Trek ZX 7000 ALUMINUM Bike 1998 or Older

ZX 7000 ALUMINUM

97 TREK ZX 7000 ALUMINUM

User Reviews (13)

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skyphix   Cross Country Rider [Jan 22, 2014]
Strength:

Quick Handling, strong, flickable, fast. Fairly modern geometry despite the age.

Weakness:

Not much, really. Maybe the lack of disc tabs, but it was 1998 after all...

Bought this bike new in late 1997, a gold 1998 model. Rode it HARD for a lot of years, never weighed less than 235lbs. Absolutely loved this bike and would buy another one if I could find one.

Great for beginners or someone looking at picking up a high quality retro aluminum bike.

Now in 2013 I cracked the frame where the chainstay meets the bottom bracket shell. Wisconson-made frames are lifetime warranty though, and the components are still holding up, so I'm giving Trek a chance to show me what they'll do on a 16 year old frame with a lifetime warranty.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jesse   [Mar 07, 2013]
Strength:

Frame and geometry

Weakness:

Outdated components

I know it is 2013 but I am keeping the love of the Trek 7000 zx alive.I bought a Trek 7000 zx frame off of a guy and I decided to build it up. Manitou Black Elite coil fork, carbon bars, carbon stem, eragon grips, Bontrager Evoke saddle, original Icon seatpost, Shimano XTR/XT components, FSA XC-300 wheelset and some maxxis ignitors 2.1 tires. Bike is light and responsive.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
MikeMac   Weekend Warrior [Oct 22, 2010]
Strength:

Frame Frame Frame! Shimano STX Components are outdated but okay for the type of riding I do. Bought mine (a 1997 model) in 2010 and it still had original tires, which i rode for a few months. Mine is inkwell blue, bonded Easton tubes. The 18" frame weighs about 25-26 pounds. I'm 6'0" and 210 and this frame is strong and rigid. It fits me perfectly.

Weakness:

None that I can complain about. Again, not the best components but plenty adequate for commuting, pleasure cruising and light XC / trail / hard pack riding.

As for who should buy this bike I think anyone who wants the best of both worlds-road commuter and XC / Trail-should give this bike a serious look.

I'm 59 and I've been riding road bikes for decades. Last year (2008) I bought a Smith & Wesson "Tactical" MTB to see what the whole MTB thing was about. Hated the shock/fork. Sold it and went looking for a rigid frame MTB.

Saw this TREK (rigid fork) and bought it as a commuter/light trail rider. I love this bike. It is nearly as quick as my Reynolds / Columbus steel framed road bikes and it's definitely a better climber. As an ex road bike snob and a newbie to these frames, all I can say is "better late than never!"

This is the future of bike geometries, for me. I love that it handles the road well and can move off-road too. So many really cool places to ride to are off limits to road bikes. I'm all for MTB from now on.

The TREK ZX 7000 (1997) is a fine example of a bicycle that is capable of multiple roles with few-if any-downside characteristics. I love this bike...hope to have it forever.

Five flamin' Chilis ! It rocks.

Similar Products Used: Smith & Wesson Tactical police bike
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
trwone   Weekend Warrior [Aug 03, 2009]
Strength:

nimble handling, indestructable!

Weakness:

color selection

The Best Mountainbike ever constructed for all purpose uses!

Similar Products Used: Gary Fisher, Giant, Cannondale
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
ben   Weekend Warrior [Jun 27, 2009]
Strength:

Great bike the only theings i have changed in 12 years was the headset just to raise the bars a little the tryes to town and country the origanl lasted 11 years!! and i had to change the front gear selector not bad on a bike of this age!!

Weakness:

none i have found yet i now use it for work and have changed the tryes to town and country with these it flys along avarrage speed 25mph!!

great bike real allrounder total confidence at throwing it down a hill at high speed have thought of getting a new bike but hey this one has been so good to me over the last 12 it would be like parting with an old friend....

