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Old 09-20-21, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by raymellott View Post
Stock saddles, in my experience - and the experience of others I've spoken with - with Trek FX and drop bar bikes, are unrideable. Best to budget the extra $ to get one that will work for you. The Trek stores I trade at will sell you the bike, and then sell you a new saddle. But if you don't like the one you bought, you can swap it for another at no cost, try it out, and swap yet again and again until your rear end is satisfied. Yet again, you can do some research - online - and find saddles that are well rated for the kind of riding you do, your weight, age, and all that. But whatever you do, don't think that stock saddle will work unless of course, it will.
Thanks!
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Old 10-23-21, 03:44 PM
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It's amazing how much money riding a bike is saving. Not just gas of course, but all the other incidentals that amount. Heck, my auto insurance is even "giving" me a $19.03 discount on my next bill because of lower mileage. (Yes, my incurance company is "watching" my mileage....)
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Old 10-25-21, 07:33 AM
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I bought a 2011 7.5 FX from the original owner last summer. He never rode it much. We estimated that it had about 2,000 miles on it. I took it to Florida for the winter and put over 2,100 miles on it. I replaced the cassette and chain right before I left in the spring. This summer, I bought a new road bike, a 2022 Trek Emonda SL 5, and will be taking my old road bike, a 2002 Klein Quantum, to Florida this winter. I'm going to sell the FX when I get down south. It's a real nice bike, but I prefer the road bike speed and riding position much more.


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Old 11-02-21, 02:50 AM
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here's a Trek 7.3 FX as a 1x drop-bar gravel racer that I just finished TODAY:


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Old 11-02-21, 11:33 AM
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That looks right.
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Old 11-02-21, 01:27 PM
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I tried the FX 5 Sport today from a friend, who is now going try use it as a commuter/fitness bike. I've searched the archives and seems anyone who wants a rack, has to fabricate a piece to fit the fender mount hole on the bridge on the bottom side. How safe is that?
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Old 11-25-21, 04:19 AM
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Love my FX3

I have 2 favorite bikes and the FX 3 gets ridden a lot of the time. This is my go to when I ride with the local bike club. I have made many improvements as parts have worn out. The cranks were the first to fail. My FX is now a full Ultegra group set, with the standard flat bar setup.


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Old 12-20-21, 04:10 PM
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After getting some VERY good advice (thanks again everyone) I ended up with an FX2 Well I just picked up a Trek FX 7.4 to ride down south. REALLY wanted to try out a Fuji (tried to get two of those used) or a Specialized (also tried to buy two of them) or a Cannondale (one try) I ended up with the Trek,. It's different than my FX2 and a bit larger but JUST small enough for me to fit. Just got back from my first 6 miles on it and I'll definitely make more. Trek does indeed make some fine bikes!
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Old 12-21-21, 01:56 PM
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nice, looks sunny, warm & dry, jealous, where are you?
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Old 12-21-21, 01:57 PM
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Queen Creek Arizona and yeah the bike weather is pretty much perfect.........
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got the entry level 7.0 Alpha out for a stretch while the paved trails are still clear





for some sight seeing

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Old 01-13-22, 12:18 PM
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Does it seem odd that the FX3 still seems to be an imaginary object? i get supply chain issues, etc.. But it seems according to the Trek Website, there are bikes in my general area for the entire FX line except for the FX3. It seems like it’s been that way for months now. I’m tempted to go up to the FX4 or maybe even 5, but then it’s starting to get into higher cash areas that defeats my wish for a solid, cost effective, all-rounder. I do like the FX2, but just wish for a little bit more. Why is Trek tormenting me like this?
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Old 01-13-22, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by side_FX View Post
Does it seem odd that the FX3 still seems to be an imaginary object? i get supply chain issues, etc.. But it seems according to the Trek Website, there are bikes in my general area for the entire FX line except for the FX3. It seems like itís been that way for months now. Iím tempted to go up to the FX4 or maybe even 5, but then itís starting to get into higher cash areas that defeats my wish for a solid, cost effective, all-rounder. I do like the FX2, but just wish for a little bit more. Why is Trek tormenting me like this?
I know how you feel , I too have the FX 2 and love it but also just wanted a little more as you say , (not really knowing what a little more really was )

FX 3 also impossible to get here and I was also thinking of taking the big jump to FX sport 4 or 6 ,

Instead I ended up going for giant fastroad sl 1 , it is 400 euro more than FX 3 but you are getting a much lighter bike with mainly 105 components.

The is the giant fastroad sl 2 and 3 which are cheaper as the number goes up the sl 3 being about in line with FX 3 price and components as FX 3 I'd say.

​the geometry is a little different , mainly slightly longer reach , I feel like Ive got my little more, the main plus I feel is I feel less fatigued over longer distances, the bike feels sportier , the wheel set for me didn't feel great so on advice from others here I'm upgrading them.

but the FX 2 is the best value for money all rounder by a mile in my opinion.

