We got a sneak peek at some of Marin’s new models back at the Sea Otter Classic. Now ready for prime time, Marin has released all the info of their entire 2014 bike line. Like other recent announcements, Marin is a company that is betting big on the future popularity of 27.5″/650b wheeled mountain bikes.
The heart of the Marin line-up for 2014 is based entirely on 27.5 which include the Enduro and Trail models (Mount Vision, Attack Trail and Rocky Ridge). 29ers are available in the 100mm travel Marathon models (Rift Zone) and also in the Race and Sport models of hardtails.
One of the most popular models, the flagship carbon hardtail CXR Pro comes in all 3 wheels sizes. The aluminum hardtail model, the Indian Fire trail also comes in 3 wheel sizes.
For women, Marin’s Mount Vision Carbon WFG XM8 (Women’s Fit Geometry) is now 27.5″ with 140mm of travel. Is is the sole women’s specific full suspension model. For women seeking hardtails, there are 3 WFG models with 27.5″ wheels like the Juniper Trail WFG, Bear Valley WFG, and the Wildcat Trail WFG.
Check out this video with Mark Vanek of Marin giving us the highlights of the all new Mount Vision and Attack Trail.
From the Manufacturer
Marin Bikes California announces an evolutionary leap for the company, including the culmination of robust new R&D and company structure, led by President Matt VanEnkevort.
Respected bike-industry veteran VanEnkevort took the helm as CEO in late 2012 and swiftly began the work of driving Marin forward with the greater resources at his command as a result of the company’s acquisition by a private firm earlier that year. VanEnkevort and the team at Marin have revitalized the company from the ground up and the inside out, driven by love for the brand and the thrilling, majestic landscapes that inspired it. The new direction features crucial advancements, as well as a return to the heart and soul of Marin: bikes designed by a small collective of passionate riders who work and ride hard in order to give the cyclists of the world the absolute best.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” says VanEnkevort. “Marin Bikes California is intimately connected with its namesake, and our people and products reflect this. We all live and ride here, and we love it. We’ve challenged ourselves and dug deep for our fans—our dealers and customers—and we have high expectations for 2014. Not only are the bikes going to be better than ever; we’ve completed and will be launching a full redesign: logo, headbadge, design aesthetics, bikes, Web site, all of it. We’ve built a bigger, stronger company, poured resources into R&D, and embraced platforms like 27.5-inch wheels, the IsoTrac suspension system, and much, much more, offering greater performance and versatility to our riders. We can’t wait for everyone to see it all come together.”
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