Marlin 5 is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A suspension fork, 2x8 drivetrain, 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 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 (XXS, XS, and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently
The Marlin models in XXS to 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 Trek, it's backed by a lifetime warranty
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.
A lightweight aluminum frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, 2x8 drivetrain, a wide range of gearing so you always have the right gear for your terrain, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and a terrain-smoothing suspension fork with a lockout.
The Marlin 5 is 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.
Smaller frames (XXS-S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. The larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.
Marlin comes in seven frame sizes to suit riders of any height, and Smart Wheel Size ensures you’re on the fastest wheel that fits. The smallest sizes even come with short-reach brake levers and narrower handlebars that give smaller riders better comfort and control.
Marlin looks and feels great. It’s packed with features usually found only on more expensive bikes, like a stylish frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing, which can help your cables last longer by protecting them from the elements.
|FRAME||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR
|BOTTOM BRACKET||VP BC73, 73 mm, threaded cartridge
|CHAIN||KMC Z8.3, 8 speed
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Altus M315, 8-speed
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Altus M315, 34.9 mm clamp, top swing, dual pull
|CASSETTE||Shimano 8-speed, 12-32T
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Altus M310
|SADDLE||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width
|FRONT BRAKE||Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
|REAR BRAKE||Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
|FRONT WHEEL||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Schrader valve
|REAR-WHEEL||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Schrader valve
|PEDAL||VP-536 nylon platform
|Frame size number||13.5||15.5||17.5||18.5||19.5||21.5||23|
|Frame size letter||XS||S||M||ML||L||XL||XXL|
|A — Seat tube||34.3||36.8||41.9||44.4||47||52.1||55.9|
|B — Seat tube angle||73.5°||73.5°||71.9°||71.9°||71.9°||71.9°||71.9°|
|Effective seat tube angle||73.5°||73.5°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°|
|C — Head tube length||9||9||9||9||10||12||12|
|D — Head angle||69.3°||69.3°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°|
|E — Effective top tube||54.4||55.5||60.2||61.8||63.8||65.9||67.3|
|F — Bottom bracket height||29.2||30.2||31||31||31||31||31.1|
|G — Bottom bracket drop||5.8||4.8||5.8||5.8||5.8||5.8||5.8|
|H — Chainstay length||43.8||43.8||43.8||43.8||43.8||43.8||43.8|
|I — Offset||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2|
|J — Trail||8.8||8.8||9.3||9.3||9.3||9.3||9.3|
|K — Wheelbase||104.9||106.6||110||111.6||113.7||115.9||117.3|
|L — Standover||65.8||68.6||74.8||75.8||75.7||76.9||80.4|
|M — Frame reach||37.6||38.5||41.8||43.4||45.1||46.6||48|
|N — Frame stack||56.5||57.4||60.2||60.2||61.1||63||63|