2022 Trek Marlin 5

A 27.5″ / 26″ / 29″ aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bike with modest components, priced near the low end of the Marlin model range. Compare the full range

2022 Trek Marlin 5
MSRP$719
Weight30.8 lbs
SuspensionHardtail
Travel100mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkSuntour XCM

Wheels27.5″ / 26″ / 29″
Tire Clearance2.2"
Drivetrain2 × 8
GroupsetAltus, Shimano

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 8 — 16 speed

Marlin 5

26 mph

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

The Marlin 5 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


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Reviews
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The Trek Marlin 7 Has The Heart Of A Race Bike

This cheap mountain bike is the perfect gateway drug to your next (trail riding) addiction.

  • Wide range of gears with 2x9 drivetrain
  • Wheels and tires aren’t tubeless-ready

December 2019Read Full Review 

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Trek Marlin 6 review - MBR

Alan Muldoon

The first of two 29er to make it into the sub 500 category, the Trek Marlin 6 certainly didn't behave like a fish out of water.

  • Top-rate frame quality, available in seven sizes Independent Shimano shifters
  • Cable and chain rattle. Rear tyre is too skinny

June 2019Read Full Review 


Geometry

Sizing
XS

4'9" – 5'1"

XXS

4'4" – 4'9"

SM

5'1" – 5'6"

MD

5'4" – 5'9"

MD/LG

5'7" – 6'0"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'6"

XXL

6'4" – 6'9"


Specs
Build
Frame

aluminum frame

Tire Clearance2.2"

ColorsLithium Grey; Radioactive Red; Volt to Miami Green Fade; Azure

Fork

Size: XXS, SR Suntour XCM 30, coil spring, lockout, preload, 100mm QR, 100mm travel, 26'' wheel; Size: XS, SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 42mm offset for 27.5'' wheel, 100mm QR, 80mm travel; Size: S, SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 42mm offset for 27.5'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel; Size: M, ML, L, XL, XXL, SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 46mm offset for 29'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel

Bottom Bracket

Sealed cartridge, 73mm

Headset

Semi-integrated, 1-1/8''

Stem

Size: XXS, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 35mm length; Size: XS, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 50mm length; Size: S, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length; Size: M, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length; Size: ML, L, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length; Size: XL, XXL, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length

Handlebar

Size: XXS, XS, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 690mm width; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width

Saddle

Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width

Seatpost

Size: XXS, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 300mm length; Size: XS, S, M, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length; Size: ML, L, XL, XXL, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm length

Grips

Bontrager XR Endurance Comp, lock-on

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Altus M310

Front Derailleur

Shimano Altus M315, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull

Crank

Size: XXS, Prowheel TM-CY10, 36/22, 160mm length; Size: XS, S, M, Shimano M315, 36/22, 170mm length; Size: ML, L, XL, XXL, Shimano M315, 36/22, 175mm length

Shifters

Shimano Altus M315, 8 speed

Cassette

Shimano HG200, 12-32, 8 speed

Chain

KMC Z8.3, 8 speed

Brakes

Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

Size: XXS, Bontrager Connection, alloy, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, schrader valve; Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, schrader valve

Spokes

14g stainless steel

Front Hub

Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR

Rear Hub

Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR

Tires

Size: XXS, Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 26x2.20''; Size: XS, S, Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5x2.20''; Size: M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20''

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