Trek 4100 XC Hardtail

3.72/5 (25 Reviews)
MSRP : $319.99


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Recoil007 a Weekend Warrior from Houston

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2011

Strengths:    Decent Frame, Durable Tires, good v-brakes,

Weaknesses:    Drivetrain, fork, heavy single walled

Bottom Line:   
Solid, decently lightweight frame - if you come accross the frame it makes for a fun upgrade project that won't let you down. You have to shop around, but I found that upgrading the parts was cheaper than purchasing a new Trek, Scott, Canondale or Specialized with similiar components.

The original setup was adequate for an entry level bike, but will leave you unsatisfied if you truly enjoy riding trails. You'll be coveting the better bikes on the trails. 3 chilis for value and upgrade-ability.

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Favorite Trail:   Memorial

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   GF Hookoo Eeekoo

Bike Setup:   Reba Race Fork, FSA Wheels, Trutative Handle Bar, X7 rear derailur, X7 crank, deore front derailur, X5 shifters, Forte Mech disc brakes, OEM disc brake adaptor, cane creek grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dave Corey a Racer from Wallingford, PA

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2008

Strengths:    great lightweight stiff agile frame. pretty good brakes. throw everything else away.

Weaknesses:    the components are absolutely horrible, until you get a job. then you can upgrade every part of the bike down to the brake cables. then it can turn out to be an awesome hardtail you can go on to win the MA superseries on. try it its fun.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is an underestated frame that has so much potential its amazing. having replaced everything i got it down to about 23.5 lbs. i love it. its my only mtb and i race on it. god i love brand loyalty.
post script: im giving it a low value rating because all i really use now is the frame.

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Favorite Trail:   fair hill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   cycle fit

Similar Products Used:   iron horse maverick 1.2(another awesome frame wrapped in dukey parts), other iron horse, c-dale rush six.

Bike Setup:   rockshox duke sl u-turn, crank bros cobalt headset, crank bros smarty pedals, cane creek crono wam wheelset, avid brake levers, deore rapidfires, truv stylo crank, lx rear, lx front, sram pg950 cassette, shimano chain, ritchey skewers, bontrager saddle and seatpost, thats about it.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tyler a Weekend Warrior from West Windsor, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2007

Strengths:    Weight, brakes, grips

Weaknesses:    saddle, stock tubes, deraileur, shocks

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for the money. shocks are stiff, i went through the stock tubes in about 1 week with minimal trail riding, deraileur seems to operate only half the time, and the saddle gets uncomfortable after about 3 miles. im getting a new cannondale f5 in september. good bike for beginners or experimenting with different setups.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Liberty Cycles

Similar Products Used:   2000-1 Specialized Hardrock Comp (no disc brakes)

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by zack a Racer from fiskdale ma usa

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2007

Strengths:    it frame is very strong

Weaknesses:    the front fork so i upgraded to a manitue stance


Bottom Line:   
it was a pritty good bike overall and it is a good beginners bike.

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Favorite Trail:   it depends

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   bike alley

Similar Products Used:   4300

Bike Setup:   noting stock exept seet post

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Casey Callanan a Weekend Warrior from MI, USA

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2007

Strengths:    Reliability, durable, strong frame

Weaknesses:    Front fork

Bottom Line:   
This is the first and only bike Ive owned for mountain biking, so I dont have much to compare it to. Even so, after reading all complaints about bikes that cost 7 or 8 times as much, I can appreciate the simplicity of this bike. I ridden this bike for 4 years on the best trails that Michigan has to offer and I have never broken down on the trail, never been stranded, never had any problems. Dont get me wrong, the front fork is obviously not great (its a $300 bike!) but Ive been pretty hard on this bike and it has never let me down. I have no trouble hanging with my friends riding Stumpys and Konas (I should say they have no trouble riding with me), overall a great bike to introduce you to the sport. Remember its 90% rider, so dont be a techno-weenie.

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Favorite Trail:   Boyne

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   LBS


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Loren Hutchins from Parker, Colorado, USA

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2006

Strengths:    Great Frame, Durable Paint, Strong drivechain

Weaknesses:    Stock forks (I Upgraded), Ride Height, Tires, Derailur

Bottom Line:   
This is a great Hardtail and is durable for any trail. I may not be a huge mountain biker, but any bike that holds to geter on the trail, i can ride. The suspention really needs to be changed out, it is actually a hazard to have suspension that stiff.

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Favorite Trail:   monarch Trail

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Village

Similar Products Used:   Trek 980 Hardtail (VERY old)

Bike Setup:   Stock Everything but some 1995 Rock Shox Judy J1 Forks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Midway Ut USA

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2006

Strengths:    I Love the frame and the brake levers. Great Handling.

Weaknesses:    I have stripped my crankshafts 3 times. Almost ripped my derailer off.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is fantastic and i have loved riding it. It is a great bike for upgrades. It handles well and is very fun to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   The barrel

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $289.00

Purchased At:   Mad Dog Cycles


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter a Weekend Warrior from Burlington, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2006

Strengths:    Tough frame, never dented or bent

Weaknesses:    Fork is crap, i broke the derailer twice.. but i think it was user error. rims are crappy too, bent those off a 1 foot jump

Bottom Line:   
good bike for the price if your new to the sport and only ride XC.. this was my first bike and i used it for DJ'ing which is probably why its so messed up

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Favorite Trail:   anything with jumps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $335.00

Purchased At:   Bikers Edge

Similar Products Used:   P.2, Stump Jumper, Hardrock Pro/Comp

Bike Setup:   stock except for a used Judy TT fork

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from vancouver, bc, canada

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2006

Strengths:    Super light. Nice saddle.

