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Marlin 7

R15,000.00

Marlin 7 is where race-worthy mountain bikes begin. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork and upgraded parts make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.

[2022] Model 33148

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It's right for you if...

You’re new to the trail but have serious singletrack aspirations, and want a versatile, race-worthy mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a higher-quality suspension fork and a simple 1x drivetrain.

The tech you get

A light frame with internal shift cable and brake hose cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy fork with a lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and Bontrager wheels. A simple 1x drivetrain ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. Don’t worry, with the wide-range 11-46 cassette, you still get all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents.

The final word

The RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing, and quality parts make it the best choice in the Marlin line-up for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It’s fully capable of taking on big trail adventures and XC races.

Why you'll love it

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Features

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. The larger frames (M and ML) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.

High tech, high value

Marlin looks and feels great. It’s packed with features usually found only on more expensive bikes, like a stylish frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing, which can help your cables last longer by protecting them from the elements.

Fit for every rider

Marlin comes in seven frame sizes to suit riders of any height, and Smart Wheel Size ensures you’re on the fastest wheel that fits. The smallest sizes even come with short-reach brake levers and narrower handlebars that give smaller riders better comfort and control.

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

FrameAlpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135×5 mm QR
*ForkSize: S
RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 42 mm offset for 27.5″ wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
Size: M , L , XL , XXL
RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 46 mm offset for 29″ wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
Max compatible fork travel100mm (XS & S: 490mm axle-to-crown, M & up: 509mm axle-to-crown)
Hub frontFormula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5×100 mm QR
Hub rearFormula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135×5 mm QR
RimBontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Presta valve
Spokes14 g stainless steel
*TyreSize: S
Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5×2.20″
Size: M , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29×2.20″
Max tyre sizeFrame: 29×2.20″ (XS & S: 27.5×2.4″) Fork: See manufacturer
ShifterShimano Deore M4100, 10 speed
Rear derailleurShimano Deore M5120, long cage
*CrankSize: S , M
FSA Alpha Drive, 28T steel ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: L , XL , XXL
FSA Alpha Drive, 28T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length
Bottom bracketFSA, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 122.5 mm spindle
CassetteShimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10-speed
ChainKMC X10, 10-speed
PedalVP-536 nylon platform
Max. chainring size1x/2x: 34T, 3x: 42T
SaddleBontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width
*SeatpostSize: S , M
Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 330 mm length
Size: L , XL , XXL
Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 400 mm length
HandlebarBontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width
GripsBontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
*StemSize: S
Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 60 mm length
Size: M
Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length
Size: L
Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
Size: XL , XXL
Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm clamp, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length
Head setSemi-integrated, 1-1/8″
BrakeShimano MT200 hydraulic disc
*Brake rotorSize: S , M , L , XL , XXL
Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm
Size: L , XL , XXL
Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180 mm
WeightM – 13.47 kg / 29.7 lbs
Weight limitThis bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).

Sizing & Tech

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on archcycles.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Bike Tech

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