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Trek 7.2 FX

Trek

7.2 FX
2014

$549.99
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (197 Reviews)
 

2014 Trek 7.2 FX

You'll enjoy yourself and get in shape, on Trek's sporty 7.2 FX. This versatile machine features Trek's light Alpha Gold aluminum frame with easy-rolling 700c wheels, a combination that lets you ride further and faster with the same effort. Plus, it sports a hill-flattening 24-speed drivetrain and confidence-inspiring linear-pull brakes. And, you'll love the puncture-resistant tires that keep you pedaling worry-free.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
Fork High-tensile steel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-750
Hubs Formula aluminum
Tires Bontrager H2 Hardcase Lite, 700 x 35c
Crankset SR SunTour
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano EF51
Handlebars Bontrager Low riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite
Stem Bontrager SSR
Brake Levers Shimano EF51
Brakes Tektro linear-pull
Pedals Wellgo platform
Saddle Bontrager SSR
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (152)
  • Durable  (128)
  • Great components  (96)
  • Handles Well  (53)
  • Attractive Design  (26)

Cons

  • Poor off-road handling  (15)
  • Uncomfortable Seat  (6)
  • Heavy  (6)
  • Poor Component Selection  (6)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (129)
  • Pavement  (102)
  • Road biking  (35)
  • Exercising  (20)
  • Casual Riding  (18)

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5.0

everything I expected.

By pooky

from Crystal lake,IL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Great Components
  • Handles Well Off-road
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    I purchased this bike to get back into cycling as a way starting a new fitness regime. The bike is awesome on paths,trails and the street.The ride is comfortable and all components are top notch.

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    5.0

    great bike

    By rayjwil

    from groves texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Great Components
    • Fast Durable Comfortable

    Cons

    • Rough On Wrist
    • Poor Off-road Handling

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Pavement

    Comments:

    great for exercising builds stamina sense I started riding for health reasons my doctor said my weight down and my overall health has improved wonderfully and I've only been riding for a year

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    5.0

    Great Bike!

    By Norm

    from Oak Lawn,IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Great Components
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Poor Off-road Handling

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments:

    I use the bike on paved trails and streets where it is very good.The 24 speeds give me a lot of different gearing which I use and need.The brakes are also very good which is essential on street use.The lightweight is also great in many ways,can lift the bike easily and get up to speed quickly.

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    5.0

    Great Bike!

    By Larry

    from Fairfax, VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Great Components

    Cons

    • Poor Off-road Handling

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    This is my first real bike, having ridden cheap ones off and on in the past. It was well worth the investment of a few more dollars! The seat is a little hard at first, but I've gotten used to it. It really moves on the paved trails around Northern Virginia, much more efficient than my wife's hybrid-comfort bike. I've taken it numerous times through DC and have had a blast riding! It's a little rough on gravel roads, though. I wouldn't spend too much time off the pavement with this one.

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    5.0

    Better than expexcted!

    By Mr Cycle 205

    from Tunnel Hill,GA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Great Components
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Handles Well Off-road

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fitness
      • Pavement
      • Off-Road

      Comments:

      I am 53 years old and I use this great bike every day. I bought it and a Verve2 for my wife. She likes the front shocks. I love the smoothness and handling of the 7.2 and it really does have the power to flatten out the hills and makes it a joy to ride. It shifts gears so easily and the brakes are great also. I really can't say anything bad about this wonderful work of art. Our bikes are 2013 models and we have over 2000 miles on them in a year!! We both have lost over 40 lbs. each and aren't stopping. We love our TREKS and I've even gotten into watching the Trek Factory Racing teams at races around the world. Long live TREK and Bontrager!!

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      5.0

      Great Entry Level Bike

      By Beetle

      from Greensburg, IN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Very smooth
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Rough Over Bumps

      Best Uses

      • Pavement
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I told the salesperson that I wanted a bike that I could ride to work in the morning and then take out on a 15 mile fitness ride after work. This bike fits that to a tee. The only problem to date (I have had the bike for two months now)was on the very first day, the front shifter indicator broke. Not a real big deal, just the little red tab that lets you now which front sprocket you are on broke lose. Shifter works fine, but on the first day!!?

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      5.0

      Better than running

      By Phil

      from King George, VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Great Components
      • SMOOTH
      • fun
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercise
        • Pavement

        Comments:

        I was sitting on the fence for a few months about buying a bike in general. I was a runner( a few half marathons a year), but it was becoming more difficult for me to keep up that pace. During the hot humid mid Atlantic summers, running would completely drain me. Not to mention the toll I was beginning to feel in my legs. Realizing I wasn't exercising much at all, I decided to give biking a try. I did quite of bit of research into the style of bike I wanted and went to a bike shop to try out the 7.2 FX. I didn't want to spend to much on my first bike just in case I didn't care for biking. I even considered getting a bike from a department store. After trying one, I realized it was worth the few extra dollars to get something nice. I have not been disappointed. In less than 3 weeks I have already ridden over 200 miles and have enjoyed it. I do not feel drained after exercising and am actually refreshed. I would ride more if I had the time. I look forward to my rides and am motivated to exercise again. For someone looking for an alternative to running. I would strongly recommend getting this bike. The only draw back is the seat was uncomfortable at first. But the more I ride and aftere a few minor adjustments it has become less of an issue.

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        5.0

        Makes me want to ride!

        By Crash

        from Spring Hill,Fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Great Components
        • Durable
        • Handles Well Off-road

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Freedom
          • Commuting
          • Exercise

          Comments:

          Gives us the freedom to get out in the world and get a good workout!

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          5.0

          perfect commute

          By Storieman

          from Bendigo, Vic, Australia

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments:

            To and from work and i now understand the difference between a mountain bike and a hybrid my average speed on the road has doubled you just fly along. I had all the components to upgrade to 9 speed on the rear and really was worth it as there is not such a big jump between gears when you want it just that little easier or little bit harder. I also added bar ends that have made it even more comfortable. Love this bike but still prefer to hammer through the bush on my trek 4500 MTB

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            4.0

            Very good fitness/hybrid bike

            By Nick

            from Biloxi, MS

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement
              • Commuting

              Comments:

              I really like this bike. It is my first bike in years, but I am quite impressed. It is fairly light weight and has a smooth ride. I know it can be changed, but the grips are a bit too gel like for my taste. My initial test drive didn't realize it, but they become slick and somewhat uncomfortable on longer rides. The gears and overall mechanical feel of the bike are amazing. I went with the 7.2 over the 7.1 for the more modern and light design.

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