Trek Marlin 7 2020 Mountain Bike [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on March 21, 2022
Trek Marlin 7 review
Bikes are built for different purposes. In the case of the Trek Marlin, it was built for mountain racing. With its Alpha silver aluminium frame that is decked with a RockShox fork and an 18 speed drivetrain, the bike can meander along mountainous trails at top speeds.
The Shimano MT200 hydraulic brake discs also lend credence to the ability of the bike to stop abruptly with the least effort. The Bontrager XR2 tires also helps in traction as it was threaded for tough situations.
4 Core Features
Alpha Silver Aluminum Frame – The Trek Marlin 7 features an Alpha Silver Aluminum Frame that is light in weight and stress-resistant. Adding to its demeanor is the kickstand mount that accompanies the bike with a chainstay disc brake mount that holds the brake in place.
Bontrager XR2 Comp 29×2.20” Tyres – There is no better confidence in riding a bike on a long-distance journey than having a strong grip on the road. The tires of the Trek Marlin 7 were aggressively designed with high-quality Bontrager covering for optimum traction.
Shimano Altus 2×9 Speed Drivetrain – Equipped with a Shimano Altus 2×9 Speed Drivetrain feature that gives the bike the double of what a regular 9-speed drivetrain bike has to offer without any hiccups when performing a shift at any point.
Equally bedecked with Shimano brakes to support whatever the Shimano Altus drivetrain is thrusting.
RockShox XC 30 coil spring 100mm air fork – This feature is a perfect and the ideal inclusion for bike riders who prefer a comprehensive fork that does extremely well on different grounds. The RockShox suspension fork with a 100mm QR and a turnkey lockout keeps the bike in great shape whilst taking on any terrain
Fork: 100mm travel, coil spring, TurnKey lockout, RockShox XC30, preload, 100mm QR
Frame: 135x5mm QR, internal routing, rack and kickstand mount, Alpha Silver Aluminum, chainstay disc brake mount
Chainset: 36/22, Shimano HG200
Rear Derailleur: Shadow design, Shimano Acera M3000, long cage
Front Derailleur: 34.9mm clamp, dual pull, Shimano Altus M2020, top swing
Bottom Bracket; threaded cartridge, VP BC73, 73mm
Shifters: 9 speed, Shimano Altus M2010
Pedals: VP-536 nylon platform
Cassette: 9 speed, Shimano HG200, 11-36
Handlebars: 5mm rise, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm
Chain: 9 speed, KMC X9
Grips: nylon lock-on, Bontrager XR Trail Comp
Headset: 1-1/8”, Semi-integrated
Brakeset: Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
Stem: 7 degrees, Bontrager alloy, Blendr compatible, 31.8mm
Rear Hub: 135x5mm QR, 6-bolt, Formula DC-22, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, alloy
Front Hub: Alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR, Formula DC-20
Rims: Presta valve, Bontrager Connection, 32-hole, double-wall, 20mm width
Saddle: 138mm width, Bontrager Arvada, steel rails
Tires: 30 TPI, Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead
Weight: 14.08 kg / 31.05 lbs (alongside tubes)
Seatpost: 12mm offset, 31.6mm, Bontrager alloy
It has powerful and reliable brakes
It is great for climbing mountains
It is perfect for long-distance journey
The paintwork looks incredible and turns heads
It may not be the best for jumps on trails
Does it come with Pedals?
Yes, it comes with a VP-936 nylon platform pedals
Does it come with a headset?
Yes, it comes with a semi-integrated headset
The Trek Marlin 7 has it all for a perfect ride on any landscape Take on other rider or the terrain itself with the bikes able Shimano Altus 9 speed shifters. It’s RockShox XC 30 fork with coil spring and a turnkey lockout keeps the bike in excellent riding shape even taking on the worst of trails.
The set of Bontrager handlebars, stem, rims and grips adds to the bulk and sturdiness of the bike giving it a total tough visage which bikers favor.