Included in the long list of 29er bikes released for 2012 is the new Marlin from Trek Bikes. This lightweight and durable bike has a hydroformed Alpha gold aluminum tubing that makes rides more responsive and stiffer. This makes the bike an ideal as a singletrack machine.
In all conditions and at all speeds, handling is improved, thanks to its custom G2 Geometry. Riders will surely love the bike’s seat, which is very comfortable. Other nice features include its Gloss Platinum and Signature Green colors and 100mm travel. Sizing is extended for tall riders, too.
With its 29er wheels, the 2012 Trek Marlin 29er Singletrack Bike offers an enhanced stability, momentum, and obstacle clearance. However, the quality of its front rear derailleurs, stock pedals, and stock tires appears to be the downside of the bike.