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Trek 7.1 FX

Trek 7.1 FX

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (63 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2012 Trek 7.1 FX

From commuting, to fitness riding, to all-around fun, Trek's 7.1 FX gets you there. 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 Aluminum
    Tires Bontrager H2, 700 x 35c
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
    Shifters Shimano EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite
    Stem Bontrager Satellite
    Brake Levers Shimano EF51
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager SSR
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 63 reviews)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (50)
    • Handles well  (40)
    • Responsive  (37)
    • Fast  (35)
    • Comfortable  (34)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (13)
    • Poor components  (8)
    • Heavy  (4)
    • Too rigid  (2)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (2)

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (48)
    • Casual riding  (40)
    • Exercising  (39)
    • Pavement  (10)
    • Climbing  (8)

    Reviewed by 63 customers

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    5.0

    Best Purchase of My Life

    By Jack The Biker

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Great Components
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Pavement

      Comments:

      Bought this bike for my 17th Birthday. Good for Pavement riding lightweight and easy to put on hitch bike racks.

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      5.0

      My first bike shop bike

      By Ditty

      from Eagan, MN

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Great Components
      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Pavement

        Comments:

        This is my first bike shop bike, just bought in my mid 30s. I've been totally blown away at the upgrade in quality. So much fun to ride. I have about a 10 mile round trip commute that I do 3 to 5 times a week and it is great. I also take it for 10 to 20 mile joyrides on the weekend and love it. I'm having so much fun with it.

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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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                  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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