500 miles on my Trek 7.5 FX
I have hit over 500+ miles on my Trek 7.5 FX! I wanted to review my 7.5 FX once again after putting on a significant number of miles. My review is not going to get very technical because I am not going to claim to be an expert on bike components.
Yesterday, June 20th, I was able to take my 7.5 FX out for a quick 26 mile spin in Minneapolis. During this ride around Minneapolis, I hit over 500 miles on the odometer. I have already discussed the upgrades I did to the 7.5 FX and my impressions after the 75 mile ride I took with the 7.5 FX. This time around will just cover my overall impressions after 500 miles of bike riding with the 7.5 FX.
It seems like only yesterday that I purchased the bike, but actually it was about 2 months ago. I can’t believe I have been able to put on 500+ miles. My goal for the summer is somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 miles. Another thing I can’t believe is the number of trails and routes that are available to me within the twin cities. The twin cities are definitely very bike friendly.
The 7.5 FX has performed flawlessly. I haven’t had any major problems with the bike and no flat tires which is especially important. I think the peddle and handle bar upgrades have made me want to ride the bike more. This is because I can be more efficient with the clip in peddles and stay on the bike longer. Having dual water bottle holders and being able to put my hands in a little bit different position with the handle bar extenders also helps me stay on the bike longer.
In my 500+ miles of riding, the seat has kept me pretty comfortable. I am actually somewhat surprised that I haven’t looked into getting a seat upgrade, but I got say, the seat is pretty dang comfortable! Maybe after the next 500 miles, I’ll have a different opinion.
All in all, am I glad I spent $850+upgrades on the 7.5 fx? You bet I am! This purchase has gotten me to spend more time outside. I certainly appreciate my time outdoors because the summers in Minnesota seems so short and the cold season seems to get longer and longer every year. Other reasons this purchase is something I don’t mind spending money on:
– It keeps me healthy and fit
– It gives me time away from running
– I spend less time watching T.V.
– I can explore more of where I live
I still have some upgrades that I need to purchase for the 7.5 FX including:
– bike light
– tire pump and levers
– hydration pack for longer rides
I am also considering winter upgrades, but we’ll see. A lot depends on costs of the tire upgrades.
I am very interested in upgrading my cycle next year to a touring bike. I like the 7.5 FX so much that I plan on keeping the bike even if I buy an additional bike. I’ve included a few more pictures of the bike. Enjoy and have fun riding this summer where ever you live! I know I’m looking forward to the next 500 miles and beyond.