Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western NY
Bikes: '02 Trek 7200, '04Trek 5000
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Originally Posted by coney
Can a person ride a Trek 7100, 7200 or 7300 on something like a Century Ride?
I want to get a new bike to replace my mountain bike that's pretty old. I commute 10 miles per day, but I have been doing 20-30 miles in addition, and want to do a 100 mile ride next summer. Am I crazy to think it's possible to be on a Trek 7300 for 100 miles?
Ive been comparing all 3 styles. One thing I don't like is the gripper shift thing. I like levers, I want to stick with levers. Do they all come with the grip shift?
I did a century on my 7200 back in July. It was a little tough on my butt due to the shorts I was wearing. If you have bicycle shorts wear them. Other thsn that I wasn't too beat up after the ride. Drink lots of water before and during the ride that really helps. a powerbar or two during the ride won't hurt either.
The following Saturday I did another century on my new Trek 5000.I would have to say I felt this ride a little more, but I think it was because I wasn't used to the riding position If a roadbike.
Go for it. Take your breaks when you feel you need too. Drink plenty of water.
On another note they are just a good bike for the money. Mine is a 2003, 7200 still running with all its original parts and only a couple cable adjustments. I went for a short 15 mile ride on it earlier this evening when I got back I logged the mileage. The odometer had 3546 miles on it. I hope I can get that kind of trouble free mileage out of the 5000.
Last edited by str8shooter; 09-14-04 at 06:48 PM.