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Trek Marlin 5

Trek Marlin 5

2019

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (25 Reviews)
$519.99
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2019 Trek Marlin 5

Marlin 5 is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A front suspension fork with 100mm of travel, 21 speeds, and mounts for a rack and kickstand make it an ideal choice for new trail riders or anyone looking for a comfortable, stable commuter with the ruggedness of a real mountain bike.

It's right for you if...
You're new to the trail and want a serious mountain bike that doubles as a commuter—and you want it all at an exceptional value.

The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminum frame, 21 speeds, a wide range of gearing so you never need to pedal too hard or easy on terrain that varies in elevation, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a suspension fork with 100mm of travel—that's the same amount favored by most cross-country racers.

The final word
Built-in Trek's MTB heritage, and more than capable of taking on trail adventures. But it's also versatile. It's a popular ride on college campuses because the rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize and haul a load.

Why you'll love it
- It's a real mountain bike that's also perfectly suited to daily commutes, rides around campus, or just getting from A to B on any surface
- Smaller frame sizes (13.5" and 15.5") have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently
- It has separate brake and shift levers (a feature that's common on more expensive mountain bikes) so you can fine-tune the positioning for comfort
- Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
- Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty

Features and Information

  • Wheel size:
    Sizes 13.5–15.5-inch: 27.5-inch wheels
    Sizes 17.5–23-inch: 29-inch wheels
 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal derailleur, dropper post and brake routing, chainstay brake mount, rack & kickstand mount, G2 Geometry on 29ers
    Fork SR Suntour XCE 28, coil spring, preload, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
    Headset 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
    Hubs Front: Formula DC20 alloy
    Rear: Formula DC31 alloy
    Tires Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.0" rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20")
    Crankset Shimano Tourney TY301
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge, 73mm
    Chain KMC Z51
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY300
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY300
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano TZ500, 14-28, 7 speed
    Shifters Shimano Altus M310, 7 speed
    Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width (13.5: 690mm width)
    Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Endurance Comp
    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

    * Subject to change without notice.

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  • Part Numbers close open

    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Matte Royal / 13.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479852208 565399 MAR24300258L
    Matte Royal / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479852215 565400 MAR24494802L
    Matte Royal / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852239 565402 MAR22521398L
    Matte Royal / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852246 565403 MAR22150225L
    Matte Royal / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852253 565404 MAR22227962L
    Matte Royal / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852260 565405 MAR22423078L
    Matte Royal / 23-inch / 29-inch 601479852277 565406 MAR21937132L
    Matte Trek Black / 13.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479852123 565391 MAR28396293K
    Matte Trek Black / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479852130 565392 MAR28215370K
    Matte Trek Black / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852154 565394 MAR26698644K
    Matte Trek Black / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852161 565395 MAR26967382K
    Matte Trek Black / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852178 565396 MAR26933443K
    Matte Trek Black / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852185 565397 MAR26931557K
    Matte Trek Black / 23-inch / 29-inch 601479852192 565398 MAR2519781K
    Volt Green / 13.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479852284 565407 MAR23690260N
    Volt Green / 13.5-inch / 29-inch
    Volt Green / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479852291 565408 MAR23974723N
    Volt Green / 15.5-inch / 29-inch
    Volt Green / 17.5-inch / 27.5-inch
    Volt Green / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852314 565410 MAR21223486N
    Volt Green / 18.5-inch / 27.5-inch
    Volt Green / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852321 565411 MAR21319069N
    Volt Green / 19.5-inch / 27.5-inch
    Volt Green / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852338 565412 MAR21565642N
    Volt Green / 21.5-inch / 27.5-inch
    Volt Green / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 601479852345 565413 MAR21481834N
    Volt Green / 23-inch / 27.5-inch
    Volt Green / 23-inch / 29-inch 601479852352 565414 MAR20931379N
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 25 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Stylish  (16)
    • Lightweight  (14)
    • Durable  (11)
    • Comfortable  (9)
    • Fast  (4)

    Cons

    • Brakes  (4)
    • Fork  (3)
    • Squeaky Brakes  (3)
    • Matte Finish Scratches 
    • Seat Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering  (8)
    • Comfort  (4)
    • Trails  (3)
    • Trail  (2)
    • Mountain  (2)

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    Trek Marlin 5

    By Sam b

    from Stillwater

    About Me

    Comments:

    The raleigh is nothing compered to the Trek Marlin 5, has good suspension and breaks.

