Marlin 6 is a cross country mountain bike built to give you an efficient off-road ride with a suspension fork that locks out, and smoother-shifting 2x8 drive train. It's made for mountain biking, but it's also equipped with features like rack and kickstand mounts that make it a great choice for adventurous daily commutes.
You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at great value, with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail.
A lightweight aluminium frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, an efficient 2x8 drive train, powerful hydraulic disc brakes and a suspension fork that takes the edge off bumps and rough terrain, plus a suspension fork with a lever that lets you easily lock the suspension so you don't waste energy on smooth terrain.
Marlin 6 gives you upgrades you'll notice on every ride, like the suspension lockout and really smooth shifting Shimano drive train. Extra-strong double-walled rims and powerful hydraulic disc brakes give you durability and stopping power for your most rugged adventures on the trail, in town, and everywhere in between.
- The 2x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don?t
- 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
- Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorise, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
- 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.
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.
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.
|Frame||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 51mm offset for 29 wheel, 10|
|Head Set||Semi-integrated, 1-1/8|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree|
|Handle Bars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Endurance Comp|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-M276 hydraulic disc, short-reach lever|
|Tyres||Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus M315, 34.9 mm clamp, top swing, dual pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Altus M310|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Altus M315, 8-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano HG31, 11-34, 8-speed|
|CrankSet||Shimano M315, 36/22|
|Bottom Bracket||VP BC73, 73 mm, threaded cartridge|
|Pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Wheels||Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100 mm QR;Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x|
|Front Tyre||Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20|
|Rear Tyre||Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset|