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The Trek Hybrid Bike Guide
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Since Priceonomics is based in San Francisco, most of the team either bikes or rides public transportation to the office. From our own experience, we’ve found hybrid bikes by far the best solution for city commutes. They’re durable for any rough patches you might hit on city streets and lightweight so you can zip from place to place. Based on our bicycle price guide, we’ve outlined some of the best deals on the used market for Trek hybrid bikes in this post. Enjoy!
Why You Should Consider a Hybrid Bike
Before launching into specific models, it’s probably best to understand what the hybrid bike was designed to accomplish. In short, it’s the best of both road and mountain bikes. The tires are wide like on a mountain bike for increased stability and durability. At the same time, the higher air pressure within the tires, a feature seen on road bikes, allows the bike to travel faster by reducing rolling resistance. In addition, the frames are made of lightweight aluminum or steel, a material that adds to speed. Finally, hybrids come with a wide range of gears that can rush allow you to climb uphill and coast downhill. Basically, you shouldn’t have any issues zipping through the city with confidence.
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If you’re looking for a comfortable and reliable ride to get you from point A to point B, this is your best bet. As Trek’s lower end hybrid model, it won’t wow you with its performance but it certainly doesn’t disappoint at all. Fair used price: $250
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Let’s face it, not everyone who rides a bike takes long tours and races in his or her spare time. Many of us just want a reliable casual ride around the neighborhood or to work. Be thankful there’s the 7100 for that. Fair used price: $250
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The 7300 takes us to the mid-level models of Trek hybrids. Compared to the 7100, this model offers puncture resistant tires, higher quality gear shifters, and a lighter frame. Fair used price: $275
If you desire performance as much as comfort in your hybrid, the 7500 is the way to go. It features lockable front suspension, puncture resistant tires, and a lightweight frame. Fair used price: $360
The Benefits of Buying Used
If you’re in the market for a hybrid bike, you’re probably looking for a durable and comfortable ride at a decent price. If this description suits you, go ahead and take a stab at the used market for bikes. We compared data from our price guide to new values listed on Trek’s online store . Turns out, you receive on average a 53% discount when buying used versus new. Since even the lowest end models are priced around $500, this represents a savings of a few hundred dollars. That’s definitely nothing to scoff at!
When buying a used hybrid bike, there are a few things you should note. First, unfortunately Trek does not transfer warranties from the original owner. So while it’s easy to transfer Apple Care protection from one Apple product owner to the next, you probably won’t find a warranty or protection plan on the used market for a bike. Next, there is a chance that the used bike will have a broken chain, missing brakes, or any other sort of damages.
Despite these risks, we completely recommend testing the used market, but with caution. The hundreds of dollars you save on a used hybrid bike outweighs the potential value from a warranty. In order to make sure you don’t end up with a lemon, inspect the bike in person. Take it for a test ride around the block before agreeing to purchase it. All these extra precautions are worthwhile to land your top notch daily commuter ride.
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Trek 7.2 FX Hybrid Bike: Review, Features and Price
The Trek 7.2 FX Hybrid is a sturdy and eye-catching option for city bikers who want to venture into other terrains on a reliable bike.
Key Highlights : Superb overall performance at an affordable price point, more comfortable than a road bike and quicker than most city bikes, easy to maneuver and handles well on most terrains, features easy-rolling wheels, and strong frame, easily customizable
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The Trek 7.2 FX Hybrid offers a unique combination of city bike comfort with road bike handling and stability. Wide, puncture-resistant tires and 700c wheels make for smooth riding at quick speeds. Though the hybrid is slower than most road bikes, it passes city bikes with ease.
The aluminum body is lightweight and handles well. You can leisurely wind around city corners or coast along a forest trail. Linear-pull brakes inspire confidence since they stop quickly and easily, no matter the scenery.
This sporty hybrid might be light in weight, but it’s strong in durability. The high-end aluminum frame pairs well with the high-tensile steel fork. This combination ensures a stable, fun ride every time.
This model also features a 24-speed drivetrain that flattens hills and switches gears with ease. The standard seat is comfortable for short distances, and the position of the adjustable handlebars offer a comfortable, upright riding position. This bike is also DuoTrap S compatible and comes with customizable rack and fender mounts.
