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Trek 7.4 FX
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Trek

7.4 FX
2014

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5.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

2014 Trek 7.4 FX

Light. Sporty. Lively. Trek's 7.4 FX is perfect for getting in shape or ditching the car and pedaling to your errands or to work. Its lightweight aluminum frame gets up to speed in a blink, while the carbon fork delivers quick steering and a smooth ride. The easy-rolling 700c wheels along with the hill-flattening 27-speed Shimano drivetrain let you ride further and faster than you may have thought possible. And, the FX is made for not just speed, but comfort as well with a more upright riding position, a supportive seat and an ergonomic handlebar and grips. You also get puncture-resistant tires and powerful linear-pull brakes. Have fun out there!

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek FX Alpha Gold Series aluminum
Fork Bontrager Nebula, carbon
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Nebula
Hubs Front: Formula; Rear: Shimano RM30
Tires Bontrager Race AW1 Hardcase, 700 x 32c
Crankset Shimano Acera
Chainrings 48/36/26
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Acera
Handlebars Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite IsoZone Elite
Stem Bontrager SSR
Brake Levers Shimano Acera
Brakes Tektro linear-pull
Pedals Nylon platform
Saddle Bontrager H1
Seatpost Bontrager Nebula

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (8)
  • Handles well  (3)
  • Responsive  (3)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Fast  (2)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable seat  (2)
  • Brakes could be better 
  • Hard Saddle 
  • None 
  • Seat Too Hard 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city  (3)
  • Exercising  (3)
  • Road Biking  (3)
  • Casual riding  (2)
  • Bike trips 

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Don't think I will need another bike

By Wagsman

from Quad Cities, IA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Decent Climber
  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth riding
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat
  • Brakes Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Exercising
  • Casual Riding
  • Bike Trips

Comments:

I use this bike mainly for exercise. We have a 30 mile loop in our town that is basically all paved. This bike is perfect for this kind of riding (I am in my 50s). I went on a three day bike trip last year (rail-bed trail) and the bike performed well (including thirty pounds of gear). Planning to get a different set of tires for crushed-limestone trails, the stock tires a little iffy when the trail was wet and the bike was loaded up, although I never lost control. The IsoZone handle bars are very comfortable, and I find the carbon forks are better than my old bike, which had front shocks. I did add some bar extenders, which were only 40 bucks installed, highly recommended. The seat is not the greatest, and I've already wore through my brake pads, which is a little disappointing. But overall this bike is great, very smooth and rides well.

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5.0

Replaced Roadbike

By Doc

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Exercising

Comments:

I bought this bike to replace my Scattante road bike. I still had a need for speed but I didn't want the down bars anymore. This flat barred bike moves!! I am 67 years old and put in 14-20 mile rides. My times are the same as my road bike was. I must say that I swithched out the 32C tires for 28C's. I would not go any smaller becasue the bike is sooooo responsive. Love it.

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5.0

What a great all around bike!!

By Krzy4bikes

from Rogers mn

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding

    Comments:

    I have several bikes and i must say i love riding this bike the most. Its just plain fun. You feel like a kid again.....

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    5.0

    very nice bicycle

    By stephen I

    from massachusetts

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Smooth shifting
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      the 14 fx 7.4 is a very nice smooth operating and quiet bicycle to use.i commute everyday 10+ miles a day.i was riding a marin quake mtb everyday but it was not up to road riding everyday. this fx 7.4 what a difference rolls right along .shifting smooth and quiet. the bike is so quiet if you come up behind people walking they jump as they do not hear you.only complaint and not really a complaint is they should have made the pedal arms black to coincide with the black bicycle.would not hesitate to buy another trek when the time comes.

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      5.0

      I am very happy I bought this bike!

      By Howie '51

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • FUN
      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Seat Too Hard

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      I had a Marin Muirwoods 29er and was very happy. The only complaint I had was that the bike was too heavy. I test rode the Trek 7.4 at my LBS and fell in love immediately. This is a light well constructed bike that handles beautifully. It shifts easily and the grips are extremely comfortable. The light aluminum frame with carbon forks make for a smooth and enjoyable ride whether on or off rode. The only down side is the seat which is exremely hard and uncomfortable. Otherwise this is a GREAT bike.

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      5.0

      Pleasantly surprised

      By Chris W.

      from Milford, DE

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Good brakes
      • Fast and Smooth Ride
      • Lightweight
      • Nice grips
      • Great components
      • Durable
      • Handles well

      Cons

      • Hard Saddle

      Best Uses

      • Fitness
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Just some background...I am recovering after being on disability for the last 2 1/2 years. I was bedridden for the majority of that time. So this was a huge milestone in my recovery and I wanted to find a nice, quality bike, that was designed for fitness, to treat myself. So, I figured the 7.4 FX would perfect for me to get started. It has plenty of gears to work up to, it's light (compared to what I have owned before), it handles great, has nice grips, nice hard-case tires(I now have h5 hard-case tires), rides quietly and smoothly and you can just feel the quality compared to cheaper brands. I am not a professional cyclist by any means... I did ride a bike growing up almost everyday for 8 years, so I am no stranger to riding a bike. My first nice bike was redline when I was about 11 or 12 years old. Before that I had department store brand bikes. My bike before this was a Jamis Trail x bike. This 7.4 FX is much more suitable for me. I did have some concerns that the Trek dealer in [...] helped me with. The race tires were too hard for the kind of road (tar and chip) that I live on right now, so they switched them with H5's. Also, the seat was as hard as a brick, which they swapped out for me. They also swapped out the stem for me to help to adjust it. More recently I have noticed some noise from the drivetrain or pedals (not sure which) when I apply pressure when pedaling hard, especially in the higher gears. It sounds like clicking and rattling. They do a free tune-up between 30-90 days so maybe they can check it out then.I only have 20 miles on it so I will update this review in the coming months if anything changes. They said things need to be adjusted once they break in a bit. I am sure they will fix or adjust anything at that time. All in all, I am thoroughly impressed with this bike. My mom is also very satisfied with her bike (she bought a 7100 WSD). Between the great service at the dealer and the fantastic product Trek offers, I will be a loyal Trek owner for years to come. I would definitely recommend this bike or Trek, in general, to a friend or relative.

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      5.0

      Rides like a dream

      By David

      from Medinah, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable Ride
      • Smooth shifting

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Brand new bike, but after a couple of rides I love it. Very smooth operation, and perfectly assembled and adjusted at [...]. This bike simply glides.

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      4.0

      So far, so good!

      By VanillaIceIsStillAlive?

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Dependable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Exercise

        Comments:

        I haven't been on a bike in at least 10 years, but after moving to Chicago, I knew it was time. I went back and forth within the Trek FX series as it fit most of my needs (communiting, visiting friends around town and a means of exercise) and after going back and forth with the 7.3 and 7.4, I went with the 7.4 and am very happy. Not only is it a fantastic looking bike, it's been so easy to ride. It's lightweight with excellent components. I'd HIGHLY recommend this bike to anyone. (I was in the $400-$600 range when I first started looking, but this bike has completely justifited the $739 price tag)

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