Trek Marlin 6 2020 Mountain Bike [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on August 24, 2020
Trek Marlin 6 Review
Trek Marlin 6 is an off-road choice for cross country bikers. It comes coated in an Alpha Silver Alumunium Frame that ensures the bike is lightweight with internal encasings to guard the cables and avoid mishaps.
Since its an off-road bike that prefers being taken on mountain rides, it comes with the tech that supports mountainous terrains without having to look bulky.
Alpha Silver Aluminium Frame
Equipped with an Alpha Silver Aluminium Frame that ensures the bike is lightweight, the trek marlin 6 is a beauty to ride. The lightweight feature allows for better handling and quicker maneuvers especially when negotiating bends and turns at high speeds down mountain slopes.
Bontrager XR3 27.5/29 x 2.2” Tyres
The Trek Marlin 6 is designed with the Bontrager XR3 27.5/29 x 2.2” tires that ensure a smooth and perfect ride on the road. The tires found on the Trek Marlin 6 is capable of efficient traction on rocky, swampy, and normal asphalt trails.
The tires are well threaded with good tubing to avoid trudging especially when taking on difficult landscapes.
Shimano Altus 16 Speed Drivetrain
The Shimano Altus 16 Speed Drivetrain feature provides modified gear options that give the bike thrust and momentum either dashing down a rocky side of a mountain on gaining on an opposing rider. Fully supported by an SR Suntour XCT 30 fork to make the bike tougher for very difficult trails.
Tektro HD-276 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Armored with the Tektro HD-276 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, which are reliable, the bike can be trusted to come to stops at when due.
The brakes which are supported by a chainstay mount and .short reach lever makes it easy to halt with the least effort needed.
Fork: 100mm travel, coil spring, SR Suntour XCT 30, hydraulic lockout, preload
Frame: 135×5 mm QR, Alpha Silver Aluminium, rack and kickstand mount, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus M310
Front Derailleur: Dual-pull, Shimano Altus M315, top swing, 34.9 mm clamp
Chainset: 36/22, Shimano M315
Number of Gears: 16
Cassette: 8-speed, Shimano HG31, 11-34
Bottom Bracket: Threaded cartridge. 73 mm, VP BC73
Shifters: 8-speed, Shimano Altus M315
Handlebars: 5mm rise, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm
Chain: 8-speed, KMC Z8.3
Headset: 1-1/8”, Semi-integrated
Stem: 7-degree, Bontrager alloy, Blendr-compatible, 31.8mm
Brakeset: Short-reach lever, Tektro HD-M276 Hydraulic disc
Rear Hub: 135×5 mm QR, Formula DC-22, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 6-bolt, alloy
Front Hub: 5×100 mm QR. Formula DC-20, 6-bolt, alloy
Grips: Bontrager XR Endurance Comp
Rims: Double-wall, Schrader valve, Bontrager Connection, 20 mm width, 32-hole
Weight: 14.08 kg
Saddle: Steel rails, Bontrager Arvada
Seatpost: 12 mm offset, 31.6 mm, Bontrager alloy
Tires: Wire bead, 30 TPI, 29×2.20”, Bontrager XR3 Comp
Does the trek marlin 6 have a tube?
Yes. The Trek Marlin 6 has a tube embedded in the tires.
Does the trek marlin 6 have a thru-axle?
No. The Trek Marlin 6 does not have a thru-axle. Instead, it has a quick-release skewer.
The Trek Marlin 6 is equipped with just about everything to make your riding experience an enjoyable one. From its range of Bontrager tires saddles and handlebar down to its Shimano decked shifter, derailleur, and crankset, the bike was built for the rocks.
At just about 14kg of weight, the Trek Marlin 6 is one of the bikes that takes handling to a whole new level.