Trek 7.2 FX Hybrid Compared to Similar Products
All three of these hybrid bikes come standard with high-quality aluminum frames. Aluminum is stiff and durable, which makes for a reliable and stable ride, whatever the terrain.
The Trek 7.2 FX Hybrid has the lightest frame of the three models. It is paired with a steel fork to guarantee stability and ease while riding. This thin frameworks with the easy-rolling wheels to get bikers moving easier, faster, and for longer distances.
Riders sit in an upright position that is comfortable for long rides. However, this model performs like a road bike, offering easy maneuvering on most surfaces. This modern bike is available in red and black with green decals.
The Diamondback Edgewood has a bulkier frame than the Cannondale Adventure and the Trek 7.2 Hybrid. Larger frames can be more challenging to maneuver in the city and require wider turns. This model comes in four sizes. Each size is made of a DB 6061-T6 aluminum frame. With a low middle bar, the bike is very easy for riders of any age to access.
This bike also features large wheels, which makes the bike a bit heavier than the other two. The combination of larger wheels and a low middle bar makes this bike a good choice for older or less experienced riders. The Cannondale Adventure 3 is a hybrid model but functions best on paved roads.
Though it’s possible to go offroading, this model is a good pick for city bikers looking to commute or ride shorter distances. Riders sit upright, and the lower middle bar offers relief for back tension. This frame features bright, reflective graphics and is lighter than the Diamondback Edgewood but still heavier than the FX.
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The best hybrid bikes have well-tractioned tires with high pressures for easy rolling. Most hybrid bikes have 700c tires to help cover more distance with less effort.
The Trek 7.2 FX has wider tires than most road bikes and consistently outperforms city and mountain bikes. Though it’s slower than a typical road bike, it’s puncture-resistant tires help riders keep up on off-road terrains. The easy-riding tires help this bike go faster than the Diamondback Edgewood and Cannondale Adventure 3 in most situations.
The larger wheels on the Diamondback Edgewood weigh the bike down a bit and help make it a comfortable ride. The standard Kenda Cross 700x40c tires are puncture-resistant and high-performing. They have an ultra-fine tread design that provides significant traction when needed.
The 21-speed Cannondale Adventure 3 is geared more toward comfort than the sporty Trek 7.2 FX.
The plush, Cannondale Ultra Comfort saddle, and high handlebars reinforce a comfortable riding position. This bike is great for long commutes or short adventures. The shocks in the front forks absorb and even out bumpy terrain, making it a comfortable ride.
The Cannondale Adventure 3 rides smoothly uphill but is a bit slower than other hybrids when descending. This model is considered a fitness bike for its ability to travel long distances with relative ease.
The Diamondback Edgewood hybrid also emphasizes comfort and comfortable riding. Diamondback is typically known for its rugged models. Recently, though, they have begun to venture into more comfort-friendly bikes. The Diamondback Edgewood hybrid is an excellent combination of the two.
The KindShock Alloy Suspension below the saddle eases over bumps with grace. This, accompanied with the larger wheels, makes for a comfortable city biking experience. The Diamondback Edgewood has 21 total speeds and includes the Shimano EF-51 Easyfire shifters. Both front and rear derailleurs are trustworthy Shimano Tourney TY500 models.
The Trek 7.2 FX has a 24-speed drivetrain and is more rugged and sporty than other hybrid models. The FX is a sturdy model that considers comfort while also promising durability. Sitting upright, the Bontrager SSR saddle is comfortable enough for long distances both in the city and on biking paths through the woods.
The Shimano shifters make for effortless starting and stopping on any terrain. Like the Edgewood, the FX features linear breaks. Riders comment that these brakes are very powerful and do not require significant maintenance.
Just under $500, the Trek 7.2 FX is an affordable option for city bikers hoping to go off-road or road bikers looking for a better way to commute. This model is a little more expensive than other hybrids, but the durability and versatility make it well worth the extra change.
Trek offers a lifetime warranty for all manufacturing issues so long as the bike is registered online.
