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Trek Marlin 6
  • Color: Trek Black/Lime Green
  • Color: Trek White/Viper Red
  • Color: Firebrand

Trek Marlin 6

2015/2016

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (10 Reviews)
$487.99
$609.99
Availability:
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Product Details

2015/2016 Trek Marlin 6

When a bike this fun comes along, you jump on it. Trek's Marlin 6 makes entry level fast and fun with a playful aluminum frame and size-appropriate wheels. Up front, the suspension fork gives you 100mm of travel, it laughs at trail obstacles and keeps you out of trouble. Then, add the 24-speed Shimano drivetrain, a host of reliable Bontrager parts and powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and you're in for years of riding. You may want to call in sick tomorrow, the trail is calling.

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Silver butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
    Fork SR Suntour XCT, 100mm-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 Altus
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34
    Shifters Shimano Altus EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus
    Stem Bontrager
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro M290 disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Trek Black/Lime Green / 13.5-inch (27.5 wheels) 00768682795903 806596 30981
    Trek Black/Lime Green / 15.5-inch (27.5 wheels) 00768682795910 806597 30982
    Trek Black/Lime Green / 17.5-inch (29 wheels) 00768682795927 806598 30983
    Trek Black/Lime Green / 19.5-inch (29 wheels) 00768682795941 806600 30985
    Trek Black/Lime Green / 23-inch (29 wheels) 00768682795965 806602 30987
    Firebrand / 13.5-inch (27.5 wheels) 00601479296262 519020 20396
    Firebrand / 15.5-inch (27.5 wheels) 00601479296279 519021 20397
    Firebrand / 18.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479296309 519024 20399
    Firebrand / 19.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479296316 519025 20400
    Firebrand / 21.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479296323 519026 20401
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 10 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Comfortable  (5)
    • Lightweight  (5)
    • Durable  (4)
    • Stylish  (4)
    • Fast  (2)

    Cons

    • Deraileur  (3)
    • Seat  (3)
    • Cold 
    • Disc caliper 
    • Flimsy 

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering  (4)
    • Trails  (2)
    • Commuter 
    • Cross country 
    • Flat trails 

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Great Bike

    By Winter Sphinx

    from Thunder Bay, ON

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Universal

    Cons

    • Seat Saddle

    Best Uses

    • Trails
    • Urban
    • Commuter
    • Mountaineering
    • Cross Country

    Comments:

    Bought this bike couple weeks ago from Fresh Air Experience. Greg was amazing helping me out. Had the bike looked over, lubed and adjusted before I left. Rode alot when I was younger, getting back into it in my forties to get much needed exercise to lose weight and be active. Everything works as it should. The Trek bike performed extremely well with my extra pounds. Only issue was the seat was to narrow and stiff for my bone structure. I swapped it out after my 2nd ride for a; Serfas Road/MTB RX-921V. And this saddle combination and bike is amazing! I've been riding everyday since it was brought home.

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    3.0

    Not Worth The Price But Fine

    By Dudesk7

    from British Columbia, Canada

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Stylish
    • Tires

    Cons

    • Deraileur
    • Flimsy
    • Forks
    • Unreliable
    • Disc Caliper

    Best Uses

    • Flat Trails
    • Road

    Comments:

    Have had this bike for 2 months, fine for the first but now the problems start. Was riding road one day and the front tire decided to wobble loose. Also riding regular road, and using my front brake nicely and not harsh, the front caliper warped and not looking forward to replacing. This bike is overpriced, the shifting is horrible, the only reason it's so much is for the hydraulics, so just get the Marlin model before this for the same bike but with cable brakes if you're new and don't ride hard.

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    4.0

    Perfect For Price

    By Dudesk7

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Deraileur
    • Seat

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering

    Comments:

    Such a smooth ride, ridden on roads and trails. Shifting from 1st to 2nd in the front setup takes about 5 seconds which is a huge downside. Seat kills, but ohterwise everything is a plus to this bike, love it and suggest it for many newbies or even experienced.

