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Trek Marlin 5 2020 [Review]

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OVERVIEW
Category 
Bikes
Make
Trek
Model
Marlin 5
Type
Mountain Bike
Year
2020

The Trek Marlin 5 is a favorite for mountain riders, who enjoy adventurous daily rounds. Its configuration allows it to move on and off a hilly trail. With anterior suspension fork that boasts of 100mm of movement, coupled with 21 different speeds navigating biking trails is usually a walkover with this bike.

If you are the biker who favors carrying edibles, then the support for a rack on this bike was built especially for you.

HIGHLY DURABLE ALPHA SILVER ALUMINIUM FRAME 

The Trek Marlin 5 is the industry-standard Alpha Silver Aluminium material. The cables have an internal connection, which eliminates the possibility of accumulating dirt and getting damaged. 

Simply designed with a frame that effectively supports different rider weights. It also permits firm grip and easy navigation on different and difficult terrains.

It has a sleek design that appeals to riders of varying ages and body sizes.

SOPHISTICATED SR SUNTOUR XCE 28 SUSPENSION FORK SYSTEM

The Trek Marlin 5 features a suspension fork made from quality SR Suntour materials. The maximum length of the travel suspension is 100mm. Regardless of the terrain, the fork has you covered. 

It ensures effortless tackling on the toughest trails. If you enjoy enduro rides, the SR Suntour XCE 28 Fork makes it possible.  

The saddle mount is manufactured from Bontrager Arvada for deeper comforts on an extended hike. 

FAST-GRIPPING TEKTRO HD-275 HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEM 

The Trek Marlin 5 comes with Tektro HD-275 disc brakes. They are so effective that a push of your finger will get it to stop. Unlike disc brakes that are powered mechanically, which requires sufficient energy to respond, the Tektro HD-275 works seamlessly. 

Whether the rider is a young child or a frail youth, you can rest assured they are in control of the brake levers. 

LONG-LASTING BONTRAGER TIRES AND WHEELS 

The Trek Marlin 5 tires contain high-quality Bontrager fibers which make them durable. These tires provide the needed traction on rocky, loose, concrete, grassy, dry, or wet surfaces.

It has an adaptable wheel size. The Trek Marlin 5 is designed with wheels that suit your frame perfectly. As a typical rider, you fall into one of the following two categories – 27.5″ or 29″. All body frames between S and 2XL are perfectly covered. 

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SPECIFICATIONS

Cartridge diameter: 73mm. 

Cassette composition: 7-speed, Shimano HG200 material. 

Pedals: VP-536 grade nylon. 

Saddle: Bontrager-formulated alloy.  

Saddle Dimensions: 31.6mm length, offset of 12mm, and a double bolt head

Handlebars: dimensions are 31.8mm by 5mm. 

Grips: lock-on, durable Comp. 

Stem: Bontrager-formulated alloy. 31.8mm by 7° dimensions. 

Weight: 14.59kg. 

Fork: SR Suntour XCE 28 Materials; preloaded coil spring; a G2 Geometry; 51mm width

Tires: Bontrager-manufactured; XR2 27.5/29 by 2.2/2.0

Wheels: front – DC20 formulated alloy; rear – DC27 formulated alloy. 

Drivetrain: variable speed, with 21 options. Shimano Tourney material. 

Shifters: 7-speed customizable Shimano Altus M310 device.

Pros
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It is easy to assemble. 

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It can move on various surfaces. 

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Its 21-speed gear keeps the rider protected under different riding conditions. 

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It has a responsive braking system that requires minimal effort. 

Cons
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The wheels might bend when performing extreme jumps. 

FAQs

Which type of jump can the Trek Marlin 5 perform? 

As a beginner’s oriented bike, it has the capacity for only simple jumps and jumps to negotiate bends on biking trails.

Which type of suspension system does it have? 

It has an adjustable, preloaded coil spring suspension. 

Conclusion

If you are a new rider or just an adventurous pleasure seeker, the Trek Marlin 5 gives you the sturdiness and comfort that comes with modern bikes.s 

It has several components, which makes it a top choice for mountain bikers and commuter riders.

It is moderately priced to fit into your tight budget. With a sleek and appealing design, you will get value for your money. 

Latest Price: Trek Marlin 5

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