Trek 4500 WSD XC Hardtail

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00

Product Description

  • Alloy front
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Front Suspension
  • Alpha SL Aluminum
  • Bontrager Camino rims

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sara a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2008

Strengths:    Great the first time out. Responsive but not jittery. Easy to change components (disc-brake compatible). Easily adjusted for fitting. Great all-around first-purchase bike for someone who does a fair amount of riding...and even if you don't, it's still a good investment. Price point is reflective of quality: $450 is a darn good value for what you get!

Weaknesses:    Women's design is nice but the head tube may be too short for taller women -- try the men's AND women's versions before you buy! I find myself having to lube the chain and gears more often these days before my rides but that may be due to the inadequacy of my chosen lube, not the components. The original seat was too hard for my butt bones, so I got a women's saddle, feels fine now.

Bottom Line:   
I really love this bike, it has stood up to 3 years of riding, both on- and off-road, and for indoor training. (I have slicks for the road, and they're easily changed.) With a tune-up in early spring, I'm good for the whole year. I'm probably getting disc brakes put on this year...we'll see. This bike is a tad on the heavy side, so not the best choice for cyclo-cross. I've ridden it in both road tours and x-c races, and it performs beautifully. Highly recommended bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Iron Horse

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Bicycles West

Similar Products Used:   Trek 800 Sport

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500 WSD

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jane Hodgetts a Weekend Warrior from Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2007

Strengths:    Light for the price, brilliant finish quality, solid components, outstanding geometry and tubeless ready tires.

Weaknesses:    Prone to extreme cable rub near the head tube.

Bottom Line:   
This bike was sourced as the last available in the country due to it being last years model and rare enough as it was. The effort and hassle of finding it has more than paid off.
The quality of this bike is simply outstanding and is most definitely ahead of my partners Giant Alias.
It is quite light for the price of the bike. I would estimate somewhere around the 12kg mark.
The forks are quite plush and although they lack rebound adjustment or lockout they perform fantasticall both on the foot path and on the trails.
There really isn't much bad to be said about this bike. Perhaps for the money a better front derailleur and some basic hydraulic disc brakes would have been nice, but all in all it's a nice bike.

If your a female, or have a femenine body shape the WSD design is fantastic. Trek have really hit the geometry on the head.

I would definitely reccomend.

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Favorite Trail:   Mapleton and Gap Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Cycle World

Similar Products Used:   Subtrax 2 (by Avanti), Trek 4300.

Bike Setup:   Stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve from ny

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2006

Strengths:    quality components. deore rear derailleur. bontrager jones xc tires= good mud shedding

Weaknesses:    flex in the brakes (you get what you pay for)

Bottom Line:   
This is my girlfriends bike and she seems to like it a lot, plus she likes the paint job.=) I think this bike is a good buy for the aspiring mtb'r and someone lookin for a good quality bike. I guess thats it for now. Happy riding!

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Favorite Trail:   the woods behind my house

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   placid planet bikes

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

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