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Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (181 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.

Features and Information

 
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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 181 reviews)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (121)
    • Handles well  (112)
    • Good geometry  (106)
    • Lightweight  (87)
    • Comfortable  (80)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (38)
    • Heavy  (24)
    • Poor Tires  (14)
    • Poor Components  (14)
    • Pedals  (4)

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 181 customers

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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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      4.0

      Good Bike!

      By Eddie

      from Fort Knox KY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • 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

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        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
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking
          • 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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              • No
              Originally posted on Trek's website
               
              4.0

              Worth it!

              By Rahul

              from Dayton, OH

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Commuting/City

                Comments:

                Little overpriced, but worth it...

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                • No
                Originally posted on Trek's website
                 
                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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                4.0

                X-caliber 6 review

                By Ryan

                from Groveland Massachusetts

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Looks good
                • Good brakes
                • Durable
                • Comfortable
                • Fast

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Seat

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Downhill mountain biking
                • Commuting/City

                Comments:

                This bike is very smooth and comfortable,on the road or trails. I use it to bike around town and speed through the trails. It's a little on the heavier side but overall is a great bike for me. If you are looking for a top of the line extreme sports bike this might not be the best choice.

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                Originally posted on Trek's website
                 
                4.0

                Good bike light use

                By Mark

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Good quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments:

                    I use the bike a few times a week for exercise. I under use it for it's capability. Mostly flat road riding. I have the 29" tires which are much different than my old bike. It is much more stable than my old bike (20 yo mountain bike). Since my riding style is beneath the bike capability I just state that this bike is a good commuter/light duty bike with good weight. The quality is good enough to be a solid low price mountain bike.

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                    Originally posted on Trek's website
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent bike

                    By Mr. Lee

                    from Vancouver, canada

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Smooth
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile
                    • Durable
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments:

                    Very fun bike to ride. Brakes and gears are smooth. Frame is sturdy. Like the wires are hidden in the frame. No complaints. Some people complain its heavy. I don't think so. Although i must note i work out alot and i am very strong. Overall a good mid price range bike

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