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    5.0

    Best deal for a new MTB

    By Angel

    from Florida

    About Me

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Looks great
    • Price
    • Components
    • Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Touring
      • Gravel trails

      Comments:

      For the price there is no competition. This bike comes with better components and brakes than other brands. Bikes at this price range typically come with cheaper cable brakes, but this one comes with hydraulics! All the equipment is better, even the tires.

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      5.0

      Yes, Do IT!

      By Hamez

      from Kaysville, Utah

      About Me

      Comments:

      This bike is amazing, especially for it's price.

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      2.0

      Bad bike for actual mountain biking!!!

      By Boston Biker

      from Boston, MA

      About Me

      Pros

      • Good Looks
      • Nice Grips

      Cons

      • Fork
      • Seat
      • Brakes
      • Shifters
      • Tires

      Best Uses

      • Leisurly family rides

      Comments:

      I bought this bike around 6 months ago and am starting to slowly get more and more aggravated with it. I ride 3-4 times a week on advanced trails and this bike was clearly not meant for it.The suspension fork is pretty much rock hard even when on.(I'm 149lbs) The brakes are absolutely terrible and the gears shift pretty bad. Starting to realized Trek uses cheap products on most of their bikes. Going to be trading this in very soon to get a different bike. Would not buy trek again.

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      5.0

      Monster of a Bike

      By James the Giant

      from Springfield, MO

      About Me

      Pros

      • Large

      Cons

      • Squeaky brakes

      Best Uses

      • Gravel
      • Trails

      Comments:

      I'm 6'7" and the 23" Marlin 5 makes me feel small for once. It's a great fit and the ride is smooth and easy. The only issue I've had are the squeaky brakes, but I've gotten used to them.

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      5.0

      Great Budget Bike

      By Uday

      from Auburn Hills, Michigan

      About Me

      Pros

      • Price
      • Frame

      Cons

      • Fork
      • Brakes

      Best Uses

      • Trail
      • Mountain

      Comments:

      It is a great bike for the price. It looks cooler than bikes that cost almost double the price. Not recommended for extreme or downhill riding but it is more than good for cross country or trail riding

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      4.0

      I'm pleased

      By Egnarfed

      from Ohio

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Easy To Keep Clean
      • Comfortable
      • Locking Suspension Fork
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Fast
      • True To Size

      Cons

      • Forks Only On Or Off
      • Squeaky Brakes
      • Easy To Scratch

      Best Uses

      • Intermediate Trails
      • Advanced Trails
      • Cross Country

      Comments:

      I've only had the bike for about two months now, and for my local trails it has worked fine. I haven't had any real problems with this bike either, except for the fact that the suspension fork only has the options open or closed. I would prefer a way to have it only half way open. Other than that I cannot complain about the bike for the price.

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      4.0

      Trek Marlin5

      By Eric ride on

      from Southeast Iowa

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • 29r

      Cons

      • Squeaky Brakes
      • Seat Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Riding Around Town
      • Trail Riding

      Comments:

      Just purchased the Marlin 5. And I must say it is an awesome mt bike. Glad I shopped locally too, as I almost bought a my. Bike online.ive owned other Trek Mt. Bikes and this is the best one by far, my last one was a Trek 820. So I'm glad I got this Marlin 5, handles excellent and love the 29 inch wheels. Viper red looks really good for this bike too.

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      5.0

      super good

      By teganjb55

      from Vancouver,BC

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Forks
      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Tyres
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Not Super Comfortable

      Best Uses

      • Single Trails
      • Trails
      • And More
      • Jumps

      Comments:

      super good bike for the price cant get any better for a front fork

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      5.0

      best hard tail

      By teganjb55

      from Vancouver,BC

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • Durable
      • Suspension Is Sooooo Good
      • Lightweight
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Not Super Comfy Seats

      Best Uses

      • And More
      • Cross Country
      • Going On Trails
      • Single Track
      • Light Jumps

      Comments:

      good for basically anything but not big jumps or SUPER hardcore trails

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