Comparison of a Trek 7200 Hybrid Bicycle to a Comparable Schwinn

The Trek 7200 is a hybrid bicycle, meaning that is part road bike and part cruiser. It’s lightweight enough to offer an exercise advantage, yet easy enough to use for recreational purposes. The most comparable Schwinn hybrid bike is the Sporterra NBX. Both of these bikes have been discontinued by their manufacturers, but a number of used models in excellent condition are available.

Framed to Ride

The Trek features an aluminum frame that comes with a Suntour preload adjustable 55 mm travel suspension offering a mechanical lockout feature. The Sporterra is equipped with a double-butted aluminum alloy frame, which features a rigid fork.

Sizing up the Wheels

The Trek 7200 offers a variety of sizes, including the 15, 17.5, and 20. 22.5, and 25 inch models. The Schwinn comes only in the XL size, which was not further defined by the manufacturer’s specifications. The Schwinn and Trek both offer 32-hole alloy rims; however the Trek features an alloy front hub and Shimano RM30 rear hub, while the Sporterra offered a RM60 front hub and the Shirrano Nexus 8-speed internal gear in the rear.

Trek 7200 vs. Schwinn Sporterra NBX Drive

The Trek and the Sporterra are both 8-speed bikes, but the Trek offers a Shimano M171 48/38/28 crank and a Shimano HG40 11-32 cassette with derailleurs. The front features M191 and the rear featured Alivio. The Trek also offers the Shimano EF51 8-speed trigger shifter. Comparably, the Sporterra comes with a TruVativ IsoFlow 1.0 crank. The cartridge JIS taper bottom bracket is also a TruVativ. The chain was the KMC-82 with Nexus Revo. The Sporterra does not offer derailleurs.

Choosing Components

The Trek’s pedals are the platform design, while the Sporterra offers steel cage pedals. The trek offers Tektro V-brakes including Shimano EF51 levers, while the Sporterra features Tektro 839 forged linear pull brakes. The Schwinn also offers 65 millimeter pads with alloy levers. Both models feature threadless headsets, but the Trek offers sealed semi cartridge bearings compared to the Sporterra’s FSA Intellaset.Each bike features alloy seat posts. The Trek offers adjustable suspension but the Sporterra had no suspension at all. The saddle of the Trek was a Bontrager SSR, compared to the Sporterra’s Bio Tuned seat with the D2 base. Each bike offers alloy handlebars. The Trek features a 25 millimeter rise, compared to the 31.8 millimeter rise of the Sporterra.

Trek 7200 vs. Schwinn Sporterra NBX Prices

When the bikes were new, the Trek 7200 sold for about $500, but an optional electric assist kit bumped the price nearer $2,300. Comparatively, the Sporterra sold for about $650. The used models vary greatly in price, according to the seller and the condition of the bike.