Strengths: Although the components are not super high end they
work great. The geometry is almost perfect. I've never
written a more comfortable bicycle. I love the 700 wheels.
Weaknesses: The stem ,bars , and saddle our kind of hokey. In my opinion the down tube is a little too short .
I have been riding bicycle since 95. I currently own a
specialized allez which does me little good for around
town riding, very long distance, and pulling my son in
the trailer. So I bought this bike on Craigslist for $40 not
expecting much at all other than a disposable bike but I
don't really care about. I was absolutely blown away
when I got home. I couldn't be more happy with this bike.
Is exactly what I've been looking for for one bike that
does a little bit of everything. In my opinion anyone that
poo poos this bike doesn't know much about bicycling.
I intend on converting it to threadless with drop bars.
A better saddle and a whole bunch of racks and bags.
Date Reviewed: August 1, 2013
Strengths: None, the frame sucks
To all who are reading this I have had this bike for many years and today I can no longer take it. I have somehow dealt with the bike's problems but I can take it no longer. First of all, thanks to the designer of this bike (who apparently has a mental disability) whenever there is even the least bit of water on the ground, for instance, if it is raining, has just rained, or when perhaps you ride over a small puddle, your entire backside gets covered in mud and soaked in water thanks to the lack of either front OR rear fenders. Secondly the tires have skidded and caused me to either have to abruptly stop or fall while riding multiple times. Thirdly the chain constantly slips when you pedal backwards to adjust your feet or change gears to quickly (which should not happen to a bike of around 400 dollars). In conclusion if you buy this bike you will be making a grave mistake.
Date Reviewed: June 12, 2013
Strengths: Strong and dependable, good compromise between Road and Mountain bike.
Weaknesses: It is heavier than a road bike and I get smoked by all the road bikes I encounter (plus they are a lot skinnier than me!) but they can't go in the woods like I can!
Strong and dependable, my bike is 10 years old, replacing a Schwinn Mirada Sport Mountain Bike. I ride for exercise on paved road and have taken my daughter off road on relatively groomed trails with no problems. I have ridden it over large gravel and I had to be very careful because the rocks grab the thinner tires but it handled well. Also handles off road hills well too- depending on your experience with off roading (and I am no trail hopper really but like to get messy every once in a while.) I have changed the seat, but that is more a personal choice. I tune it up every year and have had no issues with it. A nice multi-purpose bike for road or light trail riding.
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: February 12, 2013
Strengths: Great on flat smooth roads. I winter on a barrier island - roads ideal. Got mine from my neighbor's trash three years ago. Rusted - replaced cables, brakes handlebars. Like it better than my newer 7100,
Weaknesses: Factory seat terrible on long rides. Shifters need adjusted more than my 7100,
Strengths: Solid bike, quality components, you will not regret buying it, only regret not buying it.
Weaknesses: The standard saddle is something that will need to be changed for most people. Bontrager make it but it aint for long journeys with mens bits! Saddles are personal thing to be fair, whats perfect for one person is hell for another!
Hybrids are compromised by nature, they try to be an off roader and a road bike but will never be as good as either. Its not a mountain bike and it aint no racer so a person switching from either to a hybrid is going to feel a bit disappointed initially but will soon grow to love it, believe me!
While not suitable for tearing down dirt tracks and never will be, what this hybrid really is, is a tank of a road bike! Trek have taken all the strong build and durability pluses of a mountain bike and the lighter weight, slimmer, large wheeled, and speed of a road bike and created a bullet proof, ultra reliable, comfortable, fast enough for most, road bike that will deal with all the pot holes and knocks of the worst roads out there, or city, while still remaining relatively light and a road bikes ability of eating up the miles without too much effort, a perfect touring, work, training or leisure bike in my opinion. It is also very capable at (within sensible speeds) dealing with muddy or rough foot paths around parks or short cuts between roads, and is that not everything most people want from a bike nowadays?
Similar Products Used: Trek 3000 series mountain bike, I forget which one, I sold it, great bike too
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I just bought a 7200 the other day (this is my first non bmx bicycle) I took it out riding today, and I got about 4 miles from my house and it started pouring.
It was actually really fun riding back through rain I couldn't even see through.
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