Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the September Giveaway for the Phantom XR electric bicycle from Life EV


Need input from Knowledgeable riders
#1
After putting some mileage on the Trek 7000 I won,I have come to the conclusion that it is indeed to small for me. The bike is 17.5 in and me inseam is 33 in. using the book between the legs method of measuring. I do think the hybrid is the right type for my purposes and was wondering what the differences where between the 7000 and 7100,other than price.
  Reply
#2
The main difference seems to be that the 7100 has a suspension fork. Other than that, they changed brands / models on the shifters and rear derailleur, but the parts seem equivalent.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/compare/#/7000,7100,empty
  Reply
#3
Thanks Billy,nifty comparison feature.Guess I'll sale mine and buy or trade for larger frame.
  Reply
#4
Wow! That is a considerable difference in size, frame vs inseam. There are lots of sizing charts available around the 'Net, but a "rule of thumb" is buy a frame size 10 inches smaller than your inseam. In other words, if you have a 33-inch inseam then buy a 23-inch frame. Adjust seat (forward back up down) for any small differences.

Like I said, the method is not exactly scientific but it works okay for most of us.

Steve
Junkyard Tools rescued from the junkyard!
  Reply
#5
Hotdog I did not even see that feature when I was doing a similar post for the 4300 and the 4500 thanks Billy. Smile
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#6
The amount of bikes listed at Trek is mind boggling even with the comparison chart it's confusing. For instance,when comparing say a 7200 and 7.2 is there a difference in the purpose or just components?
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Bike shop labor charges
Yesterday 06:38 PM
What's the deal with hybrid bikes?
Yesterday 07:48 AM
Coming to America
Yesterday 06:21 AM
Yet another bike ID thread (Pseudo-Batta...
09-17-2021 08:55 PM
Interesting Discovery - Electric Fatbike
09-17-2021 12:31 AM
Modifying your eBike
09-17-2021 12:22 AM
Best continent for cycle touring? ...Eur...
09-16-2021 09:50 AM
Mechanical "locking" sound and there's r...
09-16-2021 09:45 AM
Unknown bike
09-16-2021 05:49 AM
New Member
09-16-2021 05:34 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. ReapThaWhirlwind
24 posts
no avatar 2. Criminal
15 posts
no avatar 3. Jason @ect
11 posts
no avatar 4. Jesper
7 posts
no avatar 5. Ride with Me
6 posts