Trek 2001 4900 Hardtail Bike

User Reviews (61)

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Sully   [Jul 31, 2013]
Strength:

Frame

Weakness:

components

A good buy for an intro machine.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
T C   Weekend Warrior [Aug 17, 2003]
Strength:

All the Bontrager components work great light wieght and strong frame

Weakness:

front shifter, and the seat is terrible

This is a great bike for the money. It can take more than most bikes that cost twice as much. Very reliable and manuverable around the tight singletrack of the east coast. The frame is super light and hasnt broke yet despite some harsh rides. TREK RULES.

Similar Products Used: similiar Treks
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Russell Ruggiero   Cross Country Rider [Aug 26, 2003]
Strength:

Build Quality

Weakness:

Lower-Line OEM Products


Dear
Reader

I have put 1,200 miles on this product in less than one year without any problems. It is heavy (30 pounds), and well built. However, the stock drive-train is pure junk, so I changed the FD to Shimano LX and the RD to Shimano XT. In addition, RE-1's have replaced the stock OEM pedals. The aforementioned setup has worked very well, and the component change was well worth it.

The Trek 4900 is a good value, and is holding-up very well. If you want a solid product for between $500-$600, then the Trek 4900 is a tough act to beat.

Thank You
Russ

PS: The 2004 4900 will a use Alpha SL frame, which makes the 4900 an even better value at this price range.

Similar Products Used: 2001 Trek STP 200
2003 Trek 4900
2002 Trek 4500
2002 Trek 4300
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
matt   Cross Country Rider [Aug 28, 2003]
Strength:

durability, price, nice components, great entry level XC bike

Weakness:

weight, i dont quite remember much since i bought it, ive upgraded alot.

Very nice to start out, great frame so you can upgrade as you go. go out and buy this bike. now. unless you already have a nicer one.

Similar Products Used: '03 trek 4900, bianchis, raleighs, giants, specializeds, fishers, litespeeds, all sorts of bikes
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
David   Cross Country Rider [Dec 11, 2001]
Strength:

rear derailer, frame, handle bar, wheelset, seatpost, light

Weakness:

saddle (ouch),pedals, cranks

This bike is a great bang for the buck. Though it's not the lightest out there, and the fork isn't the greatest, it's a great riding bike and is worthy of pretty much anything. I have been riding it almost nonstop for the last six months and nothing has broken. The wheelset is the best part, though the name brand stem, seatpost, and handlebar might fool others into buying it. If you are looking for a bike that can handle moderate abuse and won't break down, even if you beat the crap outta it, the Trek 4900 is the one to choose. Just replace that seat and fork!

Similar Products Used: Giant Rincon
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Butch   Cross Country Rider [Dec 05, 2001]
Strength:

Has held up well with daily use (50% road 50% trail) It feels right, I don't like the new up-right posistion a lot of bikes have.

Weakness:

Could be a bit lighter. Saddle is just uncomfortable. Tried to get use to it, but after a month put my old one on. Bontanger tires pack up bad. Even on wet hard-pack they just fill up.

Th fron derailer cabel streached so much in the first week I couldn't even get in top ring holding the shifter in. Reset the cabel twice and now it's working fine. This bike dosen't seem to need 1/4 the adjustments that the old one did. Just clean it, lube it up, and go.

Similar Products Used: Trek 900
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
matt   [Oct 31, 2001]
Strength:

nice frame, like the tires, brakes are awsome, an alaround good bike.

Weakness:

pedals/cranks, shock makes a ton of noise, hard seat, adn rims bend easy but if you learn to true them up at www.mountainbike.com adn go to help under weels/tires its not that bad. all these things don't add up to muck though

great bike for the money adn youi get a name brand which i think is a plus. every body omplains about why they would put acera adn deore together but how often to u use the front!!! i don't thing it's that tough though. the biggest jumps i do are three feet because i think i'm going to bend the tires like a pretsal or something although i might be wrong because i never tried it. i am satisfied with the bike

Similar Products Used: schuinn mesa gsx
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Bill Meyer   Cross Country Rider [Jul 19, 2002]
Strength:

price and frame, it is light and strong, will take a beating

Weakness:

the rider, the bike will take care of anyone

nice used 4900, with all shimano xtr up grades, I added, a manitou 6 fork, new saddle, rock shox stem, and xtr calipers
all the other xtr was on it.

Similar Products Used: trek, and gt lowenders
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Steven   Cross Country Rider [Sep 17, 2002]
Strength:

Good bike for the price.l

Weakness:

Tires! Supposedly they're decent, but I thought that they were horrible. Also the seat is very, very, very uncomfortable. Grips slide off.

Well here it is: This is the first "bike" that I've ever owned (aside from the usual huffy). I did a little racing for my university on it. But mostly I just take it once a week out to the local mtn bike trails. Although I keep seeing others with nicer bikes, I remind myself that it is not all necessary. I believe that the rider makes the ride, not the bike. So overall I think that this bike is good enough for most riders. No problems with it at all. The best bicycle quote ever, "for all those weight freaks, that need to spend all the extra cash on the lightest parts....just lose a couple pounds"

Similar Products Used: None, first bike!
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Chris   Cross Country Rider [Jan 15, 2002]
Strength:

Light
Durable

Weakness:

The fork (Judy C) that comes on the bike sucks. I upgraded to a Manitou X-vert and am much happier. The wheels also are kind of weak. I upgraded to sun wheels with Hayes hubs. Much better now.

This is an excellent bike for the money. I ride 10-15 miles a day and 5 - 6 days a week and have not had any trouble with the bike. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking to buy a quality hardtail.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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