Marlin is a trail-tough mountain bike that’s ready for any all-terrain adventure, whether you’re exploring the forest on a singletrack or navigating the urban jungle. It’s durable, versatile, easy to accessorise, and just as much at home on potholed city streets as on dirt. Best choice for new riders who want a cross-country hardtail with great parts that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.
High tech, high value
Marlin looks and feels great. It’s packed with features usually found only on more expensive bikes, like a stylish frame with internal cable routing, which can help your cables last longer by protecting them from the elements.
Fit for every rider
Marlin comes in seven frame sizes to suit riders of any height, and Smart Wheel Size ensures you’re on the fastest wheel that fits. The smallest sizes even come with short-reach brake levers and narrower handlebars that give smaller riders better comfort and control.
Marlin Women’s models offer the same capability and versatility as the rest of the line, with unique paint and parts chosen specifically for women riders, like a women’s-specific saddle, narrower handlebar, and lower standover height on the smallest sizes.
Ready for accessories
Marlin’s integrated rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to outfit your bike for any adventure, including your morning commute or weekly run to the market. You can also install an internally-routed dropper post for added versatility and performance on the trail.
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Marlin 7 is where race-worthy mountain bikes begin. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork and upgraded parts make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.
It’s right for you if…
You’re new to the trail but have serious singletrack aspirations, and want a race-worthy mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a higher quality suspension fork and a wide-range 1x drive train.
The tech you get
A light frame with internal shift cable and brake hose cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy fork with a lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a simple 1x drive train that ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. Don’t worry, with the wide-range 11-46 cassette, you still get all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents.
The final word
The RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing, and quality parts make it the best choice in the Marlin line-up for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It’s fully capable of taking on off-road marathon rides and XC races.
Why you’ll love it
- This is one of our most popular bikes for good reason. You get all the value, plus all the versatility – it’s a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too
- It’s really fun to ride, and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike
- Great suspension at an even better price
- The 1x drive train gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t
- Marlin models in XS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
|Rama:||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135×5 mm QR|
|Prednja vilica:||RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 46 mm offset for 29″ wheel (42 mm offset for 27.5” wheel), 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel (Size XS: 80 mm travel)|
|Prednja glavčina:||Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5×100 mm QR|
|Zadnja glavčina:||Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135×5 mm QR|
|Obruči:||Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve|
|Žbice:||14 g stainless steel|
|Gume:||Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29×2.20″ (Size XS & S: 27.5×2.20″)|
|Ručice mjenjača:||Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed|
|Zadnji mjenjač:||Shimano Deore M5120, long cage|
|Pogon:||FSA Alpha Drive, 28T steel ring, Boost|
|Osovina pogona:||FSA, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 122.5 mm spindle|
|Kazeta:||Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10-speed|
|Lanac:||KMC X10, 10-speed|
|Pedale:||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Sjedalo:||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
|Cijev sjedala:||Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset|
|Kormilo:||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (Size XS: 690 mm width)|
|Navlake kormila:||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Lula kormila:||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree|
|Garnitura vilice:||Semi-integrated, 1-1/8″|
|Kočnice:||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|