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Trek 7.3 FX

Trek

7.3 FX
2012

$639.99
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Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (72 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

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 72 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles Well  (58)
  • Responsive  (51)
  • Fast  (49)
  • Lightweight  (48)
  • Comfortable  (41)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable seat  (27)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (17)
  • Heavy  (6)
  • Too Rigid  (4)
  • Poor Components  (3)

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (61)
  • Casual Riding  (59)
  • Commuting  (43)
  • Serious Training  (12)
  • Climbing  (11)

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5.0

Love!

By Chrissy

from Maryland

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • Exercising

Comments:

I'm a trail rider and upgraded from a diamondback hybrid. The Trek FX 7.3 is a wonderful bike, I love it!

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5.0

Smooth, quiet, flawless shifting

By Jeff

from Colchester, Vermont

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Exercising

Comments:

I am very impressed with the flawless shifting. I ride mainly quiet back roads an appreciate the lack of mechanical noise.

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4.0

The perfect street bike

By Doerock

from N.Y.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat
  • Brakes Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Exercising
  • Casual Riding

Comments:

it is a very well rounded bike for most uses.

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4.0

Extremely happy

By Chicken Lady

from Iowa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Responsive
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • Exercising

Comments:

The seat that comes with it is rock hard. Put on a new seat and love it!

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4.0

Smooth Ride

By Yama

from San Jose, Ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Easy shifting
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well
  • Fast
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Exercising
  • Climbing
  • Casual Riding

Comments:

Great rider, smooth shifting, brakes are okay. I use it mainly to get cardio exercise in.

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4.0

My anytime ride.

By JBone

from Fort Myers, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Comfortable
  • Handles Well
  • Good Geometry

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Exercising
  • Casual Riding
  • Commuting

Comments:

I purchased this bike to be my commuter but also wanted something I could use for fitness. I have a road bike that I use for serious training but the FX 7.3 is great for jumping on for a 30 mile fitness ride or a quick trip to the store. The 32c tires gobble up the road chatter and roll smooth and even rolls well on the beach. Shifting is smooth and precise. The only draw back for me is saddle comfort on 20 mile plus rides but that's an easy fix with a new saddle. Bottom line is that this bike will see many more miles of fun in the coming years.

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5.0

My first Trek

By nettieB

from Pennsylvania

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Good In Mud
  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Exercising
  • Casual Riding

Comments:

This bike handles well & has a smooth ride. It peddles easily & gears change pretty smoothly. I'm relatively new to biking, but I'm impressed with this bike compared to others I have ridden in the past.

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4.0

I ride for fun and this bike is fun

By Kentucky Wildcat Fan

from Vero Beach,Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Brakes Could Be Better
  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • Exercising

Comments:

This is my third Trek bike.The first two were road bikes.I got hit by a car last year and felt I should take it easy plus I am 66 years old.I tried the stock 32s and later switched to 25s.what a difference.So much for taking it easy.This bike is quick and handles great.The shifters are responsive and I change gears more now than ever.yes,I did recommend it and he got one.

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5.0

Solid Machine for the Price

By Urban Cyclist

from Denver, CO

About Me Commuter

Pros

  • Good Geometry
  • Handles Well
  • Fast
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Exercising
  • Commuting
  • Casual Riding

Comments:

After my custom high-end commuter road bike was stolen, I decided to save some coin and get a basic commuter. I actually bought this bike along with a 7.3 WSD for my wife. The two bikes together did not cost what my road bike did. The bike cuts through city and urban riding like a Katana. Fixie guys look sad at the speed and mobility of the FX. Gears are sometimes just better. These gears are a little clunky, but they function flawlessly. They transfer power smoothly, and the tires have near road bike performance despite the added weight. The bike is a little heavy. However, that added weight helps with the ride. It is smooth. Not chromoly or titanium smooth, but very light with minimal vibration. The saddle is a little cheesy. It looks nice and is supportive but can cause some numbing even on shorter rides. After a few weeks the saddle does grows on you. The brakes and wheels aren't bad for what you pay. The shifters are a welcomed addition. They are simple mountain bike shifters and they work. The wide handlebars do make putting on lights, and bells a real pain. The grips are ergo-shaped, but need some adjustment for each rider's sweet spot. The bike doesn't top out real fast, but it is perfect for commuting, fitness, grocery getting, and bar hopping. The FX 7.3 is a basic bicycle, and a darn good bicycle at that. No frills, no unnecessary high priced parts that you don't need. If you want a great bike at great price that performs everything short of going down the side of a mountain, buy this bike.

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4.0

Good Exercise Bike.

By John John

from Boynton Beach, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Fast
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    I've had the Trek 7.3 for 2 months now and have put 530 miles on it. I am 6' and 210 pounds, although the bike fits me well. I made a few upgrades from the original components. The Trek came with a stem that was 0 degrees which had me bent so far over my neck hurt after awhile. I got a stem with 110 degree rise, which is better for me. The right pedal broke and I needed to get a new set. I chose a mountain bike pedal flat pedal over clipless. The seat is not very comfortable, so I put a gel seat on, which is better but once sweaty even that proved to cause chafing. I covered the gel seat with those bags my wife gets at the store. With them on there I get very little rub and am much more comfortable. When I'm out riding the Trek is really responsive, it is geared such that I can sprint easily or just maintain any pace I like. It has a granny gear that I use to go over the steep over-passes on I-95 or the Florida Turnpike. It is a good bike that may need some upgrades depending on personal riding style. Oh and don't forget to put Mr. Tuffy's tire inserts to help prevent flats.

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