It's right for you if...
You’re looking for a versatile, wallet-friendly frameset you can build up exactly the way you want. You'll fly through singletrack, tackle rugged, all-terrain commutes, or both, depending on how you spec it.
The tech you get
A lightweight and sturdy Alpha Silver Aluminum frame, internal shift cable and brake hose routing to protect cables from the elements, mounts for a rear rack and kickstand, and a headset. Designed with Smart Wheel Sizing: smaller frames fit 27.5˝ wheels and larger frames fit 29˝ wheels.
The final word
It's a light and capable frameset at a great value. You can spec it as a solid cross country mountain bike without breaking the bank, or build up a rugged commuter that easily handles potholes and rough roads.
favorite_borderWhy you'll love it
- All the value, plus all the versatility—it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too
- It's really fun to ride, and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike
- Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
- Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty