Trek Dual Sport 4 2020 [Review]

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Last Updated on September 2, 2020

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Trek Dual Sport 4 2020 [Review]

The Trek Dual Sport 4 bike is one of the best bikes available that could be used to take any terrain of choice as it was built to accommodate any road type. It is lightweight and also made for either on-road or off-road journeys. As all bikes of this kind, it is durable when it comes to off-road riding, and it is also designed to be faster and more efficient compared to its predecessors.

Alpha Gold Aluminum Frame

This bike is bundled with an alpha gold-aluminum frame, which ensures its lightweight quality and durability. Since the metal composition is lightweight, this frame makes it efficient when used off-road. Also, it offers better handling when on rugged roads as its pedals and handles are made to be soft for easier controls.

Quick Release Axles

The Dual Sport 4 also comes with the quick release axle, which is also what most bike producers are shifting towards. The QR axle in the bike is designed to be released, which means it grips better and faster than the former ones used. Better and softer brakes make a rider feel safe, and this bike has added the QR axle, which does just that. Also, the QR axle allows the wheel to move easily, and this is also an important feature necessary for good handling of a bike.

Bontrager LT2 Comp Tires

This bike packs the Bontrager LT2 tires, which is a durable tire because of its design and qualities. The tire is designed to eliminate obstacles while riding and also fast-rolling, ensuring good handles and controls when riding on bad terrains. It also has an anti-puncture feature, which makes flats happen on rare cases or never happens at all. The tire is lightweight, and it performs greatly on gravel or bad roads.

KMC X10 Chain

The KMC x10 chain feature, which is one of the durable and high-quality bike chains available, gives the bike smoother shifts and great torque movements. The chain is also lightweight, which means it does not add additional weight to the bike. And rust is no issue because it has an anti-rust feature packed with it.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Frame

Alpha Gold Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, rack & fender mounts

Fork

SR Suntour NRX, ATB rated, coil spring, preload, hydraulic remote lockout, 63mm travel

Headset

1-1/8″ threadless, sealed cartridge bearings

Axles

QR

Rims/Wheels

Bontrager Affinity, Tubeless Ready, 32h

Hubs

Shimano M3050 centerlock

Tires

Bontrager LT2 Comp, Hard-Case Lite, 700x38c

Crankset

SRAM S1000

Chainrings

42/28T

Bottom Bracket

Sealed cartridge

Chain

KMC X10

Front Derailleur

Shimano Deore

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus

Cassette/Rear Cogs

SunRace, 11-40, 10 speed

Shifters

Shimano Deore M6000, 10 speed

Handlebars

Bontrager Comp lowriser, 31.8mm 15mm rise

Tape/Grips

Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on

Stem

Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts

Brakes

Shimano M365 hydraulic disc

Pedals

Wellgo track-style alloy

Saddle

Bontrager Evoke 1.5

Seat Post

Bontrager Approved, alloy, 27.2mm

Pros
  • The bike is designed to be durable and efficient
  • Most of its parts ensure it is lightweight and easily controllable
  • The Dual Sport 4 is not limited to roads, and it can be ridden on or off-road.
Cons
  • The quick-release axle is smaller in diameter and can easily loosen with rattling

FAQs

Does the Dual Sport 4 have a thru-axle?

No, the Dual Sport 4 features a quick-release axle.

What kind of frame can I expect from the bike?

The bike features an alpha gold aluminum frame, which is a key part of it being lightweight.

Conclusion

The Dual Sport 4 bike is advertised as one of the best bikes that meet and even beat most of the other bikes. Its lightweight design and efficiency make it stand out and fit for any road ride. From the alpha gold-aluminum frame to the KMC X10 chain, the producers of Dual Sport 4 guarantee its durability and ensure it delivers to its owner exactly what it promises, as well as its money-worth value.

Latest Price: Trek Dual Sport 4