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2019

Marlin 6 Women's

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Model 23123

Marlin 6 Women's is a quality introductory women's cross-country mountain bike with front suspension, a frame and parts designed specifically for women, 24 speeds and a wide range of gearing that's great for terrain that varies in elevation. It's built according to Trek's trail heritage, but is also equipped with details 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. You also side with women who prefer the fit and feel of a bike made specifically for them.

The tech you get

The heart of Marlin 6 Women's is the lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminium frame with internal derailleur routing and a sloping top tube on smaller frame sizes (13.5˝ and 15.5˝) for better standover height and more confidence on the trail. It also has touchpoints – like the saddle, bars and grips – that can provide a better fit to women from the start. It has 24 speeds and a wide range of gearing, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a suspension fork with a lockout feature and 100 mm of travel.

The final word

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

The Walkthrough

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  1. Lots of gears, so you can cover a lot of ground fast, without ever pedalling too gently or too hard
  2. Smaller frame sizes (13.5˝ and 15.5˝) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently
  3. Marlin Women's models in 13.5˝ and 15.5˝ frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
  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

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. The larger frames (M and ML) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR (lower standover on 13.5" and 15.5" sizes)
    Fork
    SR Suntour XCT 30 HLO, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel)
  • Wheels

    Front hub
    Formula DC20 alloy
    Rear hub
    Formula DC22 alloy
    Rims
    Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
    Tyres
    Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20˝ front, 29x2.0˝ rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20˝)
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    Shimano Altus M310, 8 speed
    Front derailleur
    Shimano Altus M313
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Altus M310
    Crank
    Shimano Tourney TY501, 42/34/24
    Bottom bracket
    Sealed cartridge, 73 mm
    Cassette
    Shimano HG200, 12-32, 8--speed
    Chain
    KMC Z7
    Pedals
    VP-536 nylon platform
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Ajna 1 Women's
    Seatpost
    Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset
    Handlebar
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (13.5, 15.5: 690 mm width)
    Grips
    Bontrager XR Endurance Comp
    Stem
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, Blendr compatible
    Head set
    1-1/8˝ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    Brake set
    Tektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5: Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)
  • Weight

    Weight
    S - 14.08 kg / 31.05 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).
We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
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 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 in XS 27.5" 34.3 73.5° 9.0 69.5° 54.3 29.2 5.8 43.8 4.4 8.5 104.9 66.8 37.6 56.5
15.5 in S 27.5" 36.8 73.5° 9.0 69.5° 55.5 30.2 4.8 43.8 4.4 8.5 106.6 68.9 38.5 57.4
17.5 in M 29" 41.9 73.5° 9.0 69.5° 59.5 31.1 5.8 43.8 5.1 8.3 110.9 74.3 41.8 59.8
18.5 in ML 29" 44.4 73.5° 9.0 69.5° 61.1 31.1 5.8 43.8 5.1 8.3 112.5 75.0 43.4 59.8

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