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Trek 7.3 FX

Trek

7.3 FX
2012

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4.5 stars
 (349 Reviews)
 

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.

 
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

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4.5 stars

(based on 349 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles Well  (283)
  • Lightweight  (257)
  • Comfortable  (230)
  • Good Geometry  (219)
  • Fast  (181)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable seat  (76)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (51)
  • Heavy  (14)
  • Too Rigid  (14)
  • Poor Components  (11)

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (275)
  • Commuting  (241)
  • Exercising  (185)
  • Serious Training  (70)
  • Climbing  (53)

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4.0

Move Up from clunky Hybrids

By Mike likes Bikes

from Sierra Vista, AZ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Brakes Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting
      • Exercising

      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

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      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

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

      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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      5.0

      Love my Trek 7.3

      By Marty

      from Highland Utah

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Casual Riding
        • Serious Training

        Comments:

        Excellent recommendation by the sales pro at Trek, very helpful, informative and wanting to help my wife and I make the right choice.

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        4.0

        Fast, light, with iffy breaks

        By Nonstophoe

        from Toronto, ON, Canada

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat
        • Brakes Could Be Better

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments:

        Moving up from my previous ride (Koan Dew), this bike is certainly the superior one. Lightweight, with great handling and speed, my only complaints would be the brakes could be improved and the seat is a little uncomfortable (both easily remedied with a quick upgrade). All in all great bike!

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        5.0

        All around great ride

        By Active Jordan

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Responsive
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          I've just began bike commuting (7 miles each way) and this is a great bike! It's extremely responsive, quite light but still has a lot of durability. Plus, you definitely get a value on the features when upgrading from the 7.2 to the 7.3. I am a female that went with this model because it fit better than the WSD version. This really is a great bike and I can't wait to take it out for a really long ride!

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          5.0

          Perfect for me

          By George

          from Durango, CO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Fast
          • Handles Well
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            I ride casually about 30 miles per week. This bike is perfect: good on the flat and up the hills. Couldn't have asked for more and the price was reasonable.

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            4.0

            love it

            By new biker rider

            from Dayton, Ohio

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Exercising
              • Commuting
              • Casual Riding

              Comments:

              Love it. Don't really know a lot about bikes, but seems like it's a good value, well made and fairly comfortable (for a bike). I love how quiet it is. And I really like the padded handle bars and convenient shifter. And for a middle age person, it's very nice looking - not lots of bright colors.

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