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    Just bought Trek 7.2fx

    Less than an hour ago... Just took it for a ride, and it's soo nice. I was looking at the SU100 online, but the store didn't carry it so I got the 7.2FX which looks identical in silver.

    I'm very very happy with it. I traded in an old bike and got aa 125$ credit, so the bike with tax was 300 which I thought was a nice deal as well.

    Anyone else have this bike? What do you think of it.

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    Nice bike. Congrats. I'd ditch the seatpost though.
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    whats wrong with the seatpost?

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    it looks just like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
    whats wrong with the seatpost?
    It's a suspension post. Notice all the models above the 7.2 don't have suspension seat posts. I wouldn't want one because I would be more concerned with performance than comfort but that's just me.

    Oh, and I'd add bar ends. Plus fenders if I used it as a commuter.
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    Sounds like a small thing but if your LBS didn't already, put screws in the two holes on the fork where a front rack mounts. Rain might get in there .
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    I'm considering buying a fitness bike/ flat bar road bike. One shop nearby has it for $399. Doesn't seem too bad, but I don't have a ton of money to spend on a bike either. How much did you buy it for?

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    well it was listed as 399 there too

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    what is the point of bar ends?

    there are screws in those holes with a drink holder! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
    what is the point of bar ends?
    They provide more options for hand position, allow you to get more aero if you want and give you much, much more leverage when out of the saddle on climbs. Some of my favorite riding is climbing with a flat bar bike with bar ends.
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    well i was riding for a while, and sometimes it takes a pretty long time to change gears...

    whats the deal!

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    Sweet man, I happened to buy the exact same bike today about a couple hours after you posted. I got an '07 model in red listed as $389.99 (probably on clearance). They had '08s for around $30 more, but apparently they're almost identical so I just went for the cheaper one, plus I like the red instead of the weird brownish orange the LBS had in the 08. I agree with daredevil about the bar ends and suspension post. I'll probably get a rear rack too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Re-Cycle View Post
    Sounds like a small thing but if your LBS didn't already, put screws in the two holes on the fork where a front rack mounts. Rain might get in there .
    That's a good idea, thanks. I noticed those holes but I didn't even know what they were for.

    Quote Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
    well i was riding for a while, and sometimes it takes a pretty long time to change gears...

    whats the deal!
    How does it take a long time? Mine shifts as soon as you hit the trigger. You should probably take it in and have your LBS adjust the shifters if they do free tune ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azndude51 View Post
    You should probably take it in and have your LBS adjust the shifters if they do free tune ups.
    Absolutely take it in and either have them fix it or help explain the shifting process. It shouldn't cost a dime.

    Concerning the seatpost Azndude, I would think the shop would trade it out for you although for a relatively inexpensive bike maybe not, but it's worth asking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
    Absolutely take it in and either have them fix it or help explain the shifting process. It shouldn't cost a dime.

    Concerning the seatpost Azndude, I would think the shop would trade it out for you although for a relatively inexpensive bike maybe not, but it's worth asking about.
    Yeah, mine shifts very quick. If you have a screwdriver you can adjust it yourself - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

    The seatpost has a preload on the bottom. You can tighten it down all the way and it won't budge.

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