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Marlin 8

R18,000.00

The Marlin 8 is a race-worthy mountain bike that won’t break the bank. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork, tubeless-ready wheels and wide-range 1x drive train 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 34649

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It's right for you if...

You’re new to the trail, but you’re pretty darn sure you’ll fall in love with mountain biking, and want a race-worthy mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a higher-quality suspension fork, wide-range 1x drive train and tubeless-ready wheels.

The tech you get

A light frame with internal cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy Silver fork with a TurnKey hydraulic lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless-ready Bontrager Kovee wheels and a simple 1x drive train that ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. The wide-range 11-50 cassette gives you all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents.

The final word

The tubeless-ready wheels, RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing and quality parts make it an outstanding choice for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It’s fully capable of taking on off-road marathon rides 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.

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.

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.

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 Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 42 mm offset for 27.5″ wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
Size: M , L , XL , XXL
RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic 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 LW, alloy, 6-bolt, 5×100 mm QR
Hub rearFormula DC-22LW, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135×5 mm QR
RimBontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve
*TyreSize: S
Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 27.5×2.35″
Size: M , L , XL , XXL
Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 29×2.35″
Size: M , L , XL , XXL
Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 29×2.20″
Max tyre sizeFrame: 29×2.20″ (XS & S: 27.5×2.4″) Fork: See manufacturer
ShifterSRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleurSRAM SX Eagle
*CrankSize: S , M
SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring, 49 mm chainline, 170 mm length
Size: L , XL , XXL
SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring, 49 mm chainline, 175 mm length
Bottom bracketTruvativ Powerspline, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 118 mm spindle
CassetteSRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
ChainSRAM SX Eagle, 12-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
Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm 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 – 13.20 kg / 29.1 lbs (with tubes)
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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