Marlin 6 is a quality introductory cross-country mountain bike with front suspension and an upgraded 2x8 drivetrain that's light, simple and easy to use. It's built in Trek's trail heritage, but also equipped with features like mounts for a rack and a kickstand, which makes it a great choice for daily commuters.
It's right for you if...
You're testing the waters of off-road riding and want a real mountain bike at great value, with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail.
The tech you get
The heart of Marlin 6 is a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminium frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look. It has an efficient 2x8 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a suspension fork with 100mm of travel plus a lockout feature that lets you temporarily lock the suspension for better efficiency while climbing.
The final word
The Marlin 6 has performance features like suspension lockout, stronger double-walled rims and hydraulic disc brakes. It's also equipped with rack and kickstand mounts and a wide range of gears. These design details make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.
Why you'll love it
Please note: Bike accessories shown in images sold separately (e.g. Racks, Lights etc). Please refer to bike specifications for included components.****NOTE: This bike is available for purchase online, but must be picked up from an approved store.
|frame||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR|
|fork||SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 100mm QR, 100mm travel|
|front suspension||SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 51mm offset for 29" wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel|
|front hub||Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR|
|rear hub||Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR|
|rims||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, Schrader valve|
|tyres||Bontrager XR3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20"|
|shifters||Shimano Altus M315, 8-speed|
|front derailleur||Shimano Altus M315, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull|
|rear derailleur||Shimano Altus M310|
|crank||Shimano M315, 36/22|
|bottom bracket||VP BC73, 73mm, threaded cartridge|
|cassette||Shimano HG31, 11-34, 8-speed|
|chain||KMC Z8.3, 8-speed|
|pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails|
|seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
|handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise|
|grips||Bontrager XR Endurance Comp|
|stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree|
|head set||Semi-integrated, 1-1/8"|
|brake set||Tektro HD-M276 hydraulic disc, short-reach lever|
|weight||14.08kg / 31.05lbs (with tubes)|
|weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136kg (300lb)|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|FRAME||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 100mm QR, 100mm travel|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 51mm offset for 29" wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel|
|FRONT HUB||Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR|
|REAR HUB||Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR|
|RIMS||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, Schrader valve|
|TYRES||Bontrager XR3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20"|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M315, 8-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus M315, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Altus M310|
|CRANK||Shimano M315, 36/22|
|Bottom Bracket||VP BC73, 73mm, threaded cartridge|
|Cassette||Shimano HG31, 11-34, 8-speed|
|Chain||KMC Z8.3, 8-speed|
|PEDALS||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise|
|GRIPS||Bontrager XR Endurance Comp|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree|
|Head Set||Semi-integrated, 1-1/8"|
|BRAKE SET||Tektro HD-M276 hydraulic disc, short-reach lever|
|Weight||14.08kg / 31.05lbs (with tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136kg (300lb)|
|Fork 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.