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Trek Marlin 6

Trek Marlin 6

2017

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (10 Reviews)
$529.99 - $639.99
$639.99
Availability:
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Product Details

2017 Trek Marlin 6

Marlin takes its cue from light, fast XC bikes. The right wheel size for each frame size, performance pedigree, and unbeatable ride feel make Marlin the perfect trail rider.

When you're ready for longer days on the bike, bigger challenges on the trail, and all the fun of the full mountain biking experience, you're ready for Marlin.

Key Features

- Ride the fastest wheel that fits with Smart Wheel Size
- Ride-tuned aluminum frame is XC light, mountain tough
- Extended size range gives you a better fit for a better ride

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers
    Fork RST Gila, coil spring, preload, mechanical lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
    Headset 1-1/8-inch threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
    Hubs Front: Formula DC20 alloy; Rear: DC22 alloy
    Spokes Bontrager 14-gauge
    Tires Bontrager XR2: Front: 29 x 2.2; Rear: 29 x 2.0 (13.5 & 15.5 Frame: 27.5 x 2.0)
    Crankset Shimano Tourney TY501
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
    Chain KMC Z7
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY500
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Cogs Shimano HG20, 8-speed: 12-32
    Shifters Shimano Altus M310
    Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic
    Stem Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7mm rise, Blendr compatible
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro M285 hydraulic disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479452040 532468
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479452057 532469
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452071 532471 32075
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452088 532472 32076
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452095 532473 32077
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452101 532474 32078
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 23-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452118 532475
    Dnister Black / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451968 532460
    Dnister Black / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451975 532461 32067
    Dnister Black / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451999 532463 32068
    Dnister Black / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452002 532464 32069
    Dnister Black / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452019 532465 32070
    Dnister Black / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452026 532466 32071
    Dnister Black / 23-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452033 532467
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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

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

    Cons

    • Deraileur  (3)
    • Seat  (3)
    • Not Stylish 
    • Disc Caliper 
    • Hard Seat 

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering  (4)
    • Trails  (2)
    • On Trailway 
    • Xc 
    • Urban 

    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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