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Old 01-02-05, 02:18 AM
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Differences between Trek 4300 Disc & 4500 Disc

Hey everyone, just a quick question...

I have been out of the sport for some time and just jumped back in. I picked up a 'Trek 4300 Disc' at my LBS about 1-2 weeks ago and it is a great bike, but I was wondering what the differences between the 4300 and the 4500 are? I would not mind upgrading at all, so if anything has any input on that I would appreciate it...

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You'd need to put them side by side. But when I was considering treks, the store had a nice rack with the top models higher, with each model on a lower step. Basically, small things changed, like what I remember was the pedals changing from plastic to metal at some point. That could be the entire difference, or there could be other tiny differences.
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The 4500

Frame Alpha SAL Aluminum
Front Suspension RockShox Judy TT w/preload adjust, 80mm
Wheels
Wheels Shimano M495 center lock disc hubs; WTB Speed Disc rims
Tires Bontrager ACX, 26x2.2", 52/54
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Alivio
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Crankset Shimano MC08 42/32/22
Cassette SRAM 850 11-32, 8 speed
Pedals Alloy platform, clipless adaptable
Components
Saddle Bontrager Sport
Seatpost Bontrager Sport
Handlebars Bontrager Crowbar Sport
Stem Bontrager Sport, 25 degree
Headset Aheadset, semi-cartridge, sealed
Brakeset Shimano 495, mechanical disc w/alloy levers
Non-disc Option Promax V w/alloy levers


The 4300 Frame Alpha SAL Aluminum
Front Suspension RST Gila T5 w/preload adjust, 80mm
Wheels
Wheels Shimano M495 disc hubs; WTB Speed Disc rims
Tires Bontrager ACX, 26x2.2", 52/54
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano EF29
Front Derailleur Shimano C050
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Crankset SR 42/34/24
Cassette SRAM 850 11-32, 8 speed
Pedals Alloy platform, clipless adaptable
Components
Saddle Bontrager Sport
Seatpost Bontrager Sport
Handlebars Bontrager Crowbar Sport, 25.4
Stem Bontrager Sport, 25.4, 25 degree
Headset Aheadset, semi-cartridge, sealed
Brakeset Shimano 465 mechanical disc w/alloy levers
Non-disc Option Tektro V w/alloy levers

Not much of a difference go with what you can afford.
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Well, I took back my 4300 to my LBS this morning and swapped it out for the 4500. I think it was worth the extra money, even thought I liked the paint job on the 4300 better

Time to put this baby to the test!
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