Similar Products Used: none its the one and only bike ive ever needed!
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
FrenchFit   Cross Country Rider [May 09, 2009]
Strength:

Light, bullet proof, great platform. I have two of these, No. 2 is parked as frame, wheels back-up now. No. 1 is dressed out as an AT tourer, panniers all around, SID fork, carbon cranks, lots of mods - it will go anywhere and get back. Not the fastest at anything, but strong and a sweet ride.

Weakness:

Geometry is limiting, stock component are marginal, never seemed like a fast bike to me - even stipped down. The stock RC-RTX/STX, whatever, components are nothing special.

Great platform to fix up and makes you happy to ride all day.

Similar Products Used: Bunch of hardtails, 29er.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
matt   Racer [Oct 31, 2008]
Strength:

Light, comfortable, efficient, rugged

Weakness:

old

I've turned mine into a commuter bike with some slick tires and ride-on cables. awesome awesome bike.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Char   Weekend Warrior [Aug 04, 2007]
Strength:

Light, Strong, Fairly nimble, Climbs like a mountain goat...Great bike for 1995 technology...

Weakness:

None really...Has been a great bike for 12 years of use...
Components are not as nice as todays equipment, but it was hot lick stuff for the day...

This bike has never let me down...The stock Tioga's are bullet proof, never a single flat, and I do a lot of gravel riding...
For a mtn bike, it is about as fast as they get, on road, or off road, I do a lot of street riding also, and it is a competent and predictable ride with the stock tires, if you put road tires on it, I would think that this bike would probably fly... If I were younger, I would buy this bike again...I am currently in the market for a new bike, so I am looking at Hybrids, something with a more up right position, more suspension, more technology, more asphalt oriented...

Similar Products Used: Trek 830 antelope...Trek 930 singletrack
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bill Foster   Cross Country Rider [Jun 04, 2007]
Strength:

STX-RC drivetrain. Lightweight, high quality frame consruction. Good components and gearing for the model year (1999 or so). Durable and agile.

Weakness:

Indy Rockshox is just marginally effective. High top tube without much angle inhibits standover. No replaceable deraileur hanger. No gear indicator on STX shifters.

This bike is great for anyone wanting a light, competent CROSS COUNTRY mountain bike. Definitely not made for dirt jumping or downhill racing. That is not what this bike was designed for. Why do people abuse a bike and then give a bad review if a frame or fork breaks? The worst original component of this bike is the Indy shock. Any 80mm shock upgrade will make it a super machine. This bike was originally not spec'd out for racing, but with a few upgrades I've lightened it and raced cross country a couple times- very happy with this bike. Climbs like a goat. Solid, Predictable handling. Nice paint. Great little hardtail! For a weekend adventurist it would probably last a lifetime.

Similar Products Used: Fisher Hoo-Koo-E-Koo. Older Mongoose Alta with Indy shock. Rockhopper.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Justin Smith   Cross Country Rider [Jun 23, 2006]
Strength:

Built to last a long long time, light

Weakness:

No rear shock, crossbar very high and close to nads.

I hope someday someone will read this, even though it is 2006. I rode this bike when I was 17 and 18 years old. I used to race it. Now I am 28 and I still have it. How it lasted this long I don't know. When I moved to the mountains 2 years ago I started riding it again. This thing has been to hell a few times. I am talking about four hours of slow grueling climbing over rocks. Then turning around to race down the mountain at 30mph for an hour of straight downhill. Although I have a very expensive full suspension, this bike will always have a special place in my heart. I have to think I probably have crashed this bike about 400 times. The orighinal sprocket is still on it, although really the big ring is just a bash-ring now. I have been riding mountain bikes for a long time and have rode 20 different bikes but I think I might just keep this one forever!

Similar Products Used: '05 Gary Fisher Cake 2, KHS FR-2000, Specialized Rockhopper, North star Estrella, Trek, Mongoose, GT
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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