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Trek 7.3 FX

Trek 7.3 FX

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (354 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 354 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Handles Well  (288)
    • Lightweight  (262)
    • Comfortable  (233)
    • Good Geometry  (224)
    • Fast  (185)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (79)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (52)
    • Heavy  (14)
    • Too Rigid  (14)
    • Poor Components  (11)

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding  (279)
    • Commuting  (244)
    • Exercising  (190)
    • Serious Training  (72)
    • Climbing  (54)

    Reviewed by 354 customers

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    4.0

    All around good bike

    By Chappy Dave

    from Burlington, Iowa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Responsive
    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I was riding an older mountain bike and this Trek is so much lighter and faster. I am working with bicycle shop on getting the bike set up for me; needing to adjust seat and handle bars, but a great ride. Rode 26 miles last night and other than the handles needing to be raised, a great ride.

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      5.0

      Seven years later, Still a great bike!

      By Jimbly

      from Elkhart, Indiana

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Brakes Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Serious Training
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I have aftermarket brake pads and skinny tires and a tighter rear cluster and the bike is like a flat bar racer. A gel seat made for all day comfort. But all these came as I wore out original componants. Fun to ride up beside a drop bar person and comment on how beautiful their bike is and then drop them. Will continue to be a great bike for indeterminate years yet. Though I lust after the green 7.3 this year. Hmmmmmm

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      5.0

      Great bike!

      By Nelson

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

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

      Comments:

      Love this bike! Have had a mountain bike for years, and decided to make a switch. Amazing how much more efficient this bike is. Bike will coast an amazing distance. Seat is a little too hard, but that is an easy fix. You can't go wrong with this bike.

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      5.0

      Best Bang for your Buck

      By John

      from Des Moines, IA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I bought this bike primarily for commuting. Even after slapping on fenders and a rack on the back, this bike is still light, which is especially nice if you have a hilly commute. Additionally, it is very responsive and agile, which is a benefit if you are starting and stopping with traffic. Also, the aluminum frame and internal cable routing make it a nice low-maintainence choice for all weather commuting.

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      5.0

      Great bike

      By Klcone

      from Arkansas

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Racing
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      I transitioned from a mountain bike to the FX 7.3 and I love it! I wish I would have made the change a long time ago. The ride is smooth, transitions well and I love how lightweight it is. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a great hybrid bike.

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      4.0

      Move Up from clunky Hybrids

      By Mike likes Bikes

      from Sierra Vista, AZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Good Road Feel
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth shifting
      • Handles Well
      • Fast
      • Good Riding Position

      Cons

      • No Self Adj On Bars
      • Twitchy Wtall Rider

      Best Uses

      • Excellent Regular Rider
      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      Went mostly to this bike for weight and road speed over hybrid. Still have the hybrid but this is excellent daily bike. Easy to adapt to seat. Good shifting even though I was new to clickers. Very attractive bike. Good stiffness and response. A little twitchy with a tall rider (6'4"). Good brakes. 300 miles or so so far. Could be cheaper, but so could everything. Good value for money.

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      4.0

      great bike for the money

      By apple157

      from Land o Lakes, Fl

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          ride just for fun and this bike is fun even with the very hard seat.

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          5.0

          Great bike for the general-purpose rider

          By Schrodinger

          from North Texas

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Good Geometry
          • Comfortable
          • Handles Well

          Cons

          • Brakes Could Be Better

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          I just LOVE my 7.3! I've put thousands of miles on it just using it as my primary transportation... picking stuff up at the store, riding to visit friends, commuting to and from work, even riding to church... and of course, just cruising around the lake and trails. This bike is rugged enough to handle some very light off-road riding such as dirt bridle paths or crushed gravel trails, yet smooth and light enough for respectable commuting. It isn't as fast and light (delicate) as a dedicated road bike, but it's more than sturdy enough to handle the rigors of everyday commuting, while being light enough to load onto the racks on the front of our city buses when I choose 'bike-trans' for the day. The brakes could be a bit more positive-- mine seem a bit soft, despite adjusting and changing pads, and occasionally the cable pops out of the tension retainers on the frame. No tension=no brakes, yikes! I did change out the stock seat to a women-specific gel seat simply because I'm not 'well padded' myself and I'm not into bike shorts (usually wear plain clothes and even dresses at times), but since I see so many of these FX series bikes with the stock seat in place, it must not be SO bad. I ride almost daily at a popular lake-park and these FX series bikes are extremely popular! There MUST be a reason, and there must be a reason why I'm on my second one... yes, actually: my first one was stolen even though it was locked, and I needed a new bike. I could have afforded a higher-end bike at 3 times the price, but instead I got another 7.3 FX because I loved my first one so much. The 'new' one is every bit as good as the first. I always recommend the FX series to folks who are looking for a good entry level, general purpose bike. Granted, it's not a racing bike. It's not the fastest thing on two wheels, and it's probably not the first choice for century rides or cross-country trips. But it IS a respectable ride for the general purpose cyclist, with a decent amount of speed (particularly if you go to a slightly thinner rim and tire), and it's very comfortable. Not to mention, it is a nice looking bike-- I get lots of compliments on it, even from the hard-core Spandex racing types who ride the top dollar carbon jobs. I'm recovering from a bit of knee surgery at the moment, and am anxiously awaiting the green light to ride again... it's that 7.3 that made my legs so strong that my recovery thus far has been fast. That 7.3 will be there to help with my therapy. Ah, therapy is going to be a ball with my Trek there to help me!

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          5.0

          Great performance!

          By Greg

          from Tampa, FL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          This is a great bike. I gave my old (2009) Trek 7.3 to my son. It had 7200 very enjoyable miles on it. This new version (2015) is a sleek matt black, great components, and seems a bit faster than the 2009. The gearing is a bit different. Only thing I'd change would be the seat, and now that I've gotten used to it I may not change it after all but I would say that it could be a bit more comfortable. I use my bike, primarily, for strenuous workouts of 15 to 20 miles at a clip on a great bike trail I live by. I've used it as a commuter as well and been very satisfied. These 7.3s are the best investment I've ever made...hands down.

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          5.0

          I love my trek 7.3 fx

          By El chava

          from Mexicali, BC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Fast
          • The Bike Its Beatiful
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight
          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Commuting
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          The bike its beatiful, fast and fun. I love my trek 7.3 fx

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