti Blade; there may be others.
    >
    > On the surface, the idea appeals to me as I ride 99% of the time on bike paths and I would like to
    > decrease my commute time.
    >
    > Any comments, opinions?
    >
    > Cheers, Lyn
     
  5. Bristan

    Bristan Guest

    I am looking for a more comfortable bike also. From the web pages . the Specialized "Crossroads"
    series looks like a genuine attempt at an upright position. With light frame, good components and
    700c wheels It is a hybrid road. The "expedition" series has similar dimensions but in a mountain
    bike hybrid. I am not sure whether they are available in Aus. Does anybody else know this?

    "Lyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > [email protected] (Lyn) wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    > > I have a Trek 7200FX which I'm thinking of upgrading. It's a decent bike, but a bit heavy and
    > > probably one size too large. I've been doing a bit of web searching on the Trek 7300 and 7500
    > > and wondering if anyone has any opinions or advice? The 7300 is only a couple hundred dollars
    > > more expensive than my model while the 7500 jumps $900 again. It's advertised as being
    > > significantly lighter.
    >
    > Since posting the above, I have learned from my local that there is a new "breed" of bikes out
    > there. Instead of a hybridised mountain bike, there are now hybrid road bikes. They are lighter
    > than mountain hybrids, with "road" gears (whatever that means), with thinner tyres, but with a
    > more upright riding position than normal road bikes. Brands mentioned are Specialised Sirrus and
    > Avanti Blade; there may be others.
    >
    > On the surface, the idea appeals to me as I ride 99% of the time on bike paths and I would like to
    > decrease my commute time.
    >
    > Any comments, opinions?
    >
    > Cheers, Lyn
     
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