2014 Marin Bikes – More 27.5 Mountain Bikes

26er 27.5 29er All Mountain Trail Enduro

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.

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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.”

2014 Marin Bikes – More 27.5 Mountain Bikes Gallery

Attack Trail C-XT Pro

The Attack Trail is designed and built for more classic all-mountain riding, with 150-160mm travel full-suspension chassis, and design features including low, slack geometry, short chainstays, smart component selections, and 27.5-inch wheels built with 21mm rims and 2.35-inch tires. The Attack Trail is built for rough backcountry runs.

Mount Vision C-XM Pro

Pro means top of the line, and for the Mount Vision XM Pro that means unbelievable trail performance in a sub-26 pound package. Featuring SRAM's XX1 drivetrain which is super light, simple, and tough. Wheels travel is managed by Fox, with the Factory CTD Kashima fork up front and all new Float-X CTD rear shock. Formula Engineering's Carbon tubeless wheels are ultra-light and strong, with a 22mm wide section for the Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evolution 2.35 tires to sit on. Easton's Haven stem and Carbon bar match with the Rock Shox Reverb Stealth dropper post to offer the perfect fit for all trail conditions.

Team CXR Pro 27.5

The ultimate XC Race machine; the Team CXR Pro features SRAM's revolutionary XX1 1x11-speed drivetrain and full carbon, tubeless compatible wheels from Formula Engineering, and top of the range Fox 32 Factory CTD fork . Easton carbon cockpit parts connect the rider to the ride, and Avid XO Carbon brakes keep things in check. For racers and riders looking for the best technology, look no further.

Marin Bikes - Full Suspension

Marin Bikes draws inspiration from the birthplace of mountain biking.

Marin Bikes - Mountain XC

Marin's race ready hardtails are available in multiple wheels sizes as well as carbon or aluminum.

Women's Full Suspension - WFG

The Marin Mount Vision Carbon XM8 is available in WFG version (Women's Fit Geometry).

Cortina T3 CX Pro

The Cortina is designed and built for competition, but can be used for a wide variety of riding, including as a gravel racer, or versatile commuter. Cortina’s have T3 carbon-fiber frames, disc brakes, wide-range double-chainring drivetrains, and larger 33–35mm tires, with tapered head tubes, Power Taper seat tubes, mechanical/electronic-convertible internal cable routing, and carbon straight-blade forks. Design features include Marin’s responsive R2 Cyclocross geometry—stable through the corners but with an agile front end to hold the line—and wider frameset dimensions to fit larger tires.

Fairfax SC6

The Fairfax SC6 offers riders a unique option for commuting with a simple yet versatile Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub drivetrain. Additional amenities like lightweight aluminum fenders and a Super Nova E3 Pro 2 lighting system powered by a front dynamo hub provide powerful battery-free illumination for night riding. To conquer the road ahead, quality components like Shimano T445 hydraulic brakes and aero-profile rims with puncture-resistant tires provide sure-footed tracking and control. Combined with the lightweight butted-aluminum frame and carbon fork which offers full rack mounts, the Fairfax is guaranteed to deliver you to your destination in style.

The Bridge

Continue reading for 2014 bike models, specifications and more photos.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 14 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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    all products marin perfect, but should be paid for with higher prices.
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