Marin Attack Trail 6.8 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $3360.00

Product Description

  • Sizes Small Medium Large
  • Frame 6061 Aluminum, Fully Hydroformed Mainframe and Swingarm, Quad-Link 2.0 150mm Suspension System with Modular 135mm Maxle Dropouts
  • Front Suspension RockShox Revelation Team, Tapered 1.5” to 1 1/8” Steer Tube, 150mm with Dual Air Preload Adjustment, 20mm Maxle Light Dropouts, Rebound Adjustment and Motion Control, Adjustable Floodgate, Lockout
  • Rear Suspension RockShox Monarch 4.2 with Rebound Adjustment, On/Off Position Floodgate Switch and Air Spring Adjustment
  • Shift Lever Shimano SLX, 2 Way Release, 9 Speed
  • Derailleur Front Shimano Deore
  • Derailleur Rear Shimano Shadow XT
  • Brakes Front Hayes Stroker Trail Hydraulic Disc with V7 Rotor
  • Brakes Rear Hayes Stroker Trail Hydraulic Disc with V6 Rotor
  • Brake Levers Hayes Hydraulic Disc
  • Pedals Shimano M424 Clipless
  • Crankset Shimano SLX, 44/32/22, HollowTech II Arms
  • Bottom Bracket Shimano with HollowTech II Arms Big Pipe Billet Integrated with Crankset
  • Chain SRAM PC-951
  • Cassette SRAM PG-970, Power Glide II, 11-34, 9 Speed
  • Hub Rear SUNringlé Jumping Flea, 32 Hole Disc with 12mm Through Axle
  • Hub Front SUNringlé Jumping Flea, 32 Hole Disc with 20mm Through Axle
  • Rims Mavic EN-321, 32 Hole Disc
  • Spokes Nipples DT 15 Gauge Black Stainless
  • Tires Kenda Nevegal, 26" x 2.35", Dual Tread Compound
  • Saddle WTB Pure V Comp with Love Channel and Comfort Zone
  • Seatpost Truvativ Stylo Race, Zero Offset
  • Stem Truvativ Stylo Race, 5 Degree Rise
  • Handlebar Marin Custom 7050, 710mm Wide, 25mm Rise
  • Grips Marin Double Locking with Drop Guard End Cap
  • Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS, 1 1/8” Top Cup, 1.5” Bottom Cup, for Tapered Steerer, Threadless Internal

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Fuel53 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2013

Strengths:    Geometry, stiffness, rear suspension ramp up.

Weaknesses:    Stock parts, Monarch 4.2, Revelation 150, rear dropouts.

Bottom Line:   
I had terrible trouble with this bike when I first got it. The previous owner left the rear dropout bolts on the brake side loose. When I tightened them up the frame was already deformed- there are tremendous forces on the brake side dropout, if both sides are not properly torqued and loctited it can do permanent damage to the rear triangle(probably why I got a good deal on it). I had to replace the whole rear triangle for about $200. The bike did fine on normal trails and medium hits but suffered on small bumps and bigger hits, the low speed compression was too high on the Monarch 4.2, it started to break in but I had already purchased a Marzocchi Roco TST Air to replace it. With the Monarch, I would get bumped off balance on techy climbs at low speed and feel harsh on repeated hits. The difference was amazing right away big hits, small bump and adjustability felt great- handling across the board was phenomenal. Last was the Revelation WC- it felt like a wet noodle and flexed all over the place on chunky downhills desptite (or because of) the carbon steer and 20mm thru axle. My old '07 Fox 32 TALAS was stiffer. I put a TALAS 36 on it and it was a dream- stiff, plush, travel adjust from 160-120mm. The 150mm of Revelation was too steep for techy climbs and the front end wandered bad or the rear wheel spun out. 160mm just feels right for decents and OK for trail use. It would be nice if the TALAS had the old 3 position switch. It has the routing for a dropper post- the Rockshox reverb has been very nice. Last mod I made was a 50mm stem from the 90mm one. Feels great all around, stiffens up the steering, allows you to pull your body more forward on steep climbs and get farther back on decents. After adding about $1500 of upgrades and at least two pounds to the bike it absolutely rips up and down. It would be nice if it were a little lighter but the tradeoff in performance is worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Nomad, Trek Remedy 8

Bike Setup:   All XT parts except for SLX crank.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pulpwoody a Weekend Warrior from austin, texas

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2011

Strengths:    Awesome geometry. Solid, stiff frame, suspension is killer. Climbs extremely well, stable at high speeds, carves, drops.

Weaknesses:    Make sure you have the correct shock on the back, it makes all the difference in the world.

Bottom Line:   
First thing's first. Make sure you have the correct shock on this bike. I tried a standard Float on it, and the ride was really harsh. I recently put a Float with the Boost Valve, specially tuned for this bike, and it's like a whole new bike! It's awesome! I gave up nothing on the climbing, in fact, it's smoother now. On the downhill, everything is smoothed out, and the drops are a pleasure. FYI, the correct setting for the shock is 175psi in the boostvalve, medium tune, medium rebound.

It's obvious that this bike is designed to go down hill, but what's great about this bike is how well it goes UPhill. Marin really put some thought into making this bike a do everything bike. The head angle is slack as hell, but the seat angle is really steep, so that puts you over the pedals and gives you lots of power for the climbs, and it's climbs extremely well! It also lets you get behind the seat easier.

Downhill is obviously a blast on this bike. I have a Revelation up front, and between tires, air pressure, and the tunability of the fork, I'm still getting the bike dialed in, but I truly enjoy riding this bike all the time, everywhere.

It does have a long wheel base, so the front end is a bit hard to lift up, FYI. If you can get your hands on one of these bikes, ride it. You'll like it.

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Favorite Trail:   the one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   warrantied from Mari

Similar Products Used:   Marin rift zone, marin mount vision, enduro, endorphin.

Bike Setup:   6.9 frame with Revelation up front, 20mm through axle in front, 12mm Maxle in the back.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gson a Downhiller from Brisbane

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2010

Strengths:    - Geometry.
- Geometry
- Geometry (big fan ;)
- Pedaling ability
- Wide Bars

Weaknesses:    - Monarch Shock

Bottom Line:   
This is easily one of the best bikes i have owned and ridden for that matter. Like i mentioned above the geometry is killer! Its low, slack (66 deg) but has a fairly steep seat angle to it really puts your weight over the front wheel for climbing. It comes with 720mm wide bars which just tops it off for me. Its a mini DH bike that comes in on the scales at a bit over 14 kg.

Does have a downside. The monarch shock that comes stock is pretty average. Do yourself a favour and swap this out and you will have a killer bike. Went with Marzocchi because the bike has a degree of chain growth pedaling is pretty sick so didnt need a platform. Overall rating not highest simply because of the shock. New revelation though is one of the smoothest forks i have owned. (has the same mission control dampening as the previous model Rock Shox World cups)

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Riders Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Bikes owned...Norco Six with DHX 5 and Fox Van RC2, Specialized Enduro SX, Scott Genius MC10, Giant Glory 0

Bike Setup:   Stock but with Rocco Air TST R (Yes it does fit....just ;)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lezo a Weekend Warrior from Manly, Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2010

Strengths:    Frame, Suspension, agility, aggresiveness, handling

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
This is a massive change from my Giant hardtail. I couldn't believe how easily this bike changes direction, off camber rocky corners, no problems at all, the handling is brilliant. Point it down the hill and it flies, literally, talk about "Red Bull gives you wings". I'm completely in awe of the Marin. I've always riden Maxxis tires and out of habit I will change them although the current Kenda's seem OK for now. There is much debate over Fox RP23 vs Rockshox Monarch 4.2 although at this point I'm very happy with the RSM 4.2, great over rock gardens and ruts and hasn't bottomed out yet. Front forks hold you in the corners and are very responsive. With a slack head angle of 66 degrees & wide low bars, the cockpit position is outstanding and climbing is good enough for me, I don't like going up hills much, the only purpose is for the fun on the way back down, although I made some pinches last week that I haven't been able to make before, that says something. There are some great reviews in the FEB edition of MBUK mag.
If you are an aggressive all mountain rider that likes to stay off the brakes, rail corners and take to the skies, I'd recommend you test ride the Marin Attack Trail 6.8, you will buy one given the chance.

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Favorite Trail:   Oxford Falls

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Shed Mortda

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   rockshox revelation race 6" forks and rockshox monarch 4.2 rear, straight out of the box, kenda nevagal tires although will change to Maxxis Ignitor on the front and a less aggressive Maxxis on the rear

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2010 Attack Trail 6.8 - leaky negative air chamber in Revelation fork?

This is more a Rock Shox Revelation fork issue than a Marin issue, I suppose, except that this should be a warranty item I would think. My recently acquired 2010 Attack Trail 6.8 does not maintain pressure in the negative air chamber. When set, it takes just a short ride or even sitting over n ... Read More »

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Hiya folks. I had my heart and mind set on an attack trail 2010 6.7. I'd be using it for hitting up some local freeride stuff, trail centres, downhill tracks and for taking the dog out. It is mostly going to be used on riding local freeride stuff and 'riding' the dog! Would it be worth spendin ... Read More »

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