I have lightly killed my old bike for the last time, don’t want to fix it, have the money for a shiny new one. (I fall off with some frequency, once a year or so) Couple questions, please. FTR, I am a hybrid rider due to neck issues, daily commuter about 8 mikes total, occasional longer rides. Looking for a new high-end hybrid.
Test ride will be the ultimate decision maker, but are there any review sites that make sense to you? Got my eye on on a Trek 7.6 FX at a nice markdown, but there is a Giant Escape with a small dent on the part of the frame that rises from the pedals to the handlebars that is also a significant markdown? Is that dent going to compromise structural integrity? Anyone have either of these two bikes? Thanking you for your help, good Dopers.
PS–I have no understanding of what components are better, how one tells which are better, and so on. Some advice there would be appreciated as well.