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Trek Shift 4

Trek

Shift 4
2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
 

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.

 
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 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (5)
  • Versatile  (4)
  • Comfortable  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Comfort  (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  (3)
  • At home around town 
  • Bike paths 
  • Boardwalk 
  • Easy on bike paths 

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

great bike

By Ian

from Erie PA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Back in the saddle again

    By Dennis

    from Sebastian, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Versatile
    • Durable

    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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Shift into a healthier lifestyle

    By Link

    from Westville, NJ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Comfortable
    • Appearance

    Cons

    • No Rear Suspension

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Bike paths

    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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Did my homework and got an A.

    By The rip

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Solid Comfort Confidant
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    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
     
    5.0

    Great for around town!

    By Counterclash

    from San Diego

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting/City

    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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome comfort!

      By Big Wayne

      from York Pa

      About Me

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Rail Trail
      • Boardwalk
      • Town

      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! :)

      • Gift:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good 4tune from trek!

      By Footbutcher

      from West Bloomfield,Mi.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Shifts smoothly
      • Suspension works well
      • Nice Seating Position
      • Very comfortable ride
      • Built For Larger Riders

      Cons

      • Could Use Stronger Brakes

      Best Uses

      • Great On Trails
      • At Home Around Town

      Comments:

      Traded a 7300 for this bike. I am 6 foot 5. This bike inspires confidence and looks great. Solid effort. At 59,I am once again enjoying riding again.

      • Gift:
      • No

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have found the perfect bike

      By Ken4

      from Singapore

      About Me

      Pros

      • Nice Fat Tires
      • No More Sore Butt
      • No more back pain
      • Good brakes
      • Crank Forward Design
      • 24 Speed Trigger Shifters
      • Comfort seat
      • Comfort geometry

      Cons

      • No Rear Suspension

      Best Uses

      • Sidewalk
      • People With Back Issues
      • Street
      • URBAN

      Comments:

      I am 45, 6'1" 160lbs and suffer back pain if riding a MTB in an inclined position. But with the Trek Shift 4, I have no pain in the upright seating position. I now ride 30miles daily with no issues. And I lower the tire pressure to 40psi for more comfort. Please make a Trek Shift 5 with full sus, I will be the first to buy it!

      • Gift:
      • No
       
      4.0

      A 4tunate purchase

      By Footbutcher

      from West bloomfield

      About Me

      Pros

      • Great for a larger guy
      • Easy to maneuver
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Add more color choices

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        An easy ride on the bike path or around the neighborhood.

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