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Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (185 Reviews)
 

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2013 Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

Fishing for a great trail ride is easy with Trek's Marlin. Its super-light Gold Series aluminum frame features ride-enhancing G2 29er geometry for superior cornering, climbing and descending. Adding to those attributes is a set of steamrolling 29-inch wheels and a 100mm-travel fork that smooths the trail and steers you through the roughest terrain. Plus, component highlights include a slick-shifting Shimano/SRAM 24-speed drivetrain, a host of reliable Bontrager parts and Tektro mechanical disc brakes that give you awesome stopping power in all conditions.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
    Fork SR Suntour XCM, 100mm-travel w/lockout
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-650
    Hubs Formula
    Tires Bontrager 29-2, 29 x 2.2
    Crankset Shimano Altus
    Chainrings 42/32/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X4
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34
    Shifters SRAM X4
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro Novela mechanical disc, 6-inch rotors
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 185 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Durable  (124)
    • Handles well  (112)
    • Good geometry  (106)
    • Lightweight  (88)
    • Comfortable  (80)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (38)
    • Heavy  (26)
    • Poor Components  (14)
    • Poor Tires  (14)
    • Fork  (4)

    Best Uses

    • Trail riding  (101)
    • Climbing  (66)
    • Urban riding  (66)
    • Single track  (65)
    • Descending  (53)

    Reviewed by 185 customers

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    5.0

    Love it

    By Chad

    from Rutherfordton NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      We ride light trails

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      3.0

      Starter bike

      By Irep

      from Cincinnati ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Good bike to introduce you to riding off road. Is heavy slow to respond on tight single track and take a bit to get it to climb. Bike an be forced to do what you want but your body will take a beating.

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      4.0

      my first mountain bike

      By Chris

      from St. James NY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Difficult Trails
      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Fast And Durable Great St

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      great starter mountain bike. handles all types of terrain. I have even used it on black diamond trails. good value for the price

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      5.0

      Rail Trail beast

      By jthecadman

      from East Hampton CT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Awesome Feel
      • Well Built Qualiy
      • Solid

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      I was using a hybrid for rail trail use. I wanted a more study cycle to use as trail is crushed stone and occasional wash out. The Trek far exceeds expectations. Very nice ride and now I ride much farther than before. Love the bike!!! Seat is limiting issue, but biking shorts help lots. It is much heavier than my hybrid but really out performs and is a really enjoyable ride. The larger tires allow the bike to float over everything. Huge difference over hybrid. I use it for long distance rail trail rides 3-4 times weekly, 15-25 miles each time. Dealer is Bicycles East n Glastonbury CT love those guys!!! Awesome staff that is really helpful, friendly and knowledgeable

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      5.0

      Perfect combination

      By S.J

      from Austin, Tx

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        Simply one of the best bikes

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        4.0

        Good Bike!

        By Eddie

        from Fort Knox KY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        Bought mine used, but with only 5 miles on it. First owner didn't have a place to ride.

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        4.0

        2014 x cal 6

        By Vet med biker

        from Pullman, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking
          • XC

          Comments:

          I ride this to school and on a few local trails. I have enjoyed it very much. I originally wanted to get the 8, but the LBS was out. After several months of riding it, I swapped the suntour fork for a rockshox recon silver with solo air, major game changer. The stock fork wasn't bad, I just wanted a better one. I was really impressed with the xr1 tires, some don't like them, but they are xc tires and do what bontrager claims they are for. That being said, I put the xr3 on the front after I wore out the rear tire and I love it. It provides a lot more grip in turns. If I were to do it again, I would buy the 8 over the 6,but I used to ride full suspension bikes and like higher quality components and suspension. Also, don't forget to check your chain stretch, I burned up my casset in 7 months, but I ride several miles to and from school and push the bike hard quite a bit.

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          5.0

          BEST BIKE I'VE BOUGHT

          By alex yo

          from dallas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments:

            buy it you wont regret it

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            4.0

            Couldn't be happier

            By Chadly

            from maple Grove, MN

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Durability
            • Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                Great for trail riding and single track mountain biking

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                4.0

                Worth it!

                By Rahul

                from Dayton, OH

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Versatile
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Commuting/City

                  Comments:

                  Little overpriced, but worth it...

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