Marin Eldridge Grade XC Hardtail

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RidgeUPGrade a Racer from College Station, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, handles incredibly well, strong, looks great! overall good value

Weaknesses:    slightly heavy but no more above average for the price

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great buy at its price, overall good value, stock wheelset never needed truing during the one and a half years I used it. Although everything has been swapped out and the only truly original part is the frame..I fully back Marin. (Originally this bike weighed 30.4 lbs. now it ways 24.6)

I have the connections to get Specialized at cost and although Specialized is an incredible company and delivers a top of the line product.. I will always stick by Marin. I can't speak for Specialized's customer support but as for Marin..I've never received better. They are more than willing to listen to anything you have to say and in the rare case that you have something go wrong with your bike..they fully stand behind it, even after the warranty expires. Bottom line, Marin has an awesome product and is an awesome company.

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Favorite Trail:   Too many

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $630.00

Purchased At:   Sun and Ski (NW Hous

Similar Products Used:   Specialized everything, Jamis Dakar Expert

Bike Setup:   2007 Marin Eldridge(UP)Grade - '09 XT DR's, Crankset, & Shifters; '09 Hayes Stroker Trails V7; '09 FSA K-Force Riser Bar; FSA XC-140 Stem; '09 Fox F120 RL (w/ enduro seal kit); '09 Easton XC One Wheelset; '09 SRAM PG-990 Cassette; Selle Italia Shiver Gel Flow saddle, Maxxis Ignitors 2.1, Blue Chris King NoThreadset, Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost 30.9x367, Crank Brothers Eggbeater Sl's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marin?? a Weekend Warrior from Ada Ok

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2009

Strengths:    Solid frame, steers great and good brand name products added.

Weaknesses:    the front shocks are a little soft.

Bottom Line:   
for the money i paid and the great warranty i got from the store i could not find a better deal. The frame is very unique with the combination of the shape, weight and style. It rides great. When anyone rides the bike they always comment on how light it is in comparison to their thoughts of it before getting on. Simple point and go riding for the tight trails i ride on. Later on i would replace the front shocks with something with better adjustment. I think this is a great bike for a person just getting into the sport or a weekend warrior.

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Favorite Trail:   Nu Draper

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Sun & Ski Sports Gra

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   WTB saddle and moto raptor tires.
Shimano derailer, trigger shifters.
Marzocchi front shocks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dav1d a Cross Country Rider from Portugal

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2008

Strengths:    Excelent frame!It´s very easy to control the ride! The bike is very agile climbing and also very fast when you want to speed it up.

Weaknesses:    None, yet

Bottom Line:   
The great deal is the frame. It´s very smooth and fast in uphill and in single tracks. You can always control the bike, even when you think, that you are going to smash into a tree..
I tunned my Eldrige with a Magura Julie discbrakes, Rockshox Tora fork, and i can say that the bike is still very light. Excelent design!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   lusobikes

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc, KTM El Paso

Bike Setup:   Shimano XT crankset, Rockshox Tora fork, Magura Julie discbrakes.

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