Marin Reviews and News


Five bikes we’d rather own (and cost less) than an iPhone X


The new iPhone retails for a thousand dollars or more. Turns out, you can get a whole lot of bike for that kind of money. Here’s our five favorites.

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Marin Wolf Ridge first ride review


Curious about the new Polygon Square One, but prefer wagon wheels? The say hello to the new Wolf Ridge from Marin.

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Marin Alcatraz Dirt Jumper returns


Anyone out there have a soft spot for dirt jumpers? Marin’s latest has great lines, a killer paint job, and was designed in conjunction with one of the best slopestyle riders.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Trail Bike


As cross-country bikes get slacker and enduro bikes get faster, it’s become increasingly difficult to draw a line between these two segments and good old fashioned trail bikes. After much debate, we finally settled on a definition — and a winner for 2016. Click through to see if you agree with our choices?

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Best of Interbike 2016


Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites.

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12 best mountain bikes for around $1000


At this price you can expect to get an aluminum hardtail, though many manufacturers are using plus size tires to breathe new life into the category. Here are some great options from Scott, Marin, Haro, KHS and more.

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Marin Bikes Interbike 2016


Between the Pine Mountain 1 steel hardtail plus bike, the Attack Trail 7 trail bike, and the budget-friendly full suspension Hawk Hill, Marin Bikes is bringing a range of exciting new products to the table for a wide range of riders.

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Marin debuts $1500 full suspension Hawk Hill


While Marin Bikes builds a number of high end carbon models, the brand hasn’t forgotten the rest of us. Its newest full suspension rig retails for less than two grand and is loaded with trail worthy components.

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Marin Pine Mountain 1 and new 141x9mm boost QR standard


A new hub standard is coming and it’s going to make beginner and intermediate bikes better. Here’s what you need to know.

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9 Dream Bikes That Will Break Your Budget


Amazing bikes from GT, Marin, Norco, BMC, Intense, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott and Cannondale for the Powerball winning mountain biker.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000


27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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Round up: 13 affordable mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget. Brands highlighted include: BMC, Breezer, Cannondale, Fuji, GT, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Scott and Surface 604.

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Round up: Hot, new Plus mountain bikes for 2016


A look at some of the newest mountain bikes with Plus size tires from brands like Cannondale, Ellsworth, Foes, Fuji, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco and more.

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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016


What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our Mtbr crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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Marin Interbike 2015


Marin Bikes celebrates it’s 30th anniversary by introducing a fresh spin on their on their classic Pine Mountain hardtail.

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Interbike 2015: Marin launches Pine Mountain 2 hardtail


Marin Bikes may have celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year, but it’s by no means over the hill. They’re going back to their roots with a beautiful new hardtail, improved spec across the board, and some incredible attention to detail.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times


Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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News: Marin partners with SR Suntour to expand Enduro Team led by Kyle Warner


Led by US Enduro Champ Kyle Warner, the new team will be competing aboard Marin Attack Trail, Mount Vision and Rift Zone frames, coupled with suspension components from SR Suntour.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper


In the Queue: What rolled in to our office this week? Well, let’s see–new bikes from Marin and Ghost, as well as WTB’s feathery new saddle and a portable pressure washer called the MountainWasher.

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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Contest: Support Marin singletrack expansion, win a Marin Mt. Vision


Win-Win: Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes hopes to expand Marin’s bike trail network, and this bike raffle will help fund it.

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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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