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Trek 7.1 FX

Trek 7.1 FX

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (36 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2013 Trek 7.1 FX

From commuting, to fitness riding, to all-around fun, Trek's 7.1 FX gets you there with agility and style. The zippy Trek aluminum frame with lightweight 700c wheels speeds you over hills and across town with ease, while the more-upright riding position and supportive seat allow you to ride in total comfort. Speaking of hills, you've got 21 gears to get you up and over, and powerful linear-pull brakes to guide you back down. On Trek's versatile 7.1 FX the world is yours.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Silver Series aluminum
    Fork Trek high tensile-steel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager 750
    Hubs Formula aluminum
    Tires Bontrager H2, 700 x 35c
    Crankset SR SunTour
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
    Shifters Shimano EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite, lock-on ergonomic
    Stem Bontrager Satellite
    Brake Levers Shimano EF51
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Wellgo platform
    Saddle Bontrager SSR
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 36 reviews)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (25)
    • Handles well  (23)
    • Responsive  (21)
    • Comfortable  (20)
    • Fast  (17)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (8)
    • Poor Components  (6)
    • Heavy  (4)
    • Poor Shifting 
    • Rear Wheel Spokes Popping 

    Best Uses

    • Casual riding  (26)
    • Commuting  (25)
    • Exercising  (23)
    • Climbing  (5)
    • Serious training  (3)

    Reviewed by 36 customers

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    3.0

    Works for what I need

    By Paul

    from Cincinnati

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Costumer Service
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Balance
    • Poor Shifting

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments:

    I have been using this bike for several weeks now and have a few hundred miles on it. I generally use this bike with a child trailer attached to the back which does add quite a bit of weight but that was what this bike was recommended to me for. The biggest issue I have had has been shifting I have needed the store to adjust the shifting a few times because even without trailer attached I had trouble shifting with the chain just dropping off. But I do go up extremely steep hills with this bike and it has been up to the challenge so far. I can coast pretty well on regular ground but 25mph is about top speed for comfort before the bike doesn't feel stable.

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    4.0

    great bike

    By Joe

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Virsitile
    • Great Components
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Poor Off-road Handling

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Pavement

    Comments:

    The frame takes up a lot of the bumps which is good if the roads and sidewalks are as messed up as the ones over here.

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    4.0

    Great Entry Level Ride

    By MickyJb

    from Canberra Australia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Pleasure To Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Pavement

      Comments:

      I bought this bike in an effort to start exercise an loose weight aka middle age. First couple of rides the seat was uncomfortable but the dealer said to persist and you will get used to it - and it did. My first initial rides were around 20km until just recently i was up around 60km. Don't expect to be overtaking any road bikes as it is a different riding position/experience. Did take a couple of visits bake to the store for some minor adjustments as things settled in which is to be expected. I have done about 2000km on it now and have only just upgraded to a carbon fiber bike. Overall the trek 7.1 was a great bike and i would definitely recommend.

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      5.0

      A lot of fun in a high quality hybrid

      By Quico12

      from Katy, Texas

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      Great entry level bike. Very versatile. Can ride on the road, in parks and some off the road. This bike hooked me in cycling, so I am considering getting a road bike, too. But I'll also keep this one for its versatility.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good Starter Bike

      By Hansen

      from Minnesota

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Poor Components

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      Been a great bike so far, had it a few months and put about 500 miles on it. Was disappointed when I had a spoke break just going down the trail, local bike shop fixed it fast and got me on my, only to have another one break the very next ride. Glad they were able to get me a new wheel, but will definitely be looking to upgrade soon.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So glad I bought this bike!

      By Jenny

      from Maryland

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      I'll start by saying I using don't enjoy cycling because my legs usually tire quickly. I bought this bike for a 200 mile bike ride on the C&O canal, which we did in 4 days. The bike was smooth for me the entire time. I added a memory foam cover for the seat, which was perfect. I carried ~30 pounds extra on the trip and the bike carried the weight well (approx. load was 155 pounds). I need to take back to the store and have them fix the gears because it does not shift into 1st, which was only a problem when we found a rare hill. I will be switching out the handle bars and pedals to start using this for long road rides.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Handles Bad Roads

      By AncientMariner

      from Warren, Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Serious Training
        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        I recently got this bike to replace a classic old Raleigh 10 speed. The old bike was gathering dust since I moved to the Ohio suburbs, where road riding means very poor country roads and gravel shoulders, feeling every crack in the road. The Trek 7.1 is mostly road bike, but it cushions all bumps and effortlessly goes over rough shoulder areas, as comfortably as can be expected. The wide gear range means it will take on any grade. I am back riding! The bike looks and feels excellent except that I was surprised that the lack of rake does not allow it to balance hands-off even briefly. The seat to me is very comfortable. The precise click shifting was new too me. I liked the mountain bike style brakes a lot. In addition to commuting 7 miles, I like to take 30-40 mile rides when I'm off, and this bike is fine for that. If I could specialize in riding real nice roads, I guess I would get a road bike.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        this bike is great

        By VITTO

        from CUCAMONGA, CA

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • The Gear Ratio Is Perfect
        • Lightweight
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry

        Cons

        • Poor Components

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Casual Riding
        • Climbing
        • Commuting

        Comments:

        i ride my 7.1 to work 5 days a week to work(60miles)& apprx. 40miles on wknds. I have lost a lot of lbs. like everyone else no one wants to exercise, but this bike feels more like fun than exercise! The only negative thing about this bicycle is that it comes with no KICKSTAND, but you can purchase one for around $10.00 The trek 7.1 is the best thing to hit the STREETS.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The 7.1- "A lusciously smooth ride"

        By 7.1 fanboy

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments:

          After seeing this post on reddit and bike rumor, I decided to try this bike out for myself. Needless to say, I couldn't be happier. Although I didn't get "straight white girl wasted" before riding, I'm happy with my purchasing decision. I hope nobody steals it from me. If they do, I hope I get a coupon for free food, too. http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/04/24/as-seen-on-reddit-the-considerate-bike-thief/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BikeRumor+%28Bike+Rumor+RSS%29

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          5.0

          Fun Little Bike

          By Ride4Fun

          from Fox Point

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • FUN
          • Rugged
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Casual Trails
            • Cruising

            Comments:

            This is a great little bike for the price, Once again Trek has not let me down! I bought this bike for commuting 24 miles round trip to work/school, and the ride/shifting is as good as my road bike I paid three times as much for. This bike is not just fun for cycling with the kids, but also great for picking up groceries. Another great thing is that this color stands out nicely in a rack full of bikes:)

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