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Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (184 Reviews)
 

Product Details

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 184 reviews)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (123)
    • Handles well  (112)
    • Good geometry  (106)
    • Lightweight  (87)
    • Comfortable  (80)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 184 customers

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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

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

    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

    • Well Built Qualiy
    • Solid
    • Awesome Feel

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road 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

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Simply one of the best bikes

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      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website
       
      4.0

      Good Bike!

      By Eddie

      from Fort Knox KY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking
      • Mountain Biking

      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

      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        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

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Durable

        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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              Originally posted on Trek's website
               
              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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                4.0

                Gets ya hooked

                By Spank1885

                from Saint Joesph, MO

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments:

                Not a bad bike. The shop I bought it from made the difference best service I've had. Horizon cycling is the best LBS I've been to. The BB Didn't last so I upgraded to RaceFace. I've had a few spokes pull loose and one break but the LBS took care of me. Wheel set seems to need a lot of truing, front and rear develope a whobble. The geometry is great and it handles most of everything I've thr at it. It is a great single track bike. But if I had to do it again I'd go with a Stach.

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