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Trek 4300 Disc
  • Color: Matte Metallic Black/Matte Catalyst Orange
  • Color: Prime Blue

Trek

4300 Disc
2012

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Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (60 Reviews)
 

2012 Trek 4300 Disc

Trek's 4300 Disc is perfect for getting into mountain biking, cruising around town, commuting, running errands and everything else! Its Trek Gold aluminum frame feels light enough to float and is built plenty tough to hold its own in the durability department. Plus, this sweet ride boasts a 100mm-travel SunTour suspension fork for control, an easy-pedaling 27-speed Shimano drivetrain, a plush seat and super-versatile tires on dependable wheels. Plus, to really keep your speed in check, you've got powerful Hayes disc brakes too.

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum
Fork SR SunTour XCM, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-850
Hubs Front: Formula DC20; Shimano M475
Tires Bontrager Jones XR2, 26 x 2.1
Crankset Shimano Acera
Chainrings 44/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Acera
Handlebars Bontrager Riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager SSR
Stem Bontrager Race Lite
Brake Levers Hayes
Brakes Hayes Dyno Sport disc
Pedals Wellgo platform
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 60 reviews)

95%

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Pros

  • Handles well  (53)
  • Durable  (48)
  • Good geometry  (43)
  • Lightweight  (36)
  • Comfortable  (17)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable seat  (15)
  • Poor Tires  (8)
  • Poor Components  (7)
  • Heavy  (5)
  • Handles Poorly  (2)

Best Uses

  • Urban riding  (41)
  • Single track  (33)
  • Trail riding  (32)
  • Climbing  (29)
  • Descending  (20)

Reviewed by 60 customers

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4.0

Good bike for simple trails or in town.

By Dave

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Good Geometry
  • Durable
  • reliable
  • Good looks

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat
  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • Urban Riding
  • commuting
  • Trail Riding

Comments:

I've ridden my blue 2012 4300 for a year now and overall I'm pleased with the bike. I've been rough on the bike this year. I originally bought it for just commuting and running errands. I even added a kickstand. Lots of curb jumping and some wet weather. Then I started riding trails and then more trails with the bike, and that's where you see its limitations. It's not a bike for rocky trails and technical single track. It's noisy and a harsh ride on the bumpy trails. Riding under these conditions can tire you out and be rough on your body. The chain and rear derailleur will slap and make a lot of noise under fast decents and the rear wheel will loose traction on the bumpy sections. I did replace the seat as it was too firm and narrow, but I don't have much padding on my bottom. The brakes work great, and the fork can easily be locked out while riding if needed. I love the grips...good with bare hands or gloves. It shifts smoothly for the most part, but my front derailleur rubs against my chain...making noise when I'm in 18th gear. My Trek dealer couldn't fix that. I'd like to put street tires on it as I'm shopping for a full suspension bike now. It's a versatile bike and very tough and reliable. I would recommend it to someone who needs to bomb around town or it you're riding smooth trails.

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4.0

Good beginer bike that can grow with you

By Sean

from GA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • Poor Tires
  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Single Track
  • Urban Riding
  • Trail Riding

Comments:

Ride cross country and single track 1-2 times a week. The tires are a weak spot unless you are doing urban riding. They are useless if you ride in loose conditions. The preload on the fork doesn't seem to actually adjust anything and is too high for most riders. The seat is terrible. I replace the tires with some aggressive Kendas, the seat, and found a Fox Float 32 on clearance and it's a new bike. Comfortable, capable, and smooth.

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5.0

I love my trek!

By Sasquatch

from Palos park, Il

About Me

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Descending
      • Single Track
      • Trail Riding
      • Urban Riding

      Comments:

      3 weeks 200+ singletrack miles and all I can say is I love my bike! The only thing I will be changing in the near future is the fork.

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      4.0

      you get what you pay for

      By shakey

      from canton,Ohio

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Poor Tires

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Descending

      Comments:

      I use this bike for everyday use it is the best bike I have ever had.it handels very well,it's very responsive and is light weight.the only bad thing about it is when it gets cold the wheels don't like to spin easley at all,and the rims that come standard are not so great for rough city use.I recommend replaceing them with a more ruggid set of rims

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      4.0

      Awesome bike for the money!

      By GRNO

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Durable
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Urban Riding
        • Climbing
        • Descending
        • Trail Riding
        • Single Track

        Comments:

        This bike is great! It is not as heavy as mentioned by other reviews, but the fork adds this extra weight. Upgrade the fork for an outstanding single track mountain bike. This is a solid bike for the $$$.

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        4.0

        Great trail starter bike. Fun components

        By Ynsaft

        from Oceanside, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Durable
        • Handles Well

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Trail Riding
        • Single Track

        Comments:

        The 4300 replaced a 12 year old MTB that was recently stolen. Both the hydrolic brakes front fork are terrific and a noticable improvement over the old MTB. I have taken it many times on some improved trails in [...] and it has performed well. Replaced the saddle and peddles for an easy improvement. I do find the bike quite heavy though. Heavier then I had anticipated, especially when climbing. Quality build though' it just feels so solid. Love the black and orange paint job too. Trek store saleman fitted me to a 16" frame and I can't say enough for that valuable fitting/advice. I feel like I control the bike. Overall, having a lot of fun with it on the trails, or to go get a coffee.

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        4.0

        Nice Bike

        By Heizenberg

        from Morinville

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well
        • Durable
        • Fast

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

        • Descending
        • Trail Riding
        • Urban Riding

        Comments:

        Great bike, tough as nails! My only complaint is the seat. Once you put a decent seat on the bike, it's a great ride and amazing starter bike.

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        5.0

        best bike I have own and I have a few.

        By mtnb mike

        from stockton ca

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Lightweight
        • Durable
        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Single Track
          • Urban Riding
          • Trail Riding
          • Climbing

          Comments:

          I have 2 4300 a 2010 and a 06 sunkist orange and silver a real head turner,I ride this bike every day on my commute to work 12ml each way on city streets in and out of traffic. This bike is the main reason I still ride a bike to work (3yrs) on my 06 I have upgraded everything but the handlebars and seat post and this is still my #1 bike I ride my 2010 on fire roads and trails its grate bike also but nothing like the 06 my k2 3.0 base full suspension dosent compair thanks trek for a grate bike

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          4.0

          Great bike

          By Japs

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Some cheap components

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          Great bike for the price, built like a tank and gets the job done. Hayes brakes are great on this bike. Only complaint is the cheap $15 derailures on this bike, you would think with a price tag of 700 it would come with something better then aceras.

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          4.0

          2009 4300 disc

          By Craig

          from Ajax, Ontario

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Trail Riding
          • Single Track
          • Urban Riding

          Comments:

          I bought this bike in 2009, I love it. I was just getting into cycling again after a number of years off. I wanted a "cheap" bike so I bought it from the local box store. What a mistake, after returning it a number of times, I got my money back and bought this bad boy. I havn't looked back since. I ride this bike like it was stolen, I have went over the bars a few times, flipped backwards a few times, Nothing was damaged on the bike, just me. I would say to any rider, buy a TREK, great brand, great bikes. My only compliant was the seat. Very uncomfortable, and the glue started to leat the leather seperate from the plastic seat. I brought it back to my local shop, no questions asked, They pulled a brand new one off the self, ripped it out of the package and put it on my bike. It is great experience when you ave a great shop, and bike. Thanks Trek Thanks Northern Cycle.

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