Marlin 8 is a race-worthy mountain bike that won’t break the bank. You want a race-ready mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a lighter, higher quality suspension fork, wide-range 1x drivetrain, and tubeless ready wheels? The Marlin 8 is for you.
The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork, tubeless ready wheels, and wide-range 1x drivetrain 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. The tubeless ready wheels, RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing, and quality parts make it an awesome choice 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.
Why you'll love it
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.
The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring
Setting your wheels up tubeless reduces the overall weight of your bike and the chances you’ll get a flat
The 1x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t
The wide-range 11-50 cassette gives you all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents.
|FRAME||Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR|
Size: XS RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 100 mm QR, 80 mm travel
Size: S, M, ML, L, XL RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
|MAX COMPATIBLE FORK TRAVEL||100mm (XS & S: 490mm axle-to-crown, M & up: 509mm axle-to-crown)|
|FRONT HUB||Formula DC-20 LW, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR|
|REAR HUB||Formula DC-22LW, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5 mm QR|
Size: XS, S Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 27.5x2.35"
Size: M, ML, L, XL Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.35"
|MAX TIRE SIZE||Frame: 29x2.20" (XS & S: 27.5x2.4") Fork: See manufacturer|
|RIM||Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM SX Eagle|
Size: XS, S, M SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline), 170 mm length
Size: ML, L, XL SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline), 175 mm length
|CASSETTE||SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed|
|CHAIN||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed|
|BRAKES||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
Brake Rotor: Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm
|STEM|| Size: XS Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 50mm length
Size: S Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length
Size: M Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length
Size: ML, L Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
Size: XL Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
|SADDLE||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
Size: XS, S, M Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 330 mm length
Size: ML, L, XL Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm length
|HANDLEBAR|| Size: XS Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 690mm width
Size: S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width
|GRIPS||Bontrager XR trail Comp, Nylon lock-on|
|HEAD SET||Semi-integrated, 1-1/8''|
|WEIGHT||M - 13.20 kg / 29.1 lbs (with tubes)|