The Marlin 7 is where race-worthy mountain bikes begin. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork and widest range of gearing in the Marlin family make this model the best choice for new riders who want a cross-country hardtail with great parts that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.
It's right for you if...
You're new to the trail but have serious single-track aspirations, and want a race-worthy mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a higher-quality suspension fork.
The tech you get
The flagship model of the Marlin line-up has a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminium frame with internal derailleur routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, a high-quality RockShox fork with a lockout feature and 100 mm of travel, a 27-speed drivetrain and a low-profile Shimano Shadow rear derailleur that's made to avoid snagging on trail debris. The quality fork and parts make Marlin 7 fully capable of taking on off-road marathon rides and XC races.
The final word
The RockShox suspension and wider range of gearing make it the best choice in the Marlin line-up for new mountain bikers who know that they want a serious bike for their money.
Why you'll love it
|frame||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal derailleur, dropper post and brake routing, chainstay brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|front suspension||RockShox XC 30, coil spring, preload, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5 80 mm travel)|
|front hub||Formula DC20 alloy|
|rear hub||Formula DC22 alloy|
|rims||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20? (13.5 & 15.5 27.5x2.20?)|
|shifters||Shimano Altus M2000, 9-speed|
|front derailleur||Shimano Altus M2000|
|rear derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow|
|crank||Shimano MT100, 40/30/22|
|bottom bracket||Sealed cartridge, 73 mm|
|cassette||Shimano HG200, 11-34, 9-speed|
|pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset|
|handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (13.5 690 mm width)|
|stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, Blendr compatible|
|grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|headset||1-1/8? threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings|
|brakeset||Tektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5 Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)|
|fork travel||0 - 100mm|
|shock travel||0 - 100mm|
|FRAME||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal derailleur, dropper post and brake routing, chainstay brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||RockShox XC 30, coil spring, preload, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5 80 mm travel)|
|FRONT HUB||Formula DC20 alloy|
|REAR HUB||Formula DC22 alloy|
|RIMS||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20? (13.5 & 15.5 27.5x2.20?)|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M2000, 9-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus M2000|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow|
|CRANK||Shimano MT100, 40/30/22|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge, 73 mm|
|Cassette||Shimano HG200, 11-34, 9-speed|
|PEDALS||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (13.5 690 mm width)|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, Blendr compatible|
|GRIPS||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Headset||1-1/8? threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings|
|Brakeset||Tektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5 Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)|
|Fork Travel||0 - 100mm|
|Shock Travel||0 - 100mm|
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You purchase your bike from evocycles.co.nz
Our expert mechanic pulls your bike out of the box and builds it to 100%, excluding accessories (i.e racks and baskets). We tune the brakes and gears then test ride to ensure everything runs smoothly.
We then take off a few simple parts to fit the bike into the box. We double check to ensure all the parts are enclosed, before sealing the box and sending to you.
Your bike arrives!
You use 2-3 common tools to fit a few simple parts. If you get stuck, use our help centre and bike assembly guides or give us a call and we'll talk you through the process.