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Trek 7.9 FX

Trek 7.9 FX

2016

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (9 Reviews)
$2,099.99
$2,499.99
Trek Black
50cm
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2016 Trek 7.9 FX

Across town or ushering you through a charity ride, Trek's 7.9 FX takes you there with comfort and speed. Its 500 Series Carbon frame is super light, strong and responsive, so you can sprint up to speed and cruise the hills. All that speed is ultra comfortable though. You'll ride longer with the IsoZone elastomer-equipped rear end and carbon Bontrager fork that cancel out road chatter for an ultra-smooth ride. Plus, the bike's precision 22-speed Shimano drivetrain conquers hills both up and down, while the powerful dual-pivot brakes provide top-notch stopping power. And, you can't beat the full host of Bontrager components including a vibration-damping carbon seatpost.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon, E2, BB90, IsoSpeed
    Fork Trek IsoSpeed carbon
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Tubeless Ready
    Hubs Bontrager aluminum
    Tires Bontrager AW2 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 700 x 25c
    Crankset Shimano 105
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 11-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano RS700
    Handlebars Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite IsoZone Plus
    Stem Bontrager Elite
    Brake Levers Tektro CL520 adjustable-reach
    Brakes Aluminum dual-pivot
    Pedals VP nylon body w/aluminum cage and toe clips/straps
    Saddle Bontrager Paradigm R
    Seatpost Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset
    Accessories & Extras 3S chain keeper

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
    Trek Black / 50cm 00601479292066 518451 TRK-518451
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 9 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (8)
    • Durable  (4)
    • Good Geometry  (2)
    • Comfortable  (2)
    • Great Components  (2)

    Cons

    • Gear group 
    • Saddle 
    • Brakes 
    • Poor Component Selection 
    • Best handle bar missing 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (6)
    • Pavement  (3)
    • Casual Riding  (2)
    • Exercising  (2)
    • Serious Training  (2)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    3.0

    Own It and like it

    By kcender

    from redding, ca

    About Me

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Lite Weight

    Cons

    • Saddle
    • Gear Group

    Best Uses

    • Fitness Bike
    • Trail Rider

    Comments:

    I've had this bike for a year. I love this bike, but don't like the fact that there is not an upgrade for the groupset. The gear changing is clunky and a bit sketchy. I don't know if this is because of the shifters or the derailers. I would love Trek to offer this with a Di2 shift package. That's the problem with this unit. Otherwise, it is a great bike.

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    1.0

    Could never get comfortable

    By Paulie

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Brakes

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments:

    This bicycle tops off at 22.5 inches (57 cm) so for a 6'3" person, this is not the bike to own. The bike shop swapped the stem for one that was 45 degrees, and raised the seat post about 10 inches. Despite those changes, my wrists would hurt and fingers would go numb after riding less than two miles. Also the brakes are really cheap and have dismal stopping power. I returned the bike and bought 2012 Specialized Sirrus Pro that comes in 58, 61 and 64 cm. It fits perfectly.

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    5.0

    Great Bike

    By Norm

    from Edina, MN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Great Components

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Pavement

      Comments:

      A great bike. I upgraded from a 10 year old super light aluminum triple 7.7 FX which at that time was top line. The 7.9 is noticibly lighter and smoother riding. I opted for the Ultegra double compact which is performing very well. I just finished the MS 150 and found it comfortable for the long haul and very dependable. The new saddle takes some getting used to. The bike is attractive in the matt black and now with 1200 miles in 6 weeks of riding I definitly would recommend the 7.9FX to anyone looking for a high a quality bike capable of long or short rides.

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      5.0

      36,000 miles and going for a ride today

      By Clydesdale on your left!

      from Orange City Florida

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Comfortable
      • One great ride
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Best handle bar missing

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Serious Training
      • Touring
      • Racing
      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      Try this ride! great machine! My 2007 came with a set of treking bars that really make riding long and touring great! Consider changing the bars so you have all the great hand positions.

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      5.0

      7.9 FX is one fine bike

      By tooly33

      from Ormond Beach, Florida

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising
        • Serious Training
        • Commuting

        Comments:

        I absolutely love this bike and also own a specialized Roubaix, Trek 2300, Miyata triplecross tour bike, and specialized Rock Hopper mtn. bike. The 7.9 if definitely my favorite ride. The carbon frame gives me smooth riding and I find myself not wanting to end my rides. I'm older and needed the upright position of a flat bar for longer rides, but the responsiveness of a true road bike...and I wanted carbon. I have not regretted at all the extra expense of the 7.9 [would have regretted not getting it]. This is a tight bike, well put together and FAST!! It is great in traffic as a commuter, fast on training and group rides, sturdy enough for light touring...it has it all. But the best I can describe the 7.9 is that it is a pure JOY to ride. If you can handle the money and want a flatbar road bike, I heartily recommend as the 7.9 FX. I couldn't imagine it getting much better.

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        (16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        super fast and comfortable

        By Ohhtay

        from Chicago

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          BEWARE cheaper components substituted for what is on the paper catalog. Shimano pedals and brake levers are no where to be seen instead brake levers from fx 7.6 and pedals from fx 7.6-7.7 were what came out of the box. Definite downgrade of components so becareful before shelling out [$]

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          14,000 miles and going and going and goi

          By Hugh Strickalnd

          from Orange City Florida

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Great Components
          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Holds a clydesdale rider

          Cons

          • Needs removable fenders

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Riding every day 30-50 mi
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          I love this bike. I will put some removable fenders on it soon so I can ride when the road is wet and be comfortable. Bontrager makes just the item. I am very please especially the way this bike has held up to a clydesdale rider over the last 14,000 miles. Next year another 11,000 miles.

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          (11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          At last a TREK full carbon hybrid!!

          By John

          from Dubbo, NSW, Australia

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Component Selection

          Best Uses

          • I want it for touring

          Comments:

          I wanted a strong lightweight bike to do some commuting and touring. This bike is full carbon, triple chainrings and has rack mounts.My only complaint is the handlebars, and gear levers. There is no room for your hands to rest comfortably anywhere on the bars. I am a large adult male (90kgs) and have large hands.I will be changing the bars to flat bars and try and find a set of 10 speed grip shifters.Also the wheels aren't strong enough for a person my size. There isn't enough spokes, and at [$](Australian) each to replace, it isn't a good idea. You need to give an option of stronger wheels for heavier people.

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          (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The bomb

          By snickerdoodle

          from burien, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • City Biking

            Comments:

            I LOVE my new bike... i just got it 2 days ago and have riden it 5 miles already!!! its a thrill to ride and a really nice bike... i would totally recomend this to ANYONE!!!

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