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OVERLAND PARK, KS
9514 Nall Ave.Overland ParkKS 66207

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OLATHE, KS

Location has been combined with our 95th and Nall store to create a 28,000 sq ft superstore!

Family owned and locally operated since 1982
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trek FX+

Trek FX+

2011

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (10 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2011 Trek FX+

Across town or across campus, Trek's electric-assist FX+ takes you there with comfort and speed. Trek starts with a light, nimble-handling aluminum frame, and a wonderfully comfortable upright riding position. Then they build it up with quality components from Shimano and Bontrager for precision shifting. But the magic-carpet ride is courtesy of the smooth, powerful and quiet built-in electric motor that runs off a rechargeable battery. It's a pedal-assist system, so if you pedal lightly, the range is 25 miles, and you can extend that range to 45 miles by pedaling more! It's a sophisticated setup that actually recharges itself on downhills, has no memory effect and the removable battery can be recharged from any wall outlet. Getting around just got a whole lot easier!

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Black Series aluminum
    Fork Bontrager FX aluminum
    Motor Specs BionX 350-watt
    Drive System Brushless hub
    Battery Type/Weight BionX lithium manganese
    Recharge Time 3.5 hours
    Range on Full Charge 45 miles when pedaling 1/4 of the time
    Saddle Bontrager H2 FlexForm
    Handlebars Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone
    Bicycle Drivetrain Shimano Deore
    Wheels Bontrager Nebula
    Tires Bontrager Race All-Weather Hardcase, 700 x 32c
    Brakes Avid linear-pull w/Tektro levers
    Pedals Aluminum
    Accessories & Extras Front/rear lights

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 10 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Comfortable  (8)
    • Handles well  (8)
    • Fast  (7)
    • Responsive  (5)
    • Good Geometry  (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (6)
    • Poor components 
    • Expensive 
    • Uncomfortable Seat 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (9)
    • Casual Riding  (5)
    • Exercising  (4)
    • Fun touring 
    • Road biking 

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Fun riding for someone 67 years old

    By Speedo

    from Encinitas, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Great Components
    • Attractive Design
    • Hi-tech

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Fun Touring

      Comments:

      The hilly area where I live and my age (67) combined to take the fun out of riding a traditional bike no matter how many gears it had. I started looking at electric bikes and was not happy with what I was finding until I went to the local Trek store. It was love at first sight. I can now pass people younger than me as I ride up hills. The bike handles like a sports car. I feel very confident riding it. One of the big selling points for me was the regenerative braking. The more I ride it the more I love it.

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      5.0

      Amazing!!

      By FX+Commuter

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Handles Well
      • Great Components
      • Comfortable
      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I am a middle aged male that is rarely motivated to go riding. My wife finally convinced me to get this bicycle and WOW!! This is amazing. The pedal assists really does flatten out those hills. The bicycle has great components and as long as you clean and take care of it after each ride, you should enjoy riding this thing for a long while. My only issue is the motor and the battery adds about 20-25 lbs to the bike. Started to commute to work daily (~40 miles round trip) and it feels great.

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      5.0

      Cross country tour on 2011 Trek FX+

      By Yumadons

      from Yuma, AZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Responsive
      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Touring

      Comments:

      My 60 year old husband with COPD, lung lymphoma, 2 new knees, and a new hip rode his 2011 Trek FX+ halfway across America with me on the TransAm Trail this summer. Oregon coast to Pueblo, Colorado this year, Pueblo to the east coast next year. If you've ever wanted to, buy a new seat and you can do it on this bike. See our blog at:Http://bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/yumadons1

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      5.0

      I Love this thing!

      By PlanoGuy

      from Plano, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      This bicycle is what I'd been wishing for. I'm middle aged, average physical condition and I've had some knee issues. A regular bike is fine for me when there isn't any headwind and the terrain is flat, but how often does that happen when the scenery is interesting? It's been said before, but this bike really does flatten the hills and help equalize riding into the wind. And sometimes I'm just tired but enjoy riding the bike around the neighborhood which helps my mental attitude. Friends who I've let try this bike want one. Period. It's fun, healthy and has me looking for new opportunities to ride it somewhere.

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      2.0

      looks and rides great but.....

      By Stretch

      from South Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Fun to drive
      • Charges fast
      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor Components

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments:

      bought the newest model, could not charge it after the initial charge. estimate for the replacement part: 1 month Store gave me a loaner to use (same bike last year model though) had to take it in for a different battery. So much fun to drive with pedal assist available, not so much fun when it stops working on your way to work and the long sloping hill in front of you. Potential is awesome, reality so far is not so good. Let some friends try it out when it was working and they were all impressed. But it was working. Now I cannot even get my brand new bike fixed. The store is very apologetic and working hard with me to resolve my complaints. Still have the receipt so up in the air on my future with this bike. I take it to work which is just under 5 miles each way and can make it in 20 minutes pretty easily. Like the headlight when I start at 3:30a.m. Come on Trek I expect better

