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    I finally jumped in and did it!!!!!!

    After getting confused by as much research on the net as possible, I finally bought the Trek 7300FX today. I can't wait to get it. Should be in Wednesday or Thursday next week. The 7300FX seemed to be the best combination for my size (6-7, 335) and what I am looking to do with a bike (ride near or around the neighborhood and on paved bike trails in the area). I am getting the things put on the ends of the handlebar so I can grip it on two different places for comfort. It already seems like next week will never get here. Can't wait to take it out and ride the wheels off of it!!!!!

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    Hey, I get excited with a new bike just like a kid on Christmas Eve too. Congratulations!!! Wish I was as tall as you though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithA
    Hey, I get excited with a new bike just like a kid on Christmas Eve too. Congratulations!!! Wish I was as tall as you though.
    Be careful what you wish for. It's hard as hell to buy clothes at 6-7. Being an ex-football player, what's going to be tough is getting my weight down to the 280 range. I am really big boned and muscular and, if you can believe it, not really that fat at 335. I'll be happy as hell when I do lose the weight, but then I'll still be to damned heavy for most road bikes. I honestly don't think I can get down below 270. My doctor even told me that, but I'll just make do with what I can as far as bikes go.

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    I am getting the things put on the ends of the handlebar so I can grip it on two different places for comfort.
    A friend has a 7300, does yours have the twist shifters? His does and he was not sure if he could put bull horns on the ends. Do us a favor, and let us know how that works out for you.

    I still feel excited every time I get on the bike. Like the first day.

    I said I will be riding around the neighborhood, and trails, but I am planning a 70 mile ride in September, and I am going to be riding at least 2 50 mile rides when I am in Myrtle Beach, so once the bug bytes it bytes hard.
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    The guy at the shop said that they can be put on. They had a 7200 there with bullhorns on the ends. The shifter part of the grip was only the inside 1/2 or 1/3 or the entire grip, with the rest like a normal grip. I'll let you know next week when it comes in, I hope the 7300FX grips are the same because I really want to have the bull horns.

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    I'm pretty sure the FX line has rapid fire shifters instead of the grip shift. You'll know for sure soon enough - enjoy the bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekay
    I'm pretty sure the FX line has rapid fire shifters instead of the grip shift. You'll know for sure soon enough - enjoy the bike!
    After a little more sniffing around on the net, it appears that the 7300FX does have rapid fire shifters. I assume that they are preferred over grip shifters?

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    I bought the 7300FX a few months back too. I like the rapid-fire shifters, at least on the right side (rear derailleur). Being right-handed, shifting the front derailleur on the left does not come as naturally. The bike itself is quite light and versatile.

    Good luck!
    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic
    After a little more sniffing around on the net, it appears that the 7300FX does have rapid fire shifters. I assume that they are preferred over grip shifters?

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    Congrats on the new bike. I got a new ride this year too and it really got me excited about cycling again. I think you'll enjoy the Trek. We've got an older 7600 that's similar and is a lot of fun to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmark
    A friend has a 7300, does yours have the twist shifters? His does and he was not sure if he could put bull horns on the ends. Do us a favor, and let us know how that works out for you.

    I still feel excited every time I get on the bike. Like the first day.

    I said I will be riding around the neighborhood, and trails, but I am planning a 70 mile ride in September, and I am going to be riding at least 2 50 mile rides when I am in Myrtle Beach, so once the bug bytes it bytes hard.
    Picked up my bike yesterday, and the 7300FX does have rapid fire shifters. Man, I didn't know I was THIS out of shape!!!!!!! Fun as hell to ride though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic
    Picked up my bike yesterday, and the 7300FX does have rapid fire shifters. Man, I didn't know I was THIS out of shape!!!!!!! Fun as hell to ride though.
    Way-To-Go Vic!!!

    I am not as tall as you... 6'4" 238 lbs.... But the thing that helped me a lot with biking...is a Computer!~
    I have one of the oldest CatEye computers. The best thing to have is Cadence. I keep mine at 80-90 rpms (pedal rpms). Just a thought... it does help when to know when to shift also.

    Good Luck to ya!

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