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TREK Launches their 2019 Marlin


Great news for those who are keen to embrace outdoor activity this summer: the ideal starter-mountain bike has just arrived on our shores! Trek Bikes SA is thrilled to announce the arrival of Marlin, an entry-level mountain bike which Trek has completely overhauled to deliver a superior performance at an accessible price.

Changes to the Marlin includes a sleek Alpha Silver Aluminum frame that’s closer in geometry and weight to its more race-oriented sibling, X-Caliber. The new Marlin frame is equipped with internal routing for all cables and housing, along with internal routing ports for dropper post upgrades and an updated 31.6 mm seat tube. Additional features include new lock-on grips, more comfortable saddles, and low-profile pedals with wide platforms for a comfortable, confidence-inspiring ride.

Each Marlin model is equipped with a suspension fork with 100 mm of travel, disc brakes, and a reliable drivetrain chosen for its durability and value, which makes Marlin an outstanding choice for new trail riders, racers on a budget, and daily commuters who value the durability of a mountain bike. Mounts make it easy to integrate accessories like a rear rack. There is also an integrated kickstand mount on the chainstay.

Marlin is available in a broad range of seven frame sizes, ranging from 13.5˝ to 23˝, to fit more riders. This is the widest size range in the industry. The new line-up also features Smart Wheel Size so every rider gets the fastest wheel that fits. 13.5˝ and 15.5˝ frames will get 27.5˝ wheels, short-reach brake levers, and narrower handlebars that make it easier for riders with smaller hands to stay in control. Marlin and Marlin Women’s models in the 13.5˝ frame size are equipped with a shorter 80 mm fork for a better fit. All other Marlin and Marlin Women’s models are equipped with 100 mm of front suspension and 29er wheels.

The flagship Marlin 7 is built to hold its own against far more expensive cross country bikes, delivering outstanding race performance at an exceptional value. A high-quality RockShox fork with a lockout feature and 100 mm of travel, a 27-speed drivetrain, and a low-profile Shimano Shadow rear derailleur make it fully capable of taking on long trail rides.

A better introductory mountain bike means a better experience for new riders. Marlin is a true performance bike, one that’s fully capable of long rides and races. It offers so much more than what people have come to expect at this price point.

Source: CH Communications 

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Built for: Dual Suspension Trail
Year launched: 2022