October Bike of the Month: Trek 7300 WSD
The Trek 7300 is a fun hybrid bike for cruising along the bike path, riding around town, and cycling along a packed dirt rail trail with the kids. It’s a little bit country (er, mountain bike) and a little bit road bike. This versatile hybrid has some of the best of both worlds: light, sleek wheels that make them roll smooth and fast over the pavement, and a suspension fork and suspension seat post to smooth your way on an uneven earthen trail through the tree-arched parkway. The Trek 7300 has 24 gears which allows you to take this aluminum frame bike for a few climbs without having to work too hard. Like it comfy? It has a cushy seat and a comfortable upright riding position with an adjustable stem. The Trek 7300 WSD comes in three different frame sizes.
A note about step-through frames (a.k.a. women’s frames): The women’s version or WSD (shown here) has a step-through frame which means it can be the perfect bike for those who’d like to ride while wearing a skirt. Step-through frames are also great for those who may not be able to easily stradle a typical bike, like my mother-in-law who just had knee replacements and would benefit from the exercise that cycling provides. “Step-through” is a better name because there are some gentlemen who also like this frame style–because they like to ride while wearing long coats, or for physical reasons that make it difficult to swing their leg up and over a traditional frame.