Marlin 8 is a confidence-boosting trail bike with updated geometry that gives you more control on singletrack without skipping on features for everyday use, like mounts for racks and a kick stand. It's built for years of progress thanks to 12-speed SRAM shifting, and an upgraded RockShox air spring suspension fork.
It's right for you if...
You want a bike that's ready to progress with you on the trail, and is versatile enough for daily riding to school, work, and grocery shopping.
The tech you get
A lightweight aluminum frame with modern trail riding geometry and internal routing that keeps cables protected and keep the bike looking sleek. An air-spring RockShox fork that's lighter and more adjustable than a coil spring, wide-range SRAM shifting, and the serious stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes.
The final word
Marlin 8 is a progressive trail bike ready for building skills on the singletrack, and taking on daily life, too. It packs in premium features where you want them so you can build skills for years to come.
Why you'll love it
- You get real-deal modern mountain bike geometry that keeps handling confident when you're on singletrack, but it's versatile enough for use on roads and bike paths, too
- You get a premium RockShox fork with an air spring that's lighter and more adjustable than a coil
- You get the simplicity and range of 1x12 drivetrain for putting down power on the trail
- The included dropper post lets you get your saddle out of the way when you roll into technical sections and steeper descents.
- Marlin models in sizes XXS and XS have a curved top tube and lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
Expanded size range
With 8 different sizes, Marlin has a bike made to fit every rider. Each frame is equipped with smart wheel sizing, with XXS frames rolling on 26" wheels, and wheel sizes increasing proportionally along with frame sizes, so every rider gets the fit they need.
The secret to Marlin's popularity is a real trail-savvy mountain bike frame that's upgrade compatible, so it can grow with you as you take on bigger trails and tougher features.
Roll stronger with Thru Skew
Goodbye open dropouts. The Thru Skewer is a better, stronger, more precisely aligned rear wheel retention system that keeps your wheel more secure than quick-release skewers while still using the standard 135mm rear hub spacing.
|Frame size number||13.5"||14.5"||15.5"||17.5"||18.5"||19.5"||21.5"||23.0"|
|Frame size letter||XXS||XS||S||M||ML||L||XL||XXL|
|A — Seat tube||32||34||37||42||43.5||45||50||54|
|B — Seat tube angle||74.0°||73.8°||73.8°||73.4°||73.4°||73.4°||73.4°||73.4°|
|Effective seat tube angle||74.0°||74.0°||74.0°||74.0°||74.0°||74.0°||74.0°||74.0°|
|C — Head tube length||9||9||10||10.5||11||11.5||13.5||15|
|D — Head angle||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°|
|E — Effective top tube||52.1||55.1||57.9||61.5||63.1||64.7||67.8||70.7|
|F — Bottom bracket height||30.2||31.3||31.3||30.8||30.8||30.8||30.8||30.8|
|G — Bottom bracket drop||3.8||4.5||4.5||6||6||6||6||6|
|H — Chainstay length||43.3||43.3||43.3||43.8||43.8||43.8||43.8||43.8|
|I — Offset||4||4.2||4.2||4.6||4.6||4.6||4.6||4.6|
|J — Trail||10.4||11||11||11||11||11||11||11|
|K — Wheelbase||106||109.2||112.1||116.3||118||119.7||123||126.1|
|L — Standover||65||65.8||69.2||74.7||75.9||77.1||79.1||81.6|
|M — Frame reach||36.5||39||41.5||44||45.5||47||49.5||52|
|N — Frame stack||54.4||56.3||57.2||60.9||61.4||61.8||63.7||65.1|
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.
|2XS||135 - 145 cm||64 - 68 cm|
|4'5" - 4'9"||25" - 27"|
|XS||145 - 155 cm||69 - 73 cm|
|4'9" - 5'1"||27" - 29"|
|S||155 - 165 cm||74 - 78 cm|
|5'1" - 5'5"||29" - 31"|
|M||165 - 176 cm||79 - 83 cm|
|5'5" - 5'9"||31" - 33"|
|M/L||173 - 180 cm||81 - 86 cm|
|5'8" - 5'11"||32" - 34"|
|L||177 - 188 cm||84 - 89 cm|
|5'10" - 6'2"||33" - 35"|
|XL||188 - 195 cm||89 - 91 cm|
|6'2" - 6'5"||35" - 36"|
|2XL||195 - 203 cm||91 - 97 cm|
|6'5" - 6'8"||36" - 38"|
|Pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Fork||Size: XXS - RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 42mm offset for 27.5'' wheel, 100mm QR, 80mm travel | Size: XS , S - RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 42mm offset for 27.5'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel | Size: M , ML , L , XL - RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 46mm offset for 29'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel|
|Hubs||Front: Formula DC-20 LW, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR | Rear: Formula DC-22LW, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR|
|Rims||Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23mm width, Presta valve|
|Stem||Size: XXS , XS , S - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 35mm length | Size: M , ML , L - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 50mm length | Size: XL - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length|
|Chain||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Frame||Size: XXS , XS - Alpha Silver Aluminum, curved top tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm ThruSkew | Size: S , M , ML , L , XL - Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm ThruSkew|
|Tires||Size: XXS - Maxxis Ardent, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 26x2.40'' | Size: XS , S- Maxxis Ardent, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 27.5x2.40'' | Size: M , ML , L , XL- Maxxis Ardent, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 29x2.40''|
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|Rotors||Size: XXS , XS , S , M , ML , L , XL - Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160mm | Size: M , ML , L , XL - Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180mm|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width|
|Crankset||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|
|Seatpost||Size: XXS , XS , S - TranzX JD-YSP18, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 361mm length | Size: M - TranzX JD-YSP18, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 425mm length | Size: ML , L , XL - TranzX JD-YSP18, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 470mm length|
|Shifters||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Size: XXS , XS - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 690mm width | Size: S - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 720mm width | Size: M , ML , L , XL - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Bottom Bracket||Truvativ Powerspline, 73mm, threaded cartridge, 118mm spindle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed|
* Subject to change without notice.