1997  Trek  730
Bicycle TypeHybrid
MSRP (new) $449.99
Sizes15", 17", 19", 21", 23", womens 17", womens 20"
ColorsCream, green
Item ID60515

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Frame & Fork
Frame ConstructionTIG-welded
Frame Tubing MaterialChromoly, double-butted
Fork Brand & ModelTrek
Fork MaterialChromoly, unicrown crown
Rear ShockNot applicable

Component GroupShimano Alivio/AceraX
BrakesetShimano Alivio M-System brakes, Tektro RBP-376A levers
Shift LeversGrip Shift SRT-400i
Front DerailleurShimano Alivio top-swing, top-pull/clamp-on 31.8 mm
Rear DerailleurShimano Alivio
CranksetShimano Alivio, 22/32/42 teeth
PedalsSystem 1 w/clips & straps
Bottom BracketShimano BB-LP26, 110 mm spindle
BB Shell Width68mm English
Rear Cogs7-speed, 11 - 28 teeth
ChainShimano CN-IG31, 1/2 x 3/32"
SeatpostKalloy SP-263, 26.6 mm diameter
HandlebarSystem 1
Handlebar ExtensionsNot included
Handlebar StemSystem 1
Headset1" Tange-Seiki Passage

HubsShimano AceraX
RimsMatrix Vapor, 32-hole
Tires700 x 38c Trek Invert II
Spoke BrandStainless steel, 2.0mm straight gauge
Spoke NipplesBrass nipples

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Kits Aragon
12/15/2011 1:20:53 AM
More than 1 year
Trek 730 – Multi-Track 1997
Pros: - Entry level to Mid level Price - 700 wheels - Light and robust Chromoly Frame - Cantilever brakes - modulate very well.
Cons: - Grip shifters
Comments: Before you read on, please be warned that this is hardly a practical review of the ’97 730 Multi-track but more of an anecdotal account and not a technical evaluation of this hybrid bike. This is (not was) by far the most endearing bike I’ve ever owned. I’ve had 2 identical 730 Multi-tracks in a span of 3 weeks, because the first one was stolen only 10 days after purchasing it in San Diego to use as my daily commuter for my 2 week stay there. I lived thru the mountain bike boom in the 90’s and got into the fray by purchasing a pre-owned ’88 Diamondback Apex LE, which curiously is not even listed in Bikepedia. The Apex was an aggressive 16-incher which still bore the characteristics of it’s maker’s BMX heritage – sloping top tube, U-brakes in the rear and a straight fork. It was a pretty good, solid entry-level MTB which featured Shimano Acera group sets, which was a first for Diamondback back then, who previously equipped their bikes with Suntour sets. The problem with the mountain bike for me was I lived right smack in the center of Metro Manila and had no near access to mountain trails. Pedalling the 2.5 inch knobbies was such a labor on paved roads, on inclines I would literally feel my thighs about to burst. And what really got to me was being overtaken by road bikes every time followed by the customary glance back from the rider with a smug grin on his face. Aaaarrrgggghhhh! A road bike never appealed to me because of the hunched position and ultra-scrawny wheels – which I felt was impractical in the pot-holed streets of Manila. I decided, with the help of a friend who owned a hybrid Bridgestone, to modify the bicycle to make it street -friendly . The Farmer John tires gave way to 1.5 inch street tires, the straight handlebar was replaced with a multi-position Zoom Brahma bar. Problem solved. Road bikers beware! At first glance the Trek 730 Multi-track was hardly stunning it was a straight-forward, plain Jane bicycle. But it was the perfect bike for my budget and needs , commuting and fitness. It fea

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