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Trek Marlin 6

Trek Marlin 6

2017

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (13 Reviews)
$579.99
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Product Details

2017 Trek Marlin 6

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.

Key Features

- 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

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    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
    Spokes Bontrager 14-gauge
    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
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
    Chain KMC Z7
    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
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro M285 hydraulic 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.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number Store SKU
    Dnister Black / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451968 532460 TRK-532460 MAR26757504K
    Dnister Black / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451975 532461 TRK-532461 MAR26530731K
    Dnister Black / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451999 532463 TRK-532463 MAR24804725K
    Dnister Black / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452002 532464 TRK-532464 MAR24628289K
    Dnister Black / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452019 532465 TRK-532465
    Dnister Black / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452026 532466 TRK-532466 MAR24541295K
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452101 532474 TRK-532474
    Matte Waterloo Blue / 23-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479452118 532475 TRK-532475
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 13 reviews)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Comfortable  (8)
    • Lightweight  (6)
    • Stylish  (6)
    • Durable  (6)
    • Fast  (2)

    Cons

    • Deraileur  (3)
    • Seat  (3)
    • Forks  (2)
    • Rear derailer 
    • Flimsy 

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering  (4)
    • Trails  (3)
    • Comfort 
    • Road 
    • On Trailway 

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    The hills do seem not as steep on a 29er

    By Moe

    from Mills River-NC

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        I ride on mountain bike trails and forest service roads in Dupont state park and in Bent Creek NC. The bike Shifts good,brakes well with no noise.No problems so far not even a flat. I think this bike is a good value.

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        4.0

        Good bike - weak suspension

        By TheOtherGuy

        from Yukon, OK

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Shifting
        • Brakes
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Rear Derailer
        • Forks

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Trails

        Comments:

        First off, I have to say I knew what I was getting, and that was an entry level bike with entry level suspension, but at least it had the double wall rims which pushed me to the 2017 Marlin 6. Had I known how bad the forks were with the kind of riding I like to do, jumps and drop-offs, I would have saved some more money to get a better bike for my type of riding. The two things that bother me are: when pulling up on the handlebars for a jump or drop-off is the obvious clunk of the forks reaching max extension and the clunking of the rear derailer hitting the cassette and that is what it is. I have seen numerous threads about people saying it's the chain hitting the chainstay, it's not. It makes the same clunking sound when the bike is stationary and I take my finger and flip the derailer against the cassette, it's that weak. Happy with my purchase? Maybe not, happy with the bike overall, I believe so, if that makes sense. Good brakes and shifts well.

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        5.0

        Awesome!!

        By TheBREW

        from Concord, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Stylish
        • Warm
        • Durable
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments:

          I use this bike for commuting and casual rides. I needed a bike that could handle all 248 lbs.

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          5.0

          Great Bike

          By Winter Sphinx

          from Thunder Bay, ON

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Universal
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Seat Saddle

          Best Uses

          • Urban
          • Mountaineering
          • Cross Country
          • Commuter
          • Trails

          Comments:

          Bought this bike couple weeks ago from Fresh Air Experience. Greg was amazing helping me out. Had the bike looked over, lubed and adjusted before I left. Rode alot when I was younger, getting back into it in my forties to get much needed exercise to lose weight and be active. Everything works as it should. The Trek bike performed extremely well with my extra pounds. Only issue was the seat was to narrow and stiff for my bone structure. I swapped it out after my 2nd ride for a; Serfas Road/MTB RX-921V. And this saddle combination and bike is amazing! I've been riding everyday since it was brought home.

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          3.0

          Not Worth The Price But Fine

          By Dudesk7

          from British Columbia, Canada

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Tires
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Deraileur
          • Disc Caliper
          • Forks
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Flat Trails
          • Road

          Comments:

          Have had this bike for 2 months, fine for the first but now the problems start. Was riding road one day and the front tire decided to wobble loose. Also riding regular road, and using my front brake nicely and not harsh, the front caliper warped and not looking forward to replacing. This bike is overpriced, the shifting is horrible, the only reason it's so much is for the hydraulics, so just get the Marlin model before this for the same bike but with cable brakes if you're new and don't ride hard.

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          4.0

          Perfect For Price

          By Dudesk7

          from Vancouver, BC

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Stylish
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Deraileur
          • Seat

          Best Uses

          • Mountaineering

          Comments:

          Such a smooth ride, ridden on roads and trails. Shifting from 1st to 2nd in the front setup takes about 5 seconds which is a huge downside. Seat kills, but ohterwise everything is a plus to this bike, love it and suggest it for many newbies or even experienced.

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          4.0

          1st Mountain Bike

          By bikebabe

          from Huntersville NC

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Seat

          Best Uses

          • Greenway
          • Mountaineering

          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

          • Comfortable
          • Stylish
          • Nice 185" Geometry

          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

            • Breaks
            • Light-ish
            • 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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