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    Orbea or Trek

    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking for a new bike as I just moved and I'm using a borrowed city bike.
    I'm leaving near the beach and in a plane region and I use the bike for rides looking for nice photography and stay in shape.
    My phone app tells me that in 2018 I've already ride 4600km..
    Justa saying so you can understand that I really ride my bike.
    I just found this two options that have a price that I can afford and I would like to hear from you.

    Trek Marlin 5 2018
    and
    Orbea mx50 2018

    As you can see I want a 29 due to the characteristics of final speed and as I leave in a plane region that's something that I will use a lot.
    I'm not looking for a bike to conquer the mountains or to try to kill myself.
    I often go to the beach and leave my bike (the borrowed one) on the sand.
    Which one you think have the best components?
    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by alevecchi View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking for a new bike as I just moved and I'm using a borrowed city bike.
    I'm leaving near the beach and in a plane region and I use the bike for rides looking for nice photography and stay in shape.
    My phone app tells me that in 2018 I've already ride 4600km..
    Justa saying so you can understand that I really ride my bike.
    I just found this two options that have a price that I can afford and I would like to hear from you.

    Trek Marlin 5 2018
    and
    Orbea mx50 2018

    As you can see I want a 29 due to the characteristics of final speed and as I leave in a plane region that's something that I will use a lot.
    I'm not looking for a bike to conquer the mountains or to try to kill myself.
    I often go to the beach and leave my bike (the borrowed one) on the sand.
    Which one you think have the best components?
    Thank you
    For the kind of riding your describing either bike would be just fine, just choose the one you think looks nicer

    You don't really even need suspension, so a rigid bike would probably be better, but bikes above are fine.

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    Thank you!
    Which one has the best components?
    As iím Spending the money at least I can choose the best one.
    One thing is the weight of the bike and the comfort for long rides.
    Thank you once again

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    I think the Orbea is slightly better specced. From what I can gather the shifters / derailleurs are Altus which is a step above the Trek's Tourney. It's also 8spd v 7spd on the Trek.
    The Suntour fork coil is also valid for their upgrade program if you want to go to an air fork eventually (not sure if that's only
    available in the US). If you want to future proof a little. RST as on the Trek have a poor rep for availability of parts and support.
    I think that should be about right, my Italian isn't too hot

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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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