Marin was showcasing their full line of 2014 Mountain Bikes at the Outdoor Demo this year. Check out the details on their new 27.5″ wheeled Attact Trail Quad Carbon model as well as the Mount Vision. These two bikes utilize different suspension designs as they are designed differently to suit different riding goals. Learn more inside.
Below are some highlights of the 2014 Marin Bikes range. They both feature 27.5″ / 650b wheels, a carbon frameset, internal routing, and more. The Quad Link suspension is featured on the Attack Trail model and the Mount Vision uses the Isotrack system. Watch the videos to learn more about the differences in these suspension designs.
Marin Suspension Comparison - Isotrack vs Quadlink
Attack Trail Video
The Attack Trail is available in a variety of trims that you can see more of on the Marin Bikes website. The model you see here is the Attack Trail Quad Carbon XT 9. The Attack Trail features 150mm of rear wheel travel and this model you see here has the RockShox Pike up front with adjustable travel between 130-160mm.
Marin Attack Trail Quad Carbon XT9
Both of the bikes feature here offer internal cable routing or external.
Internal or external cable routing options
Marin Bikes has got the full details on their 2014 models on their website so we won’t go too much into the trim or geometry in detail here. The bike is available in 4 sizes (S – XL) and has what most would consider trail geometry that is capable of ascending but shines on descending a little bit more. The bike has got a variety of protective pieces on it to help reduce chainslap and damage to the front triangle via a downtube protector.
Video: Marin Mount Vision
The Mount Vision features their Isotrack suspension platform. It’s a simpler system that allowed them to get the frame a bit lighter in comparison to the Attack Trail models but still packs a lot of features into its 140mm chassis.
Mount Vision Carbon XM Pro
The Mount Vision line is designed and built for epic super-D/enduro racing, where riders need the geometry of a trail bike but the weight and efficiency of a cross-country (XC) bike. These models offer long-travel suspension, with 140mm of fixed travel front and rear, and 27.5-inch wheels. Design features include a build that’s significantly lighter than our Attack Trail bikes, achieved with a simplified suspension system, fixed-travel 32mm chassis forks, and lighter components.
Both bike feature a custom designed seat-stay that is designed to allow for some engineered flex in the chassis. While some might think stiffness is everything, it is good to have some flex in a design to allow the bike to perform well, track the ground, and be comfortable.
Engineered flex for the seatstays with a sold axle area
It is available in 4 sizes (S-XL), 142 x12 axle, internal or external cable routhing, and much more. Check out the additional details at Marin Bikes.
Rocky Ridge 27.5″ hardtail
The Rocky Ridge is designed for aggressive trail riding, for riders that prefer a hard tail frame design. They have low, slack geometry, short chainstays, smart component selections, and 27.5-inch wheels built with 21mm rims and 2.35-inch tires. The Rocky Ridge is perfectly suited to aggressive singletrack, and park riding.