Marlin 7 is where race-worthy mountain bikes begin. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork and upgraded parts make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross-country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.
This is one of our most popular bikes for good reason. You get 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
The 1x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need, and none you don’t
The Marlin models in XS 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
You're new to the trail but have serious singletrack aspirations, and want a versatile, race-worthy mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a higher quality suspension fork and a simple 1x drivetrain.
A light frame with internal shift cable and brake hose cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy fork with a lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and Bontrager wheels. A simple 1x drivetrain ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. Don't worry, with the wide-range 11-46 cassette, you still get all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents.
The RockShox suspension, a wide range of gearing, and quality parts make it the best choice in the Marlin lineup for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It’s fully capable of taking on big trail adventures and XC races.
Smaller frames (XS and 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 ML) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.
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.
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.
|FRAME||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR
|BOTTOM BRACKET||FSA, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 122.5 mm spindle
|CHAIN||KMC X10, 10-speed
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed
|CASSETTE||Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10-speed
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore M5120, long cage
|HANDLEBAR||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width
|SADDLE||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
|FRONT WHEEL||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Presta valve
|REAR-WHEEL||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Presta valve
|PEDAL||VP-536 nylon platform
|Frame size number||15.5||17.5||18.5||19.5||21.5|
|Frame size letter||S||M||ML||L||XL|
|A — Seat tube||36.8||41.9||44.4||47||52.1|
|B — Seat tube angle||73.5°||71.9°||71.9°||71.9°||71.9°|
|Effective seat tube angle||73.5°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°|
|C — Head tube length||9||9||9||10||12|
|D — Head angle||69.3°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°|
|E — Effective top tube||55.5||60.2||61.8||63.8||65.9|
|F — Bottom bracket height||30.2||31||31||31||31|
|G — Bottom bracket drop||4.8||5.8||5.8||5.8||5.8|
|H — Chainstay length||43.8||43.8||43.8||43.8||43.8|
|I — Offset||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2|
|J — Trail||8.8||9.3||9.3||9.3||9.3|
|K — Wheelbase||106.6||110||111.6||113.7||115.9|
|L — Standover||68.6||74.8||75.8||75.7||76.9|
|M — Frame reach||38.5||41.8||43.4||45.1||46.6|
|N — Frame stack||57.4||60.2||60.2||61.1||63|