2020 Trek Marlin 5

The 2020 Trek Marlin 5 is a 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bike with modest components.

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2020 Trek Marlin 5
  • MSRP $549
  • Weight 32.2 lbs / 14.6 kg
  • Front Travel 100mm
  • Frame Aluminum
  • Fork SunTour
  • Wheels 27.5″ / 29″
  • Tire Clearance 2.2"
  • Drivetrain 3 × 7
  • Groupset Tourney, Altus
  • Brakes Hydraulic Disc
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Gearing

3 × 7 — 21 speed

2020 Trek Marlin 5
29 mph
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27 mph

The Marlin 5 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Marlin 5 while riding downhill or sprinting.


Estimated Spec Level

Estimated spec level of the Marlin 5 compared to other crosscountry bikes. 99 Spokes analyzes the build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more to estimate the overall spec level of each bike.

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Specs
Build
FrameAlpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR
ForkSR Suntour XCE 28, coil spring, preload, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
Bottom BracketSealed cartridge, 73mm
Headset1-1/8˝ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
StemBontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
HandlebarBontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise
SaddleBontrager Arvada
SeatpostBontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset
PedalsVP-536 nylon platform
GripsBontrager XR Endurance Comp, lock-on
Groupset
Rear DerailleurShimano Tourney TY300
Front DerailleurShimano Tourney TY300
CrankShimano Tourney TY301, 42/34/24
ShiftersShimano Altus M310, 7 speed
CassetteShimano HG200, 12-32, 7 speed
ChainKMC Z51
BrakesTektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5: Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)
Wheels
RimsBontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
Front HubFormula DC20 alloy
Rear HubFormula DC27 alloy
TiresBontrager XR2, 29x2.20˝ front, 29x2.0˝ rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20˝)
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