Marlin 4 is the perfect gateway to trail riding. It's ideal for new riders who want a mountain bike with knobby tires that can double as a rugged commuter. Disc brakes, front suspension, 21 speeds, and mounts for a rack, fenders, and kickstand make this versatile ride an excellent entry point for new trail riders and campus commuters alike. It's right for you if... You want an introductory mountain bike at an incredible price, but also want a commuter that's rugged enough to hop curbs on the way to class. Disc brakes, knobby tires, and 21 speeds make Marlin 4 a great choice. The tech you get Marlin 4 has 21 speeds with a wide range of gearing for easy riding on varied terrain. It's modeled after our higher-end mountain bikes and built with a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminum frame that has internal routing to protect your cables, an integrated kickstand mount, mechanical disc brakes for increased stopping power in any weather conditions, and a suspension fork with 75mm of travel—just enough to absorb the big bumps and keep you cruising. The final word Marlin 4's greatest gift is its versatility. It's built-in Trek's mountain bike heritage and totally capable of taking on the trails. But it's an efficient daily rider, too. The rack and fender mounts make it a great choice for commuters who want to get a little rad on the way to class or the grocery store. 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. - The flat mountain-style handlebar and disc brakes keep you in control, on or off the trail. - Rack and fender mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter. - Internal cable routing makes it easy to spec your bike with upgraded trail tech, like a dropper post. - Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty.
Marlin 5 is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A suspension fork, 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 you’re looking for a real mountain bike that doubles as a commuter—and you want it all at an exceptional value. The tech you get A lightweight aluminum frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, 21 speeds, a wide range of gearing so you always have the right gear for your terrain, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and a suspension fork that takes the edge off bumps and rough terrain. The final word It’s built in Trek's MTB heritage, so you get a great ride for all your adventures. But it's also versatile, and Marlin 5 is 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 (XS and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently - Marlin models in XS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount - 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
X-Caliber 8 is a cross country mountain bike made for fast laps and long days on the trail. It's built with special attention to value and the parts that make the biggest difference in performance. A 1x SRAM drivetrain, RockShox fork, and hydraulic disc brakes make it a great choice for new mountain bikers and XC racers searching for fast, fun, singletrack adventure. It's right for you if... You're looking for a fast mountain bike for singletrack—one that's fully capable of taking on races, marathons, and competitive group rides. You want something that is reliable and fun with dependable, lightweight parts. The tech you get A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, a RockShox 30 Silver 100mm suspension fork with a lockout and an air spring that's lighter and more adjustable than a coil spring, tubeless ready wheels with Boost141 hub spacing, and a smooth, efficient SRAM SX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with a wide-range cassette. The final word With X-Caliber 8, you're getting a performance frame paired with performance parts, like a RockShox air fork and 1x SRAM Eagle drivetrain. Plus, it's equipped with durable, lightweight alloy rims that save weight and are easy to upgrade to tubeless. Why you'll love it - It has the price of a more basic hardtail, but the parts and performance of a more expensive one - The RockShox air fork has a rebound adjust and can be tuned to the rider’s weight, and it’s way higher quality than what you’d normally get on an MTB at this price - The frame is fully compatible with higher-end parts, like race wheels and a dropper post, if you ever find the need to upgrade - Smart Wheel Sizing means you'll get the fastest wheel that fits (29" wheels on larger frames, 27.5" wheels on smaller frames) - The 1x drivetrain delivers a wide range of gearing with the simplicity of a single shifter
X-Caliber 9 is the top-end model in the X-Caliber family. It's a fully race-ready cross country mountain bike built with parts designed to compete. A RockShox Judy Silver fork with remote lockout, a 1x12 Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain, and a wide-range cassette make it a great choice for fast singletrack riders who want a great bike that's ready to race right out of the box. It's right for you if... You measure your rides in speed and distance, and want a fast XC bike that will help you cover more trail in less time. You race, or you could see yourself getting into racing, so you want a hardtail with competition-level parts that can give you an advantage on the trail. The tech you get A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame with internal derailleur routing, a RockShox Judy Silver fork with 100mm of travel and a TurnKey remote lockout, a Shimano XT/SLX 1x12 drivetrain, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. Plus, Bontrager Kovee Tubeless Ready rims and internal dropper post routing make it easy to upgrade. The final word X-Caliber 9 is a speedy, nimble, and efficient XC hardtail that's perfect for riders with a racing pedigree and anyone who dreams of covering epic distances out on the trail. Why you'll love it - It's a great bike for someone who's just getting into serious racing: you get high-end XC parts on an awesome frame with enough cash left over for entry fees - There's nothing as sweet as a silent ride: the clutch rear derailleur prevents chain slap, even in the rough - Front and rear Boost hub spacing opens the door for high-end wheel upgrades - The 31.6mm seat tube gives you the option to install a dropper post when you want to tackle rowdier terrain
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