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Trek 7.3 FX

Trek 7.3 FX

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (371 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 371 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Handles Well  (300)
    • Lightweight  (275)
    • Comfortable  (241)
    • Good Geometry  (232)
    • Fast  (198)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (86)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (52)
    • Too Rigid  (15)
    • Heavy  (14)
    • Poor Components  (11)

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding  (292)
    • Commuting  (251)
    • Exercising  (206)
    • Serious Training  (76)
    • Climbing  (56)

    Reviewed by 371 customers

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    5.0

    Solid, Looks great

    By Ryan

    from Midwest

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Good Geometry
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Too Rigid

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding
    • Climbing
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    I bought the 7.3x in 22.5" in matte black 2-3 months ago. I'm 6'3" so the 22.5" fits okay, it might be a little small but raising the seat to the right height makes it fit pretty well. It's quick, nimble, and easy to ride. I feel great going for 10-15 mile rides or commuting to friends' houses, going to the gym, etc. It is a bit of a rough ride when hitting tough patches. If I could do it over again, I would look at the 7.4 more seriously since it comes with a carbon fork which would dampen the rigidness. I really didn't like the gray color of the 7.4 though. Overall, this is a great bike and you can't go wrong with any trek products.

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    5.0

    Great bike for my needs

    By Pozzy

    from Dixon, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    Traded in an older Trek for this one and am glad I did. Thought the older one was great but the upgrade was well worth it. Just a hard seat is all but I'm getting used to it. Thanks! Bought at Meade's Bike shop in Sterling IL, you should be proud of them as one of your dealers they are very responsive and friendly and great to deal with. Won't go anywhere else.

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    4.0

    Bang for the buck.

    By Wil

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Good Geometry
    • Responsive
    • Fast
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Trail Riding

      Comments:

      Just rode more than 400 miles in 8 days on the Erie Canal Trail. Much crushed stone surface, some gravel, and lots of paved roads. Handled all surfaces well. Front end seemed a little twitchy on some surfaces, but that might be because I usually ride a road bike on paved surfaces. In every other way, the bike exceeded my expectations.

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      5.0

      Great Ride

      By Henry

      from Fuquay Varina, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Responsive
      • Lightweight
      • Light
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting
      • Exercising
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      I bought this bike just about a month ago after doing a good deal of research. I owned a Trek Navigator in the past so I already knew about the Trek quality. I have close to 50 miles on it and so far it has been a good experience. It has been a comfortable ride. One person said "He's brighter than my future."

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      5.0

      Excellent bike even for amatuers

      By Wyurm

      from Wilmington, IL

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Control
      • Good Geometry
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive
      • Handles Well
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Commuting
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        I am very satisfied with the 7.3FX. I use it to commute to work and back but intend to ride a few nearby trails as well. Couldn't be happier with my choice.

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        4.0

        Great bike!

        By Free in WI

        from Appleton, WI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Fast
        • Responsive
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising

          Comments:

          I have had to turn to biking for intense aerobic work as running injuries become too frequent. This bike is awesome for my purposes - finally something which mirrors what I seek from running! Great investment in biking for fitness without breaking the bank. Very smooth and clean design/features/accessories. I'm not a bike nut, but this bike has me headed that way.

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          4.0

          Nice ride!

          By Cbum

          from EHT South Jersey

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Shifting
          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          I bought this to replace my 1990's Raleigh City Lite Technium City Sport. The 7.3 is lighter, faster and time will tell on it's service life. I use it to commute to work. It's between 7.3 and 8.3 miles to work each way. The very first day I cut 7:30 off of my commute one way. That was amazing!! My commute is pretty flat with the exception of a fixed bridge that I cross mid commute. This bike climbs that bridge with ease. I also ride casually each night with my wife and we have been going to AC or OC boardwalk on weekdays for fun. The two issues that I do have are 1. The handling is good but when I reach down to get the water bottle and only have one hand steering I get an uneasy uncontrolled feeling (with two hands it's really good) 2. When shifting gears I have to keep lightly manipulating the shifter 6 through 2 til it engages. I'm 48 years old and recently got back into riding after a couple of knee surgeries. Over all its a great looking perfect bike for me.

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          4.0

          Love this new Ride

          By Tiny22

          from Columbus Ohio

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Fast
          • Handles Well
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            So glad that I upgraded old Gary Fisher MB to the 7.3 for fitness riding on trails.

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            4.0

            Just Treking along.

            By Mr. Mulligan

            from Northern Illinois

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Seat

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            So far I like it for the most part. Brakes are squeaky though. Had to pay extra to get a better seat and no kickstand so that was extra too. Talk about gouging the customers.

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            5.0

            Awesome....

            By David

            from Eugene, OR

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Responsive
            • Good Geometry

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Seat

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Climbing
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            Just got back into cycling and this bike is perfect for fitness, commuting and my overall goals. Its very responsive, surprisingly fast and comfortable, although I am going to upgrade the seat. Other than that, this is the perfect bike for some serious training, road riding and enjoying your city's best bike paths.

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