Marin Reviews and News


Marin Interbike 2014

Marin’s 2015 mountain bike offerings include updates to their Mount Vision and Attack Trail bikes as well as brand new alloy framesets across their hardtail range.

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Star gazing Interbike: Rider celeb sightings from Outdoor Demo

Interbike: World champs, pros and legends converge on Las Vegas for Interbike and we take their photos.

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Eurobike: 2015 Marin Rift Zone 8 carbon trail bike

Marin’s revamped Rift Zone trail bike highlights brand’s resurgence.

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Sea Otter Video: 2015 Marin Rift Zone Carbon 29

A sneak peek at the forthcoming 2015 Marin Rift Zone Carbon 29. Formerly a marathon/XC bike, Marin is morphing the Rift Zone into a trail bike with more all-around capabilities.

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Marin Interbike 2013

Mark Vanek from Marin Bikes shows us the 2014 Mount Vision XM Pro and the Attack Trail C XT Pro 27.5-inch bikes at this year’s Interbike Outdoor Demo.

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2014 Marin Bikes – More 27.5 Mountain Bikes

Marin Bikes shows their new bike line-up for 2014 including several new 27.5 models and several new women’s specific bikes. Check them out here.

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Marin 2014 Mount Vision and Attack Trail 27.5/650b Bikes

2014 Marin Mount Vision and Attack Trail 27.5/650b bikes announced at Sea Otter! Now with new carbon framesets, 27.5 inch wheel platforms and internal cable routing for brakes, derailleurs, brakes and dropper seatposts.

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Marin Interbike Booth

Mark Vanek from Marin Bikes shows us the 2013 Mount Vision XM and Rift Zone 29er. The Mount Vision XM trail bike features Quad 3 suspension system, an Easton cockpit

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Sneak Peak – Marin 2013 Mount Vision XM8 and Cortina CX

At the recent Downieville Classic Race and Festival, Mtbr was on hand to snap a few spy photos of two new 2013 models from Marin Bicycles. Shown here are the Mount Vision XM8 and the Cortina cyclocross bike with disc brakes. We will have more info on the complete line-up of new Marin bikes at […]

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2012 Marin Rift Zone XC 7 29er

Jason from Marin shows us the new 2012 Rift Zone XC 7 29er, featuring their new Quad-Link Version 3 suspension system. Marin has really made some changes with their rear suspension for this 29er specific design. Marin Rift Zone XC 7 29er Quad-Link 3.0 suspension system Moved rear shock out from within the linkage of […]

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Marin Bikes Acquired by Minestone Limited

Privately held Marin Bikes announces that it has reached agreement for sale to Minestone Limited, a private European-based investment firm. Since its inception in Marin County California, the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin Bikes has been a cycling innovator. Robert Buckley, President and Founder of Marin: “The acquisition of Marin by Minestone will allow us […]

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Sagebrush Safari 2010

race report and pictures from the first Pro State series race It was a dark and stormy night; actually it was about 4 p.m. in the afternoon and we were on our way to San Diego. The weather was some of the worst I have ever seen in Southern California. It was blustering so hard […]

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Autograph Session for SF Bike Expo Jump Contest Friday Night at Marin SF Factory Store

Meet AT’s Showdown Riders and Help Raise Funds for the SF Bike Park This Friday, Nov 20, you have an opportunity to meet some of the finest Mountain Bike Slopestyle riders in the world and have a little pre Expo Party courtesy of Marin Bikes. The SF Urban Riders and SF Dirt Lab will also […]

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Meet AT’s Showdown Riders and Help Raise Funds for the SF Bike Park

This Friday, Nov 20, you have an opportunity to meet some of the finest Mountain Bike Slopestyle riders in the world and have a little pre Expo Party courtesy of Marin Bikes. The SF Urban Riders and SF Dirt Lab will also be in the house promoting the Bike Park. They will be gathering at […]

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Special Edition Marin/Gravity Bikes at Crankworx Festival

Marin Bikes and FSA to Showcase Two Special Edition Alcatraz Bikes at Kokanee Crankworx, the World’s Largest Freeride Mountain Bike Festival. Marin/Adidas/Rockstar Energy rider Andrew Taylor will be rockin’ two new whips at this year’s Crankworx event. After working with FSA to produce some special edition neon yellow Gravity and Gap components Marin has built […]

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Win a Marin Alcatraz Dirt Jump Bike at the Vail Teva Mountain Games

