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New Trek 7.2 FX Chain Slips
#1
I recently bought a brand new Trek 7.2 FX. In certain gears, when going uphill, the chain slips. I have read about how a new bike may experience stretching of the chain and shifter cables. What I want to know is: Should I have the bike adjusted or upgrade to the 7.3 or 7.5 FX model? If this is just a one time or rare tune up problem then I will keep the 7.2, but if this just happens more often to bikes with lower grade components, then I may consider upgrading. Please let me know your opinion.

Thanks,

J
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#2
Unless it's something that you are causing, your chain shouldn't slip on a new bike. I would take it back to the LBS and have them take a look at it. I have had that happen to me a time or two during climbs, but that was because I was shifting while in the downstroke between the 90 and 180 degree position.
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#3
In certain gears, when going uphill, the chain slips. Not changing gears. Is the hardware cheap, defective or does it just need to be tuned?
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#4
What group set does the bike have. I looked at the Trek web site (US market) yesterday and the only thing that I found with a 7.2 in the name was one of their tri bikes but it did not have an FX on it. I looked at the FX series and it does not show a 7.2. Is this a European model?

Pretty much anything sold through a bike shop has decent group sets, even on the lower priced bikes. I think that it is just a matter of an adjustment, but since it's new, you may want to have the LBS do it only for the fact that the bike is still under warranty.
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#5
So what happened?
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