I just went to a bike shop where I spoke to the owner (as other people were busy) about a new bike for my wife. A note on the bike shop - the bike shop is an incredibly popular bike shop and is beloved by bike enthusiasts of all skill level. On w/ the story... My wife wants a bike that will give her comfort, distance, use w/ trailer or trail-a-bike, and reliability. The owner recommended a hybrid at first but my wife wanted a speedier bike w/ curve handle bars. So we moved to the Trek Pilot series. We looked at Pilo 1.0, 1.2, and 2.0. He said the 2.0 parts are definitely better but 1.0 and 1.2 are very comparable and noway has "cheap parts" by any means and compared to my entry level Lemond Nevada City bike - which is really good. They are putting a new 1.0 together for her to test drive tomorrow or saturday. The bike he said is definitely a great entry level bike for what she needs it for and furthermore it will take larger size wheels for off-road...
This post was edited by greatball871 on 7/27/2006 6:22 PM