Marin Quake 7.8 Freeride Full Suspension

  • 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

User Reviews (4)

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Max   [Aug 01, 2012]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

weight 42 lbs.

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
OUTsane(the original)   Downhiller [Jul 18, 2010]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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!

Similar Products Used: Only other MTB I've had was a Gary Fisher Mullet, but I ride Dirtbikes and Supermoto.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
GQOSE   Weekend Warrior [Jan 18, 2010]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: Canfield Lucky, Intense Slopestye.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
mendo92   Downhiller [Nov 09, 2009]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: santa cruz, specialized
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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