Marin Quake AL7 Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $4250.00


Product Description

  • Shimano XT
  • Front Brake
  • Front Derailleur
  • Pedals: TruVativ Holzfeller


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zaleen a Downhiller from Scottsdale,AZ

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2008

Strengths:    Rigid Feeling, and handles well in the air. Seemingly Endless Travel

Weaknesses:    Frame Bearings have Come loose but they tightened up again nicely.

Bottom Line:   
Great Bike I was able to go out and get big air with confidence on the first day. It is very easy to get comfortable with. This bike just feels like a tank and I really dont hav any worries about mechanical failure.

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Favorite Trail:   pit

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2750.00

Purchased At:   Sports Chalet

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose KHYBER elite

Bike Setup:   08' Marzocchi 888 RC2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by geraint a Weekend Warrior from south wales

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2007

Strengths:    looks good .well made. very stiff.

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
this bike is fab .shaved a bit of wieght of it climbs the cross country loops just as good as my old wolf ridge but still flys down the the rough and knarly downs with ease,can get you out of trouble and make you feel un stopable.buy one you,ll love it.

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Favorite Trail:   cwmcarn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   giant ac, marin wolf ridge.

Bike Setup:   hope m4 brakes, sunn mtx camo rims hope pro2 hubs,race face dues cranks with crank bros candy pedals,carbon fibre bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Billy a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2007

Strengths:    Slack head angle, great for high-speed wooded single track with roots, dropoffs and rocky terrain. Silky smooth landings over jumps. Suspension design and layout is a Jon Whyte classic. Amazing climbing ability for a freeride bike.

Weaknesses:    Nothing of note. Akward to get to the DHX 5.0 airshock and propedal adjusters.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is what you would expect from a £3000 Freeride bike. I purchased the frame on its own and built it up from there, keeping a mixture of strong but lighter components to keep the weight down. Its far better than I am, with that, I let it get on with its job and I just hang on. Other people who try it like it very much, but the price tag puts many off. People do ask about the bike on the trails, as they have never seen one before. I will never need anything else as the AL7 can do it all. It looks great, feels great and you can ride it all day.

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Favorite Trail:   Various UK Trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth, Orange Patriot, Marin Rock Springs

Bike Setup:   Formula Oro K18 200 front - 180 rear brakes, SRAM x9, Fox DHX 5.0 Air, Marzocchi All Mountain 1 2006 ETA 150mm forks, WTB 'Raptors on Mavic rims. Shimano DT pedals on RaceFace crankset. RaceFace DH bars on Easton 90mm stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max k a Downhiller from Santa Cruz, CA

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2007

Strengths:    Raked front end. Very low stand-over height. Good components.

Weaknesses:    Weight... It is a freeride bike though.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome pedal-ability with enough travel to keep you craving steeper singletracks.

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Favorite Trail:   Upper Campus

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Bike Connection

Similar Products Used:   Big Hit with a totem, Stinky with a Boxxer Race.

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi 66 RC2 ETA fork, everything else stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sean curtice a Downhiller from Novato,CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2006

Strengths:    Very good strength reinforced in everywhere likely to brake, i have had no problems what so ever with the bike, pedals like a hardtail, very sensitive on downhill and perfect for mx daul slalom and rides really goo DJ and freeride

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the best all around freeride bike i have ever ridden PERIOD.

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Favorite Trail:   Eagle Rock Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Nomad

Bike Setup:   Fox talas 36 fork-air
Fox DHX 5.0 Air
Super Duty WTB rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sean curtice a Downhiller from Novato,CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2006

Strengths:    Very good strength reinforced in everywhere likely to brake, i have had no problems what so ever with the bike, pedals like a hardtail, very sensitive on downhill and perfect for mx daul slalom and rides really goo DJ and freeride

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the best all around freeride bike i have ever ridden PERIOD.

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Favorite Trail:   Eagle Rock Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Nomad

Bike Setup:   Fox talas 36 fork-air
Fox DHX 5.0 Air
Super Duty WTB rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jake Booth a Downhiller from Petaluma

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2006

Strengths:    This bike was a awsome ride all the way around. The one thing that really stood out to me was the way it pedaled. It pedals like a xc bike. The other nice thing is that it comes with a front derailuir with a chain guide. The chain never falls off and it gives you the option to pedal it up the hill to.

Weaknesses:    So far none

Bottom Line:   
This bike rips all the way around. It is really active in corners when you want to spring out of a corner but when flying down a shout the back tire stays right on the ground. It pedals awsome and the components that the bike comes with stock are all really nice and are very derable.

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Favorite Trail:   007 bass lake

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Specialized SX trail 2. The main thing i liked more about the marin was the way it reacted in the corners.

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sean curtice a Downhiller from novato CA, usa

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2006

Strengths:    Very Strong frame design

Weaknesses:    not any yet

Bottom Line:   
Plush smooth ride that fits about every category in the book
AL7 is the air version and CL7 is the spring coil version

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Favorite Trail:   A- Line

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Quake CL7

Bike Setup:   all-mountain plush dirt jump bike rides nice with air or coil shock

Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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2006 AL7 quake rear shock

I have a DHX air on the rear of this bike, it runs well, but thinking about getting a coil in the back. any thought on air vs coil on the Quakes?? Any difference in travel? thanksRead More »

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