Marlin 6 is a quality introductory cross country mountain bike with front suspension, 24 speeds, and a wide range of gearing for easier pedaling on climbs. It's built in Trek's trail heritage, but also equipped with features like rack and fender mounts that make it a great choice for daily commuters.
It's right for you if...
You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at a great value, with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail.
The tech you get:
Marlin 6 has 24 speeds, a wide-range cassette so you can always find the right gear for your terrain, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a 100mm suspension fork with a lockout feature—that's the same amount of travel favored by most cross country racers.
The final word:
Marlin 6 is built to stand up to the trail, but also equipped with rack and fender mounts and a wider range of gears that make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.
|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|
|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 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|
|Brakes||Tektro M285 hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1|
|Seat Post||Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset|