The 2023 Trek Marlin Frameset Gen 2 XXL GLOSS ALPINE / GLOSS DNISTER FADE is available at the following locations.
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The Marlin Frame Set is a lightweight, versatile mountain bike frame great for building up as a fast cross-country race bike or a rugged flat bar commuter. It's made of strong Alpha Silver Aluminium and is quick and capable on pavement, gravel and singletrack alike.
A lightweight and sturdy Alpha Silver Aluminium frame, internal routing to protect cables from the elements, mounts for a rear rack and kickstand, and a head set. A rear quick-release skewer makes it easy to take off the rear wheel. Designed with Smart Wheel Sizing: smaller frames fit 27.5" wheels and larger frames fit 29" wheels.
It's a light and capable frame set at 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.
- 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
- It's really fun to ride, and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike
- Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
- Like every Trek, it's backed by a lifetime warranty
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.
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.
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|Colours||GLOSS ALPINE / GLOSS DNISTER FADE|
|Sizes||L, M, ML, S, XL, XS, XXL|
|Barcodes||601842674468, 601842674475, 601842674482, 601842674499, 601842674505, 601842674512, 601842674529|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||5268493, 5268494, 5268495, 5268496, 5268497, 5268498, 5268499|
You can choose how to receive your new bike. You can click and collect from our stores, pick a fast courier delivery or premium hand delivery. Whichever option you choose your bike will be fully assembled and checked by one of our experienced mechanics.
We regularly check our prices against our competitors to ensure that you are getting a good deal. If you find an item cheaper within seven days of purchase, just let us know and ask us to match the price.
Cycles UK provides 14 days of free insurance on all new bikes sold to UK customers. As part of our service, your new bike is automatically covered with 14 days’ FREE insurance against theft and accidental damage.
Opinions of contact points such as saddles, shoes and grips can vary a lot between different riders. If you buy a contact point from Cycles UK and you don’t find it comfortable, you can return it within 30 days, and we’ll swap it for something else.
On most Trek mountain bikes the XS and S sizes will come with a 27.5" wheel while the M and above will come with a 29" wheel. The XXS size is generally a 26" wheel.
|Rider Height (CM)||134.6 - 144.7||145 - 154.6||155 - 164.75||165 - 172.5||172.75 - 180||180.25 - 187.75||188 - 195.25||195.5 - 203.25|
|Rider Height (Feet and Inches)||4' 4" - 4' 9.0"||4' 9.1" - 5' 0.9"||5' 1.0" - 5' 4.9"||5' 5.0" - 5' 7.9"||5' 8.0" - 5' 10.9"||5' 11" - 6' 1.9"||6' 2" - 6' 4.9"||6' 5" - 6' 8"|