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.
XC light, mountain tough
Hydroformed Alpha Aluminum frame is race light, mountain strong, and ride tuned for peak performance.
Our extended size range guarantees a better fit, so you get a better ride.
Limited lifetime warranty
These bikes are built to last, and backed by Trek's limited lifetime warranty.
Smart Wheel Size
One wheel size does not fit all. We put the right size wheel on every frame: 27.5” on 13.5” and 15.5” frames, 29er on 17.5” and up. Everyone wins.
- 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
- Backed by Trek's limited lifetime warranty
|Frame||Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|Fork||RockShox 30, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)|
|Headset||1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|Hubs||Front: Formula DC20 alloy; Rear: Formula DC22 alloy|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20")|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG20, 11-34, 9 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M370, 9 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7mm rise, Blendr compatible|
|Brakes||Tektro M285 hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1.5|
|Seatpost||Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number||Store SKU|
|Matte Trek Black / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels)||00601479452422||532508||MAR28149680K|
|Matte Trek Black / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels)||00601479452439||532509||MAR28616517K|
|Matte Trek Black / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452453||532511||MAR266201K|
|Matte Trek Black / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452460||532512||MAR26318233K|
|Matte Trek Black / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452477||532513||MAR26959052K|
|Matte Trek Black / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452484||532514||MAR26378164K|
|Matte Trek Black / 23-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452491||532515||MAR25383591K|
|Roarange / 13.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels)||00601479452507||532516||MAR22476204E|
|Roarange / 15.5-inch (27.5-inch wheels)||00601479452514||532517||MAR22840355E|
|Roarange / 17.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452538||532519||MAR20750997E|
|Roarange / 18.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452545||532520||MAR20601174E|
|Roarange / 19.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452552||532521||MAR20657280E|
|Roarange / 21.5-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452569||532522||MAR20250812E|
|Roarange / 23-inch (29-inch wheels)||00601479452576||532523||MAR1939898E|
Displaying reviews 1-5
On or off trail a comfortable durable bike. I love the adjustable front suspension. I did change the stock seat which was verrrry uncomfortable for me. The disc brakes stop on a dime. I has a Marlin 6 and like this one much better. Can't beat it for the price...
Great bike, if you are contemplating getting this bike then GO FOR IT! Highly recommend. If you are deciding between the Marlin 6 and 7, get the 7; the suspension control makes it worth your money. All around great bike!
This bike is perfect if you ride in the mountain and if you love off road. you can also easily jump with it and take risks tp have fun. this bike is very confortable and a long trip on it would not annoy you. You can go really fast on a downhill without panic, the brakes are excellent.
This bike really impressed me. Was looking for a good hardtail to ride for under $1,100. I couldn't be happier with the Marlin 7. I rode much more expensive bikes and preferred this over them. Of course I changed the cranks, bottom bracket, pedals, grips, converted to a XT 1x10 setup, and got a better set of tires for my type of trails. All in all I am super pleased with this bike. I would buy it again and again. Compared it to many competitors and glad I made the right choice. I also came in way under budget. The sr fork is adequate for most trails in my area but that would of loved a slightly better suspension. For the price I Cant complain though.
WOW... for this price point this is a great bike. Now mind you I am new to Mountain biking, but this bike is amazing. Trek hit it out of the park! Brakes are amazing, wheels, frame, shifters, gears, pretty much everything but seat is on point!