Trek Marlin 7
You can't get any more race-ready than the Trek Marlin 7. This model in Trek's Marlin range is the best option for novice riders looking for a fast cross-country hardtail that can compete with top-tier race bikes, thanks to its lighter alloy frame, updated components, silky-smooth RockShox Judy fork, powerful hydraulic disc brakes and reliable Shimano shifting courtesy of the wide ranging 11-46 cassette.
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Trek Marlin Mountain Bikes
If you're new to mountain biking but have lofty off-road goals, this bike is for you thanks to its upgraded suspension fork and wide-range 1x gear, among other performance-enhancing features that you will absolutely love.
The Trek Marlin 7 is a lightweight mountain bike featuring a 1x gear that eliminates the front derailleur, a RockShox Judy fork with a lockout for improved control, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and a simplified internal cable routing system for the shift cables and brake hoses. You still have all the gears you need to slog up steep inclines and hammer down steep descents thanks to the wide range of the 11-46 cassette.
There's a reason why the Trek Marlin 7 is one of the most widely purchased bikes in the world. This Marlin frame has rear rack mounts so you can use it for commuting as well as racing, giving you the best of both worlds. It's a lot of fun to ride and simulates the experience of riding a much more expensive mountain bike. Superb suspension damping at a bargain price coupled with all the gears you'll ever need, and none you won't ever need, thanks to the 1x drivetrain.
Smaller-sized Marlin models include a bent top tube and a lower standover height, making them more accessible for riders of shorter stature. The bent top tube and reduced standover height of the smaller frame sizes make it simpler for riders of shorter stature to mount and dismount and the smaller 27.5" wheel size keeps the front end lower, compared to the 29" wheel size of the larger frame models.
According to Trek, this race-worthy mountain bike weighs only 30.4 lbs. (13.8 kg), and can easily compete against bikes that are twice the price.
The bike has the typical rack attachments, so you can bring along all your touring essentials. A suspension lockout is useful for road riding when speed is more important than comfort over bumps.
You can attach a rear kickstand to the chainstay if you like, and the bike's cables are hidden away inside the frame for a streamlined appearance.
The Trek Marlin 7 is the perfect trail bike for those looking to build their skills on the singletrack without breaking the bank. With its modern trail riding geometry and upgraded RockShox suspension fork, this bike is designed to make quick work of rocks and bumps in your path while keeping handling confident and precise. The Shimano Deore shifting also adds to the bike's performance, making it easy to switch gears as you tackle different terrain.
This isn't just a mountain bike though, it's also great for use on roads and bike trails thanks to a geometry that keeps handling confident no matter where you're riding. Its upgraded RockShox fork gives you 100 mm of suspension, making it easy to turn rocks and roots in the trail into smooth sailing. Additionally, rack and mudguard mounts make it easy to accessorise, so your MTB can double-up as a rugged commuter.
But the Marlin 7 isn't just about performance, it's also great features to aid in your day to day convenience, eg the internal routing makes it easy to add a dropper post that lets you lower your saddle on the fly for more confident descending. With 8 different sizes to choose from, each with smart wheel sizing, the Marlin has a bike made to fit every rider, ensuring the perfect fit for you.
Why We Like This Trek Marlin Bike
We really like the Marlin 7 for its trail-savvy mountain bike frame that's upgrade-compatible, so it can grow with you as you take on bigger trails and tougher features, and with its Thru Skew, a better, stronger, more precisely aligned rear wheel retention system, you can roll harder and with more confidence, whether that's for leisure riding, commuting or even XC racing.
If you're looking for a bike that will take your trail riding to the next level, the Trek Marlin 7 is the ideal choice because of its balance of price and performance.
In summary, if you're after a top-notch cross-country bike that's capable of fulfilling a daily commuter role as well, and you want extremely good value for money, then the Trek Marlin 7 is a bike you definitely need to consider.
|Frame||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm ThruSkew|
|Fork||RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 46 mm offset for 29" wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel|
|Hub front||Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 100 mm ThruSkew|
|Hub rear||Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5 mm QR|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru axle|
|Rim||Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve|
|Tyre||Bontrager XT3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.40"|
|Shifter||Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Deore M5120, long cage|
|Crank||FSA Alpha Drive, 28T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length|
|Bottom bracket||FSA, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 122.5 mm spindle|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10-speed|
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