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Old 10-03-13, 01:51 PM   #1
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Young woman just upgraded to Trek FX 7.2, San Jose, California

Hello all.

I just upgraded to a new "unisex" Trek 7.2 FX a week ago, after using a dept store mountain bike for several months (a gift that was a little small for me).

Even though this is my first time posting, I read several posts in this forum while deciding which bike to buy. I still have lots of questions and will be posting in the forum.

I use my bike to commute every day to work (less than two miles a day) but I would like to use it in paved trails on the weekends.

Nice to meet you all.

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Old 10-03-13, 01:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, and to the Trek FX family!

You'll like your new bike. I've only had my FX for 6 weeks, but I've racked up more than 400 miles on it and I'm totally hooked. I'm sure you will be as well.
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Welcome to Bike Forum and congrats on the new bike. I really enjoy the trail riding that you describe on the weekends. Best to you.
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Welcome to Bike Forums! Did you know we have a NorCal section here? They go on bike rides in the area and you are more than welcome to join in!
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Hey Bikygirl...welcome to the boards!!!
How is that new Trek treating ya?

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Hey Siu. I will check NorCal's forum. Thanks!
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Hello Jeff. It is treating me well still have to take it to a long trip.
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Hello Jeff. It is treating me well still have to take it to a long trip.
Please keep me posted...I'm also eyeing up a new Trek. I'm gonna go with an 8.5DS
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Please keep me posted...I'm also eyeing up a new Trek. I'm gonna go with an 8.5DS
Not to discourage you, but do you need a front suspension and fatter tyres that come with the DS? If you ride mostly on paved roads and trails, the suspension-less FX can handle it pretty well. I compared an 8.4 DS and a 7.5 FX on some badly-paved roads (i.e. potholes, tree roots, etc) and decided to get the FX. Just my 2 cents.
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I tried one 8.x in the store. I got the feeling that is more like a mountain bike, more like the one I had before. Where are you planning to use it?
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I do a lot of paved roads. the local rail trails and I also want the ability to ride it on the dirt roads with rocks of my neighbors tree farm...just to mix it up a little bit.
I am now gonna go research the fx series....thanks gang.
I'm also a bigger guy...I need a comfortable ride.
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I'm truthfully scared as **** about the skinny tires...flashbacks of riding a 10 speed from many many years ago.
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