Marlin 6 is the perfect ride for progressing your skills on the trails. Its updated slacker frame geometry makes it easier to control on descents while the suspension fork takes the edge off bumpy trails. Integrated rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to add accessories to this versatile steed.
It's right for you if...
You want a trail bike that's dialed for building confidence on the dirt, and versatile enough for commuting to work or school.
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. A front suspension fork that cushions rocks, roots, and bumps in the trail, 10-speed fuss-free Shimano Deore shifting, and the serious stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes.
The final word
Marlin 6 is an ideal trail bike for riders who want to progress on the trail, and want a bike that can keep them rolling off of the trail, too.
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
- Rack and fender mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
- The new Thru-Skew system is safer, simpler, and stronger, plus it makes removing the rear wheel for flat fixes a cinch.
- Internal routing makes it easy to add a dropper post that lets you lower you saddle on the fly for more confident descending
- 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|
|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 - SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 42mm offset for 26'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel | Size: XS , S - SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 42mm offset for 27.5'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel | Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL - SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 46mm offset for 29'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel ||
|Hubs||Front: Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 100mm ThruSkew | Rear: Formula DC-22, alloy, 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 | Size: XXL - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10 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 , XXL - Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm ThruSkew|
|Tires||Size: XXS - Bontrager XT3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 26x2.35'' | Size: XS , S - Bontrager XT3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5x2.40'' | Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL - Bontrager XT3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.40''|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width|
|Spokes||14g stainless steel|
|Crankset||Size: XXS - Prowheel C10Y-NW, 30T steel narrow-wide ring, 160mm length | Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL - Prowheel C10Y-NW, 30T steel narrow-wide ring, 170mm length|
|Seatpost||Size: XXS - Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 300mm length | Size: XS , S , M - Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length | Size: ML , L , XL , XXL - Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm length|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M4100, 10 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 , XXL - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Endurance Comp, lock-on|
|Bottom Bracket||VP BC73, 73mm, threaded cartridge|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M5120, long cage|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10 speed|
* Subject to change without notice.