Win a Marin Alcatraz Dirt Jump Bike from Andrew Taylor at the Vail Teva Mountain Games Marin Bikes will be giving away a 2009 Alcatraz dirt jump bike, worth $1199.99, on Saturday, June 6th, at the Teva Mountain Games held at Vail Resort in Colorado. Marin/Adidas rider and 2007 Teva Mountain Slopestyle winner Andrew Taylor […]

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New Marin Bikes QUAD DH at Sea Otter Booth#124

New Marin Bikes QUAD DH at Sea Otter Booth#124 250mm Travel Quad Link Suspension Featuring Instantaneous Pivot Center New Low Profile Linkage Design Stepped 1.125-1.5″ Headtube Modular Dropouts source: Marin Bikes

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Meet Marin Bikes Rider Andrew Taylor and the Rockstar Energy Drink Team at the "Barred for Life" Sea Otter Film Premiere

Meet Marin Bikes Rider Andrew Taylor and the Rockstar Energy Drink Team at the “Barred for Life” Sea Otter Film Premiere Barred For Life Teaser 2 Come meet Andrew Taylor during Sea Otter at the premiere of “Barred for Life” Saturday, April 18th at the Monterey Conference Center in the Steinbeck Forum. The doors will […]

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Product Showcase: Bikes, Parts, Gear – January 2009

Product Showcase: a quick glimpse at some featured bikes, parts, & gear for January 2008 – mostly new, but definitely all hot products. Marin Wolf Ridge 6.8 Frame: 6061 Aluminum, Fully Hydroformed Mainframe and Swingarm, Quad-Link 2.0 140mm Suspension System Front Suspension: RockShox Pike 426 U-Turn Air, 110mm-140mm with External Rebound Adjustment, Motion Control, and […]

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Novato-Calif. Marin Bikes is pleased to announce the of addition of Andrew Taylor to the Marin team for 2009.

Hailing from Northern California, Taylor has honed his skills to vault him into the top tier of international slopestyle and dirt jump film and competition riders. His close proximity to the US office will provide Marin with a wealth of rider input on product. His charismatic personality on and off the bike will compliment Marin’s […]

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Marin Wolf Ridge 6.7 Pro Review

What Ya Got There? Let’s be honest here, as human beings, it’s pretty easy to dismiss anything that doesn’t conform to the masses. In the case of Marin bicycles, and more specifically the Wolf Ridge 6.7 tested here, the uniqueness in question stems from none other than the Jon Whyte designed Quad-Link suspension platform. We’ll […]

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Marin Mount Vision Receives 2008 Bike of the Year Award in UK

2007 US Bike of the Year Winner Repeats Success Across the Pond NOVATO, Calif.–May 27, 2008. Marin Bikes, manufacturer of performance bicycles, announced today that Marin 2008 Quad XC series Mount Vision full suspension bike has won the coveted Bike of the Year award from “What Mountain Bike” magazine. After winning “Mountain Biking” magazine’s 2007 […]

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Yuri Hauswald, Marin Endurace Athlete, Tops Podium aboard Pine Mountain 29er

New Singlespeed 29er carries Pro Athlete to Victory NOVATO, Calif.–May 27, 2008. Marin Bikes, manufacturer of performance bicycles, Pro athlete Yuri Hauswald was singlespeed champion at last weekend’s Friends of Tamarancho NORBA sanctioned Invitational Mountainbike race in Fairfax, California. With a good turn out amongst Bay Area Pro and Expert riders Yuri Hauswald was to […]

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MARIN BIKES REPEATS SPONSORSHIP OF ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP MOUNTAIN BIKING CONTEST

Marin Partners with Bike Parks BC and Mad March Racing as Bike Provider for Exciting Consumer Event NOVATO, Calif.–May 2, 2008. Marin Bikes, manufacturer of performance bicycles, announced today that Marin will be the official bicycle sponsor for the Kokanee Beer “Ultimate Road Trip” contest presented by Bike Parks BC for the second year in […]

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TEAM LOST COAST BREWERY AND MARIN BIKES PARTNER FOR 2008

  For 2008, Team Lost Coast Brewery and Marin Bikes are pleased to announce the perfect union of a Northern California bike company with a Northern California brewing company, as Marin Bikes is now the team’s official bike supplier. Team Lost Coast Brewery, an elite-level grassroots mountain biking team supported by the Lost Coast Brewery […]

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