So I've decided to pick up an urban/hybrid bike. Going to be doing mostly paved paths, and a little bit of exercise/fitness. I don't want to spend more than $500 max, which puts me squarely in the entry level range, which is fine for my needs. I've really got my eye on the Trek Allant 7.2, in Waterloo Blue. Trek lists this as a $600 bike, but my local bike shop sells it new for $480: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b.../allant/allant-7-2/p/1359000-2016#buying-zone But as I look online for info on the Allant, I'm also seeing the 7.2 FX pop up a lot. The Trek site lists this as a $490 bike, but I can get it for $450 at the local bike shop, again brand new: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/city-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/7-2-fx/p/1323010-2016 The problem is the more I search for info on the Allant, the less info I can find and for some reason the more info I can find on the FX. Clearly the FX is the far more popular bike, but I'm not sure why unless you are strictly looking at manufacturer prices, then the FX is much cheaper. But real world I can get the Allant for nearly the same price, which seems like a better bike. I'm kind of concerned though that there's barely any info/reviews out there about the Allant and I'm not sure why; also not sure why it's discounted so much from the manufacturer's MSRP whereas the FX isn't? I'm not really sure what all the differences are between the two, other than the Allant has disc brakes whereas the FX doesn't. Also if you look at the links I posted, you'll see the Allant is classified as an Urban/Commuter bike, whereas the FX is classified as a fitness bike. What distinction is there between the two that results in the different classification? Is there any reason at all someone would pick the FX over the Allant if the prices are nearly the same? Anyone have any info on either of these, particularly how they compare? EDIT: Noticed a chat box on Trek's site, turns out the reason I can't find any info on the Allant is because it just got rebranded this year, previously it was known as the FX Disc. Also he said they are essentially the same bike outside of the disc brakes, so the Allant seems like a no brainer at $30 more. DOUBLE EDIT: I originally cited the Allant as having a $750 MSRP, but that was the Canadian price - the US MSRP is $600.