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Trek 7.3 FX

Trek 7.3 FX

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (77 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2012 Trek 7.3 FX

Whether cruising to work or to play, Trek's 7.3 FX is a bicycle you'll love. Its Trek Alpha-aluminum frame is light for easy pedaling and excellent handling, and the easy-rolling 700c wheels let you ride further and faster with less effort. Plus, this great machine sports a hill-flattening 24-speed Shimano drivetrain, confidence-inspiring linear-pull brakes and puncture-resistant tires. For fitness, for fun and for everyday riding, the 7.3 FX is the perfect choice.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek FX Alpha Gold aluminum
    Fork Trek FX aluminum
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Nebula
    Hubs Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano RM30
    Tires Bontrager Race All-Weather Hardcase, 700 x 32c
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano EF65
    Handlebars Bontrager SSR Riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    Brake Levers Shimano EF65
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager H1
    Seatpost Bontrager Nebula

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 77 reviews)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (57)
    • Handles Well  (51)
    • Comfortable  (39)
    • Good Geometry  (39)
    • Fast  (36)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (11)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (8)
    • Heavy  (4)
    • Poor Components  (2)
    • It nags me to go riding 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (50)
    • Casual Riding  (43)
    • Exercising  (34)
    • Serious Training  (15)
    • Road biking  (8)

    Reviewed by 77 customers

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    2.0

    disappointed

    By oak

    from st. paul minnesota

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I am disappointed with this bike. Three broken spokes first 600 miles, noise from the lower bracket, opened up regreased, swapped out cheap plastic pdeal for new all alluminun wellgo. I have spent way to much time in the shop. will look closly at different bike manufacturer next time

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    5.0

    Phenomenal Choice

    By TW

    from New York City

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    After doing a lot of research for a new hybrid bike, I opted for the 7.3 FX. It was absolutely the best choice. The bike handles well and is relatively stable even for its aluminium frame. The bike isnt the lightest but it is light enough for me. What I love is how this bike can pick up a fair amount of speed and the gear shifting is terrific for the price range. You can barely hear the gears change - it is so subtle that it is almost silent. The handlebars are also good and the pedals are decent. The only thing I swapped out was the incredibly uncomfortable seat. I recommend you do the same, especially if you plan on spending a lot of time on the bike. Otherwise this is about as good of a hybrid bike you will get in this price range. Fantastic buy!

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    5.0

    Sweet Ride

    By J.S.

    from Columbia Mo

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Well built quality
    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    This is one good bike. I have owned this bike about 2 months and have put over 600 miles on it, it has done great. I have never seriously ridden an expensive road bike so I am a little unsure on how they compare. I have gone 48 mph and it handles super smooth going that fast, so that is a reassurance. Another great Trek product.

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    5.0

    After 1560 Miles

    By Cam

    from Toronto, ON

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

    • It Nags Me To Go Riding

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Long Rides With A Friend
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    I bought this bike in June 2010 and it now has about 2600 km on it (1560 miles). I tend to ride frequent short rides, though I often ride a few hours and occasionally go for a full day ride. I regularly clean and lube using biodegradable all-purpose products and a wax based chain lube. When my wife was buying an FX 7.3 WSD I took a test ride on the FX 7.3 and immediately loved it. After decades of riding a "comfort" oriented hybrid this is now my favourite bike because of its comfort, speed and quality. The only maintenance required on these bikes has been a 1/8 turn on a front derailleur adjusting screw on my bike. I highly recommend the 7.3 especially if you haven't tried a bike with this geometry and this quality of components. By the way, we did not experience any improvement when riding other models in the FX series.

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    5.0

    fast bike that is easy to ride.

    By Alex Nguyen

    from Boston MA

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      i am new to bicycle. my 1st proper bike was a mountain bike 3700 disc, and was stolen. hence the FX as a replacement. i had this bike for 2 weeks, and commuted everyday on this bike. every other day i would bike around 1 hrs as my cardio time. absolutely in love with this bike: very fast, gears and brakes are light and very smooth. hold up fine on bad Boston road. i would like the bike to be a bit lighter, but at this price range, i cant complain. would love to stay with FX line but upgrade to a lighter bike next season.

