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Trek 4900 - Solid mountain bike, especially for the price!

  • Feb 27, 2009
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I own a Trek 4900 mountain bike and couldn't be more pleased.  I was fortunate enough to grab it on sale a few years ago, and it's been one heck of a ride.  I've owned  several other brands (GT, Diamond Back to name two) and this Trek blows them away.

The component set is solid for a casual rider, and definitely good enough for a more experienced rider.

The frame is solid, yet nice and lightweight.  I can get crankin' real good on this bad boy!

That said, it's tough to find the 4900 right now, as it's a few years old and I'm pretty certain that those that own them won't be wanting to let go of them.  However, you can find Trek mountain bikes in the $500 range that are definitely comparable.
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February 27, 2009
You're right, John. Trek's products are solid from their bottom up to the top. I've competed on my 4900... just a local, supremely amateur event, but it rode as good as the bikes I once rode which were much more expensive. My 4900 came with the basic Deore component set, something I've considered upgrading but at this point, it's been fine as-is. I've never been a fan of disc brakes; guess I'm just super old-school and not heavy into competition anymore... I don't think I'll be in a situation where disc brakes are all too necessary. Thanks for your reply!
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I'm a fun and friendly guy from Southern California, now living in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas. I enjoy mountain biking, playing poker, enjoying a cold beer on my patio, listening to live music, … more
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Trek Bicycle Corporation is the United States' largest bicycle manufacturer, distributing bicycles and cycling products under the Trek, Gary Fisher, Bontrager, and Klein brand names through a network of over 1,700 independent bicycle dealers across the U.S. and Canada. Trek products are available through subsidiary offices in Europe and Asia and distributors in 90 countries worldwide. Trek is headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, the site of the company's domestic high-end frame production. Domestic bicycle assembly takes place at Trek's Whitewater, Wisconsin facility, while the majority of its bicycles are built in Taiwan and mainland China. The name "Trek" comes from the South African word for "journey."
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