Marin Attack Trail Pro 2002 Full Suspension

5/5 (3 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2003

Strengths:    Low Maintainance: because of the single pivot.
Tuned Suspension: the pivot placement is critical in a single pivot bike great placement between the middle and large chainring. Bad bikes have the pivot higher and produce more bob. Look at the santa cruz heckler, and superlite other fine examples of placement.
Adjustable Geometry: 3 different positions.
Adjustable Travel: 3 positions.
Custom Tunable: you have 3x3=9 different combinations for travel and geometry.
Sexy!: lets face it part of a bike is showing it off to your friends and this is one sexy frame gotta love the front mono and curves.

Weaknesses:    Some might view the single pivot as a negative over more efficient frame designs (ex. VPP, horst link 4 bars, rocker link 4 bars and the like), but with the advent of progressive rear shocks (5th Elements and manitou's SPV line) you gain the lowest maintenance possible by the best efficiency (Ryan's scale of efficiency 100% goes to hardtails, 95% to efficient frames with a tuned progressive shock, 90 to single pivot bikes w/ a tuned progressive shock and 90 to efficient frames without a tuned progressive shock).

Bottom Line:   
I bought another one for my girl (paid msrp), and I might buy another frame for a spare.
I think these are great and it is bad taste for marin to lose the geometry changes and front mono look to the 2004 Attack Trail. These are sexier but I may have to get a bullit next time.

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Favorite Trail:   Anderson Truck Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bullit with 5th, Superlite, Enduro, Slayer, Switch,VT1, and AC2.

Bike Setup:   Frame set at C2 Geometry ( or 70 head degree 72 seat degree and 5.7" of travel, Psylo XC at 5", Fox Vanilla Rear 7.5x2.0, 6" Hayes, Deore through XT Drive train by my choice, Maxxis Highroller 2.35 front, IRC Mythos 2.1 rear, hand built Magura hubs to Mavic 223 rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by che campbell a Cross Country Rider from hawick

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2003

Strengths:    Where to start with strengths ? First get the trivial points over. Looks like the dogs nads. The anodized frame does not scratch or chip so it looks like it will never lose its appearance.

How does it ride ? Like a dream. The tara setup on the back has to tried to be believed. This would be hopeless unless matched with a decent fork. I have a psylo xc which mens I can match the front with the rear as it is adjusted. 4" travel is stiff and responsive and great for climbing. 5" for rough x-country and general trail riding and of course the 6" lets you take on those downhills faster then you would believe.

Weaknesses:    ? UK prices. I imported the frame from america and saved hundreds. Why oh why rip off Britian ? It's also a slightly more beefed up version as well which benefits me as I am heavier than some (195lbs)

Bottom Line:   
Climbs like a mountain goat. Downhills like a em... well a downhiller. All day beast of a machine that will NOT let you down. And unlike some other reviews say, once set up correctly, you will not need a shock pump. More a fun bike than an out and out racer, mind as geomery isn't exactly stretched out.

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Favorite Trail:   scottish borders

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   bikes usa

Similar Products Used:   Diamond back dbr4

Bike Setup:   Attack pro frameset
Psylo fork
Hope minis
Mavic f219's on hope xc's
XT drivetrain
Easton ea70 bars - ea50 stem
Fsa orbit xl2 headset
Panaracer trailblaster 2.1's
Thompson post
Selle italia flite titanium saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cael from Boise, Idaho

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2002

Strengths:    really well made, great adjustability, climbs better than I thought it would, very predictable and stable, fun to ride.

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
Great all around trail bike, not for XC or downhill racing, but everything in between. Z1 with ECC is a geat match for this frame. 27.5 lbs. of pure riding fun.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Lots of others

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z1 (works great with this frame), XT/XTR and Race Face drivetrain, Easton, Chris King, Mavic, Thomson, WTB.

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