Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek Marlin (Gary Fisher Collection)
  • Color: Gloss Platinum
  • Color: Signature Green
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Fishing for a great trail ride is easy with Trek's Marlin. Its super-light Gold Series aluminum frame features ride-enhancing G2 29er geometry for superior cornering, climbing and descending. Adding to those attributes is a set of steamrolling 29-inch wheels and a 100mm-travel fork that smooths the trail and steers you through the roughest terrain. Plus, component highlights include a slick-shifting Shimano/SRAM 24-speed drivetrain, a host of reliable Bontrager parts and Tektro mechanical disc brakes that give you awesome stopping power in all conditions.

Trek's G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.

Specs

Frame Trek Gold Series 6061 T6 butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
Fork SR SunTour XCM, 100mm-travel w/lockout
Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-850
Hubs Front: Formula DC20; Shimano M475 Disc
Tires Bontrager 29-2, 29 x 2.1
Crankset Shimano Altus
Chainrings 42/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-4
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34
Shifters SRAM X-4
Handlebars Bontrager low riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite
Stem Bontrager
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Tektro Novela mechanical disc, 6-inch rotors
Pedals Wellgo ATB
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Platinum / 15.5-inch 768682167526 20426001112
Gloss Platinum / 17.5-inch 768682167601 20426002112
Gloss Platinum / 19-inch 768682167687 20426003112
Gloss Platinum / 21-inch 768682167762 20426004112
Gloss Platinum / 23-inch 768682167847 20426005112
Signature Green / 15.5-inch 768682167540 20426001212
Signature Green / 17.5-inch 768682167625 20426002212

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (18)
  • Good Geometry  (12)
  • Lightweight  (11)
  • Handles Well  (11)
  • Versatile  (9)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat  (5)
  • Heavy  (4)
  • Poor Components  (3)
  • Seat  (2)
  • A bit heavy 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (13)
  • Trail Riding  (11)
  • Commuting/city  (8)
  • Urban Riding  (7)
  • Single Track  (5)
  • Climbing  (5)
  • Road biking  (4)
  • Descending  (3)
  • Extreme sports  (2)
  • Collecting golf balls 
  • Possible off golfers 
  • Riding on the cart trails 
  • Running from golfers 
  • Trail 
  • Trails 
  • Road 

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5

Trek Marlin 29er

By 

from Texas

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Great value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    I use the bike for exercise on a daily basis on the road. On weekends I go ride trails and it performs great. I have 250 miles and no problems. Upgraded the pedals and seat.

    5

    Marlin

    By 

    from Hamptonville, NC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    I bought my Marlin for riding in the winter time. As mountain biking is a great cold weather sport, not as much wind on the body in the woods! This bike is balanced well. It shifts great, the cable operated disc brakes work well, just a little loud at first. The geometry is just spot on! I ride with some pretty serious guys who paid thousands more for their bikes, and if I don't keep up, I don't blame the bike! Really, it is what one would expect for the $$$, entry level components that deliver adequate performance. So, if mountain biking is in your cards, this is a good place to start! I love my ride and it enables me to ride places that I didn't think I could go! Enough said.

    5

    trek 29er

    By 

    from mount pleasant, SC 29466

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Fast and Smooth Ride
    • Easy to use
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Collecting golf balls
      • Running from golfers
      • Mountain Biking
      • Possible off golfers
      • Extreme Sports
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      I luv riding this bike. All the stickers came off very easy so I could put some of my own on there Smooth shiftin and tight cornering with sweet brakes.

      4

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      By 

      from Springfield IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I bought this locally for $[...]. I have the 19 inch frame in green, very cool. It weighs 34 pounds. Bike handles as expected and shifts flawlessly. The rear chain guard (stopping chain from going into spokes, probably unnecessary) broke in the first mile. For what you pay, the components are good. Don't worry about the noise from the disc brakes, as that is normal break-in dust and goes away when cleaned. The seat is very firm so you may want to get a padded one.

      5

      2012 Trek Marlin GF

      By 

      from San Antonio, Texas

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Good Frame

      Cons

      • Fork

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      The GF Marlin is a great bike, I've owned it for about 6 months now and ride about 3-4 times a week. The frame is great for additions, I recently changed my fork to a RS Reba and now this bike tears up any trail. I dont regret making this purchase.

      5

      great bike

      By 

      from Cypress, Tx

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Very durable

      Cons

      • Brakes

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      had this bike for a year now and love it second Mt bike I have owned. I go about two times a month so not a ton but the bike has never given me a problem. If there is a con the brakes are loud but that does not bother me too bad.

      5

      Great Bike.

      By 

      from NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Awesome bike
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Seat

      Best Uses

      • Extreme Sports
      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Great bike for the money, love the 29er. Upgraded my old Haro 26 for the Marlin. Nothing but praise for this bike.

      4

      Great Bike

      By 

      from Bloomfield Hills, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy to Take of Wheels
      • Versatile
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Really Squeaky Brakes

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      This bike is amazing. I love how it rides and that you have to option to turn the shocks on and off. I use it to bike trails and to commute. The only complaint I have is that the brakes are really squeaky, I find that I have to oil them a lot.

      5

      Great bike

      By 

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Components
      • Geometry
      • Durable
      • Nimble

      Cons

      • A bit heavy
      • Heavy Fork

      Best Uses

      • Trail
      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      This is a great 29er ringing in at an awesome price. When given options in this price range you will see a few bikes, like the Specialized Hardrock Disc which don't boast the components of the GF Trek. What a great value! After you increase your skill set/ start riding harder you'll want to upgrade to some nicer parts. Seeing as this frame is the same as the Mamba/Cobia/ Wahoo/ Rig/ X-Cal its a good candidate to build upon. I love my Trek coming from a Specialized, and I love the geometry. You won't go wrong with this big wheeled bad boy.

      5

      great bike

      By 

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        great bike, my buddy got a specialized in the same price range at the same time and has had a lot of problems

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