Trek 2001 4100 Disc Hardtail Bike

3.77/5 (13 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tim nicolo a Cross Country Rider from elmira

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2004

Strengths:    none, its junk

Weaknesses:    the forks, they bottom out easily and not enough travil. the brakes, i hit a mudd puddel and i had to buy new brakes cause they died

Bottom Line:   
this bike is junk, from day 1 i have had problems with this bike. i would not recomend this bike. save the money for the trek 4500, other than going to get groceries, put it down.

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Favorite Trail:   schindigan hollow

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $405.00

Purchased At:   kingsburys cyclery

Similar Products Used:   trek 820, garyfisher joshua f4, much better

Bike Setup:   everything stock except for deore disk brakes

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kadafi a Downhiller from California

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2003

Strengths:    Disc brakes, light strong frame(for the price), for what i do tires are great, good bite

Weaknesses:    Rims,rims,rims,rims,fork, fork fork,shock,shock,shock

Bottom Line:   
for the budget minded good bike to get into. Im close to outgroing this bike i do some "light" DH. Good intermediate MTB. Saving money to buy a Specialized BigHit DH. OOOHHRAAHHH GET SOME

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Whittier Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   before this bike, huffy

Bike Setup:   mavic D321 rims, shimano deore hubs f/r, specialized seat, marzocchi bmbr EXR comp. No more stuff going to be done.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AA a Weekend Warrior from NJ

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2003

Strengths:    Disk brakes, competent frame

Weaknesses:    Crappy componets, horrible fork, bad tires, brakes need constant tuning.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great bike to introduce yourself to basic singletracks, however is not recommended for anything greater in difficulty. Upgradibility is limited because to bring this bike up to spec would require about $300.00 plus installation. However for most who do not need disk brakes, take a look at a similarly priced Kona, Fisher or Giant. Let Trek build road bikes and Fisher (sister company) build MTBs

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Favorite Trail:   RedGreen

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $410.00

Purchased At:   Bikery

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Mesa GSX

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Cross Country Rider from Justin, Texas

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2003

Strengths:    pretty cheap, durable, great as an introduction bike

Weaknesses:    pedals suck, wish it had 8 or 9 speed components

Bottom Line:   
great bike for introduction to sport and a great bike for beating up. it has served well on all the single track ive ridden and ive even raced on it. great price for what you get and ive seen them going for cheaper now.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Magna (POS Target brand bike)

Bike Setup:   stock with Kore stem and bars, hutchison python gold tires, selle san marco seat, egg beaters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray Wilkerson a Weekend Warrior from Halethorpe Md

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight and cheap, just right for the weekend
warrior.


Weaknesses:    Had to replace peddles. after a 2 1/2 hour trail
the shifter needs adjusting.


Bottom Line:   
Since I don't do 4ft Plus jumps and only do
the trail at potapsaco state park. the bike suits
me perfect. I guess I put about 20 miles a week
on the bike. In the 10 mounth I've owned it nothing
has broke or bent (except a peddle on a rock). For
the money you can't beat it.

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Favorite Trail:   Potapsaco

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $288.00

Purchased At:   Bike Doctor

Similar Products Used:   Trek 800, trek 820


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JR a Racer from Queens, NY

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2002

Strengths:    The frame is not bad, the disc brakes do the job, and i I bought it because it was upgrade worthy.

Weaknesses:    Cheap single wall rims, fork is too plush, crank is heavy, feels cheap.

Bottom Line:   
I think with $300 worth of upgrades, this bike will seriously kick ass! For now, it will have to do.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $370.00

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh M20

Bike Setup:   Stock... for now.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by phil a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2002

Strengths:    Seemingly Highly Specced. Good Alloy frame, bontrager stem, wiggly bars, front suspension, disc brakes front and rear. And looks good.

Weaknesses:    Closer inspection reveals what you'd expect at this price -weak alloy wheels. And lower specced componentry.

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a small bike for the other half. And found this bike in 13" (33cms) frame size. A bike this small weighs absolutely zip!!! Has some nice componentry touches to it - I won't be expecting too much from the wheels and forks.

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Favorite Trail:   North Downs

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $420.00

Similar Products Used:   Kona Hahana.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jess from Amarillo, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2001

Strengths:    very light bike. good brakes. accurate shifting.

Weaknesses:    did not come with a very good fork. wish it had 8 or 9 in the back but still is a good setup.

Bottom Line:   
a very good bike to start on or even to up grade too. i like it alot and as i improved and wanted more out of it simply bought more race ready parts. if you have an opportunity to get one get it you will not regret it.

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Favorite Trail:   GSL (Palo Duro Canyon)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Hills Sport's Shop

Similar Products Used:   schwinn mesa GS (ok bike)

Bike Setup:   judy sl front fork, deore derailurs(front and rear), deore crank

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lee Honey from Middlesex England

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2001

Strengths:    Good overall set up, good riding position, comfortable,good control.

Weaknesses:    Rims buckle easy, brakes took forever to bed in, cheap pedals keep clicking(very annoying, rims need updating to take more punishment.

Bottom Line:   
Cool, few changes and it will get there. Aimed at the On roader/Off roader, not for serious usage.

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Favorite Trail:   ??????????????????

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Finches, Forest Hill

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Beast of the East. GT Timberline.

Bike Setup:   Standard apart from extras eg bottle,pump,bag and alternating tyres road/off road.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DH a Cross Country Rider from NJ

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2001

Strengths:    everything, good brakes, handling, suspension fork, shifters, light, nice paint job,

Weaknesses:    Absolutely none none none none none none none none!!!!!!!!!Did I tell you that there are no weaknesses none none none none.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks and thats the bottom line cause i said so$$$

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Favorite Trail:   rollercoaster

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4900 (Horrible)

Bike Setup:   Trek 4100 Disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by adrian master from la plata

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2001

Strengths:    el cuadro parece bastante fuerte

Weaknesses:    la suspencion es de las mas baraTAS

Bottom Line:   
UNA MUY BUENA BICI

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   dealer

Similar Products Used:   TREK 800 Y 820


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Trimbach a Cross Country Rider from West Milton, Ohio

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2001

Strengths:    $430 for a Fork, Discs, and a good Aluminum frame.
Great MTB that I can also ride around town with the wife and kid. Confidence inspiring handling and brakes when you toss it onto the singletrack.



Weaknesses:    Wish the Front disc had a bit more power. Kenda Connection tires not great on hardpack (though relatively decent in the mud) Would like 8 or 9 gears in the back.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. Not a full-out race bike, but a competent singletrack blazer that you can take around town with the family. Good componets, DISC BRAKES, quick and light. As your time and skills progress, you can always add racier componets.

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Favorite Trail:   You'll never know : )

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $430.00

Purchased At:   Family Bike Store, Troy, Ohio

Similar Products Used:   Rode a Giant previously.

Bike Setup:   Basicly stock. Getting new tires soon.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Guiney a Cross Country Rider from Tupper Lake New York

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2001

Strengths:    The disc brakes work awesome and the fork is really good and it shifts to another gear good and everything else works awesome to.

Weaknesses:    nothing except a little noise but that doesn't bother me or the bike its when the disc brake rubs against the fork.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks for the price everything works great and remember don't put any oil or your fingers on the disc they will get ruined.

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Favorite Trail:   Bloomingdale Bog

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $430.00

Purchased At:   Placid Planet

Similar Products Used:   all different kinds oh brands.

Bike Setup:   really good

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