Trek Marlin 8

$1,299.99
Availability: In stock (2)
Delivery time: Pick up in store only

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 drivetrain 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.

It's right for you if...

You want a race-ready mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a lighter, higher quality suspension fork, wide-range 1x drivetrain, and tubeless ready wheels.

The tech you get

A light frame with internal cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy Silver fork with a Solo Air spring and TurnKey hydraulic lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless ready Bontrager Kovee wheels, and a simple 1x12 drivetrain 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 awesome choice 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.

 

The Walkthrough

Why you'll love it

  1. This is one of our most popular bikes for good reason. You get all the value, plus all the versatility—it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too
  2. The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring
  3. Setting your wheels up tubeless reduces the overall weight of your bike and the chances you’ll get a flat
  4. The 1x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t
  5. Marlin models in XXS through S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR
*Fork Size: XXS , XS
RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 100mm QR, 80mm travel
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 100mm QR, 100mm travel
Max compatible fork travel 100mm (XS & S: 490mm axle-to-crown, M & up: 509mm axle-to-crown)
Hub front Formula DC-20 LW, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR
Hub rear Formula DC-22LW, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR
*Rim Size: XXS , XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23mm width, presta valve
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 32-hole, 23mm width, presta valve
Spokes 14g stainless steel
*Tire Size: XXS
Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 26x2.40''
Size: XS , S
Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 27.5x2.35''
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 29x2.35''
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 29x2.20''
Max tire size Frame: 29x2.20" (XS & S: 27.5x2.4") Fork: See manufacturer
Shifter SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear derailleur SRAM SX Eagle
*Crank Size: XXS
SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline), 155mm length
Size: XS , S , M
SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline), 170mm length
Size: ML , L , XL
SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline), 175mm length
Bottom bracket Truvativ Powerspline, 73mm, threaded cartridge, 118mm spindle
Cassette SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed
Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
Pedal VP-536 nylon platform
Max chainring size 1x/2x: 34T, 3x: 42T
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width
*Seatpost Size: XXS
Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 300mm length
Size: XS , S , M
Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length
Size: ML , L , XL
Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm length
*Handlebar Size: XXS , XS
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 690mm width
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
*Stem Size: XXS
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 35mm length
Size: XXS , XS
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 50mm length
Size: S
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length
Size: M
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length
Size: ML , L
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
Size: XL
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
Headset Semi-integrated, 1-1/8''
Brake Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: XXS , XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160mm
Size: L , XL
Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180mm
 
Weight M - 13.20 kg / 29.1 lbs (with tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).

 

 

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