Marlin 4 is the perfect gateway to trail riding. It's ideal for new riders who want a mountain bike with knobby tyres, that can double as a rugged commuter. Disc brakes, front suspension, 21 speeds and mounts for a rack and mudguards make this a great bike for new trail riders and campus commuters alike.
You want an introductory mountain bike at an incredible price, but also want a commuter that's rugged enough to hop kerbs on the way to class.
A lightweight aluminium frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, 21 speeds, a wide range of gearing so you always have the right gear for your terrain, powerful mechanical disc brakes and a suspension fork that takes the edge off bumps and rough terrain.
The Marlin is made for any adventure. The rack and mudguard mounts make it a great choice for commuters who want to get a little rad on the way to class or the shops.
- It's a real mountain bike that's also perfectly suited to daily commutes, rides around campus or just getting from A to B on any surface
- Rack and mudguard mounts make it easy to accessorise, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
- Smaller frame sizes (XS and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently
- Marlin models in XS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
- Like every Trek, it's backed by a lifetime warranty
Will my bike have a curved top tube?
Smaller frames have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frame sizes have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don?t have the same issues with standover height.
Fit for every rider
Marlin comes in seven frame sizes to suit riders of any height, and Smart Wheel Size ensures you?re on the fastest wheel that fits. The smallest sizes even come with short-reach brake levers and narrower handlebars that give smaller riders better comfort and control.
High tech, high value
Marlin looks and feels great. It?s packed with features usually found only on more expensive bikes, like a stylish frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing, which can help your cables last longer by protecting them from the elements.
|Frame||Unisex, Aluminium, Size 42|
|Wheel Size||Size 29|
|Gears||Shimano Tourney TY300, long cage, 34T max cog, 14 Gears|
|Rear Brake||Tektro MD-M280 mechanical disc, 160 mm rotor // Tektro MD-M281 mechanical disc, 160 mm rotor, Rim brake (calliper) with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Brake||Tektro MD-M280 mechanical disc, 160 mm rotor // Tektro MD-M281 mechanical disc, 160 mm rotor, Rim brake (calliper) with hydraulic actuation|
|Tyres||Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20"" // Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.00""|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY300, 34.9 mm clamp, down swing, down pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY300, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Crankset||Shimano Tourney TY301, 42/34/24, 170 mm length|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus EF500, 7-speed // Shimano Altus EF500, 7-speed|
|Chain||KMC Z7, 7-speed|
|Casette||Shimano TZ500, 14-28, 7--speed|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||Bontrager XR Endurance Comp|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 360 mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|