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  1. Full Suspension Bike
    Size: Large WTB Trailboss 27.5 x 2.6" tires, Tubeless setup with stans valves/orange seal. FRAME Full Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Frame, Naild R3ACT – 2 Play Suspension Technology, 27.5" Wheels, 150mm Travel, 148mm Boost Rear Spacing, Bolt On Thru-Axle FORK RockShox Pike RC 27.5”, 150mm...
  2. 29er Bikes
    The Marin Wolf Ridge starts at $5200. Our test rig retails for $6800. What is it The Wolf Ridge is Marin's answer to the ultra-competitive long travel 29er segment. It also serves as the debut for a remarkable new suspension system. Dubbed R3ACT-2Play, the platform relies a slider nestled...
  3. 27.5
    The Hawk Hill doesn't look like a $1500 bike. What is it The Marin Hawk Hill is a full suspension trail bike that delivers a premium experience at a budget price. At its heart is a nimble aluminum frame with 120mm of rear travel, a 130mm up front, and 27.5 wheels. The Hawk Hill comes with...
  4. Enduro Racing
    New bike or new phone? Is that even a question. Apple recently unveiled three new iPhones. The most expensive model, the iPhone X, has a starting price of $999. Want to add some extra storage? That will be $1,149. Once you're spending that kind of money, you might as well grab Applecare for...
  5. 29er Bikes
    The new Marin Wolf Ridge utilizes the same suspension configuration as the recently released Polygon Square One. Last week, Polygon unveiled the Square One, a full suspension mountain bike unlike anything we'd ever seen. It uses a hidden slider housed inside a monostay to achieve incredible...
  6. General Discussion
    When Marin signed slopestyle phenom Matt Jones last year, we had a feeling a new dirt jumper would soon be in the works. Over the past few months, Jones has been spied riding prototypes, but recently he began posting images of a production ready frame. Check out that tapered headtube. To...
  7. Enduro Racing
    The Pivot Switchblade in an engineering marvel. It's convertible between 27.5+ and 29er wheels but doesn't compromise front derailleur compatibility, tire clearance, or chainstay length to get there. It also has room for a water bottle inside the front triangle. Winner: Pivot Switchblade When...
  8. 29er Bikes
    Let's face it, when buying a new bike price is always a factor. This is even more true for the beginner looking to upgrade from their "starter" bike. The hardcore enthusiast may complain about the never ending cycle of new technologies that seem to come out every other month, but one benefit is...
  9. 27.5
    Between the Pine Mountain 1 steel hardtail plus bike, the Attack Trail 7 trail bike, and the budget-friendly full suspension Hawk Hill, Marin Bikes is bringing a range of exciting new products to the table for a wide range of riders. Video: 2017 Pine Mountain 1, Attack Trail 7, and Hawk Hill...
  10. General Discussion
    While some brands focus exclusively on bikes that cost more than most used cars, Marin has found recent success by producing quality builds at a price point that mere mortals can afford. Bikes such as the Pine Mountain series blend modern amenities and tasteful aesthetics with reasonable...
  11. 27.5
    For their 30th anniversary, Marin launched the Pine Mountain 2 hardtail, a plus sized model that paid homage to the brand's past, but incorporated modern amenities. That mix proved to be so popular that Marin has attempted to distill the same formula into more affordable price points. What...
  12. 29er Bikes
    One of the best parts of my job is getting paid to attend trade shows like Interbike and seeing all the hottest new bikes available. Manufacturers bring out the bling and feature their high-end models with matching high-end price tags. There are many reasons that a bicycle can push into the five...
  13. General Discussion
    Our recent round up of 13 new mountain bikes under $3000 was a very popular article and an indication that mountain bikers are looking for help finding great bikes at a great price. But what about the absolute beginner mountain biker that is looking to buy their first "real" mountain bike but...
  14. 29er Bikes
    What does "affordable" really mean? Last year after the cycling industry's annual trade show known as Interbike, I did a write-up on some of the best value mountain bikes for 2015. Now, just as then, the amount of bike you can get for $3000 has never been higher. But using the term "affordable"...
  15. 29er Bikes
    Marin Bikes celebrates its 30th anniversary by introducing a fresh spin on their classic Pine Mountain hardtail. Video: Marin Pine Mountain 2, Marin Attack Trail Pro and Mount Vision 5 Marin Brand Director Chris Holmes introduces the new 30th anniversary Pine Mountain 2 and discusses the...
  16. 27.5
    Some things only get better with age. Marin Pine Mountain 2 Hardtail While Marin Bikes may have celebrated its 30th birthday this year, it's by no means over the hill. The company's latest model is an ode to the past, with a decidedly modern twist. The detail work on the new Marin bikes is...
  17. General Discussion
    We've already extolled the virtues of the Outerbike concept, where curious consumers can test ride multiple bikes in a back-to-back format on nearby trails. (Check out highlights from 2014 Moab Outerbike.) But now the Moab, Utah-based operation has gone international, this year rolling out the...
  18. General Discussion
    Last year, Marin Bikes won the North American Enduro tour Championship with Kyle Warner. This has fueled the them and partner SR Suntour to field a bigger and broader team with the addition of women and international racers to the squad. The team will be competing aboard Marin Attack Trail...
  19. Misc Components
    2015 Marin Attack Trail C-XT9 This Marin Attack Trail C-XT9 sits in the Mtbr offices wearing a satisfying coat of NorCal mud splatter. We picked up our test bike from company reps in Fairfax, Calif. and took it for a rip at Camp Tamarancho on the flanks of Mt. Tamalpais-the sport's...
  20. 29er Bikes
    Please be sure to read the lastest round-up of the most affordable mountain bikes for $3000 here>> Now is a great time to buy a mountain bike. The amount of bike that you can get for $3000 has never been higher. While most of us would balk at spending $7,000 to $8,000 (or more) on a new...
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