Marin Quake 7.8 Freeride Full Suspension

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: 6061 Aluminum with Edge II Plus Top Tube
  • Shift Lever: SRAM X-7, 9 Speed Trigger
  • Pedals: BMX Platform
  • Crankset: TruVativ Hussefelt 2.2 RG DH
  • Chain: SRAM PC-951


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2012

Strengths:    Solid and very stable at high speeds, comfortable for long rides, easy to pedal going up the hill, great components, shock plush and reliable great clearance and easy on tight turns

Weaknesses:    weight 42 lbs.

Bottom Line:   
Have owned one for 2 years one of my favorite bikes for freeriding, not a racing bike with DH geometry

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by OUTsane(the original) a Downhiller from Tenafly, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2010

Strengths:    Looks awesome, pedals amazingly, tough. Comes with a dual chainring, so you can go back up the hill after flying down it. Uninterrupted seat tube. Ect.

Weaknesses:    If you know what you're getting yourself into, none at all, but some guys might think it's heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike! It's got a way different design than most bikes of it's type out there, but that just makes it unique. I would recommend this bike to anyone, and have, my friend's getting one too.

Oh, and the Marin logo looks like the Thundercats emblem, so that's a plus!

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Favorite Trail:   As of yet, undecided

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Pedal Shop

Similar Products Used:   Only other MTB I've had was a Gary Fisher Mullet, but I ride Dirtbikes and Supermoto.

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by GQOSE a Weekend Warrior from Davis, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2010

Strengths:    Very Stable at high speeds, is a tank, 10 year warranty, lifetime warranty on bearings, and is a very good pedaler.

Weaknesses:    The frame is really difficult to take apart to service. Its heavy(large with pedals is 42.5 lbs stock). Geometry is more freeride than downhill which can be a good or bad thing depending on how you want to ride.

Bottom Line:   
Lighter riders will want to switch the stock springs on the bike to lighter ones. A very fun bike which will take a beating, point and shoot. As a bike shop employee prices were much cheaper than what a normal customer will pay so my value rating will be lower than normal since its an expensive bike msrp.

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Favorite Trail:   Gypsy

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Canfield Lucky, Intense Slopestye.

Bike Setup:   Stock 2009 7.8 setup.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mendo92 a Downhiller from Las Vegas, NV, USA

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2009

Strengths:    Very strong. Solid flyer and great for pedaling. Makes every descent worth the ride up.

Weaknesses:    Not for weight weenies or middle aged men that look like 12 year old boys. Not the lightest bike out there. Eat your Weaties....you'll be rewarded. Wanders a bit on super steep climbs. Don't be a baby.

Bottom Line:   
This is a bike to beat up on and to get beat up on. Although it's not the lightest bike, it is awesome at everything I need it to do. It's not an epic bike, but if you're looking for that, why the heck are you looking at this? It is, however, you can pedal it all day. It's also not an all out down hill bike either. However, it will go faster than you want to. It's an excellent first bike also so someone can get an idea of different disciplines. You wont be disappointed. This bike is mainly for the rider that wants to do everything but doesn't want five different bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Any that go fast

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   Sport Chalet

Similar Products Used:   santa cruz, specialized

Bike Setup:   Stock with 66's up front and roco tstr out back.

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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