For those who want to start mountain biking, one of the highly recommended machines for 2012 is the 4500 Disc from Trek Bikes. Featured by its Alpha Gold aluminum frame are a replaceable derailleur hanger, monostay seatstays, and forged dropouts with rack and fender mounts.
Included in the beginner-friendly features of the 4500 Disc are the lightweight but sturdy 27-speed drivetrain and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes that enhance braking by making it more predictable in all conditions. Its oversized Bontrager handlebar and stem are also made stiffer and lighter.
While the 2012 Trek 4500 Disc Mountain Bike is very affordable, it guarantees reliable quality for beginners. Featured by its Bontrager XR2 tires is its dedicated off-road tread. Moreover, this is perfect for riders who are looking for a mountain bike with a remote lockout fork.