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    Trek FX 7.9

    I'm almost sorry I asked a question about carbon fiber!
    First I'd like to explain:
    I'm not a newbie to cycling! I've been riding since before most of you guys were born.
    I'm retired but not rich but can afford to buy what I like within reason.
    I've owned really nice bicycles. My last "roadie" was a Mondonico top level frame with all top level Shimano (Dura Ace) components. A $3000 bike. I bought that about 10 years ago. Columbus tube frame, extremely responsive. Also had an Eddy Merckx road race frame outfitted the same way.
    Currently I have a Jamis Coda Comp with Carbon fiber bars and seat post.
    My wife rides a Trek FX 7.5
    Now, since I've kinda established my credentials . . .
    My wife's Trek rides better than my Coda Comp. Pure and simple. It's a little faster and a little lighter.
    I recently rode a Kestrel SL Road Carbon Fiber bike and couldn't believe the difference between CF and AL. I'm not a racer, just a rec rider who wants the best possible performance.
    Before I bought the Jamis I rode a number if Hybrids, Specialized, Cannondale, etc. I didn't ride the Jamis before buying it! Bad on me.
    In twenty plus years of riding I've never taken a bad fall.. I don't want to hear anything about I'm not riding hard enough. I know how to ride hard. I ride at my pace.
    I've seen aluminum framed bikes totaled in a fairly normal fall so it's not the frame material. I've seen steel framed bikes fall and never saw one broken.
    I'm a Tour de France devotee and seen plenty of falls, both aluminum and carbon fiber and generally the rider gets up and carries on.
    So . . . I have one question. Does the Trek FX 7.9 CF frame come with a clear coat on it or just the dull finish of carbon fiber?

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    you can find closeup pics of the 7.9 online on various sites. the bike is carbon fiber and you can see the carbon fiber crossing/pattern on the frame. on top of this, they put a clear coat so the bike is smooooth to the touch while showing the cf pattern it's built on.
    2009 Trek FX 7.2 (Blue) -- SOLD!
    2010 Trek FX 7.7 (White) -- SOLD!
    2011 Trek FX 7.3 (White) -- Haven't sold it yet! haha

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    you can see some close up pics of the 7.9 here --

    http://images.velodramatic.com/singl...ild/index.html

    you can notice the glossy/highly shiny finish on the CF frame in these pics.
    2009 Trek FX 7.2 (Blue) -- SOLD!
    2010 Trek FX 7.7 (White) -- SOLD!
    2011 Trek FX 7.3 (White) -- Haven't sold it yet! haha

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