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Trek Marlin 5 - 2015/2016

Fishing for a great trail ride is easy with Trek's Marlin. Its super-light aluminum frame features the perfect geometry for its size wheels for superior cornering, climbing and descending. Adding to those attributes is a set of go-fast knob ...(Read More)

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Fishing for a great trail ride is easy with Trek's Marlin. Its super-light aluminum frame features the perfect geometry for its size wheels for superior cornering, climbing and descending. Adding to those attributes is a set of go-fast knobbies and a 75mm-travel fork that smooths the trail and steers you through the roughest terrain. Plus, component highlights include a 21-speed Shimano drivetrain, a host of reliable Bontrager parts and mechanical disc brakes that give you stopping power in all conditions.

Specs

Frame Trek Alpha Silver butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
Fork SR Suntour M-3030, 75mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-550
Hubs Formula
Tires 29: Bontrager XR1, 29 x 2.2/2.0; 27.5: XR2, 27.5 x 2.2
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 42/34/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 12-32
Shifters Shimano Altus EF51
Handlebars Bontrager riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite
Stem Bontrager
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Mechanical disc
Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish  (16)
  • Lightweight  (13)
  • Durable  (10)
  • Comfortable  (8)
  • Packs well  (3)

Cons

  • Brakes  (2)
  • Bad grips 
  • Built cheap 
  • Flimsy 
  • Fork 

Best Uses

  • Mountaineering  (8)
  • Comfort  (4)
  • And more  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Trails  (2)
  • Commute 
  • Cross country 
  • Exercise 
  • Going on trails 
  • Jumps 
  • Light jumps 
  • Mountain 
  • Mountain biking 
  • Mountain ride 
  • Not much 
  • Ride hard moutain 
  • Riding around town 
  • Short commutes 
  • Single track 
  • Single trails 
  • Skiing 
  • Snowboarding 
  • Street 
  • Stunting 
  • Trail 
  • Trail rides 
  • Trail riding 
  • Urban 

REVIEWS

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4

Trek Marlin5

By 

from Southeast Iowa

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Stylish
  • 29r

Cons

  • Squeaky Brakes
  • Seat Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Riding Around Town
  • Trail Riding

Comments:

Just purchased the Marlin 5. And I must say it is an awesome mt bike. Glad I shopped locally too, as I almost bought a my. Bike online.ive owned other Trek Mt. Bikes and this is the best one by far, my last one was a Trek 820. So I'm glad I got this Marlin 5, handles excellent and love the 29 inch wheels. Viper red looks really good for this bike too.

 
5

super good

By 

from Vancouver,BC

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Forks
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Tyres
  • Warm

Cons

  • Not Super Comfortable

Best Uses

  • Single Trails
  • Trails
  • And More
  • Jumps

Comments:

super good bike for the price cant get any better for a front fork

 
5

best hard tail

By 

from Vancouver,BC

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Suspension Is Sooooo Good
  • Lightweight
  • Warm

Cons

  • Not Super Comfy Seats

Best Uses

  • And More
  • Cross Country
  • Going On Trails
  • Single Track
  • Light Jumps

Comments:

good for basically anything but not big jumps or SUPER hardcore trails

 
5

Hi

By 

from Hi

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Warm
  • Durable
  • Breathability
  • Lightweight
  • Packs Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering
    • Comfort

    Comments:

    It is awesome

     
    5

    really good bike for offroading

    By 

    from boston ma

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Offroader Stunt Bike
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Bad Grips

    Best Uses

    • Skiing
    • Comfort
    • Stunting
    • Mountaineering
    • Snowboarding

    Comments:

    suspensions great but the spokes are weak i use this product to do offroading and races also going places

     
    4

    great mountain bike

    By 

    from manitoba

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Great Frame
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Packs Well

    Cons

    • Suspension

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering

    Comments:

    this bike is really good. the tires grip the terrain like if its nothing. The shifters are perfect for the bike never had a problem with them. The bike is great for trails.

     
    4

    So far so good

    By 

    from Albuquerque NM

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Weight

    Cons

    • Fork

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    I purchased this bike about two months ago from the local trek store. I have used it to commute around town and ride some of the trails New Mexico has to offer. I've done some easy trails as well as some moderate downhill and single track. The components are entry level but have done very well in both situations. The one thing I changed right away was the front fork. I'm 6'0 and 230 lbs. The suntour fork felt bouncy on the trails and would bottom out easily under my weight. All in all for a "sports" mountain bike I'm very satisfied with my purchase. I would definately recommend to a friend.

     
    2

    Worst Bike I Have Owned

    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Wheels
    • Brakes
    • Forks

    Best Uses

    • Not Much

    Comments:

    This is the worst bike I have ever owned. The AT-550 wheels are terrible. I've had to have the LBS true them and now I have a broken spoke. These are single walled rims on a mountain bike. Why??? Also, the forks stink as well. I guess I'm going to need to do something about these rims to even think about riding it. Not happy. :-(

     
    5

    The best bike I've had

    By 

    from Orem, UT

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort

      Comments:

      I'm using this bike over 1,5 years. I'm really glad I have it!

       
      4

      Love My Marlin!

      By 

      from Marquette, MI

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Disc Brakes
      • Cool
      • Red
      • Rides Smooth

      Cons

      • Matte Finish Scratches

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Trail Rides

      Comments:

      I love this bike for riding around campus and exploring some trails in Marquette or SE Michigan. Cool color and looks so nice! The color is great but is easy to scratch. Great bike for the price though!

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