Marin Quake 7.9 Freeride Full Suspension

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

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-2 of 2  
[May 06, 2009]
Mike
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Weight, Stiffness, Design (very progressive)

Weakness:

Could be slacker and bit lower

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.

Similar Products Used:

Reignx, Glory, RMX, Heckler, Kona

[Apr 15, 2009]
Anonymous
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

ridgid, zero flexing

Weakness:

suspension geometry

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.

MTBR Newsletter

Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.