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Marlin 5

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$549.99 Model 23134

Marlin 5 is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A front suspension fork with 100mm of travel, 21 speeds, and mounts for a rack and kickstand make it an ideal choice for new trail riders or anyone looking for a comfortable, stable commuter with the ruggedness of a real mountain bike. 

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It's right for you if...

You're new to the trail and you’re looking for a real mountain bike that doubles as a commuter—and you want it all at an exceptional value.

The tech you get

A lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminum frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, 21 speeds, a wide range of gearing so you always have the right gear for your terrain, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a suspension fork with 100mm of travel—that's the same amount favored by most cross country racers.

The final word

It’s built in Trek's MTB heritage, making it more than capable of taking on trail adventures. But it's also versatile, and Marlin 5 is a popular ride on college campuses because the rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize and haul a load.

The Walkthrough

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  1. It's a real mountain bike that's also perfectly suited to daily commutes, rides around campus, or just getting from A to B on any surface
  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 shift 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 accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
  5. Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty

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Features

Fit for every rider

Marlin comes in seven frame sizes to suit riders of any height, and Smart Wheel Size ensures you’re on the fastest wheel that fits. The smallest sizes even come with short-reach brake levers and narrower handlebars that give smaller riders better comfort and control.

High tech, high value

Marlin looks and feels great. It’s packed with features usually found only on more expensive bikes, like a stylish frame with internal cable routing, which can help your cables last longer by protecting them from the elements.

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR
    Fork
    SR Suntour XCE 28, coil spring, preload, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
  • Wheels

    Front hub
    Formula DC20 alloy
    Rear hub
    Formula DC27 alloy
    Rims
    Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
    Tires
    Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20˝ front, 29x2.0˝ rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20˝)
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    Shimano Altus M310, 7 speed
    Front derailleur
    Shimano Tourney TY300
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Tourney TY300
    Crank
    Shimano Tourney TY301, 42/34/24
    Bottom bracket
    Sealed cartridge, 73mm
    Cassette
    Shimano HG200, 12-32, 7 speed
    Chain
    KMC Z51
    Pedals
    VP-536 nylon platform
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Arvada
    Seatpost
    Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset
    Handlebar
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise
    Grips
    Bontrager XR Endurance Comp, lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
    Headset
    1-1/8˝ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    Brakeset
    Tektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5: Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)
  • Weight

    Weight
    M - 14.59 kg / 32.17 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).
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 off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

Sizing & fit

The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local Trek retailer.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

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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