Trek Marlin 5 - 2018

- Ride the fastest wheel that fits with Smart Wheel Size - Ride-tuned aluminum frame is XC light, mountain tough - Extended size range gives you a better fit for a better ride - Backed by Trek's limited lifetime warranty

Trek Marlin 5
  • Color: Matte Metallic Gunmetal
  • Color: Matte Metallic Gunmetal
  • Color: Viper Red
  • Color: Viper Red
$489.99
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Details

- Ride the fastest wheel that fits with Smart Wheel Size
- Ride-tuned aluminum frame is XC light, mountain tough
- Extended size range gives you a better fit for a better ride
- Backed by Trek's limited lifetime warranty

Specs

Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers
Fork RST Gila, coil spring, preload, mechanical lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
Headset 1-1/8-inch threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
Hubs Front: Formula DC20 alloy
Rear: DC22 alloy
Tires Bontrager XR2 29 x 2.2 (Front)
29 x 2.0 (Rear)
13.5 & 15.5 Frames: 27.5 x 2.0
Crankset Shimano Tourney TY501
Chainrings 42/34/24
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
Chain KMC Z51
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY700
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY300
Rear Cogs Shimano HG20, 12-32, 7 speed
Shifters Shimano Altus M310
Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic
Stem Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7mm rise, Blendr compatible
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Tektro M285 hydraulic disc
Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 13.5-inch / 27.5-inch 00601479649297 548516
Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 00601479649303 548517
Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 00601479649327 548519
Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 00601479649334 548520
Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 00601479649341 548521
Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 00601479649358 548522
Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 23-inch / 29-inch 00601479649365 548523
Viper Red / 13.5-inch / 27.5-inch 00601479649372 548524
Viper Red / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 00601479649389 548525
Viper Red / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 00601479649426 548529
Viper Red / 23-inch / 29-inch 00601479649440 548531

Reviews

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish  (16)
  • Lightweight  (14)
  • Durable  (11)
  • Comfortable  (9)
  • Fast  (4)

Cons

  • Brakes  (4)
  • Fork  (3)
  • Squeaky Brakes  (3)
  • Bad Grips 
  • Not Super Comfortable 

Best Uses

  • Mountaineering  (8)
  • Comfort  (4)
  • Trails  (3)
  • Cross Country  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Trail  (2)
  • Mountain  (2)
  • And More  (2)
  • Gravel trails 
  • Touring 
  • Advanced Trails 
  • Going On Trails 
  • Light Jumps 
  • Short Commutes 
  • Skiing 
  • Snowboarding 
  • Commute 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Single Trails 
  • Jumps 
  • Street 
  • Trail Riding 
  • Riding Around Town 
  • Intermediate Trails 
  • Leisurly family rides 
  • Mountain Ride 
  • Single Track 
  • Gravel 
  • Exercise 
  • Not Much 
  • Ride Hard Moutain 
  • Stunting 
  • Trail Rides 
  • Urban 

REVIEWS

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5

Best deal for a new MTB

By 

from Florida

About Me

Pros

  • Fast
  • Looks great
  • Price
  • Components
  • Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Touring
    • Gravel trails

    Comments:

    For the price there is no competition. This bike comes with better components and brakes than other brands. Bikes at this price range typically come with cheaper cable brakes, but this one comes with hydraulics! All the equipment is better, even the tires.

    5

    Yes, Do IT!

    By 

    from Kaysville, Utah

    About Me

    Comments:

    This bike is amazing, especially for it's price.

    2

    Bad bike for actual mountain biking!!!

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    About Me

    Pros

    • Good Looks
    • Nice Grips

    Cons

    • Fork
    • Seat
    • Brakes
    • Shifters
    • Tires

    Best Uses

    • Leisurly family rides

    Comments:

    I bought this bike around 6 months ago and am starting to slowly get more and more aggravated with it. I ride 3-4 times a week on advanced trails and this bike was clearly not meant for it.The suspension fork is pretty much rock hard even when on.(I'm 149lbs) The brakes are absolutely terrible and the gears shift pretty bad. Starting to realized Trek uses cheap products on most of their bikes. Going to be trading this in very soon to get a different bike. Would not buy trek again.

    5

    Monster of a Bike

    By 

    from Springfield, MO

    About Me

    Pros

    • Large

    Cons

    • Squeaky brakes

    Best Uses

    • Gravel
    • Trails

    Comments:

    I'm 6'7" and the 23" Marlin 5 makes me feel small for once. It's a great fit and the ride is smooth and easy. The only issue I've had are the squeaky brakes, but I've gotten used to them.

    5

    Great Budget Bike

    By 

    from Auburn Hills, Michigan

    About Me

    Pros

    • Price
    • Frame

    Cons

    • Fork
    • Brakes

    Best Uses

    • Trail
    • Mountain

    Comments:

    It is a great bike for the price. It looks cooler than bikes that cost almost double the price. Not recommended for extreme or downhill riding but it is more than good for cross country or trail riding

    4

    I'm pleased

    By 

    from Ohio

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy To Keep Clean
    • Comfortable
    • Locking Suspension Fork
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • True To Size

    Cons

    • Forks Only On Or Off
    • Squeaky Brakes
    • Easy To Scratch

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate Trails
    • Advanced Trails
    • Cross Country

    Comments:

    I've only had the bike for about two months now, and for my local trails it has worked fine. I haven't had any real problems with this bike either, except for the fact that the suspension fork only has the options open or closed. I would prefer a way to have it only half way open. Other than that I cannot complain about the bike for the price.

    4

    Trek Marlin5

    By 

    from Southeast Iowa

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • 29r

    Cons

    • Squeaky Brakes
    • Seat Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Riding Around Town
    • Trail Riding

    Comments:

    Just purchased the Marlin 5. And I must say it is an awesome mt bike. Glad I shopped locally too, as I almost bought a my. Bike online.ive owned other Trek Mt. Bikes and this is the best one by far, my last one was a Trek 820. So I'm glad I got this Marlin 5, handles excellent and love the 29 inch wheels. Viper red looks really good for this bike too.

    5

    super good

    By 

    from Vancouver,BC

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Forks
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Tyres
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Not Super Comfortable

    Best Uses

    • Single Trails
    • Trails
    • And More
    • Jumps

    Comments:

    super good bike for the price cant get any better for a front fork

    5

    best hard tail

    By 

    from Vancouver,BC

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Durable
    • Suspension Is Sooooo Good
    • Lightweight
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Not Super Comfy Seats

    Best Uses

    • And More
    • Cross Country
    • Going On Trails
    • Single Track
    • Light Jumps

    Comments:

    good for basically anything but not big jumps or SUPER hardcore trails

    5

    Hi

    By 

    from Hi

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Comfortable
    • Warm
    • Durable
    • Breathability
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountaineering
      • Comfort

      Comments:

      It is awesome

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