Mountain bike fanatics can now feast their eyes on the latest Marin bike available. After having been delayed for almost a year, it is finally here. Introducing the latest Marin addition, The Alchemist. This is the bet at a pure cross-country bike, using the trademark Quad Link suspension, makers said.
The Alchemist has surpassed the European standards beating the US standards when it comes to durability. This bike comes with XTR components, an Easton cockpit for a complete weight of 24 pounds and such and a RockShox SID fork.
Also unveiling with the Alchemist is the new and improved version of Marin’s Wolf Ridge, with its moniker gone and is replaced by a new model called Attack Trail. The new Attack Trail comes with ISCG 05 tabs and as an added feature, a rear wheel that can travel up to 140 to 150 millimeters.
The bike’s suspension has been replaced for better pedaling in the granny gear which is suitable for users with cardiovascular problems. The changed is intended for the accommodation of the SRAM’s Hammerschmidt internally geared crankset which is convenient for the bike and the rider itself.
Other changes in this bike includes the 5-inch Mount Vision’s swingarm has been updated to shave off 200 grams. The Front Center length is also increased with a much longer toptube and slacker head angle although the cockpit is slightly longer due to a sorter stem and a steeper seattube angle.
Also, the bike receives a newer and complete geometry revisions and the chainstays are a bit shorter and the bottom bracket lowered for a better climb on tough terrains.