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2017 vs 2018 FX2/3/4 differences?

Old 09-01-17, 06:22 PM
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Old 09-01-17, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by randomwords512
Hey there,

My old trusty Trek 7100 that I had for years was stolen (RIP) so I'm looking to buy a new Bike now that I'm over the heartbreak. Yes, it was locked up with a U lock *and* a cable -- dedicated thief apparently.

I'm looking at the FX series and I'm trying to figure out whether I should be adamant about getting the new 2018 model of an FX bike, or if I should go ahead and pick up one of the old model 2017's from the local Trek dealer.

From what I understand the 2018 models use a new alloy/design for the frame (according to Trek) and they no longer have internal cables.

So, does anyone have any thoughts or information on the 2017 vs 2018 decision? And more, do ya'll think that the FX 3 would be worth the $160 jump in price from the FX 2 (I'm currently saying definitely yes.)

Thank you in advance for your input.
If you want disc brakes then get the 2018 model FX 3, but if you wanted rim brakes, then I think the 2017 model is a better buy. I think the 2016 7.4FX which got replaced by the 2017 FX 3, is a better buy in a rim brake model.
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Old 09-11-17, 11:53 AM
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Looks like all 2018 FX models (FX1, FX2) moved to alpha gold frame from silver...
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Old 09-11-17, 12:29 PM
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I just comparison shopped the 2017 FX3 versus the 2018 FX3, and I only considered the rim brake models. The only differences I could see were that 2017 model has internal cable routing, with 2018 going back to external cables, and 2018 has a matte paint scheme, while 2017 is glossy.

I liked the look of the paint on the 2018, but I was able to get my LBS to knock off $75 on the 2017 and I do like the cleaner look with internal cables. Have only had it 2 weeks, but I've been really happy so far.
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Just bought the FX7.2 a few weeks back. Most are significantly discounted (Got mine at 390). I think at that price the 2017 makes sense.
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