Fat man in a little coat
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago NW Burbs
Bikes: Trek 7.3 FX, Trek 1.2T
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tough question as they are both really good all around bikes. I purchased the 7.3 thinking it was what I wanted, but after riding it for a month, I knew I wanted a bit more. So I purchased the 1.2. And after a few months, guess what? I wanted more
Just like computers I guess.
It really depends on what you want to do. I am absolutely in love with my 7.3 FX, and if I had the money at the time I would have probably stepped up to the 7.5. What I like about the 7.x series is not only is it a great commuter, but if you want to get a little sporty on it, you can. It reacts great. I have the 32 tires so I can hit the paths, the roads, and have even been known to cut through some grass when warranted.
If I had to do it all over again, I would still get the 7.x FX, preferably the 7.5, but I love my 7.3 regardless, and instead of being a cheapo when I got the 1.2 with the great Trek credit thing, I would have stepped up to probably a lower end Madone. Don't get me wrong on the 1.2, if you can get it at a good price it is worth it. I got mine brand new last year for $600/$650. The really nice thing about the 1.2 is you can commute with it using a rack in the back if needed, or you can switch up to some skinnier tires, some nice pedals, and hit the roads with a group.
If you have the ability to do so, I would highly recommend you test ride both bikes. If you have any further questions, please ask, I will answer them if I can for you.