The Marlin Single Speed is great for the trails and street with its super-light and nimble aluminum frame that features Fisher's G2 Geometry for superior cornering, climbing and descending. Adding to those attributes is a 100mm-travel suspension fork and a 29-inch wheelset for smoothing the trails and getting you over the roughest terrain with complete control. You'll also love the singlespeed drivetrain with no shifting required. And, there are even sliding dropouts for easy chain tensioning. Plus, you get Tektro mechanical-disc brakes for awesome stopping power in all conditions, and a host of quality Bontrager parts, too.
|Frame||Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum w/Gary Fisher G2 Geometry|
|Fork||SR SunTour XCM, 100mm-travel w/lockout|
|Hubs||Front: Formula DC20; Rear: KT SS|
|Tires||Bontrager 29-2, 29 x 2.1|
|Handlebars||Bontrager low riser|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brakes||Tektro Novela mechanical-disc w/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1|
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The bike is very comfortable and looks beautiful. But honestly the breaks are garbage, the forks are clunky and the preload is pointless. On the first ride ( about 30 min) the chain started rubbing on the sproket guard and was grinding. Before my 30 day return policy was up i returned it before anymore damage was done in fear i might get stuck with it and bought a redline d620, it was twice the price. But you get what you pay for.
I am a 60 year old cyclist that just bought a '12 Marlin single speed. I haven;t owned a bike in three years and this bike Fills a part of my life long neglected. I use the bike 6 days a week to lose weight and gain cardiac health. The bike handles well and is quite comfortable. It's suspension takes almost all the shock to my arms and hands go away. Overall the bike functions well and is a great value.
I purchased the Marlin SS and found it to be a wonderful bike to return to cycling. I am a 60 year old Mtn biker that has owned a myriad of various Mtn bike over the past 25 years.this bike is a wonderful way to get back into the saddle and get fit once again.This also marks my first Trek. It climbs well and it's handling is superb. Not overly nimble yet crisp when needede