I just wonder would the FX 3 be enough of an upgrade to scratch that itch for you , I'd seriously recommend trying one out or any potential new purchase tbh .

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Originally Posted by side_FX View Post
Does it seem odd that the FX3 still seems to be an imaginary object? i get supply chain issues, etc.. But it seems according to the Trek Website, there are bikes in my general area for the entire FX line except for the FX3. It seems like itís been that way for months now. Iím tempted to go up to the FX4 or maybe even 5, but then itís starting to get into higher cash areas that defeats my wish for a solid, cost effective, all-rounder. I do like the FX2, but just wish for a little bit more. Why is Trek tormenting me like this?
Have you looked at other brands like Cube, Giant and Canyon? They are higher specced than Trek. I tried to get my kid to wait for one of those brands instead of the FX 6.
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Originally Posted by mikehuangsd View Post
here's a Trek 7.3 FX as a 1x drop-bar gravel racer that I just finished TODAY:


I have the exact same ride and have been wondering what it would look like as a drop bar. Thanks for sharing... and great job! Looks awesome!

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Old 01-16-22, 03:36 PM
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LOVE IT!!!! Can you share any details about what you changed over and if you experienced any significant challenges?
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Old 02-09-22, 11:54 AM
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I picked up a red '22 FX 2 today; I'm calling it my dad-mobile and can't wait to put some miles on it. I know it's not a true road bike but it feels like a race car compared to my 13 year old full suspension moutain bike with knobbies (the red also helps!). Will be much nicer to pull the kid trailer around the neighborhood.
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Old 02-09-22, 12:29 PM
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I picked up a red '22 FX 2 today; I'm calling it my dad-mobile and can't wait to put some miles on it. I know it's not a true road bike but it feels like a race car compared to my 13 year old full suspension moutain bike with knobbies (the red also helps!). Will be much nicer to pull the kid trailer around the neighborhood.
I think they really are a great all round study trouble free fast rolling comfortable bike , kinda sorry sold mine , enjoy and the Bontrager mudguards for fx2 look stunning on the bike and give total cover to you and bike keep bike spotless , enjoy
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I think they really are a great all round study trouble free fast rolling comfortable bike , kinda sorry sold mine , enjoy and the Bontrager mudguards for fx2 look stunning on the bike and give total cover to you and bike keep bike spotless , enjoy
Cool; good to know about the mudguards.

Took it for a 7.5mi ride yesterday afternoon pulling the trailer and am really happy with it. I found it to be about 3.5-4 mph faster than my mountain bike for a similar cardio effort but found it to be much less taxing on my quads. I think I can go a little higher on tire pressure comfortably as well.

Really the only things I want to add to it right now are some lights, leaning towards the Bontrager Ion to pair to the Ridetime Elite computer, and some Ergon GP3 or GP4 grips.
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Cool; good to know about the mudguards.

Took it for a 7.5mi ride yesterday afternoon pulling the trailer and am really happy with it. I found it to be about 3.5-4 mph faster than my mountain bike for a similar cardio effort but found it to be much less taxing on my quads. I think I can go a little higher on tire pressure comfortably as well.

Really the only things I want to add to it right now are some lights, leaning towards the Bontrager Ion to pair to the Ridetime Elite computer, and some Ergon GP3 or GP4 grips.
the ride time comp and duo trap s are poor imo I got it and was disappointed , I went for coospo GPS comp , with additional cadence sensor and heart rate chest strap , all together was 140 euro
But up to you .

THe Garmin are bit pricey
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the ride time comp and duo trap s are poor imo I got it and was disappointed , I went for coospo GPS comp , with additional cadence sensor and heart rate chest strap , all together was 140 euro
But up to you .

THe Garmin are bit pricey
I already bought the Ridetime and Duotrap... I'll be honest that I liked the aesthetics of how it's integrated but also knew I would eventually get lights that could be synced with it. What issues did you have with it?
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I already bought the Ridetime and Duotrap... I'll be honest that I liked the aesthetics of how it's integrated but also knew I would eventually get lights that could be synced with it. What issues did you have with it?
There's a saying , opinions are like axx holes , everybody's got one 😆, never mind me if you are happy with duo trap s is all that matters.

For me needing magnet on wheel for speed , plus cadence sensor on crank often slipped out of connection which was annoying ,
It wouldn't pair with my phone, and did store rides , (sure it probably does if connected to app)
​​​​​​Also found seed and distance not exactly accurate ,
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I have enough posts to add pics now. Really enjoying the FX.


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Old 02-20-22, 07:56 AM
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I have enough posts to add pics now. Really enjoying the FX.


very nice, I picked up another second hand 2021 model few days ago , never been peddled , new SKS fenders and new lights worth 60.
got lot for 450 euro couldn't believe my luck
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Still has original grease on it
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