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Trek Marlin 5
  • Color: Radioactive Yellow/Trek Black/Trek Cyan
  • Color: Matte Dnister Black/Rhymes with Orange/Viper Red
  • Color: Matte Viper Red

Trek Marlin 5

2015/2016

Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
$429.00
$499.99
Matte Viper Red
18.5-inch (29 wheels)
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Product Details

2015/2016 Trek Marlin 5

Fishing for a great trail ride is easy with Trek's Marlin. Its super-light aluminum frame features the perfect geometry for its size wheels for superior cornering, climbing and descending. Adding to those attributes is a set of go-fast knobbies and a 75mm-travel fork that smooths the trail and steers you through the roughest terrain. Plus, component highlights include a 21-speed Shimano drivetrain, a host of reliable Bontrager parts and mechanical disc brakes that give you stopping power in all conditions.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Silver butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
    Fork SR Suntour M-3030, 75mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-550
    Hubs Formula
    Tires 29: Bontrager XR1, 29 x 2.2/2.0; 27.5: XR2, 27.5 x 2.2
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 12-32
    Shifters Shimano Altus EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite
    Stem Bontrager
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Mechanical disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Matte Viper Red / 18.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479301676 519003 MAR25340660D
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    4.0 stars

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Stylish  (9)
    • Lightweight  (7)
    • Durable  (5)
    • Comfortable  (4)
    • Fast  (2)

    Cons

    • Brakes  (2)
    • Built cheap 
    • Flimsy 
    • Forks 
    • Front fork 

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering  (5)
    • Comfort  (2)
    • Commute 
    • Commuting 
    • Exercise 

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    2.0

    Worst Bike I Have Owned

    By Magnus

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Forks
    • Brakes
    • Wheels

    Best Uses

    • Not Much

    Comments:

    This is the worst bike I have ever owned. The AT-550 wheels are terrible. I've had to have the LBS true them and now I have a broken spoke. These are single walled rims on a mountain bike. Why??? Also, the forks stink as well. I guess I'm going to need to do something about these rims to even think about riding it. Not happy. :-(

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    5.0

    The best bike I've had

    By Slava

    from Orem, UT

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort

      Comments:

      I'm using this bike over 1,5 years. I'm really glad I have it!

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      4.0

      Love My Marlin!

      By Kirsten

      from Marquette, MI

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Rides Smooth
      • Cool
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Red
      • Disc Brakes

      Cons

      • Matte Finish Scratches

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Trail Rides

      Comments:

      I love this bike for riding around campus and exploring some trails in Marquette or SE Michigan. Cool color and looks so nice! The color is great but is easy to scratch. Great bike for the price though!

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      2.0

      JUNK!!!!!!!!!!

      By Justin F.

      from Marysville

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Built Cheap
      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Comfort

      Comments:

      I sold it after 1 trip out with it. Never again will I buy a Trek mountain bike.

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      3.0

      Good Entry Level Bike but....

      By Bill

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Drive Train

      Cons

      • Brakes

      Best Uses

      • Mountaineering
      • Short Commutes

      Comments:

      I have had this bike a year now. I am a larger guy 6'2" and 250lbs. I bought this bike and started biking 5 miles to and from work and riding it off road on the weekends. The brakes have not been able to stop me twice when going down some steeper inclines in town. I replaced the brake pads but with no fix. I ended up upgrading to hydraulic brakes which also required a shifter change but over all I do like the bike. I would recommend this bike with the stipulation that if you are a bigger guy please consider upgrading the brakes first with something with bigger brake pads. It is not any fun flying out in traffic. Trek customer service has been awesome.

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      4.0

      A lot of fun, super fast!

      By Will

      from Beaumont, tx

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Nimble
      • Stylish
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Front Fork

      Best Uses

      • Exercise
      • Commute
      • Trails
      • Mountain

      Comments:

      I use this bike daily for a 15 mile pick me up in the mornings. For the price I received much more than I expected. It rides and shifts super smooth, small to medium bumps may as well not exist. My one real issue is it seems the front fork is a little soft. Other than that I couldn't be happier!

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      5.0

      Trek Marlin 5

      By Simon

      from Kalamazoo, MI

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountaineering

        Comments:

        My main use for this bike is recreation and exercise. Very stylish, great suspension, smooth ride The only slightly bad thing about the bike is the uncomfortable seat, but you will get used to it after a few rides and padded shorts/pants help a lot. Overall great bike, would recommend to anyone wanting to get into cycling

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        5.0

        Trek Marlin 5

        By Bronco

        from Kalamazoo, MI

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Stylish
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountaineering

          Comments:

          I do not even know where to start! For the price you get a great bike that isn't as heavy as other bikes in this price range. I had a Specialized Myka before and absolutely hated it! I am so in love with this Trek. It handles very well on the trails and is a fast bike.

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          5.0

          TREK Marlin 5 29er = Ready to Roll

          By RespectTheTREK

          from Trail City, OR

          About Me Expert

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Stylish
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Urban
            • Trail
            • Street

            Comments:

            Ride at will! I rode this beauty back from the shop and enjoyed every minute of it. Maiden voyage was 15 miles, and this rig rolls! Light, FAST, and Durable. Very well made. This Trek ate everything I could throw at it including curbs and drop offs. This is a great entry 29er you can modify as your skills progress. Part of the fun is adding components and optimizing it for you. That said, this bike is good to go as is. I agree that it could use double walled rims, but bang for buck, this is it. Very smooth ride, good feedback, and G2 geometry handles like a dream. Double thumbs up! One for the bike and one for the guys at Cyclists Choice Gulfport, MS.

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            4.0

            Let the bike do its job Ride Hard

            By Lets Go 1779

            from Fort Worth Tx

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Packs Well
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Needs Double Walled Rims

            Best Uses

            • Mountaineering
            • Ride Hard Moutain
            • Mountain Ride

            Comments:

            When we ride we ride hard. the first trip on this bike was 26.8 miles one way. That day a 53.6 miles round trip handled well. Sturdy Light weight. Runs great, whole lot bike for the price. Since then put clip in peddles on makes it even better still getting the hang of those. The First little trip I Knocked 18 seconds off my usual time. 3.3miles

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