Marlin 6 is a quality introductory cross country mountain bike with front suspension, 24 speeds, and a wide range of gearing for easier pedaling on climbs. It's built in Trek's trail heritage, but also equipped with features like rack and fender mounts that make it a great choice for daily commuters.
Ride the fastest wheel that fits with Smart Wheel Size Ride-tuned aluminium frame is XC light, mountain tough Extended size range gives you a better fit for a better ride Backed by Trek's limited lifetime warranty
It's right for you if...
You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at a great value, with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail.
The tech you get
Marlin 6 has 24 speeds, a wide-range cassette so you can always find the right gear for your terrain, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a 100mm suspension fork with a lockout feature—that's the same amount of travel favored by most cross country racers.
The final word
Marlin 6 is built to stand up to the trail, but also equipped with rack and fender mounts and a wider range of gears that make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.
Why we love it
****NOTE: This bike is available for purchase online, but must be picked up from an approved store.
|frame||Alpha Silver Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, rack and mudguard mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|front suspension||RST Gila, coil spring, preload, mechanical lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5- 80mm travel)|
|wheels||Formula alloy hubs, Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled rims|
|front hub||Formula DC20 alloy|
|rear hub||Formula DC22 alloy|
|rims||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (13.5 & 15.5- 27.5x2.20")|
|shifters||Shimano Altus M310, 8-speed|
|front derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY700|
|rear derailleur||Shimano Altus|
|crank||Shimano Tourney TY501, 42/34/24|
|bottom bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|cassette||Shimano HG20, 12-32, 8-speed|
|pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
|saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1|
|seatpost||Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset|
|handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7mm rise, Blendr compatible|
|grips||Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic|
|headset||1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings|
|brakeset||Tektro M285 hydraulic disc|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|FRAME||Alpha Silver Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, rack and mudguard mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||RST Gila, coil spring, preload, mechanical lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5- 80mm travel)|
|Wheels||Formula alloy hubs, Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled rims|
|FRONT HUB||Formula DC20 alloy|
|REAR HUB||Formula DC22 alloy|
|RIMS||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (13.5 & 15.5- 27.5x2.20")|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M310, 8-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY700|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Altus|
|CRANK||Shimano Tourney TY501, 42/34/24|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|Cassette||Shimano HG20, 12-32, 8-speed|
|PEDALS||Wellgo nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1|
|Seatpost||Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7mm rise, Blendr compatible|
|GRIPS||Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic|
|Headset||1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings|
|Brakeset||Tektro M285 hydraulic disc|
|Fork Travel||0 - 100mm|