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Trek 7.5 FX
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Trek

7.5 FX
2011

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5.0 stars
 (147 Reviews)
 

2011 Trek 7.5 FX

Fast and comfortable, you get the best of both worlds with Trek's 7.5 FX! Its FX Alpha hydroformed-aluminum frame provides an efficient, comfortable ride, while the Bontrager carbon fork is super light and damps vibrations for velvety smoothness. The wonderful ride continues with Bontrager's light SSR wheels and flat-resisant Race Hardcase tires, which are equally at home on roads, paths, and trails. Plus, the 27-speed drivetrain gives you the right gears for any hill at any pace, and the linear-pull brakes offer safe control.

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek FX Alpha Black aluminum
Fork Bontrager Nebula carbon
Rims/Wheels Bontrager SSR wheelset
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Bontrager Race All-Weather Hardcase, 700 x 32c
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 48/36/26
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Rear Cogs SRAM PG950, 9-speed: 11-26
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Bontrager SSR
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone lock-on
Stem Bontrager SSR
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Avid SD-3 linear-pull
Pedals Platform
Saddle Bontrager H2 FlexForm
Seatpost Bontrager Nebula

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (127)
  • Handles well  (65)
  • Great components  (63)
  • Comfortable  (61)
  • Durable  (55)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable seat  (12)
  • Brakes could be better  (10)
  • Brakes  (4)
  • Poor Off-road Handling  (4)
  • Poor Component Selection  (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (92)
  • Casual riding  (50)
  • Pavement  (48)
  • Exercising  (32)
  • Road biking  (19)

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5.0

Great Hybrid bike.Beautiful in white

By Zroyboy

from Dallas, Tx.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • Exercising
  • Commuting

Comments:

Getting back in shape and sold my Harley to get there, and ride my Trek 7.5 every day

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5.0

Satisfied

By Sophia

from Yokohama, Japan

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Comfortable
  • Good Geometry

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding

    Comments:

    The bike is the first one for me as a high valued one. I am satisfied for the quality and persformance. Since the first day, September 5 I got it, I have rode about 30km every morning as an execise. As to the service in the Bike Plus Yokohama, all staff are very kind and have tought much for the maintenance. I will purchase a road bike in a fer year as next challenge.

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    5.0

    Great bike for long rides

    By Jessie James

    from Santa Clarita

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast Light Comfortable
    • Good Geometry
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Have Not Found Any Yet

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I've had the 2014 7.5FX for a week now. Logged about 80 miles on it. Love the bike. It has great handling, comfortable riding position and is fast. Climbs are easier, down hill, I can crank it and get to speeds a mile or two higher than with my previous bike. :) If you are looking for a comfortable, fast bike, get the 7.5 FX.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Getting in Shape

    By Bullrock

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat
    • Seat

    Best Uses

    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I've enjoyed working out on the Trek 7.5. The gears are smooth, and it really feels like you're getting a solid workout.

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid bike!

    By Adam

    from Morrison, Illinois

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Quick
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Shifting

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Fitness
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    I use this bike for fitness and casual rides. I've been on rides of a few miles to 25 miles (so far) for pace and just cruising. I either go on stand-alone rides or after other workouts. It is awesome! It's comfortable and quick. Very lightweight and durable. I've put a LOT of miles on it since April and haven't had any issues. The only issue I might be able to gripe about is the way that it shifts. It isn't the smoothest shifting between gears. I took it for it's break-in tune-up and it still does it, so I think it might just be something I have to get used to. I used to ride a Mongoose mountain bike for long rides on the road and paths, so this is a whole different animal. Not really a major issue. Overall, I love the bike and would recommend it to anyone riding for fitness & recreation!

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works like a charm

    By Walt

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Looks good
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail riding
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I use the bike to ride in the city and on paved and unpaved trails. It is quick and maneuverable in the city and sure footed on trails.

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      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Beautiful Bike / Poor Mix of Drivetrain.

      By MLB Fan

      from Metairie, LA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Frame Geometry
      • Bontrager Components
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Drivetrain
      • Poor Value
      • Drivetrain Vibration

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Bike Tours
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Purchased new, but from day 1 there is an annoying drivetrain vibration felt in the pedals during pedaling. Taking it back to my local bike shop for troubleshooting. Noticed right away upon further investigation that there is a slight visible wobble on one of the higher gears of my rear cassette. Will have them check out the Bottom Bracket also. Other than that, what a cool looking bike! My dealer is great too. IMO, this bike should be built with Shimano Deore XT M-780 as the standard drivetrain; not mixed up with SORA, R-440, and basic bottom of the barrel DEORE and SRAM scraps. Plan to upgrade the drivetrain right away to a better group, ex: Shimano XT or XTR or a higher end SRAM equivalent. I am going with an XT component upgrade package.

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      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      workhorse

      By tank

      from ayrshire, scotland

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Does What Its Made For

      Cons

      • Gearing Poor
      • Saddle

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      its ok but leaves you wanting more.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Definately an "A" but not an "A+"

      By JaDawg

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Agile
      • Great Disc Brakes

      Cons

      • Gears - Shifter

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      I purchased this bike 12 months ago and have approximately 1,900 miles on it to date. I am 95% a commuter and 5% recreational rider. I ride in a mix of urban and rural environments in SW Washington State, with plenty of rainy day rides. I researched similar Raleigh and Specialized bikes prior to buying the Trek 7.5, with disc brakes. First the good news....Overall, I am very satisfied. The bike is comfortable, agile and light. I am exceptionally pleased with the disc brakes. They have worked flawlessly and prevented urban collisions on at least three or four occasions. These brakes rock, wet or dry. The Shimano Deore components are a disappointment. I consistently cant get a shift right in the middle of the gearing, which is exceptionally frustrating in traffic. After the sixth adjustment I gave up on the hope that the root cause was cable stretch and am resigned to the fact that the components just aren't good quality. For the occasional rider, this would likely never be an issue. For the person who commutes 100 miles a week, this is a source of aggravation. I would give this bike a perfect score if the shifting and gearing worked consistently. Last note....The OEM tires were advertised as "reinforced" tires. Maybe so but I endured six flats last year. (changing a rear flat with the disc brakes on the road takes some practice!)I have replaced the OEM tires with Continental Gator Skins in hopes of better luck this year.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Three Years and Counting

      By road_rider

      from Corinth, TX

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Versatile
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fitness
        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        I purchased the Trek 7.5 FX in February of 2009 as a fitness bike. My average is about 125 - 150 miles per week of road-only riding. I can't say enough good things about this bicycle. The 2009 version came equipped with a 3x9 front/rear configuration. It provides excellent compensation for hilly terrain and more than enough drive for flat, open stetches. As I had grown older, the crouched position associated with a road bike had become very uncomfortable, almost unbearable on longer rides. I had also noticed that a large portion of the folks I saw on road bikes were typically sitting upright with their hands positioned on the flat portion of the handlebar anyway. I thought to myself, 'Why not just go for a hybrid with a flat bar and be comfortable?' My search led me to the Trek 7.5 FX. I did, however, immediately replace the original seat. I am over 50 and never really warmed to the notion of a self-induced 'wedgie.' I imagined some demon-posessed masochist had designed the seat. It was a quick and easy replacement. The rear trigger-fire shifter also wore out and had to be replaced after about two years of use. The Shimano replacement was a slightly different version so I wound up changing out both front and rear shifters. No big deal. If you are looking for a dependable, comfortable and stylish bicycle loaded with great features, buy this one. You won't be disappointed.

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