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Trek Marlin 5

Trek Marlin 5

2017

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (18 Reviews)
$449.99
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Product Details

2017 Trek Marlin 5

Marlin takes its cue from light, fast XC bikes. The right wheel size for each frame size, performance pedigree, and unbeatable ride feel make Marlin the perfect trail rider.

When you're ready for longer days on the bike, bigger challenges on the trail, and all the fun of the full mountain biking experience, you're ready for Marlin.

Key Features

- Ride the fastest wheel that fits with Smart Wheel Size
- Ride-tuned aluminum frame is XC light, mountain tough
- Extended size range gives you a better fit for a better ride

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers
    Fork SR Suntour XCT, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
    Headset 1-1/8-inch threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
    Hubs Front: Formula DC20 alloy; Rear: DC27 alloy
    Spokes Bontrager 14-gauge
    Tires Bontrager XR2: Front: 29 x 2.2; Rear: 29 x 2.0 (13.5 & 15.5 Frame: 27.5 x 2.0)
    Crankset Shimano Tourney TY501
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
    Chain KMC Z51
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY500
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY300
    Rear Cogs Shimano HG20, 7-speed: 12-32
    Shifters Shimano Altus EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic
    Stem Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7mm rise, Blendr compatible
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro M280 mechanical disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Green-light / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451593 532420 MAR24250188T
    Green-light / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451609 532421 MAR24178377T
    Green-light / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451623 532423 MAR22169627T
    Green-light / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451630 532424 MAR2230207T
    Green-light / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451647 532425 MAR2213386T
    Green-light / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451654 532426 MAR22866954T
    Green-light / 23-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451661 532427
    Matte Trek Black / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451517 532412 MAR28800327K
    Matte Trek Black / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451524 532413 MAR28408048K
    Matte Trek Black / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451548 532415 MAR26838656K
    Matte Trek Black / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451555 532416 MAR26152955K
    Matte Trek Black / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451562 532417 MAR26391623K
    Matte Trek Black / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451579 532418 MAR26758573K
    Matte Trek Black / 23-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451586 532419
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 18 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Stylish  (16)
    • Lightweight  (13)
    • Durable  (10)
    • Comfortable  (8)
    • Warm  (3)

    Cons

    • Brakes  (2)
    • Needs Double Walled Rims 
    • Not Super Comfortable 
    • Fork 
    • Forks 

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering  (8)
    • Comfort  (4)
    • Commuting  (2)
    • And More  (2)
    • Trails  (2)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    4.0

    Trek Marlin5

    By Eric ride on

    from Southeast Iowa

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • 29r
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Squeaky Brakes
    • Seat Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Riding Around Town
    • Trail Riding

    Comments:

    Just purchased the Marlin 5. And I must say it is an awesome mt bike. Glad I shopped locally too, as I almost bought a my. Bike online.ive owned other Trek Mt. Bikes and this is the best one by far, my last one was a Trek 820. So I'm glad I got this Marlin 5, handles excellent and love the 29 inch wheels. Viper red looks really good for this bike too.

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    5.0

    super good

    By teganjb55

    from Vancouver,BC

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Warm
    • Forks
    • Durable
    • Tyres
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Super Comfortable

    Best Uses

    • Single Trails
    • Trails
    • And More
    • Jumps

    Comments:

    super good bike for the price cant get any better for a front fork

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    5.0

    best hard tail

    By teganjb55

    from Vancouver,BC

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Suspension Is Sooooo Good
    • Warm
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Not Super Comfy Seats

    Best Uses

    • Cross Country
    • Light Jumps
    • Single Track
    • Going On Trails
    • And More

    Comments:

    good for basically anything but not big jumps or SUPER hardcore trails

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    5.0

    Hi

    By Bear

    from Hi

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Warm
    • Stylish
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Packs Well
    • Lightweight
    • Breathability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort
      • Mountaineering

      Comments:

      It is awesome

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      5.0

      really good bike for offroading

      By stunt bikes

      from boston ma

      About Me Expert

      Pros

      • Offroader Stunt Bike
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bad Grips

      Best Uses

      • Snowboarding
      • Stunting
      • Mountaineering
      • Skiing
      • Comfort

      Comments:

      suspensions great but the spokes are weak i use this product to do offroading and races also going places

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      4.0

      great mountain bike

      By j

      from manitoba

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Great Frame
      • Packs Well
      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Suspension

      Best Uses

      • Mountaineering

      Comments:

      this bike is really good. the tires grip the terrain like if its nothing. The shifters are perfect for the bike never had a problem with them. The bike is great for trails.

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      4.0

      So far so good

      By Whoa Joey

      from Albuquerque NM

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Good Value
      • Stylish
      • Weight
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Fork

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I purchased this bike about two months ago from the local trek store. I have used it to commute around town and ride some of the trails New Mexico has to offer. I've done some easy trails as well as some moderate downhill and single track. The components are entry level but have done very well in both situations. The one thing I changed right away was the front fork. I'm 6'0 and 230 lbs. The suntour fork felt bouncy on the trails and would bottom out easily under my weight. All in all for a "sports" mountain bike I'm very satisfied with my purchase. I would definately recommend to a friend.

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      2.0

      Worst Bike I Have Owned

      By Magnus

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Forks
      • Brakes
      • Wheels

      Best Uses

      • Not Much

      Comments:

      This is the worst bike I have ever owned. The AT-550 wheels are terrible. I've had to have the LBS true them and now I have a broken spoke. These are single walled rims on a mountain bike. Why??? Also, the forks stink as well. I guess I'm going to need to do something about these rims to even think about riding it. Not happy. :-(

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      5.0

      The best bike I've had

      By Slava

      from Orem, UT

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort

        Comments:

        I'm using this bike over 1,5 years. I'm really glad I have it!

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        4.0

        Love My Marlin!

        By Kirsten

        from Marquette, MI

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Rides Smooth
        • Cool
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Red
        • Disc Brakes

        Cons

        • Matte Finish Scratches

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Trail Rides

        Comments:

        I love this bike for riding around campus and exploring some trails in Marquette or SE Michigan. Cool color and looks so nice! The color is great but is easy to scratch. Great bike for the price though!

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