Cannondale Adventure 3 has an MSRP of about $530. If comfort for long rides is a big factor you’re looking for, this model may be worth the price. Cannondale also offers limited warranties against manufacturing errors.
The Diamondback Edgewood is marketed right around $350, making it the cheapest option of the two. This bike’s agility and comfort are guaranteed to last with minimal maintenance required. Biking on city streets is more comfortable, but it’s still a good choice for beginner road bikers.
The Trek 7.2 FX offers consistent high-ranking performance at an affordable price. This hybrid bike is more comfortable than most road bikes but faster than a city bike. Its lightweight frame is easy to handle, and the easy-rolling wheels can get you further and faster without requiring more effort.
The bike comes standard with Ergo grips, offering a more relaxed feel to the handlebars. There are also customizable mounts installed in the colorful frame for added personalization.
The FX comes close to a road bike’s performance but is still slower than most. Some riders complain the front brakes may begin to squeal early on. Once replaced, the brake pads usually do not have any other issues. The bike also comes with a standard seat that is often replaced for longer rides. The standard pedals are mostly plastic and may break easily if not repaired or replaced.
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If you’re looking for a comfortable bike to commute with and take off-roading on the weekends, the Trek 7.2 FX is perfect for you. This bike is comfortable enough for the everyday rider and powerful enough for an adventure in the trails. As far as hybrid bikes go, this model promises reliability and ruggedness without compromising on comfort. For the price, this bike is an excellent choice for semi-experienced or experienced riders, but may not be worth it for amateurs.
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City Street Guides by f.d. walker: A Street Photography Guide to Moscow, Russia
*A series of guides on shooting Street Photography in cities around the world. Find the best spots to shoot, things to capture, street walks, street tips, safety concerns, and more for cities around the world. I have personally researched, explored and shot Street Photography in every city that I create a guide for. So you can be ready to capture the streets as soon as you step outside with your camera!
At over 12 million people, Moscow is the largest city in Russia and second largest in Europe by population ( Istanbul is #1). An urban, cosmopolitan metropolis with more than enough glitz and glam to cater to the elite, but without losing its fair share of Soviet era roughness around the edges. It can be fast paced, brash, busy, and trendy like other big cities, but it has its blend of West meets Russia atmosphere and beauty that provides plenty of unique interest. The Red Square is as famous as it gets, but there’s so much more to this city, including the most beautiful subway system you’ve ever seen. It would take years to capture all of Moscow, but that means you have an endless amount of areas to discover.
So here’s a Street Photography guide so you can be ready to capture all that Moscow has to offer before you even arrive!
- Patriarch’s Pond
- Old Arbat Street
- Maroseyka Street
- Tverskoy Boulevard
Top 5 Street Spots:
1. red square.
The Red Square is the most famous square in not just Russia, but all of Eastern Europe. The name actually doesn’t come from the color of the bricks or communism, but from the name in Russian, Krásnaya, once meaning “beautiful” before its meaning changed to “red.” This large plaza is what you see on the cover of guide books and magazines for Moscow, with St. Basil’s Cathedral being the center piece next to Lenin’s Mausoleum surrounded by the Kremlin Wall. Of course, the Red Square attracts hordes of tourist due to the main attractions, but all that activity around an interesting atmosphere does provide street photo opportunities. It’s also the central square connecting to the city’s major streets, providing a good starting point to explore outward.
You’ll also find the popular pedestrian only Nikolskaya Street connecting the Red Square to Lubyanka Square. This line of expensive shops includes plenty of activity, while also leading you to another popular square. Filled with history rivaling any city, the Red Square and surrounding areas are the heart and soul of Russia.
2. Patriarch’s Ponds
Patriarch’s Ponds is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Moscow. Despite the name being plural, there’s only one large pond, but it’s worth a visit with your camera. It’s a popular spot for locals and expats to come relax or take a stroll around the pond. You get an interesting mix of young and old too, from young love to “babushkas” feeding pigeons. It’s a very peaceful park atmosphere in one of the nicer areas within the city center, while bringing enough activity for street photography.
The pond is shallow and in the winter becomes a popular spot for ice-skating too. The area is also well-known for the location in the famous Russian novel, The Master and Margarita.
3. Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)
Old Arbat is the most famous pedestrian street in Moscow, and dating back to the 15th century, also one of its oldest. Originally, it was an area of trade, but soon became the most prestigious residential area in Moscow. During the 18th century, Arbat started attracting the city’s scholars and artists, including Alexander Pushkin. Cafes lined the streets and impressive homes filled the neighborhood. Since then, New Arbat street was created as a highway in the area, while Old Arbat was paved for a 1km pedestrian only walkway.
Due to the historic buildings, famous artists that lived here, and the bohemian atmosphere, Old Arbat has become a big attraction for tourists today. Now, there’s a mix of cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, street performers, street merchants and other attractions for visitors, and some locals, to come enjoy. It can get really busy here and there’s usually something interesting going on so it’s a good street to come walk with your camera for guaranteed life.
4. Gorky Park
One of the most famous places in Moscow is Gorky Park. The official name is Maxim Gorky’s Central Park of Culture & Leisure, which gives you an idea of what goes on here. When built, it was the first of its kind in the Soviet Union. Divided into two parts, it stretches along Moscow River. One end contains fair rides, foods stands, tennis courts, a sports club, a lake for boat rides, and more. This end brings more active life due to its number of attractions, while the other end is more relaxed, where you’ll find gardens, trees, older buildings, and an outdoor amphitheater.
Gorky Park attracts mostly locals so it’s a good spot to capture the non-tourist side of Moscow life. Muscovites come here to escape the city and unwind in a picturesque setting. The park remains alive outside of the warmer months too, especially when the lake turns into the city’s largest outdoor skating rink. I’d recommend taking the metro out here to spend at least half a day exploring the massive park’s life with your camera.
5. Maroseyka Street
Maroseyka Street is a popular area not too far from the Red Square. The long, winding street turns into Pokrovka and is lined with restaurants, cafes, bars and places to stay. It’s actually where I like to stay when I’m in Moscow due to its location and solid street photography opportunities itself. You have Kitay-gorod station near and if you keep walking southwest, you’ll get to the Red Square. But if you walk northwest, as it changes to Pokrovka, you can find a long street of activity for photography with its own interesting atmosphere.
6. Tverskoy Boulevard
Tverskoy Boulevard is the oldest and longest boulevard in Moscow, beginning at the end of Nikitsky Boulevard, and finishing at Pushkin Square, a spot to come for activity itself. The boulevard is made up of two avenues, with pedestrian walkways in-between. You’ll find grass, shrubbery, trees, benches and more walking it’s almost kilometer length. Many people come here to enjoy some relaxation, walk their dog, or just to use it to walk wherever they’re going. Its center location also provides a nice place to walk with your camera near plenty of other spots you’ll want to check out anyway.
Sample Street Walk:
For a full day of Street Photography, covering some of the best spots, you can follow this sample street walk for Moscow:
- Start your morning walking around the Red Square (1), while exploring the surrounding area, including Nikolskaya Street
- Then walk northwest to Patriarch’s Ponds (2) and slowly walk the pond and surrounding area with your camera
- Next, walk east to the Pushkin Monument and stroll down Tverskoy Boulevard (6)
- Once Tverskoy Boulevard (6) ends, it will turn into Nikitsky Boulevard. Follow this down until you get to the start of Old Arbat Street (3), across from Arbatskaya station
- After you’re done walking down Old Arbat Street (3) for more street photography, spend some time checking out Moscow’s beautiful metro stations
- To finish off the day with more street photography, get off the metro near Red Square (1) again, Maroseyka Street (5) or wherever you’re staying for the night.
3 Things I’ll Remember about Shooting in Moscow:
1. museum metro.
The Moscow metro system was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union and today includes 203 stations across 340km of routes. The elaborate system has some of the deepest stations in the world too, with escalators that seem to go on forever. None of this is what makes it so special, though. Many of its stations feel like stepping inside a museum, making it without a doubt the most interesting and beautiful metro system I’ve been in.
When built, Stalin wanted to make the metro stations “palaces for the people” with marble, chandeliers, and grand architecture. The best part is the variety of architecture and styles used, making many of the stations a completely different experience visually. You could easily spend a whole day traveling the stations and there are even tours available for people who wish to do just that. My advice, though, would be just to buy a ticket and hop on and off at different stations, while exploring different lines. The museum-like surrounding mixed with the crowds of characters can make for a great photography experience.
