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Marlin Frameset

$349.99 Model 29528

Marlin Frameset is a lightweight, versatile mountain bike frame great for building up as a fast cross county race bike or a rugged flatbar commuter. It's made of strong Alpha Silver Aluminum and is quick and capable on pavement, gravel, and singletrack alike.

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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.

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  1. 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
  2. It's really fun to ride, and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike
  3. Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
  4. Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty