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Trek 7300 - short arms. Help!

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Old 09-19-08, 08:26 PM
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Trek 7300 - short arms. Help!

I've racheted the adjustable handlebars as far back as they'll go, and still it's not quite right for me and my short arms.

What can I do? It's a new (well 2008) Trek 7300. I need a good inch or three to really be comfortable...

Thanks!
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Old 09-19-08, 09:22 PM
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Have you rotated the handle bar to the back and raised the stem as high as it will go? bk
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Old 09-19-08, 10:14 PM
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Yep, that's exactly what I did.
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Old 09-20-08, 06:06 AM
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I guess next would be to tell the shop from where you bought it that they need to better fit you for a bike. Maybe they can swap out the handlebars.
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I'm not sure about that - I'm 5'8" and the bike is a 17'5" frame. I test rode a 15" and felt it was even worse - my leg length put the seat so high I was really leaning forward to get my hands on the bars. If I went any higher than 17.5 frame I wouldn't be able to get my crotch over the bars!
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Whew, problem solved by a very helpful tech at the LBS. He switched out the stem for the highly-adjustable one on the 2009 Trek 7300 :-) I'm happy!
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I was juuuust about to mention that. Glad things worked out for you.
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How do you like the 7300?

I'm about to buy a new hybrid and the 7300 Trek is in a dead heat (my opinion only) against the Cannondale Adventure 3.

I did get to ride a 7200 (no 7300 in stock) and the Adventure 3 today and was VERY impressed with the 7200. How do you like your 7300? What did you compare it against when you bought?

If I were to make the decision tonight, the 7300 would be the one I will buy.

Any other 7300 fans care to chime in?
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We also looked at the Cannondale Adventure, which is very similar but a tad more expensive when you compare apples and apples. Almost identical components so it's a toss up.

The 7200 and 7300 are also very similar - I preferred the trigger shift so that sort of made up my mind.
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