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Trek Marlin 5

Trek

Marlin 5
2017

$489.99
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Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (18 Reviews)
 

2017 Trek Marlin 5

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

 
Specification Description
Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers
Fork SR Suntour XCT, coil spring, preload, hydraulic 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: DC27 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 Z51
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY500
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY300
Rear Cogs Shimano HG20, 7-speed: 12-32
Shifters Shimano Altus EF51
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 M280 mechanical 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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4.5 stars

(based on 18 reviews)

88%

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Pros

  • Stylish  (16)
  • Lightweight  (13)
  • Durable  (10)
  • Comfortable  (8)
  • Warm  (3)

Cons

  • Brakes  (2)
  • Suspension 
  • Matte Finish Scratches 
  • Squeaky Brakes 
  • Bad Grips 

Best Uses

  • Mountaineering  (8)
  • Comfort  (4)
  • Trails  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • And More  (2)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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4.0

Trek Marlin5

By Eric ride on

from Southeast Iowa

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • 29r
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Squeaky Brakes
  • Seat Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Riding Around Town
  • Trail Riding

Comments:

Just purchased the Marlin 5. And I must say it is an awesome mt bike. Glad I shopped locally too, as I almost bought a my. Bike online.ive owned other Trek Mt. Bikes and this is the best one by far, my last one was a Trek 820. So I'm glad I got this Marlin 5, handles excellent and love the 29 inch wheels. Viper red looks really good for this bike too.

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5.0

super good

By teganjb55

from Vancouver,BC

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Warm
  • Forks
  • Durable
  • Tyres
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Super Comfortable

Best Uses

  • Single Trails
  • Trails
  • And More
  • Jumps

Comments:

super good bike for the price cant get any better for a front fork

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5.0

best hard tail

By teganjb55

from Vancouver,BC

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Suspension Is Sooooo Good
  • Warm
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Durable

Cons

  • Not Super Comfy Seats

Best Uses

  • Cross Country
  • Light Jumps
  • Single Track
  • Going On Trails
  • And More

Comments:

good for basically anything but not big jumps or SUPER hardcore trails

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5.0

Hi

By Bear

from Hi

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Warm
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Packs Well
  • Lightweight
  • Breathability

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Comfort
    • Mountaineering

    Comments:

    It is awesome

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    5.0

    really good bike for offroading

    By stunt bikes

    from boston ma

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Offroader Stunt Bike
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bad Grips

    Best Uses

    • Snowboarding
    • Stunting
    • Mountaineering
    • Skiing
    • Comfort

    Comments:

    suspensions great but the spokes are weak i use this product to do offroading and races also going places

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    4.0

    great mountain bike

    By j

    from manitoba

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Great Frame
    • Packs Well
    • Comfortable
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Suspension

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering

    Comments:

    this bike is really good. the tires grip the terrain like if its nothing. The shifters are perfect for the bike never had a problem with them. The bike is great for trails.

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    4.0

    So far so good

    By Whoa Joey

    from Albuquerque NM

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Good Value
    • Stylish
    • Weight
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Fork

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    I purchased this bike about two months ago from the local trek store. I have used it to commute around town and ride some of the trails New Mexico has to offer. I've done some easy trails as well as some moderate downhill and single track. The components are entry level but have done very well in both situations. The one thing I changed right away was the front fork. I'm 6'0 and 230 lbs. The suntour fork felt bouncy on the trails and would bottom out easily under my weight. All in all for a "sports" mountain bike I'm very satisfied with my purchase. I would definately recommend to a friend.

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    2.0

    Worst Bike I Have Owned

    By Magnus

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Forks
    • Brakes
    • Wheels

    Best Uses

    • Not Much

    Comments:

    This is the worst bike I have ever owned. The AT-550 wheels are terrible. I've had to have the LBS true them and now I have a broken spoke. These are single walled rims on a mountain bike. Why??? Also, the forks stink as well. I guess I'm going to need to do something about these rims to even think about riding it. Not happy. :-(

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    5.0

    The best bike I've had

    By Slava

    from Orem, UT

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort

      Comments:

      I'm using this bike over 1,5 years. I'm really glad I have it!

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      4.0

      Love My Marlin!

      By Kirsten

      from Marquette, MI

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Rides Smooth
      • Cool
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Red
      • Disc Brakes

      Cons

      • Matte Finish Scratches

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Trail Rides

      Comments:

      I love this bike for riding around campus and exploring some trails in Marquette or SE Michigan. Cool color and looks so nice! The color is great but is easy to scratch. Great bike for the price though!

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