Vedz1B wrote:djnotts wrote:FWIW, I have had my Trek FX longer than I have ever kept any bike - maybe a dozen others have come and gone in those 5 years! And it has been one of Trek's best and longest lived models! Mine has been much modified over time but the basics remain a functional and easy riding bike. Flat bars and generous clearances allow easy adaptation to mtb gearing if necessary.
I think that the TREK is the sensible choice. The Croix de Fer is amazing but expensive and slow from what i hear.
Which TREK would you recommend between the FX 1 Disc or FX 2 Disc? One difference that struck me between the two is the handlebar shape and length +4cm on the FX2. Am I right in think that the shorter the handlebar, the more upright the position?
Personally, neither, but then I have an aversion to paying new prices! A big choice in used Trex FX series. Some nice ones on ebay at moment in 200 - 300 quid range (and plenty cheaper!). Nor would I choose discs (for this sort of bike) and certainly not internal cable routing. Whatever, go for a triple ring up front and 8 or, preferably, 9 at rear. But this is "just my view". Of the 2 you flag, I guess just the more expensive!