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 workwear 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, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR
Front Suspension - SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 51mm offset for 29" wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
Seatpost - Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 12 mm offset
Headset - Semi-integrated, 1-1/8˝
Front & Rear Rims - Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Schrader valve
Front Hub - Formula DC20 alloy
Rear Hub - Formula DC22 alloy
Front & Rear Tyre - Bontrager XR3 Comp, wire bead, 30 TPI, 29x2.20"
Crankset - Shimano M315, 36/22
Shift Levers - Shimano Altus M313, 8 speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano Altus M315
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Altus M310
Cassette - Shimano HG31, 11-34, 8-speed
Chain - KMC Z8.3, 8-speed
Bottom Bracket - VP BC73, 73 mm, threaded cartridge
Front and Rear Brake - Tektro HD-M276 hydraulic disc, 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 - VP-536 nylon platform