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My 2010 Trek 4300 Disc mountain bike is for sale (loads of extras).

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by  
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October
9
2012

I’m selling my Trek 4300 Disc mountain bike (UPDATE: bike has been SOLD). The bike is in excellent condition, with only a few minor cosmetic blemishes. Practically every wearable part has been replaced with brand new parts. I purchased the bike new, and am the only owner. The bike has always been kept indoors and has been meticulously maintained. All the details along with plenty of photographs are below.

I’m including lots of extras with the bike. If you’re looking to get into mountain biking, you’ll have everything you need with this package, and then some. Also, I have another Trek 4300 mountain bike (16″ frame size, low miles) that I could include at a significant discount if you’re interested in buying a pair of bikes. Let me know if you are looking for two mountain bikes and I’ll get the details on the other bike over to you.

I am going to give first dibs to local buyers, as I would prefer to sell to someone who can put their hands on the bike and test ride it before deciding. I will be listing this bike on Craigslist today, so if you’re interested please contact me right away.

2010 Trek 4300 Disc

Frame & Fork:
- Alpha Black Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, formed down tube w/integrated gusset, formed top tube, monostay seatstay, forged dropouts w/rack and fender mounts, replaceable derailleur hanger
- 18″ Frame size
- Color: Gloss Black w/ red & white accents
- Front Suspension: Spinner 300 w/coil spring, lockout, 100mm travel

Components:
- Brakes: Shimano M416 Mechanical Disc
- Brake Levers/cables: Shimano Alivio ST-MC20 (BRAND NEW cables/housings & levers, Front & Rear)
- Brake Pads: Shimano BR-M416 BS01 Resin Disc Brake Pads (BRAND NEW Front & Rear)
- Shift Levers/cables: Shimano Alivio ST-MC20 (BRAND NEW cables/housings & levers, Front & Rear)
- Front Derailleur: Shimano C050
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio M410-SGS
- Crankset: Shimano 8-Speed Alivio FC-M410, 22-32-42 (BRAND NEW)
- Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN25/26 (113mm / 73mm) (BRAND NEW)
- Cassette: SRAM PG850 8-Speed, 11-32T (BRAND NEW)
- Chain: Shimano CN-HG50, 8-Speed (BRAND NEW)
- Pedals: Shimano PD-M647 Clipless Pedal with Outer Cage
- Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm diameter
- Saddle: Avenir Men’s 100 Series, Black/Silver (BRAND NEW)
- Handlebar: Bontrager SSR
- Grips: Hutchinson Piranha, locking
- Stem: Bontrager SSR
- Headset: Cane Creek VP-A42E, 1-1/8″ semi-integrated, sealed

Wheels:
- Hubs: Shimano M65
- Rims: Bontrager Ranger, 26″
- Tires: Bontrager XR3 Expert, 26×2.20 (BRAND NEW Front & Rear)
- Tubes: Avenir 26″, Schrader Valve (BRAND NEW Front & Rear)

The items noted BRAND NEW above are truly new and have less than 10 paved miles on them for testing and bedding in the brake pads. Again: new chain, new bottom bracket, new crankset, new cassette, new shifters (f/r), new brake levers (f/r), new brake cables (f/r), new shifter cables (f/r), new saddle, new tires (f/r), new tubes (f/r) and new brake pads (f/r).

Extras:
CamelBak 50 ounce hydration unit
Cateye Micro Wireless bike computer
Flat Pedals (will install if desired)
Trek Helmet
(2) Spare tubes, new in box
(2) WTB Velociraptor tires
(2) 2012 Continental Mountain King Protection tires w/ Black Chili (less than 200 miles)

Original cost of bike: $639.99
New parts: $463.12
Approximate cost of extras: $350.00

Total invested: $1453.11

$550 cash takes everything listed above. Email john@johnstonefitness.com if interested.

Here are the pictures (click to zoom):

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John Stone Fitness Comments

7 Responses to “My 2010 Trek 4300 Disc mountain bike is for sale (loads of extras).”
  1. Pedro54 says:

    So $500 from this bike plus $1200 from the mystery sale = $1,700 for a road bike. Please don’t spend it all on the road bike. You have to remember that mountain biking is your favorite and the road bike is just another piece of exercise equipment. You didn’t buy the best recumbant bike and it still ended up on your favorites list right. Get a carrier for your truck so your mountain bike isn’t bouncing around in the bed.

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    • John Stone says:

      I’ve actually enjoyed the urban assaults on my MTB so much that I’m pretty sure road biking is going to become a big part of my biking activities. I’m probably going to wind up spending more than I anticipated, in fact. I’d rather get something good now than be faced with upgrading in 6 months or a year.

      To everyone who said that I was going to get into road biking and is thinking, “Told you so”–well, you were right and I was wrong. :)

      My bike doesn’t bounce around in the bed. I have a hardtop locking tonneau cover and bungee cords that holds the bike down securely.

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  2. mania says:

    Wow, that bike looks brand new. Not sure how you managed that! I have the same pedals and they look beat to hell and back. Someone is going to get a great deal on that bike with all the accessories.
    What I really want to know about is the bike maintenance book in the second to last picture. Any good? I’ve been looking into doing some of my own repairs and use the internet for simple stuff, but sometimes you need more info. Would you recommend that?

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    • John Stone says:

      Two secrets to keeping the bike looking good:

      1) Keep it clean and well-maintained between rides.
      2) Don’t wreck. :)

      Of course most of the parts are brand new, too.

      The pedals look new because they pretty much are. I only used them when I first started learning to ride clipless (the cage around the bindings helped). It didn’t take me long to get the hang of riding clipless, and once I did I switched to much lighter clipless pedals with no cage.

      The Zinn book is excellent! It’s paid for itself about 100 times over. I basically learned mountain bike repair and maintenance from that book (along with some other books and online resources). I have up-to-date links to that book and everything else I use in my home shop on my Bike maintenance and repair shop page.

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  3. abuseguy says:

    >I’ve actually enjoyed the urban assaults on my MTB so much…

    What many riders don’t realize is that you can purchase 1″ slick “road” tires for 26″ wheels. If I could only have one bike, it would be a mt. bike for the sheer utility, but putting on my road tires allows me to convert it into a far lighter bike with much less rolling resistance. Fast + a low center of gravity. I’m not suggesting do this instead of getting a road bike, but it does extend the use of mt. bikes, particularly in the spring when everything’s still melting out. (Upper NY State)

    Damn good price on that bike. Here’s a link to a shipping service I read about a while ago.

    http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/6815

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    • John Stone says:

      The rub there is if you run tubless (like I do), switching tires is not very practical. Also, of course, for long road rides a road bike provide much more comfort than a MTB.

      Thanks for the link. It’s looking like I’m going to sell both the 4300s locally (I’ve already had 4 interested parties contact me since I put the bike on Craigslist), but I’ll keep that information on file just in case.

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