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2011 Marin Team CXR, Attack Trail, Mount Vision

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2011 marin cxr team attack trail mount vision   2011 Marin Team CXR, Attack Trail, Mount Vision

For 2011, Marin introduces the CXR Team 29er, upgraded Attack Trail and Mount Vision models. The CXR Team is marin’s top end full carbon bike made from CXR-T3 carbon construction technique. The tubes are bonded after being formed and mitred with the carbon material to make the strength to weight ratio better. 2011 CXR Team will feature Formula R1 brakes, Shimano XTR groupset and Fox F-32 fork.

As for the 2011 Attack Trail, it now has a new forged one-piece bottom bracket with ISCG 05 mounts. It also has tapered headtube and 150mm travel. It still comes with the Quad Link 2.0 suspension system. Its high-end model the 6.9, comes with Fox Float 36 RLC fork, Maxxis Ardent tires and Fulcrum Red wheels. It also has SRAM X7/X9 components and Avid Elixir R brakes.

The 2011 Mount Vision gets updated with a tubeset that boasts of straighter lines and hydroformed tubes….

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2011 Marin Rift Zone Mountain Bike

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2011 marin rift zone mountain bike   2011 Marin Rift Zone Mountain Bike

If your at Eurobike next week, the new 2011 Marin Rift Zone will be on display, but we have a early look here.

The Marin 2011 Rift Zone adds some changes to the frame. Instead of the curved top tube, it will now flow straight. Other changes are to the shock mounts, and the swingarm’s loses some weight. From the two pictures, colorways available are white/blue and white/green. More information coming soon.

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2011 Marin Quad DH MTB

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During a Canadian downhill race, it was publicly broadcast that the Marin DH took two wins along the way and just faded in hibernation. The Marin DH has been undergoing a lot of changes and development as far as engineering designs are concerned. Coming out of the blue, Marin has recently introduced the Quad DH 2011 at the Crankworx mountain bike festival in Whistler, Canada.

Appearing like a supercharged Quake, the bike is designed to survive and win world cup downhill races. Three years in development, born out of the efficient Quad linkage set up found on all other Marin bikes, the Quad DH bears a whopping 250mm of travel.

Instead of the straight 1.5in tube, its frame is hydroformed with a tapered headtube. It also features a modular replacement dropout system allowing you to fit any type of axle system of your choice and varied sizes are available.


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Marin 2010 Mountain Bikes

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marins 2010 mountain bikes   Marin 2010 Mountain Bikes

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…

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Marin Black and White Hardtails 2010

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marin black white hardtail 2010   Marin Black and White Hardtails 2010

A new range of hardtails were released by Marin, specially targeted for the UK. The hardtails were made to give powerful performance at a reasonable price.

The new range was the Black and White Line which sports a hydroformed aluminium frame. The frame is almost identical with the Hydro-Lite series. The only difference would be that the Black and White Line gives you great value for your money.

Marin’s eye for detail resulted in a triple butted frame which all models share. The Black and White Line are polished with Shimano Deore groupsets. The forks are Rock Shox Tora SL. If you want to try the Pro version, you will shell out a bit more than the entry level model which costs £899. The Pro version offers a Rock Shox SID/Hope/Mavic/XT or Fox 32 F100 RL/Mavic Cross Ride/XT/XTR specifications.

Marin has six models that you can choose from in the line….

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