Trek 7.1 FX Hybrid Bike

DESCRIPTION

We call it a fitness bike, but this is Trek's most popular bike for a reason. Roadies, commuters, fitness freaks, errand runners, Sunday riders—everyone loves the FX.

  • Frame: FX Alpha White Aluminum
  • Tires: Bontrager H2, 700x35c
  • Shifters: Shimano EF50 trigger, 7 speed
  • Crank: Shimano M151 48/38/28 w/chainguard
  • Cassette: Shimano 14-34, 7 speed
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    [Oct 15, 2020]
    yonatan


    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    I ride and do basic maintenance for two FX 1 bikes (previously FX 7.1) since 2017. Mainly used for urban commuting on bike paths and a short tarmac path. The frame is strong. before commuting on the Trek FX 1, my commuting experience includes 30 years of commuting on a 10spd Raleigh. Never broke or bent an axle.

    Weakness:

    Avoid. It is a cheap bike, and by cheap, I do not refer to the price tag: 1. The stock Wellgo pedals are not suitable for urban rides. By the time the metal frame of the pedal meets a curb it is bent and no longer be bent back and screwed into the cheap plastic pedal skeleton - replaced by Wellgo MG-1pedals. 2. The Bontrager tires lack even the basic puncture protection - Replaced with Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires. 3. The Bontrager AT-750wheel are built by a machine. Upon purchase the spokes are not equally tension-ed and tend to break. On top of this, the rear wheel axle - Hollow one to accommodate quick release - literally cracked and broke 3 times. I weigh 170lbs. and my son 130lbs, and the bike is spec-ed 300lbs. We do not jump curbs and we do try to avoid potholes. Maybe this has something to do with the freewheel setup. 4. The square tapered VP (68mm/121.5mm) bottom bracket is of low quality. 5. The chain is Z-series KMC which quickly wears out the drive train (especially the Sunrace 7spd FreeWheel) - replaced by KMC X series, Shimano 7spd freewheel & a Shimano 361 crankset. BTW. my FX 1 did not come stocked with a Shimano crankset! it was a "SMA" crankset. 6. One should really use a Shimano aluminum-rim-friendly brake pads rather than the stock Tektro pads.

    Price Paid:
    450$
    Purchased:
    New  
    Model Year:
    2017
    [Jul 19, 2011]
    Henry Jesfen
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Price value, Handling, shifts smoothly, seat is decent, comfortable riding position (aggressive but still somewhat upright), nice components, brakes well

    Weakness:

    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

    [Jul 17, 2010]
    MICHAEL LOTT
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    GOOD ON DIRT ROADS AND PAVEMENT . ENJOYABLE TO RIDE .

    Weakness:

    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 .

    Similar Products Used:

    12 SPEED I BOUGHT 24 YEARS AGO .

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