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.
- 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
|Frame||Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCT, coil spring, preload, hydraulic 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: DC27 alloy|
|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|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY500|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY300|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG20, 7-speed: 12-32|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus EF51|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7mm rise, Blendr compatible|
|Brakes||Tektro M280 mechanical 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.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number||Store SKU|
|Green-light / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels)||00601479451593||532420||532420|
|Green-light / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels)||00601479451609||532421||532421|
|Green-light / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451623||532423||532423|
|Green-light / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451630||532424||532424|
|Green-light / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451647||532425||532425|
|Green-light / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451654||532426||532426|
|Green-light / 23-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451661||532427||532427|
|Matte Trek Black / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels)||00601479451517||532412||532412|
|Matte Trek Black / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels)||00601479451524||532413||532413|
|Matte Trek Black / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451548||532415||532415|
|Matte Trek Black / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451555||532416||532416|
|Matte Trek Black / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451562||532417||532417|
|Matte Trek Black / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451579||532418||532418|
|Matte Trek Black / 23-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479451586||532419||532419|
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I've only had the bike for about two months now, and for my local trails it has worked fine. I haven't had any real problems with this bike either, except for the fact that the suspension fork only has the options open or closed. I would prefer a way to have it only half way open. Other than that I cannot complain about the bike for the price.
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.
super good bike for the price cant get any better for a front fork
good for basically anything but not big jumps or SUPER hardcore trails
It is awesome
suspensions great but the spokes are weak i use this product to do offroading and races also going places
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.
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.
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. :-(
I'm using this bike over 1,5 years. I'm really glad I have it!