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Created 07-01-2017 at 01:21 PM by vijay164a
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Fyi this is a heavy bike.
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Fyi this is a heavy bike.
Its actually not too bad. Besides, its a fitness bike... Inferring that you probably have a few extra pounds if you choose this style bike anyways, so for the intended audience its a moot point.
Besides, you will not be racing on a hybrid bike of any kind. It's intended purpose, fitness, is only enhanced by the little extra weight tbh.
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Fyi this is a heavy bike.
Don't think anyone looking for a decent bike at this price range are expecting carbon fiber components.

Would get one if I didn't already have a good bike to tow around my kiddos.
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you are paying for the trek name instead of paying for better components

even on an entry level bike you want halfway decent components and consider a real roadbike with 28c tires and STI shifting so you just ride holding the brake hoods like a flatbar
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Don't think anyone looking for a decent bike at this price range are expecting carbon fiber components.

Would get one if I didn't already have a good bike to tow around my kiddos.
I agree the weight is normal for what it is / price. That being said, at $400 for it to be slick, I think it is reasonable to see a carbon-fiber fork.

Another note for purchasers is the crankset on this bike is not shimano, but some generic type. I'm 170 pounds and had to replace a similar crankset from Trek within a year because it got bent from city/hill riding.
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I agree the weight is normal for what it is / price. That being said, at $400 for it to be slick, I think it is reasonable to see a carbon-fiber fork.

Another note for purchasers is the crankset on this bike is not shimano, but some generic type. I'm 170 pounds and had to replace a similar crankset from Trek within a year because it got bent from city/hill riding.
The crank may be generic but it is forged. I wouldn't worry about bending it. It may have steel rings and spider, I can't tell from the picture, which would just be heavy.

I'm not a fan of buying bikes from Dick's, but their deals on decent entry level bikes are much better than this.
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http://thesweethome.com/reviews/b...uter-bike/ Trek FX was the former top pick, but at $400 it should be a no brainer.

I have a FX 2015 that I sold this year. It is heavy at 27-30lbs compared to those light 15-20lb roadbike, but still very good.
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This is less than 20% off. If you want a better bike performance does 20 or more back in rewards a couple times a year.
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nothing special here
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Ok, so I am looking for a bike but I am not in a hurry that it has to be now. I need to lose weight, but love to ride, so I do not want to have to keep changing tires. I think I am at the top end weight wise to riding a normal road bike, but I like the handle bars much better than the straight across style on the Trek FX2 or 3. So if I look at $600 or so, what is a good bike to get and when is the best time to get it for the best deal?
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you are paying for the trek name instead of paying for better components

even on an entry level bike you want halfway decent components and consider a real roadbike with 28c tires and STI shifting so you just ride holding the brake hoods like a flatbar
Riding the hoods isn't really at all like using flat bars.

Anyway deal is just ok. Can get a giant brand bike of similar quality for the same price or less every day.
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people who posts that this is ok bike for this price can recommend a good performance bike for a casual rider. I paid $469 for this a week ago. there is 30 day return policy. I did not feel much comfort in riding this bike. appreciate your replies.
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