Since there are so many stations, here are some of my favorites to check out:
- Ploschad Revolyutsii
- Prospekt Mira
2. Moscow is Big
It’s no secret that Moscow is a big city, but it can feel even bigger with how spread out much of it is. This is especially true if you compare it to cities outside of Asia. If I compared it to cities in Europe, I’d probably say only Istanbul would warrant more time to really discover the depths of this city. Most only explore around the Red Square and surrounding area, but that is such a small part of the city. Although, that central area does give you plenty to see on its own.
Fortunately, I had a good friend living in the city to show me around, but it opened up my eyes even more to how much there is to discover in Moscow. It’s a big city with a variety of atmosphere that can take you from “east” to “west” and trendy to rugged depending on where you go. I’d imagine you’d have to live here a while to really know the city.
3. Cosmopolitan Mix of East meets West
Modern skyscrapers mixed with amazing architecture, a world-class metro system with museum-like beauty, trendy fashion and chic clubs, Moscow is a rich mix of Russian culture and history in a more western cosmopolitan package. There is a push to keep the Russian culture, while also pushing forward with a modern metropolis the whole world will envy. This comes with an impressive skyline, that continues to grow, and endless modernities, but with soviet nostalgia and atmosphere mixed in for good measure.
Mixed in with this grand western cosmopolitan atmosphere, is a strong national pride in Russia. This includes their famous leader, Vladimir Putin. Maybe no other place will you see a country’s leader more often. All over, from the pricey tourist shops to the underground walkway stalls, you’ll find goods with Putin’s likeness covering them. From t-shirts to magnets to Matryoshka dolls. There’s a strong national pride that can be seen around the city, which also extends to their leader. Moscow is many things. It’s East meets West, modernizations meets Soviet era, and a whole lot more.
What To Do For a Street Photography Break?:
Eat at a stolovaya.
Stolovayas are Russian cafeterias that became popular in the Soviet days. You grab a tray and walk down the line of freshly prepared local dishes, and select whatever you want from the chefs. They’re usually inexpensive and a much better value than restaurants, while giving you the opportunity to try from a wide selection of everyday Russian food. They’re also very tasty. I always include some borsch on my tray and go from there. The places themselves are all over Moscow and usually come with Soviet-era aesthetics to complete the experience.
Street Safety Score: 7
*As always, no place is completely safe! So when I talk about safety, I’m speaking in general comparison to other places. Always take precaution, be smart, observe your surroundings and trust your instincts anywhere you go!
Being the 2nd largest city in Europe with over 12 million people, you’re going to have your dangerous areas, but for the most part, it feels safe walking around. Russia is statistically higher in crime compared to most of Europe, but this generally doesn’t apply to tourists and visitors. Around the Red Square and surrounding city center, you should feel completely safe walking around. Pick pocketing can happen, but no more than other touristic places. I always explore Moscow freely without coming across too much to worry about. It’s a spread out city, though, so of course it matters where you are. Just use basic street smarts, know where you are and Moscow shouldn’t give you a problem.
People’s Reaction Score: 7
Moscow is fast paced, big city life, which usually means people aren’t too concerned with you, or your camera. I don’t find people notice or pay much attention to me when I’m out taking photos in Moscow. For the most part, people just go about their day. You shouldn’t get too many looks or concern. But it can depend on the area you are in. The more you stick out, the more you might get noticed with suspicions. I’ve never had any problems in Moscow, or Russia, but just be careful who you’re taking a photo of if you get out of the city center. Other than that, it’s about average for reactions.
Learn the alphabet .
Much of Moscow, including the metro system, doesn’t use english. The Russian alphabet uses letters from the Cyrillic script, which if you aren’t familiar with it and don’t know the sounds, can be hard to decipher the words. This is most important for street names and metro stops when trying to get around. It can save confusion and make it easier getting around if you learn the basic alphabet. At the very least then, you can sound out the words to see which are similar in the english conversion, which can help matching them to maps. When out shooting street photography, getting around is as important as anything. So save yourself some time and frustration by learning the Russian Alphabet.
