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Trek Shift 4

Trek Shift 4

2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (13 Reviews)
 

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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

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • 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
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Heavy Duty
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction
      • Solid construction

      Cons

      • None
      • None
      • None
      • None
      • None
      • None
      • None
      • None
      • None
      • None
      • None

      Best Uses

      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Cardio Fitness
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • 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
       
      5.0

      great bike

      By Ian

      from Erie PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • 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

        (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
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date
        • None to date

        Best Uses

        • Fun
        • Fun
        • Fun
        • Fun
        • Fun
        • Fun
        • Fun
        • Fun
        • Fun
        • Fun
        • 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

        (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
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Comfortable
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance
        • Appearance

        Cons

        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension
        • No Rear Suspension

        Best Uses

        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Bike paths
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • 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

        (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
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Versatile
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant
        • Solid Comfort Confidant

        Cons

        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time
        • Non At Present Time

        Best Uses

        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Exercise
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • Pleasure
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • ENJOYMENT
        • 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.

        • Gift:
        • No
        Originally posted on Trek's website
         
        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
        • Look
        • Look
        • Look
        • Look
        • Look
        • Look
        • Look
        • Look
        • Look
        • Look
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • Comfort
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability
        • durability

        Cons

        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Perfect bike for every day use.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome comfort!

          By Big Wayne

          from York Pa

          About Me

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • none
          • none
          • none
          • none
          • none
          • none
          • none
          • none
          • none
          • none
          • none

          Best Uses

          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Boardwalk
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Town
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • Rail Trail
          • 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
          Originally posted on Trek's website
           
          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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          • No

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