Trek 4500 Mountain Bike Review

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Trek Trek 4500 Disc

May 19, 2016
Model/Year: 2004 Trek 4500

Pros: Nice and light frame with good front shocks. This bike is terrific for trails with a lot of flow, is very versatile in rough terrain, and will easily come off the ground when confronted with a nice jump. Lastly, on smooth trails this bike rides super smooth, like feather smooth, that was its selling point for me. This was my first mtb and I ate it up.

Cons: Not a very good climber, even with the seat at the right height I still had to stand up a lot or lose my balance on steep grade flat low gear climbs. At high speeds when going over rough terrains the bike tends to get a little turbulent, aka bounce up and down off the ground.

Recommendation: This bike is best for trails with a lot of flow or slow technical trails. I would not recommend for fast technical trails but it could do it just fine. Personally I have another bike for that, that stays more grounded -- a lil heavier. If you can find one and youre new to this sport, buy it.

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April 24, 2015
Recommendation: I like this bike and keep it for almost 4 years now.

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June 28, 2014
Model/Year: 2000

Pros: light, durable, awesome ride

Cons: front derailleur, suspension is a tad bit mushy but that's it

Recommendation: yes great bike to start mtbing with

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May 21, 2013
Pros: Lightweight, inexpensive, durable

Cons: Cassette went pretty quickly, no disc brakes (it is setup for them... So maybe a used set off Craigslist)

Recommendation: I'd buy it again!. I'm 6'1" and weigh 230lbs... I beat the hell out of mine... And have only had to have a new cassette/chain... I take it up and down falcon trail in co springs every week and it still holds up

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October 16, 2012
Pros: Frame is light

Cons: All components are cheap, but it is a 500 dollar bike

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June 2, 2010
Pros: price, strength, component quality

Cons: uncomfortable seat

Recommendation: This was my first mountain bike and I've been riding it hard for a year now. I'm 6 foot tall and not a lightweight at all and it has held up wonderfully.

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November 15, 2009
Pros: Inexpensive, great componants, lasts a long time
Good bang for the buck

Cons: None

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September 6, 2009
Pros: its a good bike get me through the tough spots and can take a pretty good beating and its light

Cons: ive owned the bike since may of this year 09 and i have gone through 3 freewheel hubs a cassette one i am still waiting for to be covered under warranty its been three months

Recommendation: its a great entry level bike good for any one just getting into the sport but if you are hard on equipment maybe you need something more expensive

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June 27, 2009
Pros: Strong Frame, smooth ride, suspension has adjustment and lock feature, good for price.

Cons: gear change "clunks" as far as seating... I've seen worse, but with padding in shorts, theres no problem.

Recommendation: my first quality bike, you pay what you get for. just proper maintenance and check ups on frame, it should last for a while. But desire to upgrade soon...

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March 26, 2009
Pros: Upgraded suspension to a Dart 3 with lockout. Light frame, solid construction.

Cons: Horrible seat, first thing to be replaced.

Recommendation: After upgrading from a ancient Trek 820 this year I can't believe how much easier life is with a aluminum frame. One of my riding buddies had a 4500 from a few years ago so I took the plunge and did a major upgrade. After the first few rides this year I can say its well worth the money. Smooth shifting and a great bike. The lockout feature on the Dart 3 is well worth the extra money if you do any sort of road or paved trail riding. MSRP is now $659 for the '09 year.

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Trek 4500 4.83 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.