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Marlin 6

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£475.00 Model 28787

Marlin 6 is a quality introductory cross country mountain bike with front suspension and an upgraded 2x8 drivetrain that's light, simple, and easy to use. It's built in Trek's trail heritage, but also equipped with features like mounts for a rack and kickstand that make it a great choice for daily commuters.

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It's right for you if...

You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at great value, with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail.

The tech you get

The heart of Marlin 6 is a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminium frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look. It has an efficient 2x8 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes and a suspension fork with 100 mm of travel and a lockout feature that lets you temporarily lock the suspension for better efficiency while climbing.

The final word

Performance features like suspension lockout, stronger double-walled rims and hydraulic disc brakes. It's also equipped with rack and kickstand mounts and a wide range of gears. These design details make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.

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  1. The 2x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t
  2. Smaller frame sizes (XS and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently
  3. It has separate brake and gear levers (a feature that's common on more expensive mountain bikes) so you can fine-tune the positioning for comfort
  4. Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorise, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
  5. Like every Trek, it's backed by a lifetime warranty


Features

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR
    Fork
    SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 51mm offset for 29" wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
  • Wheels

    Front hub
    Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100 mm QR
    Rear hub
    Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5 mm QR
    Rims
    Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Schrader valve
    Tyres
    Bontrager XR3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20"
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    Shimano Altus M315, 8-speed
    Front derailleur
    Shimano Altus M315, 34.9 mm clamp, top swing, dual pull
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Altus M310
    Crank
    Shimano M315, 36/22
    Bottom bracket
    VP BC73, 73 mm, threaded cartridge
    Cassette
    Shimano HG31, 11-34, 8-speed
    Chain
    KMC Z8.3, 8-speed
    Pedals
    VP-536 nylon platform
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Arvada, steel rails
    Seatpost
    Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset
    Handlebar
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise
    Grips
    Bontrager XR Endurance Comp
    Stem
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree
    Head set
    Semi-integrated, 1-1/8"
    Brake set
    Tektro HD-M276 hydraulic disc, short-reach lever
  • Weight

    Weight
    M - 14.41 kg / 31.77 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
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Bike and frame weights are based on Trek pre-production painted frames at the time of publication. Weights may vary in final production

Sizing & fit

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Frame size number Frame size letter Wheel size A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle Effective seat tube angle C — Head tube length D — Head angle E — Effective top tube F — Bottom bracket height G — Bottom bracket drop H — Chainstay length I — Offset J — Trail K — Wheelbase L — Standover M — Frame reach N — Frame stack
13.5 XS 27.5" 34.3 73.5° 73.5° 9.0 69.3° 54.3 29.2 5.8 43.8 4.2 8.8 104.9 69.8 37.6 56.5
15.5 S 27.5" 36.8 73.5° 73.5° 9.0 69.3° 55.5 30.2 4.8 43.8 4.2 8.8 106.6 72.4 38.5 57.4
17.5 M 29" 41.9 71.9° 73.0° 9.0 69.5° 60.2 31.1 5.8 43.8 4.2 9.3 110.0 74.8 41.8 60.2
18.5 ML 29" 44.4 71.9° 73.0° 9.0 69.5° 61.8 31.0 5.8 43.8 4.2 9.3 111.6 75.8 43.4 60.2
19.5 L 29" 47.0 71.9° 73.0° 10.0 69.5° 63.8 31.0 5.8 43.8 4.2 9.3 113.7 75.7 45.1 61.1
21.5 XL 29" 52.1 71.9° 73.0° 12.0 69.5° 65.9 31.0 5.8 43.8 4.2 9.3 115.9 76.9 46.6 63.0
23.0 XXL 29" 55.9 71.9° 73.0° 12.0 69.5° 67.3 31.1 5.8 43.8 4.2 9.3 117.3 80.4 48.0 63.0

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