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      5.0

      Great Bike

      By paphotog

      from Montrose PA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Climbing
        • Serious Training
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        Love this bike but if you are looking for something with a higher average speed get a regular road bike. I changed out the grips..was getting numb fingers even on short rides...the seat that comes on the bike is an average size so put on a 154mm ultra lightweight Bontrager. Shimano SPD pedals, Cateye computer...I flipped the stem, changed the tires to Hutchinson Fusion 3 23mm (comes with 32mm). The bike is a good all around bike but for speed you want a regular road bike.

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        5.0

        For the Price ?

        By Bo Robert Jr. Dale Ray

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable
        • Good Geometry

        Cons

        • Some clicking in gearing

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        I use the bicycle to get exercise in the evenings. I had a mountain bike I purchased for $129 from the largest store in the world, I won't mention any names. That bicycle did me well until I wanted to start covering more ground and work my legs less. I decided to step up my exercising to a performance bike. I went into the store and test drove cruiser bicycles, bybrids of different kinds, and the road bikes. At first I thought maybe a road bike was best for me.... but I just did not feel "at home" on one as I do not race. I felt very comfortable on the performance hybrid trek 7.3 fx. It felt amazingly light compared to the mountain bike. Coming form cheap bicycles, this is a very impressive bike. I bet if you owned a $5000 bicycle and went to this one you would notice some quality missing.... however this is not the case if you appreciate what you have coming from something worse. I am getting faster and stronger with it every week. Its very fun to ride. I keep it in my room out of the weather. I read all the time people getting theirs stolen. Come on people.. take care of your bike. Lock it with a thick chain. Keep it out of the weather when possible. If your budget is around $700, this is the best choice out there. If you want to complain about its quality then borrow some money from family, take out a loan and buy a more expensive one.

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        5.0

        GREAT BIKE !!

        By Barry

        from Columbia. Md.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive
        • Good Geometry
        • Fast

        Cons

        • Brakes Could Be Better

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Casual Riding
        • Serious Training

        Comments:

        I've had my bike for about a month now. I use to bike everyday back in the 70's - 80's on a road bike. This is my first Hybrid and I must say this is a fantastic bike. After not riding for so long, it took me very little time to get back into it. Man have I been missing out on so much fun and healthy activity. I look forward every evening when I get home from work, taking a spin on this bike. Once I get on it and start peddling, the fun and joy all comes back. The brake pads are a little noisy and can be annoying, but I plan on swapping them out for a better set. I upgraded the front derailleur and upgraded the pedals, other than that, this is a great all around bike. I love it so much, i'm thinking about getting a 7.5 FX for more long distance road riding. this bike is smooth, lightweight and responsive. I orginally was considering the 7.2 FX and upgrading some components, but by the time I spend the money doing what I wanted, I just thought it would be best to get the 7.3 FX. I do not regret it for one second. I'm 60 years old and can honestly say that there is no age limit to this sport. keep peddling and enjoy the many benefits of biking !!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TREK !!!

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        4.0

        First Bike Purchase

        By Franc

        from Yorktown, VA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Good Geometry
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Brakes Could Be Better
        • Brakes a little noisy

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Commuting
        • Serious Training

        Comments:

        My retirement gift to myself. Started training for Team in Training Sea Gull Century Bike Ride, Salsbury, MD, Oct. 15, 2011. Thanks Avanell @ Kiln Creek BikeBeat for all your patience and help.

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        5.0

        excellent bike

        By Trew

        from Kearney, NE

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Good Geometry
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting
          • Serious Training
          • Racing

          Comments:

          I haven't rode a bike in around 6 years. With gas prices high I decided 2 get a bike. I've had this bike for a week now and can't stay off it I ride it everywhere.I'm to the the point of selling my truck and just riding my bike. The only con to this bike is the saddle. Overall the best bike I'd recommend for a anyone wantin a fair priced performance bike

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