Marin

  • The Good:

    -Awesome performance for the price -Contemporary geometry -Great suspension kinematics -Great component spec for the price -Very well built and assembled (loctite and grease on threads) -Quality frame (good welds, good alignment and finish) -Nice graphics and attention to detail

    The Bad:

    -Stock stamped rotors and rattling brake levers

    Overall Review: -Awesome build and performance for the price -Threaded BB -Boost 12x148mm rear end -120mm travel front/rear (210x50mm rear shock) with great kinematics -Awesome customer support from Marin + 5-year warranty on the frame HOW I CHOSE IT I read a few European first rides of the bike and...

    Posted by nature.culture on 11/27/2018 12:08 PM

  • The phrase “Made for Fun” is written somewhere on all of Marin’s bikes, their steadfast mantra. It is an ideology emphasized in the brand’s catalog, as there are no “filler” bikes or wonky in-betweeners, just fun shred-ready bikes that stack the ratio of smiles per mile. The ethos of the re-birt...

    Posted by sideshow on 7/5/2018 10:06 AM

  • "Prove it." We nearly sent an email to suspension designer Darrell Voss following the recent introduction of the Polygon Square One EX bike, which was accompanied by several seemingly outlandish 'BEST BIKE EVARRR' type of statements and bold claims. Even their intro video started off with the li...

    Posted by bturman on 4/20/2017 7:54 AM

  • Reviewed by Steve Wentz and Brandon Turman // Photos by Lear Miller Marin has made the Attack Trail for quite few years now, and refinements and different component choices continue to improve the ride. Model year 2014 marked a major rebirth for the brand and the bike, which now sports a drast...

    Posted by bturman on 6/3/2015 6:57 PM

  • Reviewed by Steve Wentz, Evan Turpen and Brandon Turman // Photos by Shawn Spomer and Lear Miller Born in Marin County, California in 1986, Marin Bikes has a long and rich history in the mountain bike world. Over the years they've produced many rides as iconic as the trails in their backyard. ...

    Posted by bturman on 3/13/2014 5:02 PM