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$4,099 - Does Marin's New Alpine Trail Carbon Throw Down the Gauntlet? 13

The Marin Alpine Trail Carbon is sold in shops and kitted with a FOX 38, XT/SLX drivetrain, and Deity bits. What's next, a frame-only? Oh, wait...

$4,099 - Does Marin's New Alpine Trail Carbon Throw Down the Gauntlet?

If you were to draw your ideal mountain bike, it might just look something like the new Alpine Trail Carbon. It’s big-wheeled. It’s big travel. It’s beautiful. And it’s Made For Fun — wherever and however you ride.



  • High modulus carbon fiber front triangle, alloy rear
  • 29-inch wheels
  • Progressive geometry taken from the popular 2021 Alpine Trail
  • 63.5-degree head tube angle
  • 78-degree seat tube angle
  • 430mm chainstays
  • 480mm reach (size L)
  • Low-slung frame accepts long dropper seatposts
  • 150mm rear, 160mm front suspension travel

The Alpine Trail Carbon is based on the popular Alpine Trail range, replicating the progressive 2021 geometry in an all-new high modulus carbon fiber frame. It is the strongest and stiffest Alpine Trail to date. All the better for corner-smashing, jump sending, trail ripping rides.The Alpine Trail Carbon is capable of pretty much anything. Leaving you to enjoy the ride.


A replaceable downtube protector helps protect the bike’s good looks from the perils of flying rocks and other trail debris. There’s also an accessory mount under the top tube to help you carry spares for those long days in the saddle.

With the Alpine Trail Carbon, all-mountain has no limits. Let your imagination take you anywhere — tough climbs, fast singletrack, complicated tech, varying gradients, bike park, or even enduro racing. The bike carries itself with grace no matter what you throw at it.

Alpine Trail Geometry



Using the angles and layout of the 2021 Alpine Trail Aluminum, the Carbon uses proven and progressive geometry for a fun, dependable ride quality.

Alpine Trail Carbon 2

Marin Alpine Trail Carbon 2 - $4,099 USD

Key spec highlights:

  • Fox 38 Performance Elite // DPX2 Performance suspension
  • Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drivetrain & FSA Gradient crankset
  • Shimano SLX 4-piston brakes
  • Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5-inch tires
  • US MSRP $4099 // Canada MSRP $5499 // UK RRP £3995 // EU 4295€


Alpine Trail Carbon 1

Marin Alpine Trail Carbon 1 - $3,189 USD

Key spec highlights:

  • RockShox Yari RC // Deluxe Select+ suspension
  • Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain & FSA Comet Heavy Duty crankset
  • Shimano MT420 4-piston brakes
  • Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5-inch tires
  • US MSRP $3189 // Canada MSRP $4199 // UK RRP £3045 // EU 3345€



Alpine Trail Carbon is available as a frame. It includes rear shock, rear axle, seat collar, and headset. 

Price: $2,099 USD

Both Alpine Trail Carbon models will be available in the first quarter of 2021. Head to for more information


View key specs, compare bikes, and rate the Alpine Trail Carbon in the Vital MTB Product Guide.

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