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      4.0

      woderful way to commute

      By Griffman

      from Guilford, CT

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Responsive
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      As a young man I loved my bikes for very long rides as well as a way to go without the expence of a car. Now at 50 without having driven a bike at all in many years biking to work didn't seem to be an option. I came across ads for electric bikes and started doing some research. It seemed the more careful reviewers were all in harmaony that the trek/bionx electric bikes were wonderful if a bit pricey. I took a test ride and was impressed. I decided to spend freely on a gift to myself and I am not feeling any buyers remorse. This is perfect if you want to ride to work and not arrive winded and sweaty. I can easily travel moderately hilly terain with ease. I am averaging about 17 miles per hour which given my condition is wonderful. With the assist on its highest setting (there are four settings) I can go about 15 miles at about 20 mph and then need to re-charge. I feel like I am riding a regular old bike until I encounter wind and hills. The assist technology simply makes those impediments non-existant. It's fun. It looks like a normal bike. It's wisper quiet. If you can afford the price and need to arrive at work professionally dressed,and your commute is less than 15 miles I would highly recommend this bike. It is a bit heavy and balances different than a traditional bike. Of course I would have liked a lighter less expencive battery with greater range. I am no expert and these limits may just be the limits of present battery technology. But these concerns pale in contrast with the ability to get in the open air and enjoy my bike like I was 20 again. An added bonus is the quick acceleration. It makes moving through start and stop traffic a breeze. For longer commutes I would recommend a second charger to keep at work. Warning - Do not test drive unless you are ready to drop a few grand. Once you ride it, if you are anything like me, you will have to have it.

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      5.0

      You Gotta Get One!

      By Dan "Pass me if you can" biker man. ;)

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Good Geometry
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding
      • Racing
      • Exercising
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      The best part of riding this bike is passing up all the serious bikers on the road with the classic look of "How did you pass me up!". Talk about a needed EGO boost, golly geee it is fun. At the end of the day, this bike makes me want to ride more. :)

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      5.0

      Practical and Fun

      By John

      from Branford, Connecticut

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Fast
      • Responsive
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Commuting

        Comments:

        I have had the Trek FX+ for about a month and it is a joy to ride. I have ridden it to work and back every day since I got it. I greatly prefer the bike to my car. The only time the ride was not enjoyable was the day it poured rain on my way home and I had no rain gear. Every friend who has taken the bike for a test ride has been enthusiastic and even amazed at its performance. Acceleration from a stop is rapid. Start to pedal and zoom off. The bike cruises at 20 mph at maximum power, requiring little effort from the rider unless going up a hill. My commute is short, only 4 miles, but I would arrive sweaty at work if I rode my non-electric bike; as a consequence, I seldom rode it. The FX+ is fun!

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        5.0

        great bike

        By sara

        from fairbanks, AK

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Fast

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments:

        I just got this bike for commuting in Fairbanks, Alaska. I ride 12 miles each way with big hills between home and work and it makes all the difference! I was a little nervous (big price tag for my income) but now that I have it I am so glad I took the risk. Really fun, and now I have no excuse for not riding to work.

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        4.0

        Fantastic Bike!

        By mark

        from ohio

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Commuting
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        This is a fantastic bike. I only live 10 miles from work, but 2 of them are straight up a pretty steep hill. Riding up it really killed me and I would get to work sweaty and beat. The Trek website says that the Ride+ system 'flattens' hills. That is the truth. I was able to ride straight up the hill with no real problems on my first ride into the office. Best of all, when I got there, I still had gotten a workout, but I wasn't drenched in sweat. The assist works just like they describe it. I was able to cut 10 minutes off my ride into work and put a lot more enjoyment into my ride. It also helps after work. Some days I have stuff to do at night & have to get home fast. I used to drive on those days because by the time I got home from work on the bike, it was cutting it too close to risk missing my appointment. With this bike and the extra charger at work, I can put it on assist level 4 & hammer all the way home. It cuts a good 10 minutes off my commute if I do that. I'm sure some people would argue that I'm not getting the full benefit of the exercise, but if I am able to ride the bike instead of take the car, I could it as a win. At the end of the day, I ride because I enjoy it & anything that helps me to ride in situations where I would normally take the car is a winner in my book. The positives I've experienced with this bike are: 1. Comfortable ride. This could just be the fact that the bike is newer, but I find it to be a much more comfortable ride than my previous ride (Marin Mill Valley). The Marin is definitely faster, but this one rides much more comfortably. 2. It allows me to ride at times/places when I would have driven in the past. 3. It's a nice crutch. I've found it very nice to have the assist 'just in case'. It's a nice feeling to be able to outrun the incoming storm, or for those days when you just don't have it. I can pop on the assist and cruise. I find that I use this bike mainly for commuting and for errands around town. For my serious riding, I still prefer my other bikes, but this bike is almost a perfect replacement for my car. The only downsides I've seen are 1. The battery life is not that great. This may have to do with the steep hill I climb every day, but the battery seems to have just enough juice for a round trip to work & back. I haven't run out of battery yet, but I am usually on one or no bars when I get home from work. I bought an extra charger to keep at the office to help with this issue. 2. The bike is heavy. I originally thought I would use the bike without the battery to replace my current bike, but this bike is a good 10 pounds heavier than the same bike (Trek 7.5) without the assist (even without the battery), so I find myself riding my older bike (Marin Mill Valley) when I am not using the battery 3. Reliability. The rear hub stopped working on my third ride on the bike. The shop was great about getting it fixed, and so far I have not had any other trouble with the bike aside from that. I know this is a newer concept for Trek, so I give them some slack in the reliability department. I'm sure things will get better as the line matures. This review would have been 5 stars had I not experienced the problem with the hub.

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