Marin Quake 7.9 Freeride Full Suspension

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: 6061 Aluminum with Edge II Plus Top Tube
  • Brakes Rear: Shimano Saint Hydraulic Disc
  • Pedals: Syncros Meat Hook
  • Chain: Shimano HG73
  • Cassete: Shimano XT, 11-34, 9 Speed

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Kelowna

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, Stiffness, Design (very progressive)

Weaknesses:    Could be slacker and bit lower

Bottom Line:   
I can't see the logic in the previous review. That guy must have had a bizarre set-up to find the bike "dangerous". I have had it spun out on some pretty rough terrain, been over some 10+ feet gaps, step ups, and step downs and it has been a really predictable and comfertable feel. Jumps well.

Bike pedals well, and easy to ride. I prefer a slightly slacker and lower set-up personally, but run a bit more sag and a big fork like a 66 and it will accomplish this.

Advice: run softer settings in the shock because the suspension design progresses nicely.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Reignx, Glory, RMX, Heckler, Kona

Bike Setup:   7" fork (66RC2x), coil Roco shock. Reasonably high end spec otherwise and the bike weighs 40 lbs with DH tires.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by power2rice a Downhiller from van nuys, ca, usa

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2009

Strengths:    ridgid, zero flexing

Weaknesses:    suspension geometry

Bottom Line:   
this frame handles downhill poorly. the geometry does not suck up bumps especially when you are flying through a rock garden and/or through super rough trails. regardless how soft you set your air shock or coil, or how you setup your suspension to be, it cannot keep up and literally ejects you when you land from a huge jump and when you are launching off a jump. the geometry moves in an ejecting motion. it makes a decent cross country bike because of how ridgid the frame is. but down hill is dangerous on this frame. i've tested and owned many frames including straight 8, m1, dhr, proline, etc. this frame isn't the worst, but it's far from the best.

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Favorite Trail:   telonics

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Bike Setup:   top of the line model

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