Marin East Peak All Mountain Full Suspension

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1809.00

Product Description

  • Front Derailleur
  • Double butted alloy
  • New pro pedal damping
  • XC Quad full suspension
  • Composite with alloy cage

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ics a Weekend Warrior from Wellington, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2008

Strengths:    2008 version - great ride, looks mint, stiff for a full suspension, goes up hill really well. super on the the downhill. Really impressed - can swap out the tyres to better rubber, same with the shocks but the frame is the same as the next models up so with a bit of money later on can upgrade with no worries on the frame. Super solid entry level bike. Can't get better for the $$.

Weaknesses:    lower end components but can be replaced inc shock low.

Bottom Line:   
Can't go wrong with a bit of tweaking on teh set up.

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Favorite Trail:   Makara

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Bike Barn

Similar Products Used:   Specialised XC, Merida's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Davey Quong a Weekend Warrior from Sparks, NV. usa

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2007

Strengths:    Bike handles like it is ready to race. The extra room on the top tube lets you have more confidence going over rocky conditions.

Weaknesses:    Wish the suspension was at least 5 inches if not better by going to 6 inches. Bike is a little heavies but worth the weight by the shape of the frame.

Bottom Line:   
Recommed the bike. I got the 2006 frame and every one loves the look of the frame. The design of the rear swing arm is a genious. It gives you alot of room from chain slap.

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Favorite Trail:   flume , lake tahoe, ca

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1320.00

Purchased At:   rei

Similar Products Used:   Canondale

Bike Setup:   2.35 Kenda Cool Blue tire up fromt and Kenda Nevalda in rear. Has good grip climbing. Little twitchy in the sand.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will a Cross Country Rider from Anchorage, AK

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2007

Strengths:    climbs like a goat, very plush feeling rear suspension, very little pedal bob, sealed bearings at the pivot points, nice tires for soft conditions.

Weaknesses:    Some of the components are second rate, but about the same as the competition for the price. There are lighter bikes out there for the price.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 2006 version, which I picked up at a discount. It's a fantastic bike from a ride standpoint- great cockpit feel, great front-rear balance, nice and rigid, no perceivable pedal bob, very confidence building on downhill and muddy trails. All in all a very well sorted out bike. It's a bit heavy though when compared to the competition @ 32 lbs. Also, the brakes and pedals would not have been my first choice in components and will get replaced when they fail. At the price I paid for it it's a 4.5 chilli bike (5 chillis if it had 5" travel front and rear). If I were buying the 2007 model and paying full price, it would be a 4 chilli bike because of weight.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   First full suspension ride, test rode alot of others.

Bike Setup:   all stock so far

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Wentner a Weekend Warrior from Fargo, Minnesota, USA

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2007

Strengths:    Moutain beater!!! Climbs with ease, great over logs,rocks! Takes drops no problem!

Weaknesses:    None!!!

Bottom Line:   
Bring on the competition!! This easily stands up to all psuhed onto it - easily converts to trail, downhill, or street riding!!! Very light and easy to transport. Anyone wanting an overall gerat bike, jump at chance to buy.

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Favorite Trail:   Forest Valley

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   RSCycles

Similar Products Used:   Norco Six Three, Giant Anthem

Bike Setup:   upgraded fork to 120mm; bash guard added

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brian a Cross Country Rider from charlotte, n.c., U.S.

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2007

Strengths:    plush ride. the bike handles great due to the quadra link design on the swingarm, and it climbs like a monkey.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great ride! seems to never lose traction over logs, rock gardens, etc.

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Favorite Trail:   tsali trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   rei

Bike Setup:   stock. fox float r rear shock, rock shox tora front fork, shimano deore lx derailers, wtb motoraptor tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Lowe Clay a Cross Country Rider from Cypres, Texas USA

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2006

Strengths:    The bike is very light. I climbes like achamp and tracks really well. I ride a little aggressive than cross country. i have jumped this bike and taken it on some good drops. It is solid. However I ride a Cannondale Gemini for more freeride style stuff. The Marin is still a Cross country style bike.

Weaknesses:    First I ditched the fork. I went with a Bomber 120mm. It was a very needed improvment for the type off riding i do. I also went with bigger tires WTB Weirwolfs. I suggest wrapping the swingarm due to chain slap.

Bottom Line:   
This is a easy pedaling, great tracking, very light, somewhat all purpose bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Hershey

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Freind

Bike Setup:   Bomber fork, WTB Weirwolf tires. XT rear drailer, Bontrager short stem. everything else is stock.

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