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Trek 7.2 FX

Trek 7.2 FX

2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (42 Reviews)
$499.99
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2014 Trek 7.2 FX

You'll enjoy yourself and get in shape, on Trek's sporty 7.2 FX. This versatile machine features Trek's light Alpha Gold aluminum frame with easy-rolling 700c wheels, a combination that lets you ride further and faster with the same effort. Plus, it sports a hill-flattening 24-speed drivetrain and confidence-inspiring linear-pull brakes. And, you'll love the puncture-resistant tires that keep you pedaling worry-free.

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
    Fork High-tensile steel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-750
    Hubs Formula aluminum
    Tires Bontrager H2 Hardcase Lite, 700 x 35c
    Crankset SR SunTour
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager Low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    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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  • Part Numbers close open

    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number Store SKU
    Matte Trek Black / 15-inch 00768682273869 13230100013 TRK-13230100013
    Matte Trek Black / 17.5-inch 00768682273883 13230101013 TRK-13230101013
    Matte Trek Black / 20-inch 00768682273906 13230102013 TRK-13230102013
    Matte Trek Black / 22.5-inch 00768682273920 13230103013 TRK-13230103013
    Matte Trek Black / 25-inch 00768682273944 13230104013 TRK-13230104013
    True Blue / 15-inch 00768682273968 13230100113 TRK-13230100113
    True Blue / 17.5-inch 00768682273982 13230101113 TRK-13230101113 72F172428053
    True Blue / 20-inch 00768682274002 13230102113 TRK-13230102113 72F167008703
    True Blue / 22.5-inch 00768682274026 13230103113 TRK-13230103113 72F173771233
    True Blue / 25-inch 00768682274040 13230104113 TRK-13230104113
    Dark Metallic Blue / 15-inch 00768682367780 13230100114 TRK-13230100114
    Dark Metallic Blue / 17.5-inch 00768682367841 13230101114 TRK-13230101114 72F257665414
    Dark Metallic Blue / 25-inch 00768682368022 13230104114 TRK-13230104114
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 42 reviews)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (33)
    • Durable  (28)
    • Great components  (20)
    • Versatile  (6)
    • Handles well off-road  (5)

    Cons

    • Poor Off-road Handling  (3)
    • Heavy  (2)
    • Gear change from 1 to 2 
    • Handle bar position 
    • Seat 

    Best Uses

    • Pavement  (26)
    • Commuting  (23)
    • Commuting/city  (7)
    • Road biking  (6)
    • Cycle cross racing  (2)

    Reviewed by 42 customers

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    5.0

    Too good for a starter

    By Matt

    from Chicago

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well Off-road
    • Durable
    • Great Components

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cycle Cross Racing
      • Commuting
      • Pavement

      Comments:

      I bike around 22 miles a day for my commute to work and ever since I got Trek 7.2 there was no looking back . I was kinda worried initially whether it would carry me well as I'm on the heavier side.But the bike is absolutely fine with all those Seat might be a little bit uncomfortable in the beginning but will blend in after a while Loved the light weight of the bike.This is my first after very long time This is the best bike I have rode in my entire life Even though i got a non disc version the brake is absolutely a life saver as it did save my thrice already (which made me write this review) I can't think of anything that is not good about it absolutely loving it and this just made me love the whole idea of biking around

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      5.0

      Good Fitness Bike

      By Tim

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Components
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Pavement

        Comments:

        I bought a 7.2FX a month ago, and I use this bike 2-3 times a week at 20-30 mile bike rides for fitness purposes (Up to 170 Miles so far). I find that the bike goes relatively fast, I average around 17MPH (I know my abilities are a big factor in that, but the weight seems to help, and the wider tires I don't feel are detrimental.). The bike is light. The wheel width is great on the crushed limestone trails in Wisconsin. The seat I think is fine for 20-30 miles, but any further might require an upgrade or a few breaks during the trip. I don't mind the handlebars, frequent riding beyond 40 miles would require an upgrade for more hand positions, but the handlebars that come on the bike are correct for this bikes intended purpose. The only issue I have is occasionally the vibration through the forks to the handle bars on some rough parts of the trail. But this may be the fact I have the tires near maximum pressure. Overall based on my 1 month experience, the bike is very good for its intended purpose. And if I wanted to go further (without buying a road bike), I feel it is worthy of some minor upgrades to the handle bars and seat.

