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Trek 7.1 FX

Trek 7.1 FX

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (40 Reviews)
 

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2013 Trek 7.1 FX

From commuting, to fitness riding, to all-around fun, Trek's 7.1 FX gets you there with agility and style. The zippy Trek aluminum frame with lightweight 700c wheels speeds you over hills and across town with ease, while the more-upright riding position and supportive seat allow you to ride in total comfort. Speaking of hills, you've got 21 gears to get you up and over, and powerful linear-pull brakes to guide you back down. On Trek's versatile 7.1 FX the world is yours.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Silver Series aluminum
    Fork Trek high tensile-steel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager 750
    Hubs Formula aluminum
    Tires Bontrager H2, 700 x 35c
    Crankset SR SunTour
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
    Shifters Shimano EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite, lock-on ergonomic
    Stem Bontrager Satellite
    Brake Levers Shimano EF51
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Wellgo platform
    Saddle Bontrager SSR
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 40 reviews)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (29)
    • Handles well  (23)
    • Responsive  (21)
    • Comfortable  (20)
    • Fast  (17)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (8)
    • Poor Components  (6)
    • Heavy  (4)
    • Balance 
    • Poor Off-road Handling 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (28)
    • Casual riding  (26)
    • Exercising  (23)
    • Pavement  (6)
    • Climbing  (5)

    Reviewed by 40 customers

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    5.0

    Bike for my Granddaughter

    By Richard E.

    from Hanover Park, IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Great Components
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Great Ride
    • Handles Well Off-road

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Bikr Paths
      • Pavement

      Comments:

      I bought this bike for my Granddaughter. It's the second FX I purchased for my Grand Kids. I love the durability of Trek bikes. This bike will last them a life time. I personally own 3 Trek bikes and they all have the same quality and great ride. I own a Trek series 2.1 road bike, a Trek Navigator and a Trek DS 8.2.

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      5.0

      Hardy, quick bike

      By Hunry

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • Commuting
        • Pavement

        Comments:

        As a novice, I bought the 2009 model in June 2011, and three years later I'd say it's as great as ever, which is quite a compliment considering I had done zero maintenance during those three years. For the first two years, my riding habits included riding to nearby stores and going on 40-mile-long rides, which were grueling but through no fault of the bike; I attribute the discomfort to inadequate food and water, bad seat adjustment, and ozone. Currently, I commute to work 8.5 miles almost daily, and it's a joy. I've been trying out different saddle and handle bar positions and have found that I like the handlebars being lowered a little; leaning forward a little more keeps the saddle from getting too uncomfortable. Regarding the lack of maintenance, I still use the original tires,and although the back tire is getting bald, the front tire is still in reasonably good condition. The brake shoes are still the originals, though the back pair are nearly worn to nothing, so I'll be replacing those soon. I had never washed or oiled or greased anything until last week. The ride felt quicker, smoother and quieter. Never had any spoke problems like others have mentioned. I can't comment on how the ball bearings are doing because I don't yet have the courage to One thing I dislike and a few tips: -My thumbs often get numb when commuting and I can't find a position that prevents that. -When you first get the bike, check if the nuts on the wheels' axles can be loosened. It helped mine spin more freely. -One wet winter ride caused the cassette to rust slightly, but that hasn't worsened the ride quality. -The back tire has a spot that's flatter the the rest of it. This might be due to leaving the bike on its wheels over one winter. -The derailer seems to be very precise and sensitive. I had no problems at all for three years until I washed the bike. I guess I hit the adjustment knob. It took a lot of minute, back and forth knob-turning, but I got the shifting just about back to the way it was before.

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        5.0

        Great Bike!

        By James

        from Tipp City OH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • LIGHT
        • Durable
        • Great Components
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments:

          Riding 10-15 miles a day over local bike paths and the 7.1 handles it like a champ.

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          4.0

          Liking my new 7.1 FX

          By Commuter

          from New York

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Great Components

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Pavement

            Comments:

            I only gave this bike 4 stars because I haven't really been riding it too much due to the weather. I did ride it today and have to say I miss the suspension on my mountain bike LOL but this bike moves along so much better.

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            3.0

            Works for what I need

            By Paul

            from Cincinnati

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Costumer Service
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Balance
            • Poor Shifting

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments:

            I have been using this bike for several weeks now and have a few hundred miles on it. I generally use this bike with a child trailer attached to the back which does add quite a bit of weight but that was what this bike was recommended to me for. The biggest issue I have had has been shifting I have needed the store to adjust the shifting a few times because even without trailer attached I had trouble shifting with the chain just dropping off. But I do go up extremely steep hills with this bike and it has been up to the challenge so far. I can coast pretty well on regular ground but 25mph is about top speed for comfort before the bike doesn't feel stable.

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            4.0

            great bike

            By Joe

            from Colorado Springs, CO

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Virsitile
            • Great Components
            • Lightweight
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Poor Off-road Handling

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Pavement

            Comments:

            The frame takes up a lot of the bumps which is good if the roads and sidewalks are as messed up as the ones over here.

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            4.0

            Great Entry Level Ride

            By MickyJb

            from Canberra Australia

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Durable
            • Pleasure To Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Pavement

              Comments:

              I bought this bike in an effort to start exercise an loose weight aka middle age. First couple of rides the seat was uncomfortable but the dealer said to persist and you will get used to it - and it did. My first initial rides were around 20km until just recently i was up around 60km. Don't expect to be overtaking any road bikes as it is a different riding position/experience. Did take a couple of visits bake to the store for some minor adjustments as things settled in which is to be expected. I have done about 2000km on it now and have only just upgraded to a carbon fiber bike. Overall the trek 7.1 was a great bike and i would definitely recommend.

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              5.0

              A lot of fun in a high quality hybrid

              By Quico12

              from Katy, Texas

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Responsive
              • Handles Well
              • Comfortable
              • Good Geometry

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Serious Training
              • Exercising
              • Casual Riding

              Comments:

              Great entry level bike. Very versatile. Can ride on the road, in parks and some off the road. This bike hooked me in cycling, so I am considering getting a road bike, too. But I'll also keep this one for its versatility.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good Starter Bike

              By Hansen

              from Minnesota

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Comfortable
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Poor Components

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Casual Riding
              • Exercising

              Comments:

              Been a great bike so far, had it a few months and put about 500 miles on it. Was disappointed when I had a spoke break just going down the trail, local bike shop fixed it fast and got me on my, only to have another one break the very next ride. Glad they were able to get me a new wheel, but will definitely be looking to upgrade soon.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So glad I bought this bike!

              By Jenny

              from Maryland

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Handles Well
              • Comfortable
              • Fast

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable Seat

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Casual Riding
              • Exercising

              Comments:

              I'll start by saying I using don't enjoy cycling because my legs usually tire quickly. I bought this bike for a 200 mile bike ride on the C&O canal, which we did in 4 days. The bike was smooth for me the entire time. I added a memory foam cover for the seat, which was perfect. I carried ~30 pounds extra on the trip and the bike carried the weight well (approx. load was 155 pounds). I need to take back to the store and have them fix the gears because it does not shift into 1st, which was only a problem when we found a rare hill. I will be switching out the handle bars and pedals to start using this for long road rides.

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