The Marlin 8 is a race-worthy mountain bike that won't break the bank. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork, tubeless-ready wheels and wide-range 1x drive train make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross-country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.
You want a race-ready mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a lighter, higher-quality suspension fork, wide-range 1x drivetrain and tubeless-ready wheels.
A light frame with internal cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy Silver fork with a Solo Air spring and TurnKey hydraulic lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless-ready Bontrager Kovee wheels and a simple 1x12 drivetrain that ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. The wide-range 11-50 cassette gives you all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents.
The tubeless-ready wheels, RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing and quality parts make it an outstanding choice for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It's fully capable of taking on big trail adventures and XC races.
|Frame||Unisex, Aluminium, Size 47|
|Wheel Size||Size 29|
|Gears||SRAM SX Eagle // SRAM SX Eagle, 12 Gears|
|Rear Brake||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180 mm // Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Brake||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180 mm // Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Tyres||Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.35"" // Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.20""|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM SX Eagle // SRAM SX Eagle|
|Crankset||SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring, 49 mm chainline, 175 mm length|
|Shifters||SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Casette||SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 400 mm length // Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|