Trek's 7.6 FX is ready to go wherever you are thanks to its great blend of road-bike speed and mountain-bike stability and upright riding position. It features Trek's FX Alpha Black Series aluminum frame for a fantastic, smooth ride and nimble handling. Plus, the Bontrager SSR wheels and Race Lite Hardcase tires are fast and puncture-resistant. And, this sweet machine boasts components from Shimano and Bontrager for top-notch braking and shifting and excellent reliability.
Strengths: Light, 700x28 tires good for most road and pathway situations.
Quick shifting and pretty good for climbing.
Rack and accessories were easy to install
Weaknesses: I have encountered some problems with the shifter (front derailleur) which was fixed but was a little inconvenient. Still fiddling with gears.
Disc brakes aren't an option (I do not need them)
A very nice bike to ride. Does quite well on pathways except a little rough when going over root disturbed patches. Bike rack was easy to install. Well suited for commutes of and hour each way. The gears need a bit of attention and have been adjusted a couple of times so far. Perhaps this is usual for a new bike and I'm not sure as I haven't had a new one for many years. I have had to replace the front derailleur shifter (deore) after a month but the bike shop was very good and did replace it under warranty. The bike is quite light (unloaded) and is very quick. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.
Buying my first bike (other than wal-mart specials that is) and would love some advice. I road a 7.6 around the parking lot and LOVE it but the LBS didnt have a 7.7 to try out. is it worth the $800 upgrade? Please advise. I will mainly be riding on residential roads/sidewalks/gravel paths, any advic ... Read More »
I’m planning to buy a high performance hybrid for shorter rides & as a change of pace from my Synapse 3. Will add a rack and top case. I demoed a 7.6 FX, found it very comfortable and fast. It’s a 2010 & a good deal at $899. Just wondering if I should try any others before putting the $$ down. ... Read More »
Ok I'm 50 years old, 75 lbs overweight, and out of shape. I have an old comfort bike that I've ridden off and on over the years. I started riding more regular last fall and now have the urge to get something new. I will never race and don't want to get caught up in any group rides that become eve ... Read More »