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FOX 38, FOX DHX2, Shimano EP8 Motor and drivetrain at a price that rivals some carbon mountain bikes.

Marin's New E-Bike Offers a Crazy-Good Spec for the Money

The Alpine Trail E takes all the greatness of our longest travel, most aggressive enduro platform to make our most capable eMTB to date. With the same critically acclaimed aluminum 150mm MultiTrac chassis and progressive geometry as the conventional Alpine Trail models, but with a 250W Shimano STEPS boost to take you further, faster, and into bigger adventures than ever before.

Marin Bikes, Alpine Trail E2.

Key attributes:

  • All-new Series 4 alloy frame with integrated battery, power switch, charging port, and built-in rear speed sensor. The integrated battery is protected behind a removable protective plate.
  • Mixed wheel sizes: 29 x 2.5-inch front and 27.5 x 2.8-inch rear, with the larger diameter front wheel rolling over most any trail obstacle and offering the best cornering traction, and the burly rear setup adding playfulness while enhancing acceleration and braking traction.
  • MultiTrac suspension optimized for the Shimano STEPS system, with coil rear springs on both models.
  • Modern geometry adapted from the progressive numbers featured on the 2021 Alpine Trail models, but with a half degree slacker 63-degree headtube angle, 435mm chainstays (5mm longer). Seattube angles remain a steep 78-degrees.
  • Integrated rubber frame bump stops and chainstay pad, built to withstand whatever the trail may dish out.
  • Dropper post optimization to let the rider run longer than stock posts if desired.
  • 160mm front/150mm rear travel.

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Key specifications, Alpine Trail E2:

  • Fox 38 Performance Elite/Float DHX2 Performance Elite suspension
  • Shimano STEPS EP8 system, 630Wh internal battery
  • Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drivetrain, 10-51t cassette
  • Shimano SLX 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes w/203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Assegai/Minion DHR tires
  • E*Thirteen e-spec crankset
  • Deity handlebar & stem
  • MSRP $5,999 USD
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Key specifications, Alpine Trail E1:

  • RockShox 35 Gold/Super Deluxe Coil R suspension
  • Shimano STEPS E7000 system, 504Wh internal battery
  • Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain, 11-46t cassette
  • Shimano MT420 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes w/203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Assegai/Minion DHR tires
  • MSRP $4,599

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The Alpine Trail E1 will be available by late first quarter 2021, and the Alpine Trail E2 in the second quarter of 2021. You can learn more about them in the meantime at MarinBikes.com

Marin Bikes are Made For Fun. Whether your idea of fun involves riding rugged trails to that remote alpine lake, pinning on a race number and entering your first race, taking the long way home on your commuter bike, bikepacking to that remote campsite, or just exploring the neighborhood bike paths, Marin brings the fun to your ride. It’s the principle that guides us when developing new bikes, from long- travel, trail-devouring machines that are at home in some of the world’s most challenging race circuits to the multi-surface capable pavement collection. Each model is designed to be playful and to maximize the opportunities for two-wheeled fun. Learn more about Marin’s critically-acclaimed models at marinbikes.com.


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

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