The Marlin 7 is top of Trek's Marlin mountain bike family, equipped with technology that makes those little differences noticeably big when it comes to performance. With the Marlin range created to be ideal for weekend trail adventures or off-road commute's to work, the Marlin 7 takes a step up as it's fully equipped to tackle a long day of trails or even cross-country events. Featuring Trek's Alpha Silver Aluminium frame, you're provided with a lightweight base that's also reliable and durable. To ensure you've got a mountain bike that look's smart, Trek used internal cable routing which also helps protect the cables from the elements. To take your riding up a notch, the Marlin 7 is fitted with a high-quality RockShox fork that allows for 100mm of travel as well as incorporating the ability to lock out the suspension altogether. The Marlin 7 is also equipped with a 2x9 drivetrain, giving you a wide range of choice when it comes to gearing so that you've always got 'just the right gear' at hand. With Shimano hydraulic disc brakes also featured, you're able to stay well in control at all times on the Marlin 7 as these provide efficient and reliable stopping power in all weather conditions. The rear derailleur is a low-profile Shimano Shadow that has been designed to prevent any snagging against trail debris from occurring. Just like all Trek bikes, the Marlin 7 frame has a lifetime warranty. It also has the ability to take a rear rack mount which is ideal for commuting or even a trail adventure trip. Finally, the Marlin 7 is available in 7 different frame sizes which each feature Trek's smart wheel sizing to ensure you find the right fit for you, tailored to your geometry for a faster and more efficient ride.
It's right for you if...
You're new to the trail but have serious singletrack aspirations, and want a race-worthy mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a higher quality suspension fork.
The Tech you get
The flagship model of the Marlin line-up has a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminium frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, a high-quality RockShox fork with a lockout feature and 100 mm of travel, a 2x9 drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a low-profile Shimano Shadow rear derailleur that's designed to avoid snagging on trail debris.
The final word
The RockShox suspension, a wide range of gearing, and quality parts make it the best choice in the Marlin lineup for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It’s fully capable of taking on off-road marathon rides and XC races.
Frame - Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR
Front Suspension - RockShox XC 30, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 46mm offset for 29" wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel
Fork - RockShox XC 30, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 46mm offset for 29" wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel
Seatpost - Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset
Headset - Semi-integrated, 1-1/8"
Front & Rear Rims - Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, presta valve
Front Hub - Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR
Rear Hub - Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR
Front & Rear Tyre - Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20"
Crankset - Shimano MT101, 36/22
Shift Levers - Shimano Altus M2010, 9 speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano Altus M2020, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow design, long cage
Cassette - Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed
Chain - KMC X9, 9 speed
Bottom Bracket - VP BC73, 73mm, threaded cartridge
Front and Rear Brake - Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
Handlebars - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise
Stem - Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 7 degrees, Blendr compatible
Saddle - Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width
Pedals - VP-536 nylon platform