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Old 05-23-15, 05:41 PM
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Weight Limit (heavy rider) for a Trek 7.2 FX?

I'm looking at the Trek 7.2 FX and would like to know the maximum weight it can handle. Specs online don't mention what the maximum weight it can handle.

I currently own a Fuji Tahoe 27.5 1.5 Disk (mountain bike) and it supports almost double my weight. I'm looking for a a daily rider (90% asphalt, 10% off road), and it looks like hybrid seems the way to go (had a road bike decades ago, not my current riding style). I looked into changing my tires for slicker road tires, but I think more changes would need to be made; probably be better off starting from scratch with a hybrid.

I'm concerned about the rear wheel and pedal weight tolerances. I'm sure the frame can support my weight without a problem, but the rear wheel and pedals will bear most of my weight (currently at 250, but working on trying to loose weight by proper diet and daily cycling).
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Trek posts weight limits for the entire like of hybrids as 300# but does not specify wheel or pedal limits
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I am not sure about Trek but the owners manual that came with my new Giant has a very detailed weight chart. Have you downloaded and looked at the owners manual for the bike you are considering?


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I'm looking at the Trek 7.2 FX and would like to know the maximum weight it can handle. Specs online don't mention what the maximum weight it can handle.

I currently own a Fuji Tahoe 27.5 1.5 Disk (mountain bike) and it supports almost double my weight. I'm looking for a a daily rider (90% asphalt, 10% off road), and it looks like hybrid seems the way to go (had a road bike decades ago, not my current riding style). I looked into changing my tires for slicker road tires, but I think more changes would need to be made; probably be better off starting from scratch with a hybrid.

I'm concerned about the rear wheel and pedal weight tolerances. I'm sure the frame can support my weight without a problem, but the rear wheel and pedals will bear most of my weight (currently at 250, but working on trying to loose weight by proper diet and daily cycling).
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Old 05-24-15, 05:50 AM
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I am not sure about Trek but the owners manual that came with my new Giant has a very detailed weight chart. Have you downloaded and looked at the owners manual for the bike you are considering?

Thanks! I was able to find the owner's manual for Trek bicycles. Looks like the max limit is 300 pounds, so I should be ok. On a side note regarding weight limits, if I am riding on a flat even surface (paved road) at my current weight (250) and decide to go off road, will the weight limit be affected? I'm thinking about the effects of gravity. Every dip I drop into or slight landing I make while on my bike will add more weight momentarily to the rear wheel. I call it the kinetic energy effect. I'm concerned that every time I hit a pot hole, my body weight of 250 will impact the bike's point of contact at a much higher weight.
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Old 05-24-15, 06:18 AM
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My Giant manual had charts for both on and off paved roads. You would think they considered that when they came up with their limits.


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Thanks! I was able to find the owner's manual for Trek bicycles. Looks like the max limit is 300 pounds, so I should be ok. On a side note regarding weight limits, if I am riding on a flat even surface (paved road) at my current weight (250) and decide to go off road, will the weight limit be affected? I'm thinking about the effects of gravity. Every dip I drop into or slight landing I make while on my bike will add more weight momentarily to the rear wheel. I call it the kinetic energy effect. I'm concerned that every time I hit a pot hole, my body weight of 250 will impact the bike's point of contact at a much higher weight.
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Old 05-24-15, 06:56 AM
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My weight is 265 and I have had no issues on my 2015 Trek 7.2 in 250 miles. Spokes still tight and wheels still round. good luck.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I purchased a Trek FX 7.2 today. I test rode it at the LBS and it seemed to ride well (way stiffer than what I'm used to). I'll take it out for a test ride tomorrow weather permitting.
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Congrats on the new bike. I felt my new Giant Fastroad SLR 1 was "stiff" when I first rode it but I quickly adjusted to it...
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