It's a 7100. Good deal?
It's a 7100. Good deal?
If all the parts are there and functional I can't see where you would go wrong.
I have a 2009 Trek 7200 as my (so far) only bike. New it sells for over $500. Even allowing for depreciation $70 is a screaming deal.
I just picked up a Trek 7100 that was refurbished (new shifters, new tires, new grips, paint touched up) for $150. I love the bike, and it can definitely keep up with the 15 mph+ rides.
I haven't ridden a bike in years (though I'm in fairly decent shape) and was able to keep an 18 mph pace on flat road and 29.6 downhill.
Unless it's beat to hell I'd say $70 is a very good deal.
I'm formally classed as a "Clydesdale" in size. I had ridden the 7100 in the shop around the parking lot before agreeing to purchase the 7200. The reason I went to that one is to get the largest frame size offered, 25".
My bike, Trigger, has been stuck in the shop all weekend. Not major stuff, just wanting them to get rid of a clicking noise I had begun hearing and having them add on a cycle computer. Finally decided I wanted to know how fast I was or wasn't going and how far I'd ridden.
you want at least a "performance" hybrid/flat bar road bike to keep up with roadies, thats saying they are going slow.
I used to average 16mph on my 15-20 mile rides that have small rolling hills, on the road bike I had. I now have a specialized Sirrus and I average around 13.9mph on the shorter 10-15 mile rides though the same area.
My girlfriend on her 7100 can average 11mph with me on the rather flat canal path, but she is not riding for speed, I would imagine 15mph could be achieved on the bike, but it wont be fun with the upright position (think wind resistance...)
To the original point: $70 is a darn good deal if its in good shape. Heck, $70 for the frame, fork, and true wheelset would be a good deal.
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I may have overestimated the speed of the hybrid. This is my first 700c bike so I wasn't sure what to expect. It's a little heavier than I thought but it seems to be in good shape. I rode it a little around the cul-de-sac. Very comfortable, nice ride!
PS: Yeah it's a 15 inch, and yes I'm short - 5'-7"
Looks like it's in good shape for $70. On the surface a 15" sounds like it would be one frame size too small for your 5'7" height.
You stold that bike - nice find.
Pump those tires up to max, lock out the front suspension, get rid or lock out that suspension seatpost, and try it again.
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I'm also 5'7" and the Trek hybrid 17.5" frame fits me almost perfectly, nearly a custom fit.
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Why is there an unhappy face next to this thread title?
After some more riding, I'm going to change out the seatpost and seat.
Well, I just found another Trek hybrid for sale. 2004 7300FX for $175. Is that a pretty good deal? The size may be more appropriate for me, and I like it's performance-oriented focus.
Show us that dog gone pic,,,yes it s a good deal.
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Would the 7300FX be considered a sporty/performance hybrid?