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Trek Shift 4

Trek

Shift 4
2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (13 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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Pros

  • Durable  (7)
  • Versatile  (6)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Comfortable  (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  (5)
  • Road biking  (2)
  • At home around town 
  • Bike paths 
  • Boardwalk 

Reviewed by 13 customers

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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.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome piece of equipment!

    By Rev Kev

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Solid construction
    • Heavy Duty

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Cardio Fitness

    Comments:

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

    • Gift:
    • No
     
    5.0

    great bike

    By Ian

    from Erie PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Back in the saddle again

      By Dennis

      from Sebastian, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Versatile

      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

      • Comfortable
      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Appearance

      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!

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      • 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

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Solid Comfort Confidant

      Cons

      • Non At Present Time

      Best Uses

      • Exercise
      • Pleasure
      • ENJOYMENT

      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.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Great for around town!

      By Counterclash

      from San Diego

      About Me Commuter

      Verified Reviewer

      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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome comfort!

        By Big Wayne

        from York Pa

        About Me

        Pros

        • Quiet Breaks
        • Ergo Grips No Pain
        • Smooth Shifts
        • 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! :)

        • Gift:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good 4tune from trek!

        By Footbutcher

        from West Bloomfield,Mi.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Could Use Stronger Brakes

        Best Uses

        • At Home Around Town
        • Great On Trails

        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.

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