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Trek 4500 (2013)

This is my current mountain / city bicycle. The frame geometry of this bike, allowed it to be upgraded to 27.5" rims / wheels, as long as the tires were kept small. This is what i did for v.2 of this bike. I rode 2436.5 km on this bike before it was upgraded to v.2

Frame:
Trek 4500 Alpha Gold Aluminum (2013)

Fork/Headset:
SR Suntour XCT HLO Suspension Fork 26" 1-1/8" Threadless Steerer, 100mm Travel with progressive locking. Headset: Original Bontrager / Trek.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano FC-M430 Alivio 44-32-22 with 175mm hand-polished 9 Speed Octalink cranks + Shimano Octalink Bottom Bracket

Pedals:
Feimin FP-966 Aluminum

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Cassette - Shimano CS-HG500 Deore 10-speed Cassette 11-42t Chainrings: Shimano 44-32 Chain: YBN 10 speed SLA-H10 Lightweight 10 Speed 116 Links - Gold

Derailleurs/Shifters:
RD-M6000-GS Deore 10-Speed with aluminum pulley set. Shimano Acera FD-M390 3-speed, Shimano SL-M6000 Deore Shifters 2-3 10-Speed

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey 31.6mm Alloy Handlebars (Purchased new but probably Fake), Bontrager RXL 7050-T6 aluminum 7 degree x 100mm x 31.8mm stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Bontrager Evoke 1 Saddle, Bontrager SSR 31.6mm alloy seatpost with 20mm setback, Epoch Quick-release Alloy seatpost clamp without lever (for security reasons)

Brakes:
Avid 7 MTN G2 Brakes with Avid HS1 160mm rotors and Avid Speed Dial 7 Grey Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano HB-M525A Deore hub with GW Beta 650B max 36h rims with eyelets, laced with 4 crossed black spokes. Tire: CST 650B Captain Hat compound, 27.5" x 1.75"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano FH-M525A Deore hub with with GW Beta 650B max 36h rims with eyelets, laced with 4 crossed black spokes. Tire: CST 650B Captain Hat compound, 27.5" x 1.75"

Accessories:
Cheap, Black locking Endurance Grips. GW USB red seatpost tail light. Double Water Bottle Saddle Holder with Two RaceOne X1 Water Bottle Cages and two One-Liter Malt Soda (Pony Malta) Bottles.

More Info:
Weight 15.5 kg = 34.17 lbs

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. , Trek 4500 (2013) v.2

Current Stage Info:

1-Removed 22t chainring
2-Updated Drivetrain to 10 speed
3-Updated to Bontrager RXL forged stem
4-Changed brakes to mechanical AVID 7 MTN disc brakes / levers
5-Upgraded wheels / tires to custom laced 27.5" rims with Shimano M525 hubs
6-Installed saddle double bottle holder

Added by TWB-Third-World-Biker. Last updated 10 days ago.

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