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        5.0

        Great Bike

        By Fresh Chicken

        from Naperville, IL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Handles Well Off-road
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Off-Road

          Comments:

          At 6'3" Tall and 240lbs. this bike is a dream to ride, comfortable seat, easy to handle and lightweight make it easy to knock out the 20 miles in a jiff.

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          5.0

          Grest Bike

          By Gary

          from Walkersville Md

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Great Shifting
          • Comfortable seat
          • Great Components

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments:

            Over 800 miles now and not a problem. Comfortable seat and riding position. My back does not hurt a bit nor does my rear. Added some bar extenders which helped prevent finger numbness and gives a better riding position. Keep tire pressure up -70#s or so and it rolls well. Used it 40 miles on a very muddy C&O canal ride and it performed great. Good all around bike.

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            5.0

            Great Ride

            By Tred

            from Mt. Vernon, Ohio

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Great Components
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Pavement

              Comments:

              After being off a bike for 15 years this bike was the one I wish I had when I had to get off one. A smooth ride on pavement, and ease of operation make this bike a good one or the recreational or commute. I did a lot of research before getting this bike and for the money this bike was a winner all the way around. If you are looking for a bike that will make your commute, and relational ride a pleasure the FX 7.2 is a great choice. There are a number of components that may not be the very best but, the quality of the components on this bike will service you for years. Overall a good bike for the money!

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              4.0

              Solid Bike

              By Bill

              from Hampton, VA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Handle Bar Position
              • Seat

              Best Uses

              • Recreational

              Comments:

              This bike is well made and easy to ride. I have put about 150 miles on it and truly enjoy riding it. The seat is, as noted, not comfortable after more than 10-12 miles. I got around that by taking a 10-15 minute break. I have not had any problem with shifting, braking or other mechanical problems. I will say the frame is durable. I got distracted after putting this on my car rack and did not strap it in. It departed the pattern at about 70-75 MPH on I-64W one Friday afternoon. It took me a while to notice it and the back track to find it. I expected the worst but it only cost me a new seat and new pedals. No other damage.

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              5.0

              So far, so good

              By City rider

              from Detroit

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Great Components

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cycle Cross Racing
                • Pavement

                Comments:

                I picked up a True Blue 2014 7.2 FX about a month ago and can't stop riding it. It's much lighter than what I used to have and, obviously, a lot faster. I've seen some complaints about the seat from other commenters, but after about 200 miles, I can't complain.

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                5.0

                Great Bike

                By NMKT822

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Good Compents For The Mon
                • Great Components
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Exercise

                  Comments:

                  I bought this bike after not owning one for 34 years. Raced BMX as a kid and wanted a hybrid in case i wanted to go off-roading some. So far have popped a few wheelies and at 50 either stupid or easy bike to ride, or both. But seems light-weight to me and really good qaulity for the money. Am enjoying riding againa and did not want to spend too much as first bike back. I have never owned a bike before with gears so take this part with a grain of salt, but the componenents seem good quality and shift quickly and easily. Hope this helps.

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                  5.0

                  City Commuter

                  By Nick

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Great Components

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Pavement

                    Comments:

                    I ride about 75 miles a week between work and school and this bike does it all for me. I traded in my early 80's Trek roadbike for the 7.2 FX and couldn't be happier. It's not as fast as my roadbike, I've gotten up to 32MPH on the FX so it's quick enough for my purposes of riding to work and trips along the lakefront. I only ride on the streets and paved biking trails, if I wanted to off road I would have purchased another bike. Longest single ride so far was about 20 miles and it was smooth the whole way. The tires are great, in Milwaukee along the Hank Aaron trail on which I ride a vagrant smashes beer bottles along the path right before Miller Park and the tires have withstood near daily rides over the broken glass. Maybe the cops will get him one day but that's not Trek's problem.

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                    4.0

                    Great Fit for a Busy Life

                    By Amy

                    from West Virginia

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Durable
                    • Great Components

                    Cons

                    • Poor Off-road Handling

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement
                    • Commuting

                    Comments:

                    I try to bike at least two days a week. This can be tough considering I am in college and work full time. After the harsh winter, I was a bit out of shape and was having a hard time keeping up on my Trek mountain bike. I decided to find something light weight and inexpensive. I really feel I made the best choice, I am able to keep up with my riding partner now. It's also a comfortable ride. I really love my new bike, of course I still have the mountain bike for my off road adventures.

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