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Trek Marlin 6
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Marlin 6

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Trek Marlin 6

When a bike this fun comes along, you jump on it. Trek's Marlin 6 makes entry level fast and fun with a playful aluminum frame and size-appropriate wheels. Up front, the suspension fork gives you 100mm of travel, it laughs at trail obstacles and keeps you out of trouble. Then, add the 24-speed Shimano drivetrain, a host of reliable Bontrager parts and powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and you're in for years of riding. You may want to call in sick tomorrow, the trail is calling.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha Silver butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
Fork SR Suntour XCT, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-550
Hubs Formula
Tires 29: Bontrager XR1, 29 x 2.2/2.0; 27.5: XR2, 27.5 x 2.2
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 42/34/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Altus EF51
Handlebars Bontrager riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus
Stem Bontrager
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Tektro M290 disc
Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Fast  (2)
  • Stylish  (2)

Cons

  • Seat  (2)
  • Cold 
  • Deraileur 
  • Hard seat 
  • Unattractive 

Best Uses

  • Mountaineering  (2)
  • Greenway 
  • On trailway 
  • Single tracks 
  • Trail and road 

Reviewed by 7 customers

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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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