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Old 06-02-22, 11:35 AM
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Loving the new Trek FX2 Disk - update

After years of thought and consideration, I got this 2022 Trek FX2 Disk to replace my 45 year old Raleigh Record. After four months of riding and adjusting it and getting used to things, I absolutely love it. No more serious pain after rides that used to make me give a lot of thought to when the next ride would be!

The biggest change for me was getting used to the indexed shifting and 8 more gears to use, but now that I've got the hang of it, it's great. I took it back to the LBS for the free 30 day adjustment and since then it's been fine. I love the disk brakes, they work so much better than the old rim brakes.

All the recommendations I got here were good and I appreciate the knowledge sharing. I updated the bike bag, mirror and bottle cage and transferred the rear light and cyclometer from my old bike. I kept the Raleigh, thinking I might ride it now and then, but now I'm not so interested in that. But not ready to get rid of it because of the emotional attachment. I think the only thing I might still add is a small bag to hold my bike lock, probably a seat post mount, even though I rarely leave my bike during rides.
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Old 06-02-22, 11:35 PM
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Very nice, Are you suggesting its not true that : "It isn't about the bike"? 🙂
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Old 06-03-22, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Eds0123 View Post
Very nice, Are you suggesting its not true that : "It isn't about the bike"? 🙂
The bike helps. 🙂
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I had a 2017 FX3 that I absolutely loved riding, they're really fun bikes. I gave it to my son.

I used to use one of these cageboxes to carry my locks and such: https://www.amazon.com/SKSAE-10368-C.../dp/B0030IC22S

I had 2 cages on it and only had to give up this system when I started riding too far for one water bottle.
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Old 06-03-22, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post

I used to use one of these cageboxes to carry my locks and such: https://www.amazon.com/SKSAE-10368-C.../dp/B0030IC22S

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Thanks, I didn't know these existed, nice idea.
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Originally Posted by Eds0123 View Post
Very nice, Are you suggesting its not true that : "It isn't about the bike"? 🙂
It would be a faster bike if it was red!
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Old 06-06-22, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
It would be a faster bike if it was red!
They actually had a red one, but too fast for me!
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but you could be more likely to receive speeding tickets on a red bike
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I've been thinking about the "Stagger" version myself. It would be 13 lbs. lighter than my Jamis.
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I like the bike and the story...but did you know that every time you leave the original reflectors on a bike, god kills a kitten?
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Originally Posted by BTinNYC View Post
I like the bike and the story...but did you know that every time you leave the original reflectors on a bike, god kills a kitten?
What're ya gonna do?
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I just bought the same bike two days ago. My birthday is coming up so I treated myself to a new bike. Still trying to get the seat adjusted so I don't slide down towards the bars. So far I really like it. It shifts really smooth. Not sure if the red one is faster but I do seem to be able to cruise about 2 mph faster compared to my old bike which was white.
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CarrollB, that's what I found with the seat but I finally have it right. I'm finding it cruises about 2-3 mph faster than blue. 😁
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FX2 Stagger

got a fx2 stagger 2022, does anyone know anything about the RUSH Hydraulic disk brake that was used instead of Tektro HD-R280 hydraulic disc,
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He looks like a bike standard. I like it very much
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Originally Posted by civic04 View Post
got a fx2 stagger 2022, does anyone know anything about the RUSH Hydraulic disk brake that was used instead of Tektro HD-R280 hydraulic disc,
Probably a change that occurred as a result of the pandemic, I haven't heard of that brake but looking at the price of the bike I wouldn't worry too much about it, save up your money for something better bike wise rather than worry about the brakes. I am sure those brakes will stop OK enough for the occasional rider as that is what the bike is designed for. Usually in these situations they replace with what they can that is close enough in quality and if you have issues right away that would be factory defects Trek should warranty it out or the company that makes the brakes should help out if Trek cannot.
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