[Photos] 2014 Trek 3500 Disc - A Solid Option For The Beginner
The 3500 Disc is the first of Trek's 3 Series "Trail Ready" Bikes to be updated for 2014.When it comes to functionality, Trek knows both what you want and what you need. What you need is a bike that will take you back and forth from work, allow you to carry some groceries home from the market, and to help you stay in shape.
What you want is a mean-looking, trail-ready, durable machine with quality components and a nice paint job. Right?
That's exactly what you'll find in the 2014 Trek 3500 Disc. The frame is made of Trek's Alpha Silver aluminum, which is lightweight and features smooth-welds at the joints.
The front fork is an SR Suntour M-3030 w/ coil spring, and 75mm of travel. This little bit of suspension will help take you over some otherwise undesirable patches of road and trail without killing your hands.
The all-Shimano drivetrain is a plus, allowing you to easily use the Altus EZ-Fire 51 7-Speed shifters to send the chain through the Shimano Tourney Front and Rear (TX35) Derailleurs, on a Shimano M131 48/38/28 Crank and over the SRAM PG-730 12-32 cassette. If for some awful reason you have to slow down on your ride, you can do so using the HL 280 mechanical disc brakes (Shimano Altus levers).
The 3500 Disc is outfitted with Bontrager's standard (which is a pretty high standard!) Saddle, Handlebar, and grips — from it's SSR family of products.
We can only talk about this bike so much — we'd love to let you take one on a test ride! Come by the store and see if this is the bike for you. If not, we've got a large selection of Trek bikes for you to choose from. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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