Use the metro
While Saint-Petersburg feels very walkable for a city its size, Moscow can feel very spread out, even for its bigger size. Outside of the Red Square area, you can have plenty of walking before getting anywhere very interesting, so you’ll need to take the metro a lot if you really want to explore the city. Maps are deceiving here too, it will always be further than it looks.
Another reason it’s less walkable than Saint-Petersburg is its completely different set-up. Moscow’s streets are mostly contstructed in rings with narrow, winding streets in-between. This is common with medieval city cities that used to be confined by walls, but you usually don’t have it in a city this massive. Saint-Petersburg has a more grid-like pattern that also uses the canals to help you know your way around. When it comes to navigating on foot in Moscow, it can be more difficult, so bring a map and take the metro when needed. It’s why Moscow’s metro carries more passengers per day than the London and Paris subways combined.
Explore other areas if you have time
Moscow is really big. While most people stay around the Red Square within the Boulevard Ring, there’s so much more to the city. I covered some other spots outside of this circle, but if you really want to see the city, you’ll need time. If you do have time, some other areas I’d check out first are Zamoskvarechye, along some of the south and western Moscow.
For some more inspiration, you can look through the Street Photography of Moscow photographer Artem Zhitenev and check out 33 of my photos taken in Moscow .
Moscow’s name brings a certain mystique, but once you’re there it might bring a different atmosphere than you expect. It’s big and sprawling, but beautiful in many ways. It can feel like a European capital on a grand scale, but you can definitely find its Russian side in there.
The urban sprawl of Moscow can be intimidating, but give it enough time and you’ll be rewarded with plenty to discover. All with the world’s best metro system to take you around.
I hope this guide can help you start to experience some of what Moscow contains. So grab your camera and capture all that Moscow has to offer for Street Photography!
If you still have any questions about shooting in Moscow, feel free to comment below or email me!
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Frame Material: aluminum Frame Angles: 71.5 head, 73.5 seat Sizes: 15", 17.5", 20", 22.5" Colors: Dark Blue/Brushed Fork: Trek Rear Shock: Not applicable Brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT Handlebar: Bontrager Race Stem: Bontrager Sport Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Aheadset Front Der: Shimano Deore XT Crankset: Bontrager Select, 28/38/48 teeth Rear Der: Shimano Deore XT Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 SPD Tires: 700 x 35c Bontrager Select
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Bought this new in 2003 after moving to PA to handle the hills. I’ve ridden this between 1000/1500 mile/year since. I’ve gone thru 3 sets of wheels, 4 chains, a dozen tires, 2 sets of pedals, replaced cables, nylon chain guides, bottom bracket, several seats and 2 sets of panniers. I could buy another bike but why this thing is perfect and cost me $1000 and amortized that’s slightly more than $50 a year.
Just the weight. It is a bit heavy, but durable
Bought this bike new in 1999 I think. Recently took it to local bike shop, and for a pittance, new tires, and cleaned and oiled everything, up, and man! It’s like new! I’m in my 70’s now, and this bike is perfect for the road for me. And I love it will cruise at about 17mph on the road almost effortless. I’ve been caught going 32mph near my home down a hill. :-) This bike is rugged, smooth riding, and just plain fun. Everything is original except the new tires. I also have a Specialized mountain bike and a Specialized fat bike. They are fun, but the Trek steals my heart!
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American made. Strong frame. Original wheels were great for the road. Great seat and front fork suspension.
I've owned my 7700 since 2000. I've upgraded to a Brooks saddle, SRAM twist shifter, and stronger wheels since I sometimes take it off-road. I own two other treks. A trek tandem T900, and a trek 5900 oclv110. The 7700 is my go to bike that I ride the most. It's comfortable and capable. Great commuter bike. Not as fast as the 5900 of course. But the 7700 is my go to bike.
solid, reliable,light,quick for a hi-bred. A friendly ride.
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Top notch ride. Served me very well for 8 years until it was robbed last month. used for commuting 20 miles per day,around 3 x per wk + weekend riding both self and supported rides . very sorry to see it go. I was surprised how often I would select it over my more expensive faster and sexier road bike.
