Trek Marlin 5 - 2017

Marlin takes its cue from light, fast XC bikes. The right wheel size for each frame size, performance pedigree, and unbeatable ride feel make Marlin the perfect trail rider. When you're ready for longer days on the bike, bigger challenges ...(Read More)

Trek Marlin 5
  • Color: Matte Trek Black
  • Color: Green-light
$529.99
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Marlin takes its cue from light, fast XC bikes. The right wheel size for each frame size, performance pedigree, and unbeatable ride feel make Marlin the perfect trail rider.

When you're ready for longer days on the bike, bigger challenges on the trail, and all the fun of the full mountain biking experience, you're ready for Marlin.

Key Features

- 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

Trek’s Smart Wheel Size

The right wheel size paired with your frame size gives you the perfect combination of responsiveness and control.

Trek's Smart Wheel Size

Specs

Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers
Fork SR Suntour XCT, coil spring, preload, hydraulic 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: DC27 alloy
Spokes Bontrager 14-gauge
Tires Bontrager XR2: Front: 29 x 2.2; Rear: 29 x 2.0 (13.5 & 15.5 Frame: 27.5 x 2.0)
Crankset Shimano Tourney TY501
Chainrings 42/34/24
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
Chain KMC Z51
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY500
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY300
Rear Cogs Shimano HG20, 7-speed: 12-32
Shifters Shimano Altus EF51
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 M280 mechanical disc
Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Green-light / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451593 532420 MAR24875502T
Green-light / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451609 532421 MAR24858683T
Green-light / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451623 532423 MAR22601531T
Green-light / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451630 532424 MAR22888038T
Green-light / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451647 532425 MAR22595494T
Green-light / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451654 532426 MAR22604045T
Green-light / 23-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451661 532427 MAR21881769T
Matte Trek Black / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451517 532412 MAR28763335K
Matte Trek Black / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels) 00601479451524 532413 MAR28293142K
Matte Trek Black / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451548 532415 MAR26213160K
Matte Trek Black / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451555 532416 MAR26315960K
Matte Trek Black / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451562 532417 MAR26933936K
Matte Trek Black / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451579 532418 MAR26174193K
Matte Trek Black / 23-inch (29-inch wheels) 00601479451586 532419 MAR25561248K

Reviews

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish  (16)
  • Lightweight  (14)
  • Durable  (11)
  • Comfortable  (9)
  • Fast  (3)

Cons

  • Brakes  (4)
  • Fork  (3)
  • Squeaky brakes  (3)
  • Easy to scratch 
  • Forks only on or off 

Best Uses

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

REVIEWS

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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

     
    5

    really good bike for offroading

    By 

    from boston ma

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Offroader Stunt Bike
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Bad Grips

    Best Uses

    • Skiing
    • Comfort
    • Stunting
    • Mountaineering
    • Snowboarding

    Comments:

    suspensions great but the spokes are weak i use this product to do offroading and races also going places

     
    4

    great mountain bike

    By 

    from manitoba

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Great Frame
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Packs Well

    Cons

    • Suspension

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering

    Comments:

    this bike is really good. the tires grip the terrain like if its nothing. The shifters are perfect for the bike never had a problem with them. The bike is great for trails.

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