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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-08-07, 05:23 PM   #1
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Whoa the difference!

I just got a Trek 7.3fx and sold my trek 800 to my dad. There is such a difference in speed. I am loving this new bike, I got the white and silver one. I will post some pics tomorrow. I can normally (on my old bike) stay around 15mph for 12 miles today (on the new one) I was around 20mph.
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Old 10-08-07, 07:32 PM   #2
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nice. Congrats on the new ride
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Congratulations. I also have a Trek 7.3fx and I love mine as well.

Man, I hope I can get a ride in soon. I haven't been able to ride in over a week and I'm going through withdrawls.
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Old 10-08-07, 08:07 PM   #4
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Goood stuff!

If I was in the market for that type of bike, the FX series is as far a I'd look - they look like good bikes.
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20 mph is damn fast in my book! Enjoy your new-found speed.
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Old 10-09-07, 03:36 AM   #6
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Depending on the customer and what their needs are, the FX series is a good selling bike. It's been our number 1 selling bike at our shop this past year. Most new customers look at the Navigator, the 7000 series or the FX series. With some of the improvements in the SOHO series, I think those bikes could make some head way into our FX sales.

Good choice, and I'm glad you enjoy it!

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Old 10-09-07, 09:27 AM   #7
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When I originally went to the bike shop, I was looking at the 7.3, but the salesman told me I needed the Navigator as it would fit a beginner (or re-beginner, if there is such a word) better, so I have been riding it. I really like the look of the 7.3 a lot better, but I wasn't sure if my size and condition had them steer me to the other.

I like my bike, but I really liked the looks of the 7.3, and I want to ride faster. Should I be looking at maybe trading up, or am I being optimistic as to what I should ride?
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20 mph is damn fast in my book! Enjoy your new-found speed.
hell....the original 15 was fairly fast in *my* book.
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pics plz!
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hell....the original 15 was fairly fast in *my* book.
Yeah. I only average about 13.5 over distance. lol My sprints are 20mph but I can't maintain it without a strong tailwind!
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