About Trek Mountain Bike
Trek is an independent brand owned by Trek Bicycle Corporation along with other popular brands such as Bontrager, Gary Fisher and Klein. With the main subsidiary office in the UK, Trek is the most successful high end frame production company, which assembles road bikes as well as off-road bikes. Trek products are available in 90 countries worldwide and have many dealers in the UK who sells both full suspension and lighter suspension mountain bikes under various series. Trek 4500 Disc 2010 Mountain Bike is a consistent mid-range, non-glamorous and well deserved hardtail mountain bike with front suspension. The earlier version Trek 4500 2009 did not have disc brakes and was made with different components. These cost effective range of mountain bikes are a regular stream of revenue in the assembly line for many mountain bike manufacturers.
Trek 4500 Disc is not a sheer thrilling performance bike. But it is a time-proven contemporary bike with conservatively formed aluminium frame design under the price range of £500. It is worth paying money for this well designed all rounder mountain bike, which is sure to appeal to many riders. Among the many adventurous and hardcore choices, Trek 4500 Disc is aimed to prove for a budget mountain bike. It is more fun to ride under slimy trail conditions found in the UK. Its humble profile includes powerful Avid disc brakes with 100mm of travel and full Shimano drive train.
Aluminium Frame Bike
Trek has ample experience in designing and manufacturing premium aluminium framed mountain bikes with light weight frame structure and durable capabilities. Trek is known for its world’s lightest mountain bike frame production and followed the same principal in unveiling Trek 4500 Disc that does not discourage new riders. You can apparently see the efficient riding position with a friendly handling performance of Trek 4500 Disc mountain bike. It responds instantly for quick turning abilities with collective light weight frame performance and it is surprisingly efficient enough to cater to the need for stability on the race-level trails. Trek 4500 Disc has a neatly welded chassis, which does not project any sophisticated functionalities, but does its job well on challenging trails.
The profile of this hardtail frame is true to form with moderate functionalities. There is no extravagant gusset near bottom bracket and head tube junction except that the hydro-formed down tube has extra bulge near the head tube junction. This construction gives more strength and acts as a separate welded gusset near the head tube junction. You can expect little from longer stem with the combination of short distance top tube that performs more than a race level hardtail, but not for lively steering experience.
If you are looking for a budget hardtail and it’s going to be your first mountain bike, then the superfluous steering feature is a little concern. There is plenty of room for adjustment of washers placed between the bearing and the stem near the headset, which refines your requirement based on height and riding pleasure. This hardtail mountain bike is available in two colours such as pearl white and alpha aluminium. It comes with various frame sizes of 13”, 16”, 18”, 19.5”, 21”, 22.5” and 24”.
Rear Section of the Bike
Trek 4500 Disc Hardtail has a neatly designed wishbone seat-stay, built with fender mounts and neat rack. Inside the frame this hardtail has two bottle boss mounts. It is well finished with a vertical dropout that offers great help during rear wheel replacement for quick release. The chainstay length adjustment could be made with bottom brackets and derailleur is made with chain tensioner.
The gear hub is fixed with a powerful Avid disc brake both in the front and rear, which satisfies the need for good braking system for both urban as well as trail riders. The disc brake is an added advantage for this mountain bike under the lower price range and it lets you to drive over wet conditions. This trek mountain bike has Shimano M410 8 speed drive train with Shimano M310 front derailleur.
This Trek hardtail mountain bike has Suntour SF10-XCM-PM-HLO w/coil spring fork and fitted with 100mm of travel, which is fully adjustable and made with lockout control functionality. The riding quality is greatly influenced by important factors such as frame weight, tyres and most importantly the fork performance. Choosing less then 100mm of front suspension totally depends on your riding preferences. The adjustable rebound damping quality of the front suspension and lockout control system would make this 100mm of travel a decent contender.
Further with ample training and fitness, you can step up on the pedals and drive with excess bob, which leads to pleasurable ride. This suspension cannot be compared with other expensive forks that are born to deliver precision steering and elegant control. But it is good enough to offer better riding condition against challenging trails filled with ups and downs.
It is interesting to watch that with its moderate geometry, timid wishbone seatstay and extra pound weight, this Trek 4500 Disc mountain bike really works hard enough on rougher sections of the trail. It does not just go off with deceptive foot steps on challenging trails even when the pressure is on. Rather this mountain bike provides agreeable riding pleasure. It is just an all rounder hardtail with less expectation from you in terms of additional fittings but does its job well without fuss.
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|Brand Name: Trek 4500 Disc 2010 Mountain Bike – Hardtail|
|Front suspension only|
|100mm of travel|
|Avid Disc brake|
|Shimano drive train|
|Light weight Aluminium Frame|
|Downtube with integrated gusset near the head tube junction|
|Semi-integrated head tube|
|Vertical dropout with fender mounts and rack|
|Short distance formed top tube|
|Monostay Wishbone seatstay|
|10 degree longer stem|
|Available size 13”, 16”, 18”, 19.5”, 21”, 22.5” and 24”|
Disc Brake & Drive Train
|Shimano M486 hydraulic disc brake both in rear and front|
|Shimano M410 8 speed drive train|
|Shimano M310 front derailleur|
|Replaceable derailleur hanger|
|Suntour SF10-XCM-PM-HLO with coil spring fork|
|100mm of travel|
|Lockout control functionality|
|Tire: Bontrager Jones XR, 26×2.20″ rear and 26×2.25″ front|
|Bontrager Range Rims|
|Shimano M65 hubs|
|Wellgo alloy pedals|
|6 degree bend handle bar|