2022 Marin

Bobcat Trail 4

A 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame hardtail trail bike with mid-range components.
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MSRP$949
FrameAluminum
SuspensionHardtail, 120mm
ForkSuntour XCM
Wheels27.5″ / 29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 9
GroupsetmicroSHIFT Advent
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

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Lowest gear

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25 mph

Bobcat Trail 4

26 mph

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Sizing
SM

5'2" – 5'5"

MD

5'6" – 5'11"

LG

5'9" – 6'1"

XL

5'11" – 6'4"

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Reviews
BikeRadar
Marin Bobcat Trail 5 review

May 2023 · Sarah Bedford

A well-made and balanced hardtail that’ll inspire your playful side and progress your trail riding

Highs
  • Well-proportioned geometry

  • Comfortable ride

  • Decent-spec fork

  • Efficient brakes and drivetrain

Lows
  • 27.5in wheels (on the small frame) not as smooth-rolling as 29in equivalents

  • Coil-sprung fork harder to tune than air-sprung alternative

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off.road.cc
Marin Bobcat Trail 3 2020 review

Jan 2020

Marin's Bobcat Trail 3 manages to both look and ride like a much more expensive bike than it is, with a quality frame and geometry that comes from the 'proper trail bike' book to deliver a really capable ride. Compromises in the drivetrain and suspension to get it on budget are apparent, but it's still a solid machine that delivers a lot of fun for not much cash.

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Specs
Build
Frame

Series 2 6061 Aluminum, 27.5" or 29” Wheels, Low Standover, 68mm BB shell, 135mm Forged Dropouts, IS Chainstay Disc Mount, Internal Housing & Dropper Post Routing

ColorsGloss Silver / Red/grey; Gloss Tan / Blue-Green/grey

Fork

SR/Suntour XCM HLO-DS, 120mm Travel, Hydraulic Lockout, 46mm Offset

Travel120mm

Spring TypeCoil

Bottom Bracket

Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Square Taper

Headset

FSA No.10-P

Stem

Marin Alloy, 31.8mm Clamp, 45mm

Handlebar

Marin 31.8 Riser, 12mm Rise, 780mm Width

Saddle

Marin MTB

Seatpost

Marin Alloy, 30.9

TypeRigid

Pedals

Nylon Platform

Grips

Marin MTB, Closed End

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

microSHIFT Advent 9, Clutch

Front Derailleur

-

Crank

Alloy Crank, Steel Narrow-Wide Chainring, 32T

Shifters

microSHIFT Advent 9 Trail

Cassette

SunRace 9-Speed, 11-46T

Chain

KMC X9

Brakes

Hydraulic Disc

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Tektro M275 Hydraulic

Wheels
Rims

Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 25mm Inner, Pinned Joint, Disc Specific

Front Hub

Forged Alloy, Disc, 32H

Rear Hub

Forged Alloy, Disc, 32H

Tires

WTB Trail Boss Comp, 27.5/29x2.25, Wire Bead

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