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Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)
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Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

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4.5 stars
 (39 Reviews)
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2013 Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

Fishing for a great trail ride is easy with Trek's Marlin. Its super-light Gold Series aluminum frame features ride-enhancing G2 29er geometry for superior cornering, climbing and descending. Adding to those attributes is a set of steamrolling 29-inch wheels and a 100mm-travel fork that smooths the trail and steers you through the roughest terrain. Plus, component highlights include a slick-shifting Shimano/SRAM 24-speed drivetrain, a host of reliable Bontrager parts and Tektro mechanical disc brakes that give you awesome stopping power in all conditions.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
    Fork SR Suntour XCM, 100mm-travel w/lockout
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-650
    Hubs Formula
    Tires Bontrager 29-2, 29 x 2.2
    Crankset Shimano Altus
    Chainrings 42/32/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X4
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34
    Shifters SRAM X4
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro Novela mechanical disc, 6-inch rotors
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 39 reviews)

    89%

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    Pros

    • Durable  (25)
    • Good geometry  (20)
    • Handles well  (20)
    • Lightweight  (15)
    • Comfortable  (11)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (7)
    • Heavy  (6)
    • Poor Components  (3)
    • Seat  (2)
    • Brakes are below average 

    Best Uses

    • Trail riding  (18)
    • Mountain biking  (14)
    • Urban riding  (12)
    • Climbing  (11)
    • Commuting/city  (10)

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    4.0

    Good Bike!

    By Eddie

    from Fort Knox KY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Bought mine used, but with only 5 miles on it. First owner didn't have a place to ride.

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    4.0

    fun 29er

    By Q

    from Arlington TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Good On Dirt And Pavement

    Cons

    • Brakes Are Below Average
    • Seat Is Average

    Best Uses

    • Trail

    Comments:

    Its well worth the money. I ride local trails and mostly short commutes around the neighborhood and its good for both. I got a wtb speed v seat on it now and like it much better than the seat it came with. Found that on amazon for less than 30 dollars. Next upgrade will be bb7 brakes. The brakes are squeeling on the front and already needing adjustment again. They lack the stopping power that even my v brakes on my Trek 3500 have but one of the mechanics recommended changing the brake cables to a different type that are very similar to shifter cables. I will do that also when I get my bb7 brakes installed. This is why I cant rate it 5 stars but at the same time I cant say that it doesn't meet my expectations for the price. It is a really good value and Trek quality.

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    5.0

    Great bike at a great price point

    By WinstonT

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Trail Riding
      • Descending
      • Single Track
      • Urban Riding

      Comments:

      I am in my mid 30's and was looking for another form of exercise than just running. I have not been on a bike since I received my drivers license. There are friends and neighbors who bike, and they made sure to tell me to not get a bike from a big box store. After doing my research, I tested Giant, Specialized, Cannondale, and Trek. I am 6'6" and weigh approx 240lbs. The Marlin fit me much better than the others. Components were fairly similar in the other brands I tested, but the Trek's frame geometry made a huge difference and was the deciding factor in my purchase. I use it on neighborhood streets and trails, and have had no problem with it at all. Very satisfied with my purchase.

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      3.0

      Squeeling brakes stop future purchase

      By Piggy

      from McKinney, TX

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Brakes Squeel Like A Pig
      • Heavy
      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Urban Riding
      • Trail Riding

      Comments:

      Ride Erwin Park in McKinney. Not happy at all with the noisy breaks . Purchased from my LBS and have taken it back 3X. Still noisiest bike on trail. Embarrassing on a quiet trail. Would not purchase this bike again.

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      5.0

      mid grade 29er

      By sd

      from wheat ridge co

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Durable
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Urban Riding
      • Single Track
      • Trail Riding
      • Climbing
      • Descending

      Comments:

      in the hills and in town an all around decent ride

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      5.0

      Awesome Sled

      By Dangus

      from Lincoln, NE

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Lightweight
      • Climbs Well
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Descending
      • Climbing
      • All-rounder
      • Trail Riding
      • Urban Riding

      Comments:

      Purchased a couple of months ago. This is a sweet ride. Forks work great, super stable yet quick turning. Scary fast on singletrack, and good manners on the roads & bike paths. Only problem is a grenaded casette, but that wasn't Trek's fault(Shimano) and it was fixed under warranty with no hassles. This is a great all around bike, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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      5.0

      You will not be disappointed.

      By Warfield

      from Paducah, KY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great handling
      • Quality Components
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Very Well Made

      Cons

      • Haven't Found Anything

      Best Uses

      • Anything A Bike Can Do

      Comments:

      I use this bike for trail riding at the lake. The quality for the price is absolutely amazing. It handles the extreme hills and jumps as well as the casual riding. I also do a small amount of road riding. This bike has it all. Great customer support with my LBS staff also.

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      5.0

      Trek Marlin 29er

      By Jb

      from Texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Great value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        I use the bike for exercise on a daily basis on the road. On weekends I go ride trails and it performs great. I have 250 miles and no problems. Upgraded the pedals and seat.

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        5.0

        Marlin

        By Oldcyclist

        from Hamptonville, NC

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        I bought my Marlin for riding in the winter time. As mountain biking is a great cold weather sport, not as much wind on the body in the woods! This bike is balanced well. It shifts great, the cable operated disc brakes work well, just a little loud at first. The geometry is just spot on! I ride with some pretty serious guys who paid thousands more for their bikes, and if I don't keep up, I don't blame the bike! Really, it is what one would expect for the $$$, entry level components that deliver adequate performance. So, if mountain biking is in your cards, this is a good place to start! I love my ride and it enables me to ride places that I didn't think I could go! Enough said.

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        5.0

        TREK has impressed once again !!!

        By Utah

        from Logan Ut.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Good Geometry
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Riding
          • Climbing

          Comments:

          I bought my Marlin at my LBS. Could'nt ask for better service. Thanks

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