Trek Marlin 7 - 2019

Trek Marlin 7
  • Color: Roarange
  • Color: Slate
$729.99
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Details

Marlin 7 is where race-worthy mountain bikes begin. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork and widest range of gearing in the Marlin family make this model the best choice for new riders who want a cross country hardtail with great parts that will hold its own against Trek's higher-end race bikes.

It's right for you if...
You're new to the trail but have serious singletrack aspirations, 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.

The tech you get
The flagship model of the Marlin lineup has a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminum frame with internal derailleur routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, a high-quality RockShox fork with a lockout feature and 100mm of travel, a 27-speed drivetrain, and a low-profile Shimano Shadow rear derailleur that's made to avoid snagging on trail debris. The quality fork and parts make Marlin 7 fully capable of taking on off-road marathon rides and XC races.

The final word
The RockShox suspension and wider range of gearing make it the best choice in the Marlin lineup for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money.

Why you'll love it
- 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
- It's really fun to ride, and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike
- Great suspension at an even better price
- Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty

Specs

Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal derailleur, dropper post and brake routing, chainstay brake mount, rack & kickstand mount, G2 Geometry on 29ers
Fork RockShox XC 30, coil spring, preload, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
Headset 1-1/8-inch threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
Hubs Front: Formula DC20 alloy
Rear: Formula DC22 alloy
Tires Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20-inch front, 29x2.0-inch rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20-inch)
Crankset Shimano MT100
Chainrings 40/30/22
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge, 73mm
Chain KMC X9
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus M2000
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG200, 11-34, 9 speed
Shifters Shimano Altus M2000, 9 speed
Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width (13.5: 690mm width)
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
Stem Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
Brakes Tektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5: Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)
Pedals VP-536 nylon platform
Saddle Bontrager Arvada
Seat Post Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Roarange / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479852826 565114 TRE229912839
Roarange / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852840 565116 TRE20495729
Roarange / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852857 565117 TRE207413819
Roarange / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852864 565118 TRE209296419
Roarange / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852871 565119 TRE207207289
Roarange / 23-inch / 29-inch 601479852888 565120 TRE19511909
Slate / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479852741 565106 TRE221598159
Slate / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852765 565108 TRE202999449
Slate / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852772 565109 TRE20292399
Slate / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852789 565110 TRE202209279

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (5)
  • Comfortable  (5)
  • Stylish  (5)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Suspension Control 

Cons

  • Heavy  (4)
  • Stock Seat Ouch  (2)
  • Alittle Heavy 
  • Tires 
  • tires ware down easy 

Best Uses

  • Mountaineering  (5)
  • Commute, trail riding 
  • Trail Xc Road 
  • Comfort 
  • Trails 
  • Casual Riding 
  • Accrobats 

REVIEWS

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5

Update from last review.

By 

from Oromocto, NB

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

Comments:

OK. Since last year, I got it converted to a 1 x 11 SRAM NX drivetrain. It is awesome! New, more grippy tires are on the way...Other things that would make it better and more versatile would be an air fork, and a dropper post friendly seat tube.

5

Love it

By 

from Fl

About Me

Comments:

I been riding it for 6 months. Fun bike to ride. Best hard tail for the money.

5

Great bike

By 

from Winnipeg

About Me

Pros

  • Suspension
  • Smooth Shifting
  • easy to ride

Cons

  • Alittle Heavy
  • tires ware down easy

Best Uses

Comments:

Great bike, everything on this bike is amazing except for the tires which i wore down after 4 months of everyday use of pavement/light trail use. back tire completely worn down. Front suspension is better than any suntour fork on entry level bike(in my opinion). Bike shifts smooth as butter!

5

Great bike, great value, lots of fun!

By 

from Oromocto, NB, Canada

About Me

Pros

  • Eye candy, fun, comfortable, roomy, lightweight

Cons

  • Tires

Best Uses

  • Commute, trail riding

Comments:

Bought this bike as a spare bike for when my full susp is in the shop, and to rip through the easy moderate trails near my house. I love it! I felt instantly at home on this bike right from the first ride. I found it easy to move around and the 29er wheels are definitely nice. The Tektro brakes are awesome and really grabby. Made a few upgrades to really make it my own and comfy, new saddle, lock on grips, crank brother pedals. Next year, I'll put new better tires on and probably convert it to 1 x 11. There's days I prefer it to my full susp. I will enjoy this bike for a long time!

5

I would this product again.

By 

from Summerville SC

About Me

Comments:

Perfect for Shorts rides in streets or off road.

5

Marlin 7

By 

from Merriville,Indiana

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Breathability
  • Packs Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering
    • Comfort

    Comments:

    I love this bike so versatile and fun . Can't ask for a better bike

    5

    Marlin 7

    By 

    from Merriville,Indiana

    About Me

    Comments:

    I love this bike . So much and versatile couldn't ask for anything better

    5

    Great Bike!

    By 

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountaineering

      Comments:

      On or off trail a comfortable durable bike. I love the adjustable front suspension. I did change the stock seat which was verrrry uncomfortable for me. The disc brakes stop on a dime. I has a Marlin 6 and like this one much better. Can't beat it for the price...

      5

      GREAT BIKE!

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Suspension Control
      • Stylish
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Stock Seat Ouch

      Best Uses

      • Mountaineering
      • Trails

      Comments:

      Great bike, if you are contemplating getting this bike then GO FOR IT! Highly recommend. If you are deciding between the Marlin 6 and 7, get the 7; the suspension control makes it worth your money. All around great bike!

      5

      trek marlin 7

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      from Faqra, Lebanon

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Enjoyable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Accrobats
      • Mountaineering

      Comments:

      This bike is perfect if you ride in the mountain and if you love off road. you can also easily jump with it and take risks tp have fun. this bike is very confortable and a long trip on it would not annoy you. You can go really fast on a downhill without panic, the brakes are excellent.

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