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I had to wait a long time for this bike - ordered it in early April 2004, and didn't get it until mid-June. I guess Trek was having component problems. I also wanted a few customizations to it - a) carbon fork for weight and ride b) more roadie tires (almost went for a mid-range wheel set, but my budget didn't allow for it). I'm a bike commuter - most of my mileage is between work and home or to the grocery store. This bike has survived a few crashes, 50# loads of groceries, and all 225# of me on an almost daily basis. This bike is supposedly targeted at a more fitness oriented rider. That's really not me. I'm a practical rider. And this bike combines enough practicality along with more 'roadie' components and weight (around 25# with the carbon fork) to make me happy. It is a pleasure to ride. The carbon fork that I added completely changes the feel of the ride. And the bike itself doesn't wear me out - partly because my shoulders don't hurt after a longer ride anymore - and partly because it just seems to take less effort to move it than some bikes I've ridden. This bike is not a Madone 5.9, but it's not supposed to be. It's meant to be a bike to get you from point A to point B as well as let you get some pleasure rides in. This is the bike you take to work or get groceries on. And its a bike that you can use for general, day to day pleasure cruising. I love this bike. It isn't a 5 star bike (if it were about $100 cheaper it might be) but its as close as it gets w/o going to a full carbon road bike.
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Moscow hopes to become first 5G city by 2020
One of the 5G network will be a speed of 100 megabits per second for residents of large cities.
The Moscow mayor's office is in talks with a consortium of mobile operators over the possibility of developing 5G networks, the Kommersant daily reported on April 7. The government is determined to make the project an attractive investment for the operators and hopes the Russian capital will have 5G networks in 2020.
Moscow’s telecom market is divided between four major players: Russian companies Megfon, VimpelCom, and MTS, plus European Tele2 – which entered the fray in 2015. A query from RBTH about a 5G consortium received an optimistic response from Megafon and Tele2, but VimpelCom and MTS decided not to answer.
"The consortium may lay the foundation for the joint development of this technology by all the operators," said Konstantin Prokshin, head of strategic communications at Tele2.
The support of the authorities is important for telecom operators because such issues as equipment deployment and power supply can often be solved only with the government’s help, explained Yulia Dorokhina, head of the press service at Megafon.
2018 World Cup and rivalry with London
City of London Corp., which runs London's financial center at the municipal level, has announced its plans to switch to the 5G standard as soon as it becomes available, writes The Financial Times. The company has signed a multimillion dollar wireless Internet upgrade contract with Cornerstone, which is owned by the Vodafone and O2 telecom operators.
Global capitals will be competing with each other over which of them will become the first to switch to 5G, said Konstantin Prokshin. The pace at which new technologies are introduced suggests that Moscow can indeed become one of the leaders in the development of 5G, he added. "Moscow's mobile market is one of the most developed in the world, with a low average cost of services and high quality," Prokshin pointed out.
During the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Megafon plans to set up 5G test zones, Yulia Dorokhina said. "One of the main advantages offered by the new network is its huge capacity. The client receives high-quality signal in places of mass gathering of people – stadiums, railway stations, traffic jams," she added.
What is known about 5G today
Exact 5G specifications are still being developed, but one of them – as identified by the Next Generation Mobile Networks alliance – will be a speed of 100 megabits per second for residents of large cities.
"So far, some disparate research experiments have been conducted. What exactly the 'fifth generation' will provide is not quite clear," said Vladimir Korovkin, head of Innovations and Digital Technologies at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.
He added that the focus of 5G developers is not to increase the bandwidth of the channel, but to provide a guaranteed high-speed signal and density of coverage. "Both these features are important for mass use of M2M (machine to machine) networks," Korovkin explained.
One of the crucial questions is who will be producing the technical equipment and how the link to international networks will work. For the first time, Chinese companies, in particular Huawei, are taking an active part in creating a new standard, Korovkin pointed out. For example, Megafon has successfully tested mobile data transmission at 1 Gbit/s using Huawei equipment and at 5 Gbit/s during network equipment tests with the Finnish company Nokia, Dorokhina said.
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