Trek 7500 Hybrid Bike

4.63/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $719.99

Product Description

Frame Material: aluminum
Frame Angles: 71.5 head, 73.5 seat
Sizes: 15", 17.5", 20", 22.5"
Colors: Black/Blue
Fork: Rock Shox Metro, 50mm travel
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: aluminum linear-pull
Handlebar: Bontrager Bar-Keeper
Stem: aluminum, adjustable
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Aheadset
Front Der: Shimano Nexave T301
Crankset: Bontrager Select, 28/38/48 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Deore LX
Pedals: aluminum cage w/clips & straps
Tires: 700 x 38c Bontrager Select

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gary Jensen

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2012

Strengths:    comfort, weight

Weaknesses:    none so far...Only had it 6 months and average 75 miles per week--price was $550...

Bottom Line:   
Smooth fast ride with no problems

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve Hartman a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2011

Strengths:    Geometry, not a road bike but aggressive enough position to climb when needed, H2 Triple Flat protection tires, front shock and saddle shock ... just enough to take the rough out of rail trails. Good value.

Weaknesses:    Most people would like a lockable front shock which the 2009 does not have.

Bottom Line:   
My Trek 7500 is a model year 2009 (couldn't select that year). I've ridden roughly 2500 miles in the 13 months that I've owned this bike. It's been a great bike, smooth, ride, fairly fast (although I cannot keep up with my son on his road bike) and very tough. I ride mostly on rail trails in WV, MD and PA that range from blacktop to some orignial balast and the bike is perfect for this environment. I've accomplished many 50-90 mile rides with no complaints, no pain (have original saddle) ... I trades in my Trek 7300 and this was the best bike decision I've made, it was well worth the money spent.

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Favorite Ride:   Great Allegheny Passage

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Race Pace in Ellicot

Similar Products Used:   Trek 7300.

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock, with SPD pedals (clips on one side, flat on other ... great for camping where (can ride around the campgroung in my tennisshoes), Topeak rack and MNTX trunk.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bernard Halpin a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2010

Strengths:    This bike has very smooth gearing. Uphill and downhill. Accepts panniers and all travel accoutrements very well. Tires are great.

Weaknesses:    Haven't discovered any yet and I don't think I will!

Bottom Line:   
Purchased TREK 7500 after trying out many bikes. A friend had a 7500 that I tried out and it was smmoth as silk. Have ridden from Montana to East St. Louis, Mo. Pgh to D.C. and also the KATY TRAIL in Missouri. Bike is flawless!!!!!

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Favorite Ride:   MONTOUR TRAIL

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   TRM CYCLES-PGH.

Similar Products Used:   TREK Navigator, Trek 7100 & 7300.

Bike Setup:   Head & tail lights, Front & rear panniers. Double foot kick stand. Air pump on left front fork. Double water bottle holders. Bell with internal compass (BIKENASHBAR). Planet bike full fenders. Left hand rear view mirror by MIRRACYCLE.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bendico a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2010

Strengths:    Has a good gear set up stock from the factory. Front shock system is nice on the bumps on the rails to trails.

Weaknesses:    None that I have found so far

Bottom Line:   
This bike is AWESOME to sum it up in one word. I have a 2009 model as the year selection does not have it listed. I have put about 500 miles on it just on weekend rides with no problems at all. I look at the 7300 and 7500 and figured this was worth more bang for my buck. I have done only short ride of 25 mile or less so far but when I get off the bike I don't even feel like I put on any miles at all after the ride. Some people say this is a heavy bike but for the type of riding I am doing it works out fine. If you are looking for a bike to take weekend rides or even a few times during the week and on the week end look at the 7500.

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Favorite Ride:   Greater Allegheny Passage

Price Paid:    $789.00

Purchased At:   Big Bang Bikes

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Everything is stock other than I changed to a Shimano SPD M324 pedels so I could clip. Only other thing that may get changed is the saddle this year. I have had no major issues with the stock saddle, but I think I could do even better with something else other than the stock one.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by johnlisa5135 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2010

Strengths:    Quality manufacture and components. Comfortable riding position for 15-30 miles on paved or crushed limestone surfaces. For longer rides on pavement, you're better off with a road bike, as the upright position can be taxing on the butt.

Weaknesses:    Quite heavy (but heavy duty), I preferred the twist grip shifters on the 730 to the rapid-fire on the 7500, but it's no deal breaker

Bottom Line:   
Actually, a 2009 model.
I bought it as a replacement for my ancient Trek 730. I ride primarily on my 2 road bikes, but sometimes you just want to hop on a bike and go to the coffee shop, or on the crushed limestone trails. Sometimes you don't want to get fully dressed up, or put on your clipless shoes. You get the picture.
The 7500 is the same hybrid concept, same pretty heavy frame as the 730. Better components by far. It's also about a pound lighter. I like the really responsive brakes, and while the wheels take some effort to spin up, they maintain their momentum once you get rolling. Altogether, for what it is, this bike fills the bill. It's comfortable, upright, durable, and shifts perfectly, with a range to get you up any incline.

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Favorite Ride:   The one I'm on

Price Paid:    $659.00

Purchased At:   Village Cycle Sport,

Similar Products Used:   Trek 720, Trek 730, many many road bikes.

Bike Setup:   Bone stock except for the saddle

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