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Trek Shift 4

Trek Shift 4

2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (14 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2014 Trek Shift 4

Shift your thinking, shift your lifestyle and shift into fun with Trek's Shift 4. The Shift is the answer to people who think that riding may not be an option for them. A low, long geometry inspires confidence and gives you stability and control. A strong aluminum frame and durable components allow for riders up to 350 pounds. A comfortable bike is a ridden bike, so your Shift is equipped with an adjustable stem, upright bars, and a plush, supportive seat to allow the perfect position. If that wasn't enough, you have a suspension fork up front to smooth out any bumps in your path. Plus, this great bike sports 24 gears to top hills with ease and powerful linear-pull brakes for the ride back down. Heavy-duty wheels and puncture-resistant tires add peace of mind. Welcome back to riding, welcome back to the outdoors.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour XCM w/lockout, 80mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Heavy duty aluminum
    Hubs Front: Formula aluminum; Rear: Shimano M430
    Tires Bontrager H5 Hardcase Ultimate, 26 x 2.0
    Crankset SR SunTour NEX
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 12-32
    Shifters Shimano EF65
    Handlebars Aluminum
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-on ergonomic
    Stem Aluminum, adjustable-rise
    Brake Levers Shimano EF65
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Wellgo heavy-duty aluminum platform
    Saddle Bontrager Suburbia w/gel
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

    (based on 14 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Durable  (8)
    • Versatile  (7)
    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Comfortable  (3)
    • Adjustable  (2)

    Cons

    • No rear suspension  (2)
    • Add more color choices 
    • Could use stronger brakes 
    • Non at present time 
    • None to date 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city  (5)
    • Road biking  (2)
    • At home around town 
    • Bike paths 
    • Boardwalk 

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Great (for me) Bike

    By BigMo

    from Central Indiana

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great adjustability
    • Versatile
    • Great For The Heavyweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pysical
      • Pysical Activity

      Comments:

      Thank You Trek for building a bike that allows a heavy old guy to get out and ride! I've had the bike since December 11,2014 and have over 500 miles on it. I took it back to the shop where I bought it for a check up and everything was fine. So far, so good! I think it's gonna do fine for this Clydesdale.

      • Gift:
      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website
       
      5.0

      Older Rider

      By Brian

      from Cocoa, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Excellent Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        Use to ride long distance touring. Got older and did not like the painful bent over riding position. Wanted hybrid or comfort bike but still wanted performance I got on touring bike. Test rode a lot of hybrid and comfort bikes and this one performed best and was very comfortable and pain free. I ride 30 to 40 miles on weekends (Rails to trails). Slight chain noise in some of the higher gear combos but i found I can tweak the thumb shifters on the front derailer to silence the issue. Bike built to handle big guys (290 lbs). Smooth stable ride. I am impressed with bike.

        • Gift:
        • No
        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome piece of equipment!

        By Rev Kev

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Heavy Duty
        • Durable
        • Versatile
        • Solid construction

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Cardio Fitness
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        I ride for fitness and this is the best built bike I've ever owned. Extremely solid, smooth shifting, confidence inspiring.

        • Gift:
        • No
        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great bike

        By Ian

        from Erie PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Very Comfortable Easy Ri
        • Great adjustability
        • Shifts great
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          Bike to and from work and around the town on urban adventures. Feels like I'm riding in a Cadillac. I'm a large framed person and the frame size is perfect for my size. Can ride for hours without any discomfort. Strongly recommend to others.

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Back in the saddle again

          By Dennis

          from Sebastian, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • None to date

          Best Uses

          • Fun

          Comments:

          I'm 71! Haven't biked in 55 years. I'm 6'3" and 290 pounds. The shift 4 has proven to be a great bike to reintroduce me to a simple pleasure long forgot. I recommend it to others who perhaps want to ride again.

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Shift into a healthier lifestyle

          By Link

          from Westville, NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable
          • Appearance
          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • No Rear Suspension

          Best Uses

          • Bike paths
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I'm a 45 year old father that wanted to go on rides with my 9 year old daughter. I haven't been on a bike since I was 13 and was concerned about back pain, leg cramps, etc.etc. While doing online research on various bike brands and types, I stumbled upon the Trek Shift 4. Wow, what a gorgeous looking bike that immediately grabbed my attention and my wallet. It's been three weeks since I brought her home and I can't get enough of how much fun riding this bike is. I'm even setting my clock to wake me at 4am so I can get an hour of riding before leaving for work. Everything about this bike screams comfort and fun. From the wonderful saddle,upright position,front suspension, to the ergo grips. The Shift 4 was designed with comfort in mind. The gear shifting is smooth and thumb shifters are so easy. The construction is top notch! I love how the cables are routed inside the frame and really add to the overall appearance of this cruiser. Adding accessories is a breeze as rack mounts and bottle cage mounts are already there. I had to think long and hard for a Con for this bike. The only thing that I can think of is maybe adding a rear suspension on the next model, The Shift 5. Other than that, this bike is as close to perfection that one could find in a comfort bike. Kudos to the entire Trek team on this one!

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Did my homework and got an A.

          By The rip

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Solid Comfort Confidant
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Non At Present Time

          Best Uses

          • Exercise
          • ENJOYMENT
          • Pleasure

          Comments:

          Looked at a lot of choices and found THE ONE. This bike wants me to ride it. I enjoy it's handling, shifting,comfort and feel of being in control when I ride. I have not ridden in years and the last bike I had was a one speed (me) . I am enjoying the selection of gears that make the ride SMOOTH & EASY. The seat fits my posterior perfectly, my riding position(upright) works well with my back. I am on the big side weight wise (235) and this bike handles it very we'll. All in all I feel I made the perfect choice, of course I have only clocked around 70-80miles but enjoyed every min.i spend on this TREK. OF COURSE THE BIKE DEALER I purchased it at was as solid as the bike, but that's another review at another time.

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website
           
          5.0

          Great for around town!

          By Counterclash

          from San Diego

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Nice Color Flat Black
          • Smooth ride
          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Comfort

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I had been wanting to get outdoors more and change up my fitness plan. I figured biking around town instead of driving would be perfect for that. After test riding this Shift 4 and the Verve 2, it was a No Brainer. The ride on the Shift 4 was smooth and COMFORTABLE. I especially liked the riding position, which you can adjust to your needs. Been on a few 5 mile rides so far with the Wife and the bike is absolutely smooth and the gears are a plus! I was a little hesitant with the price, but it is definatly worth it.

          • Gift:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great bike

          By Vokhee

          from Osijek, Croatia

          About Me

          Pros

          • Look
          • Comfort
          • durability

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            Perfect bike for every day use.

            • Gift:
            • No
            Originally posted on Trek's website

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome comfort!

            By Big Wayne

            from York Pa

            About Me

            Pros

            • Ergo Grips No Pain
            • Smooth Shifts
            • Quiet Breaks
            • Upright No Back Pain

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Boardwalk
            • Town
            • Rail Trail

            Comments:

            This bike exceeds any expectation I had for a comfort bike. It is that good! I can ride the Rail Trail 20-30 miles with comfort! I am 57 and I can ride this bike with ease! Best bike I have ever owned! :)

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            Originally posted on Trek's website

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