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Trek 7.1 FX

Trek

7.1 FX
2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (55 Reviews)
 

2012 Trek 7.1 FX

From commuting, to fitness riding, to all-around fun, Trek's 7.1 FX gets you there. 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.

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

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 55 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (43)
  • Handles well  (40)
  • Responsive  (37)
  • Fast  (35)
  • Comfortable  (34)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable seat  (13)
  • Poor components  (8)
  • Heavy  (3)
  • Too rigid  (2)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (2)

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (41)
  • Casual riding  (40)
  • Exercising  (39)
  • Climbing  (8)
  • Serious Training  (5)

Reviewed by 55 customers

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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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    (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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Trek 7.1FX 2013 Great Value

        By MickyB

        from Canberra Australia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          I was in the market for a bike for some months. Trying to pick a good comfortable that wasn't to expensive wasn't easy. The sale man assured me that this was the bike for me. I was somewhat hesitant as i am 105Kg and wasn't sure it would hold up. I am glad i made the purchase. My first ride out was 20km. The bike didnt miss a beat. Thought seat would be uncomfortable but because i had the guy at shop adjust the right height i was fine. The only soreness was in my wrists. I might invest in some handle bar extension just to provide an alternate riding position. Could be be because i havent ridden in 5 years as well.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bike!

          By Justin

          from AL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Fast
          • Handles Well

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          I bought this bike seeking an alternative way to exercise and I could not be happier. This is my first "real" bike. All my previous bikes were purchased from your large chain stores. My first test ride was at the bike store and almost immediately I could tell the difference in quality between this new 7.1 and the old chain store bike. Really there is no comparison between the two. I have not looked forward to biking in a long time but this bike leaves me wanting and excited for my next ride. The Pros: solid feel, quick to accelerate, easy to shift, looks great! Cons: the seat can be uncomfortable but I usually notice it After i'm done riding, You feel all the bumps in the road. Other than the seat and bumps this bike is the best bike I have ever owned and has given me a new found enjoyable activity!!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent intro bike

          By pat

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Bike Messenger

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Handles Well

          Cons

          • Weak wheels
          • Poor Components

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting
          • Bike Delivery
          • Climbing
          • Racing
          • Serious Training

          Comments:

          I bought this bike for a job downtown delivering food. With work and recreational use I put around 50-75 miles on it per week. The design makes for a comfortable ride and the bike can reach fast speeds when needed. The brakes are nothing special, but get the job done. The gears switched very smoothly. I've since added a rack and use it to get groceries also. I've had the bike now for 6 months and the only issue I have is that the wheels aren't too strong. After about 3 months the spokes on the rear wheel started to pop every know and then. After about the 4th one I decided that I should probably invest in a stronger wheel. I ended up getting a good wheel, but it was hard to find one that used a freewheel and not a cassette. My advise to any buyer is wants to buy the bike is to upgrade to a hand made wheel instead of the ones that it comes with. Overall I think it's a great bike, but wish I would have spend a little more for a bike with better components.

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          5.0

          Love This Bike

          By Alex

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Good Geometry
          • Handles Well
          • Comfortable
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          This bike is the sweet spot for me. I generally use it for exercise and recreation and it is fantastic for both. Recently I started commuting to work from time to time and it's really proven itself. My work ride is 10 miles one way and the bike is comfortable the entire ride. It's also sturdy and smooth. This is a diverse bike at a great price.

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