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Trek Marlin 5

Trek Marlin 5

2017

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (22 Reviews)
$429.99
$489.99
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21.5-inch (29-inch wheels)
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Product Details

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

 
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    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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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Green-light / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451654 532426 MAR22896448T
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 22 reviews)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Stylish  (16)
    • Lightweight  (14)
    • Durable  (11)
    • Comfortable  (9)
    • Fast  (3)

    Cons

    • Brakes  (4)
    • Fork  (3)
    • Squeaky brakes  (3)
    • Easy to scratch 
    • Forks only on or off 

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering  (8)
    • Comfort  (4)
    • Trails  (3)
    • Cross country  (2)
    • Mountain  (2)

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    2.0

    Bad bike for actual mountain biking!!!

    By Boston Biker

    from Boston, MA

    About Me

    Pros

    • Good Looks
    • Nice Grips

    Cons

    • Fork
    • Seat
    • Brakes
    • Shifters
    • Tires

    Best Uses

    • Leisurly family rides

    Comments:

    I bought this bike around 6 months ago and am starting to slowly get more and more aggravated with it. I ride 3-4 times a week on advanced trails and this bike was clearly not meant for it.The suspension fork is pretty much rock hard even when on.(I'm 149lbs) The brakes are absolutely terrible and the gears shift pretty bad. Starting to realized Trek uses cheap products on most of their bikes. Going to be trading this in very soon to get a different bike. Would not buy trek again.

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    5.0

    Monster of a Bike

    By James the Giant

    from Springfield, MO

    About Me

    Pros

    • Large

    Cons

    • Squeaky brakes

    Best Uses

    • Gravel
    • Trails

    Comments:

    I'm 6'7" and the 23" Marlin 5 makes me feel small for once. It's a great fit and the ride is smooth and easy. The only issue I've had are the squeaky brakes, but I've gotten used to them.

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    5.0

    Great Budget Bike

    By Uday

    from Auburn Hills, Michigan

    About Me

    Pros

    • Price
    • Frame

    Cons

    • Fork
    • Brakes

    Best Uses

    • Trail
    • Mountain

    Comments:

    It is a great bike for the price. It looks cooler than bikes that cost almost double the price. Not recommended for extreme or downhill riding but it is more than good for cross country or trail riding

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    4.0

    I'm pleased

    By Egnarfed

    from Ohio

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy To Keep Clean
    • Comfortable
    • Locking Suspension Fork
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • True To Size

    Cons

    • Forks Only On Or Off
    • Squeaky Brakes
    • Easy To Scratch

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate Trails
    • Advanced Trails
    • Cross Country

    Comments:

    I've only had the bike for about two months now, and for my local trails it has worked fine. I haven't had any real problems with this bike either, except for the fact that the suspension fork only has the options open or closed. I would prefer a way to have it only half way open. Other than that I cannot complain about the bike for the price.

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    4.0

    Trek Marlin5

    By Eric ride on

    from Southeast Iowa

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • 29r

    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

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

    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

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

    Cons

    • Not Super Comfy Seats

    Best Uses

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

    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

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountaineering
      • Comfort

      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
      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Bad Grips

      Best Uses

      • Skiing
      • Comfort
      • Stunting
      • Mountaineering
      • Snowboarding

      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

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

      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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