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23 Singletracks members own this.
#5 out of 341 Hardtail bikes
Brand: Trek



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Q: how much is a trek 4500
A: Now they sell for around $400 on ebay

Q: Do they still make this bike ?
A: No, it was discontinued in 2012

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  • jagiii
    *****

    I loved my 4500 it was my first mountain bike and was able to do anything I wanted. However I used it mostly to get around town.

    Pros
    Great price for an entry level mountain bike.

    Cons
    You might quickly out grow this bike if you actually do a lot of trail riding.

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  • chadjtee
    *****

    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.

    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.

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  • sdytfx
    *****

    I like this bike and keep it for almost 4 years now.

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  • Matthew Bonner
    *****

    yes great bike to start mtbing with

    Pros
    light, durable, awesome ride

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

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  • *****

    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

    Pros
    Lightweight, inexpensive, durable

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

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  • *****

    Pros
    Frame is light

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

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  • jtorlando25
    *****

    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.

    Pros
    price, strength, component quality

    Cons
    uncomfortable seat

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  • xzxsandmanxzx
    ****

    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

    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

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  • xpetey23x
    *****

    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...

    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.

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  • raleighman91
    ****

    buy if u want a hard tail thats pretty light

    Pros
    24 gears good v brakes very light for the price

    Cons
    Bad Crank uncomfertable seat

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