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Trek 7500 or Gary FIsher Utopia?(3 posts)

Trek 7500 or Gary FIsher Utopia?Darren
Dec 21, 2001 10:42 AM
Newbie here. These bikes seem very similar. Does anyone recommend one over the other for commutting and fitness. They are about the same price.

Thanks!
re: Trek 7500 or Gary FIsher Utopia?MikeC
Dec 21, 2001 11:15 AM
As you know, the bikes you're evaluating aren't considered "road bikes." They're "hybrids," and Trek is very honest in categorizing them as "City & Bike Path" machines. If you want a bike primarily for cruising around, they're fine. But if your commute is more than a couple of miles, and you'd like to average better than 12 mph or so, you might want to consider other options.
That said, my wife has a Trek 7500 FX, which she loves. She regularly does C-level club rides of 30 miles or so on it, averaging around 15 mph.
The 7500 FX is faster and lighter than the 7500, but it's also a bit more expensive.
The 7500 also has a suspension fork, which the FX lacks. That may sound like an advantage, but for most commuting and fitness rides, it's just a bunch of extra weight to carry around
re: Trek 7500 or Gary FIsher Utopia?gtx
Dec 21, 2001 11:22 AM
test ride both and go with the one that seems to fit and handle the best. Good luck!