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2023 Trek Marlin 8 Gen 2 Hardtail Mountain Bike

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GLOSS RADIOACTIVE RED / NAUTICAL

Size:

L - 29 WHEEL

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The 2023 Trek Marlin 8 Gen 2 Hardtail Mountain Bike is a race-worthy mountain bike that won’t break the bank. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork, tubeless-ready wheels and wide-range 1x drive train make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross-country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.

The Trek Marlin is built around a lightweight aluminium frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look. The bike comes in lots of sizes and Marlin models in XSmall and Small frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount. The smaller bikes also have smaller wheels with XXSmall bikes running 26” wheels, XSmall and Small bikes running 27.5” wheels and bikes from medium up running 29” wheels.

The Marlin 6 comes with a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy Silver fork with a Solo Air spring and TurnKey hydraulic lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless-ready Bontrager Kovee wheels and a simple 1x12 drivetrain that ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. The wide-range 11-50 cassette gives you all the gears you need for clawing up climbs.


This bike is perfect for

Riders who want a race-ready mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a lighter, higher-quality suspension fork, wide-range 1x drivetrain and tubeless-ready wheels.

Key Features

  • It's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too
  • The 1x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need, and none you don’t
  • The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring
  • Setting your wheels up tubeless reduces the overall weight of your bike and the chances that you’ll get a flat
  • Marlin models in XXS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
  • Like every Trek, it's backed by a lifetime warranty

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

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.


Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

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.


Read our full mountain bike buyers guide


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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:

Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.

Frame - Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR
Fork - RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring
Hub front - Formula DC-20 LW, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100 mm QR
Hub rear - Formula DC-22LW, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5 mm QR
Rim - Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve
Spokes - 14 g stainless steel
Tyre - Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 26x2.40" (XXS), 27.5x2.35" (XS & S), 29x2.35" (M , ML , L , XL , XXL)
Shifter - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleur - SRAM SX Eagle
Crank - SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline)
Bottom bracket - Truvativ Powerspline, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 118 mm spindle
Cassette - SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
Chain - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Pedal - VP-536 nylon platform
Saddle - Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width
Seatpost - Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset
Handlebar - Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise
Grips - Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
Stem - Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree
Head set - Semi-integrated, 1-1/8"
Brake - Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
Brake rotor Shimano RT26, 6-bolt
Weight Medium size - 13.20 kg / 29.1 lbs (with tubes)

Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).

Brand Trek
Model Year 2023
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