Strengths: Price value, Handling, shifts smoothly, seat is decent, comfortable riding position (aggressive but still somewhat upright), nice components, brakes well
Weaknesses: Not the fastest bike in the world, but fast enough that you'll leave all the Walmart bikes in the dust! (I ride circles around my brother's mongoose)
I love my Trek 7.1FX, the bike does everything that I need it to do, smooth ride on the trail, fast on the streets, great for commuting; however, I use it predominantly on the bike paths and it flys! This is a great entry bike at an entry level price!
Similar Products Used: n/a... This is my first bicycle
Bike Setup: Medium frame, blue, size 17.5
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: July 17, 2010
Strengths: GOOD ON DIRT ROADS AND PAVEMENT . ENJOYABLE TO RIDE .
Weaknesses: SLOWER THAN A ROAD BIKE BUT STILL FAST ENOUGH FOR ME .
LOVE THIS BIKE . HAVEN'T RODE MUCH IN 10 YEARS . I TRY TO RIDE EVERY DAY . BOUGHT IT MOSTLY FOR TRYING TO KEEP MY BLOOD PRESSURE ,WEIGHT , AND DIABETES IN CHECK . THE MORE I RIDE THE STRONGER AND MORE EASIER IT SEEMS TO TAKE ON HILLS AND LONGER RIDES . 10 TO 45 MILES . GREAT BIKE .
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Anyone got any views / reviews? Or other suggestions?
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