The Marlin 5 is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A front suspension fork with 100 mm of travel, 21 speeds and mounts for a rack and mudguards make it an ideal choice for new trail riders or anyone looking for a comfortable, stable commuter with the ruggedness of a real mountain bike.
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It's right for you if...
You're new to the trail and want a serious mountain bike that doubles as a commuter – and you want it all at exceptional value.
The tech you get
The Marlin 5 has 21 speeds and a wide range of gearing, which means that you never need to pedal too hard or easy on terrain that varies in elevation. It's equipped with hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes and a 100 mm suspension fork with a lockout feature – that's the same amount of travel favoured by most cross-country racers.
Why we love it
The final word
The Marlin 5 is built according to Trek's MTB heritage, and is more than capable of taking on trail adventures. But it's also versatile. It's a popular ride on university campuses because the rack and mudguard mounts make it easy to accessorise and haul a load. The lockout feature on the fork lets you lock the suspension for the most efficient ride on smooth surfaces.
|frame||Alpha Silver Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, rack and mudguard mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|front suspension||RST Gila, coil spring, preload, mechanical lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5- 80 mm travel)|
|front hub||Formula DC20 alloy|
|rear hub||Formula DC22 alloy|
|rims||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" (13.5 & 15.5- 27.5x2.20")|
|shifters||Shimano Altus M310, 7-speed|
|front derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY500|
|rear derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY300|
|crank||Shimano Tourney TY501, 42/34/24|
|bottom bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|cassette||Shimano HG20, 12-32, 7-speed|
|pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
|saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1|
|seatpost||Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 12 mm offset|
|handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise|
|stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible|
|grips||Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic|
|brakeset||Tektro M285 hydraulic disc|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|FRAME||Alpha Silver Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, rack and mudguard mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||RST Gila, coil spring, preload, mechanical lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5- 80 mm travel)|
|FRONT HUB||Formula DC20 alloy|
|REAR HUB||Formula DC22 alloy|
|RIMS||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" (13.5 & 15.5- 27.5x2.20")|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M310, 7-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY500|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY300|
|CRANK||Shimano Tourney TY501, 42/34/24|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|Cassette||Shimano HG20, 12-32, 7-speed|
|PEDALS||Wellgo nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1|
|Seatpost||Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 12 mm offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible|
|GRIPS||Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic|
|Brakeset||Tektro M285 hydraulic disc|
|Fork Travel||0 - 100mm|