The Marlin 6, a step above the Marlin 5 comes kitted out with the addition of Shimano Altus and a 32 tooth cassette that ensures you have a great range of gears for differing landscapes. As well as this you will also find the Marlin 6 has an improved fork, increasing the overall quality of suspension as well as its durability. The Marlin range, Trek refers to, as a "real mountain bike". Instead of having poorly welded aluminium that has been painted and sprayed over Trek have provided the same lifetime guarantee backed frame quality that you would expect from their entire range. Alpha Silver Aluminium is tough and stable enough to take all the trail has to throw at it yet lightweight enough to make sure you aren't slowed down when climbing the ascents. 100mm of suspension takes the pinch out of the trail as well as making your route to work that much more comfortable on the British quality of road that we have all come to know and love. Finally, the Marlin is compatible with cargo mounts for travelling with work wear or kit and hydraulic disc brakes make braking extra smooth and reliable even in challenging weather conditions.
Get into MTB
You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at a great value, with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail.
The heart of Marlin 6 is a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminium frame with internal derailleur routing. It has 24 speeds, a wide-range cassette so you can always find the right gear for your terrain, 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.
Great to commute
Performance features like suspension lockout, stronger double-walled rims and hydraulic disc brakes. It's also equipped with rack and kickstand mounts and a wider range of gears. These design details make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.
Frame - Alpha Silver Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, rack and mudguard mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers (27.5 in 13.5 and 15.5")
Front Suspension - SR Suntour XCT 30 HLO, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel) (27.5 in 13.5 and 15.5")
Bottom Bracket - Sealed cartridge
Seatpost - Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 12 mm offset
Headset - Semi-integrated, 1-1/8˝
Front & Rear Rims - Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
Front Hub - Formula DC20 alloy
Rear Hub - Formula DC22 alloy
Front & Rear Tyre - Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20˝ front, 29x2.00˝ rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20˝)
Crankset - Shimano Tourney TY501, 42/34/24
Shift Levers - Shimano Altus M310, 8 speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano Altus M313
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Altus M310
Cassette - Shimano HG200, 12-32, 8--speed
Chain - KMC Z7
Front and Rear Brake - Tektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5: Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)
Handlebars - Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise
Stem - Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 7 degrees, Blendr compatible
Saddle - Bontrager Arvada
Pedals - Wellgo nylon platform