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    4.0

    1st Mountain Bike

    By bikebabe

    from Huntersville NC

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Seat

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering
    • Greenway

    Comments:

    First time mountain trail rider - the seat had to go - replaced with a gel, although on a trail I am not on my seat much. Feel confident on this bike, love the 29" wheels which seem to ride over roots with ease, hadn grips are big and comfortable. The number of gears is overkill for this bike. I wish the forks locked out for pavement rides.

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    4.0

    Good bike for long distance travel

    By DB

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Nice 185" Geometry
    • Stylish
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Xc

      Comments:

      (Never drove the bike with the original equipment) Upgraded this bike with a Shimano Deore Hollowtech 48t crankset, Shimano Deore derailleurs, Sram chain, black Welgo magnesium pedals with nylon toe clips and created an excellent XC mountain bike. Purchased the black with green version, and have driven it quite comfortably for various 40-60 mile treks. After a single 7 hour trip, my opinion is that the bike performed very well. Rolls very good, has nice geometry for the 18.5" version. The slight size difference for the 29er Marlin seems to have been well engineered. Excellent value for someone wishing to build a custom bike.

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      5.0

      Marlin 6 after a month of using

      By tu X5

      from lansing mi

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Cold

      Best Uses

      • On Trailway

      Comments:

      i had an small in size 13.5' with 27.5 tire, i was wishing i can get the 29' . needed the better seat and 175mm crand arm (mine 170mm) needed bigger changeling gears and better paddle. bottom line with the same pricy$ i have a lot of other choice and better bikes for the money

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      4.0

      Good bike

      By Honeybadger

      from Stmichael MN

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Light-ish
      • Breaks
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Single Tracks

      Comments:

      Over all good bike. Took to elm creek today for its first ride on a trail and it held up quit well and road fast the only down side was that the shifter was supperrr stickey and would drop really hard once it did shift it also was sorta hard to get comfortable on but other than that it worked really well

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      5.0

      Great Bike!

      By Larry

      from Eldersburg, MD

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trails

        Comments:

        Needed an upgrade, bought this at the Ellicott City store. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and answered all my questions. I tested this and a comparable Scott. Both were nice. This frame just fit me better. I did change the grips and added some toe clip pedals. Other than that, it was great through the trails. Loved the larger 29" wheels which does make it easier to roll over rocks/sticks/logs especially on the uphill portions. The front shock has a lot of travel. The bike is light. I am not a fan of the seat. Then again, I don't think I like any of them that come stock. I changed out the one on my old bike as well, and I'll be changing this one too. However, I haven't been riding much, so it may be something I could get used to. Other than that, I can say that 24 gears is an overkill. I was able to get there on the road, but honestly didn't need it, and can't imagine when I would use it unless you're going downhill as it's so high, you would need some strong legs to get to it on the flats, and I can't imagine it would be possible on any trail.

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        5.0

        Great beginner bike

        By Cvandesteeg

        from Clarendon, Ar

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Hydraulic Disc Breaks
        • 29" Wheels
        • Smooth Shifting

        Cons

        • Hard Seat

        Best Uses

        • Trail And Road

        Comments:

        This is a great bike. I bought one for myself. I've rode it 65 miles in a week so far and plan to ride many more. I also bought my wife the 17.5 " Marlin 6 I put a gel seat on it for her and she loves it.

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        5.0

        Best Bang For Buck!

        By Famous JC

        from Ironton, MN

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Smooth
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Deraileur
        • Not Stylish
        • Seat

        Best Uses

        • Mountaineering

        Comments:

        First time I've ever owned a quality bike. This bike flys through the trail up or down. Extremely light, smooth feeling when riding. Only thing I was told is the single wall wheels but for a fun/mild rider, this bike is amazing! For the price this is the one to buy, hydraulic discs are worth it.

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