The FX 2 has been a fan-favorite for a few seasons, which might make Trek averse to changing such a popular bike. But you'd be wrong...
The best change to be found is the bike's frame, with an upgrade to Trek's Alpha Gold aluminum tubing. Tapered and flowing tube shapes give the FX 2 a stunning look as well as lighter weight and greater strength. The FX 2 boasts mounts for a rear rack, fenders and water bottle cages, adding versatility for commuting duty. Internal cable routing keeps the shifter cables cleaner for longer, as well as adding to the bike's sleek lines. The FX 2's overall fit and size range works with a wide range of riders and rider flexibilties, too. Keeping track of your rides on your smartphone? There's even an aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S ANT+/Bluetooth speed/cadence sensor (sold separately).
A bike is only as good as the components chosen for it, and Trek knew that wheels make all the difference. Bontrager's 32-spoke Connection alloy wheels are shod with semi-treaded Bontrager H2 Comp 700x35c tires, adding easy acceleration and confident grip on pavement and hardpan trails. Plan on riding on hilly countryside roads? The FX 2 features a 48/38/28T triple crankset and 11-32T Shimano rear cassette, offering a massive gearing range for heavy loads and steep ascents. Gear changes are done with 8-speed Shimano shifters and derailleurs, bringing fingertip operation to the party. Tektro HD-R280 hydraulic disc brakes help keep speed reigned in, no matter the conditions, rain or shine. An accessory-ready alloy Blendr stem adds a spot for a phone or headlight mount. Bontrager also provides the alloy seatpost, Sport saddle, alloy handlebar and comfy long-tail Satellite grips to complete this excellent machine.
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, internal cable routing, flat mount disc, rack & fender mounts|
|Fork||FX Alloy, flat mount disc, rack mounts, 405mm axle-to-crown, ThruSkew|
|Headset||1-1/8'' threadless, sealed cartridge bearings|
Front: 100mm QR
Rear: 135mm QR
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Connection, alloy, double-wall, 32-hole, schrader valve|
Front: Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt
Rear: Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub
|Tires||Bontrager H2, wire bead, 30 tpi, 700 x 35c|
|Crankset||Forged alloy, w/ chainguard, 170mm length|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY710, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Acera M360, long cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG31, 11-32T, 8 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M310, 8 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Brake Levers||Tektro HD-R280 hydraulic|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-R280 hydraulic disc, flat mount, 160mm rotor|
|Pedals||Bontrager Satellite City pedal|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 27.2mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length|
* Subject to change without notice.