Marlin 7 is your best friend on the trail and wherever else you roll thanks to its confidence-boosting trail geometry. It offers the perfect balance between price and performance with an upgraded RockShox suspension fork that makes quick work of rocks and bumps in your path and precise Shimano Deore shifting.
You want a go-anywhere trail bike that's got upgrades where it matters most, but won't break the bank. You want to build skills on the trail, and need a bike with confidence-inspiring geometry.
A lightweight aluminium frame with modern trail riding geometry and internal routing that keeps cables protected and keeps the bike looking sleek. An upgraded RockShox suspension fork that smooths out rowdy trails, 10-speed fuss-free Shimano Deore shifting and the serious stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes.
The Marlin 7 is the go-to trail bike for those wanting to build skills on the singletrack and get the best bang for their bucks with upgraded suspension and confidence-inspiring geometry.
- You get real-deal modern mountain bike geometry that keeps handling confident when you're on singletrack, but is versatile enough for use on roads and bike trails too
- Its upgraded RockShox fork gives you 100 mm of suspension for turning rocks and roots in the trail into smooth-sailing
- Rack and mudguard mounts make it easy to accessorise, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
- Internal routing makes it easy to add a dropper post that lets you lower your saddle on the fly for more confident descending
- Marlin models in sizes XXS and XS have a curved top tube and lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
Expanded size range
With 8 different sizes, the Marlin has a bike made to fit every rider. Each frame is equipped with smart wheel sizing, with XXS frames rolling on 26" wheels, and wheel sizes increasing proportionally along with frame sizes, so every rider gets the fit they need.
The secret to Marlin's popularity is a real trail-savvy mountain bike frame that's upgrade-compatible, so it can grow with you as you take on bigger trails and tougher features.
Roll stronger with Thru Skew
Goodbye open dropouts. The Thru Skewer is a better, stronger, more precisely aligned rear wheel retention system that keeps your wheel more secure than quick-release skewers while still using the standard 135 mm rear hub spacing.
Upgrade your pedals and love your bike more
Pedals are two of the five touchpoints that connect you with your bike, and even though this bike comes with a pair, upgrading to pedals that boost control and grip will greatly improve your ride. See the pedal guide and find the best pedals for your riding style. We recommend flat pedals for simple versatility.
Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.
XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.
Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.
Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.
Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.
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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.
It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:
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|Frame||Size XXL, UNI, Aluminium, Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm ThruSkew|
|Wheel Size||Front 29|
|Wheel Size||Rear 29|
|Fork||RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 46 mm offset for 29" wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel|
|Gears||DERAILLEUR, Shimano, 1 Gears|
|Wheels||UNKNOWN, Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless-Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 100 mm ThruSkew Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5 mm QR|
|Shifters||SHIMANO, Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed,|
|Front Brake||SH, Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180 mm // Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Brake||SH, Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180 mm // Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Crankset||FSA, FSA Alpha Drive, 28T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length FSA, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 122.5 mm spindle|
|Chain||KMC, KMC X10, 10-speed|
|Headset||UNBRANDED, Semi-integrated, 1-1/8"|
|Handlebar||BONTRAGER, Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width|
|Stem||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Comp, 31.8 mm, Blendr compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||BONTRAGER|
|Saddle||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
|Colours||TEAL TO NAUTICAL NAVY FADE|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||5277399|
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