Weaknesses:    Cheap components. The wheels are crap and will need to be trued. The brakes are horrible. Other than that, there's nothing really bad, but the componentry is just cheap.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is great for road riding. The suspension is pretty stiff, so you don't lose a lot of power while riding in the city. It's super light and the tires are knobby enough that it's pretty good for light trails. If you're looking to get into mountain biking, though, grab a more expensive hardtail.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Krusty's Bikes, Richmond, BC

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a Cross Country Rider from St. Catharines

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2005

Strengths:    Great frame, relatively light weight, comfortable cockpit, handles well, good brakes, awesome seat

Weaknesses:    Cheap components add to weight, pedals suck, tires need upgrading if you're going to ride extensively off road, and you should think about replacing the rims too, noisy but who cares, shifting rough and sloppy, the front forks are adequate but do bottom out on rough terrain,

Bottom Line:   
A great starter bike, and being an older model you can probably pick one up on sale or used. If you're just getting into mountain biking I would highly recommend this bike. If you're thinking of racing or doing any serious off-road riding, definitely spend the money on a better bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Main Cycle Hamilton

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zachary O'Hare a Cross Country Rider from Monterey,CA USA

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2005

Strengths:    Sweet sturdy frame,good shifting but its only a 7spd and its like bittom of the line shimano(acera)good paint double butted frame,like saddle good bar shape,good seatpost,Cranks?,brakes RULE!(the best v-brake I've ever used)Awesome cables.they are still in new condition and I've ridden this for a yr.

Weaknesses:    Fork is a ...how do I say this...a piece of poo.It bottoms out on a wheelie and i weigh 93 lbs!It has no adjustment.It supposedly has 70mm of travel but I think it to be more like 30mm.All the components must be heavy because the frame is light and the bike(total) weighs almost 32lbs out of the box.tires are super heavy.Let me put it this way...they seem like hybrid tires although they do good in dry stuff.

Bottom Line:   
good frame.

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Favorite Trail:   anything that drops fast and climbs.(what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   stock except tires and grips and pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steven Chua a Cross Country Rider from Philippines

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2005

Strengths:    Not too stiff and not too plush forks... quite solid.. smooth shifting..

Weaknesses:    Heavy

Bottom Line:   
i ride on the streets... use the sidewalks... but i ride most in villages... Am an asphalt rider... doing some trails this weekend.. keep you posted... "burn rubber not your soul..."

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Favorite Trail:   Urban Jungle

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $597.00

Purchased At:   gift

Bike Setup:   Manitou Super Luxe fork
Hutchinson Scorpion Grips
Shimano XT gruppo
deore mechanical discs
475 deore hubs
Hg-93Chain
Ritchey Stem and Rizer Bar
WTB Speed V saddle
Salsa seat clamp
Trelock Speedometer

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Xingjian Su a Weekend Warrior from Uppsala Sweden

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2005

Strengths:    Darm good dubbel butted frame, nice color and a comfortable saddle...

Weaknesses:    The components is not the best one, aspecially the "megarange" witch gives leaves to a huge differens between the first gear and the second and lastley the fork is quite heavy, and it only has an effective travel of about 30mm(I weight about 120 lb and nomather how hard i push it only goes 30cm)...

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike when on my 14th birthday, I´ve driven this bike quite hard and have desided to buy the 6500..
Althougt I´ve only ridden this beast for about 6 months, I have some experience and knowledge of this "avarage joe" bike...It has a very nice frame, it will tolarate some bashing, but if you wanna take it to the next level of biking, you shall consider some better components...

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Favorite Trail:   Sunnersta MTB track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Leffes cykel(leffes bikes)

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500, Trek 6700,Crescent Imagine 500, and Scott YZ 4

Bike Setup:   Only swithed to shimano Spd 520 instead of nylonplattforms...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ally a Cross Country Rider from Glasgow

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2004

Strengths:    VERY good frame. nice geometry, can do trials and some jumpin with it.

Weaknesses:    Poor components.

Bottom Line:   
Bloody good bike. Light frame (lighter than my dad's $600 bike!) But the poor components add to the weight and the wheels are - put bluntly - crap. Buy this bike and upgrade it - you wont regret it. Anyone who is a beginner or serious amateur on a budget should get this bike. However i have the 2002 model which i prefer greatly to the new model in looks.

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Favorite Trail:   cardtoss to balloch over the red road

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   alpine bikea

Similar Products Used:   Norco kokanee, ridgeback storm.

Bike Setup:   stock + aztec pads + Club roost bars, easton ea 70 stem. Upgrading forks, brakes and chain set after xmas.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by robert goodley a Downhiller from alton

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2004

Strengths:    It was free, light weight, no problems with the gears, nice cumfortable seat and it heandles well.

Weaknesses:    The handle bars and stem are a bit pants. The wheels buckle like a moldy bannan.

Bottom Line:   
I love my frame i thnik the rest isn very good except for the sea wheich is the best seat ever and the break leavers.

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Favorite Trail:   ones nr cheadle

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   alton castle gave i to me!

Similar Products Used:   Fuji, Rourke, mongose, cannondale and a barracuda.

Bike Setup:   trek 4100 frame, sr suntur xcp 75 forks, easten ea30 handlebars, dmr conrod steam, halo combat wheels, avid v-brakes and shimano 8seed gear set (deore xt)

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