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Trek 7.2 FX

Trek 7.2 FX

2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (180 Reviews)
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2012 Trek 7.2 FX

You'll enjoy yourself and get in shape, too, on Trek's sporty 7.2 FX. This versatile machine features Trek's light Alpha Gold aluminum frame with easy-rolling 700c wheels, a combination that lets you ride further and faster with the same effort. Plus, it sports a hill-flattening 24-speed drivetrain and confidence-inspiring linear-pull brakes. And, you'll love the puncture-resistant tires that keep you pedaling worry-free.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
    Fork High-tensile steel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager 750
    Hubs Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano
    Tires Bontrager H2 Plus puncture-resistant, 700 x 35c
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager Low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    Brake Levers Shimano EF51
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager H1
    Seatpost Bontrager Nebula

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

    (based on 180 reviews)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (139)
    • Durable  (118)
    • Great Components  (90)
    • Handles Well  (53)
    • Attractive Design  (26)

    Cons

    • Poor Off-road Handling  (13)
    • Uncomfortable seat  (10)
    • none  (9)
    • Poor Component Selection  (6)
    • Heavy  (6)

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (125)
    • Pavement  (95)
    • Road biking  (29)
    • Exercising  (20)
    • Casual Riding  (18)

    Reviewed by 180 customers

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    5.0

    I love my new ride!

    By Carol from Scooterville

    from Mascoutah, IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Great Components

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments:

      I love my new bike. The gears shift easily and it is very light. I am going faster with less effort. I'm so looking forward to the summer and exploring the area's trails.

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      5.0

      everything I expected.

      By pooky

      from Crystal lake,IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Pavement

        Comments:

        I purchased this bike to get back into cycling as a way starting a new fitness regime. The bike is awesome on paths,trails and the street.The ride is comfortable and all components are top notch.

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        5.0

        Great Bike!

        By Norm

        from Oak Lawn,IL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Great Components
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Off-road Handling

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments:

        I use the bike on paved trails and streets where it is very good.The 24 speeds give me a lot of different gearing which I use and need.The brakes are also very good which is essential on street use.The lightweight is also great in many ways,can lift the bike easily and get up to speed quickly.

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        5.0

        Great Entry Level Bike

        By Beetle

        from Greensburg, IN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable
        • Very smooth

        Cons

        • Rough Over Bumps

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Pavement

        Comments:

        I told the salesperson that I wanted a bike that I could ride to work in the morning and then take out on a 15 mile fitness ride after work. This bike fits that to a tee. The only problem to date (I have had the bike for two months now)was on the very first day, the front shifter indicator broke. Not a real big deal, just the little red tab that lets you now which front sprocket you are on broke lose. Shifter works fine, but on the first day!!?

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        5.0

        Better than running

        By Phil

        from King George, VA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Great Components
        • fun
        • SMOOTH

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercise
          • Pavement

          Comments:

          I was sitting on the fence for a few months about buying a bike in general. I was a runner( a few half marathons a year), but it was becoming more difficult for me to keep up that pace. During the hot humid mid Atlantic summers, running would completely drain me. Not to mention the toll I was beginning to feel in my legs. Realizing I wasn't exercising much at all, I decided to give biking a try. I did quite of bit of research into the style of bike I wanted and went to a bike shop to try out the 7.2 FX. I didn't want to spend to much on my first bike just in case I didn't care for biking. I even considered getting a bike from a department store. After trying one, I realized it was worth the few extra dollars to get something nice. I have not been disappointed. In less than 3 weeks I have already ridden over 200 miles and have enjoyed it. I do not feel drained after exercising and am actually refreshed. I would ride more if I had the time. I look forward to my rides and am motivated to exercise again. For someone looking for an alternative to running. I would strongly recommend getting this bike. The only draw back is the seat was uncomfortable at first. But the more I ride and aftere a few minor adjustments it has become less of an issue.

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          5.0

          Makes me want to ride!

          By Crash

          from Spring Hill,Fl

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Exercise
            • Freedom
            • Commuting
            • Pavement

            Comments:

            Gives us the freedom to get out in the world and get a good workout!

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            5.0

            perfect commute

            By Storieman

            from Bendigo, Vic, Australia

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments:

              To and from work and i now understand the difference between a mountain bike and a hybrid my average speed on the road has doubled you just fly along. I had all the components to upgrade to 9 speed on the rear and really was worth it as there is not such a big jump between gears when you want it just that little easier or little bit harder. I also added bar ends that have made it even more comfortable. Love this bike but still prefer to hammer through the bush on my trek 4500 MTB

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              4.0

              Very good fitness/hybrid bike

              By Nick

              from Biloxi, MS

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Pavement

                Comments:

                I really like this bike. It is my first bike in years, but I am quite impressed. It is fairly light weight and has a smooth ride. I know it can be changed, but the grips are a bit too gel like for my taste. My initial test drive didn't realize it, but they become slick and somewhat uncomfortable on longer rides. The gears and overall mechanical feel of the bike are amazing. I went with the 7.2 over the 7.1 for the more modern and light design.

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                4.0

                Excellent choice for active cyclists!

                By Mikey

                from Upstate, NY

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Great Components
                • Smooth Operation
                • Fast

                Cons

                • Doesnt Take Bumps Well
                • Uncomfortable Stock Seat

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Fitness Rides
                • Pavement

                Comments:

                Ive been running 4 times a week for a while now but wanted to add biking to the mix since the running eventually starts to take its toll on your knees and stuff. I bought this Trek after owning one many years back that I liked. This is a great bike and im very hapy with it. The components are excellent, everything works smoothly, and the bike is fast. Its a quality bike all around. I feel the 7.2 model is worth the upgrades over the base model. You get a better crank, better pedals, and I believe a better derailer. The only negatives would be the uncomfortable stock seat and the fact that the bike is supposedly a hyrid but I can tell you right now that off road it would NOT work well at all! It doesnt take bumps that great on the street and really jars you if you hit a bump or whatever. Its a stiff bike and frame. Strong, but not very giving. So, IMO this is a street bike for pavement and thats it. Otherwise, I LOVE my Trek! Highly recommended for pavement or fine gravel use.

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                5.0

                Great Ride

                By Tred

                from Mt. Vernon, Ohio

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Great Components
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pavement
                  • Commuting

                  Comments:

                  After being off a bike for 15 years this bike was the one I wish I had when I had to get off one. A smooth ride on pavement, and ease of operation make this bike a good one or the recreational or commute. I did a lot of research before getting this bike and for the money this bike was a winner all the way around. If you are looking for a bike that will make your commute, and relational ride a pleasure the FX 7.2 is a great choice. There are a number of components that may not be the very best but, the quality of the components on this bike will service you for years. Overall a good bike for the money!

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