Bike Comparison

The Trek Marlin 7, Giant Talon 1, and CUBE ATTENTION SL are all 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bikes. The CUBE has better components. Explore the differences below.

    2021 Trek Marlin 7
    2021 Giant Talon 1
    2021 CUBE ATTENTION SL
    MSRP$899$980
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    CategoryCrosscountryCrosscountryCrosscountry
    Weight30.4 lbs30.0 lbs
    Framealuminumaluminumaluminum
    ForkRockShox Judy
    RockShox Judy
    RockShox Judy Silver TK
    Wheel Size27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″
    Wheel Materialaluminumaluminumaluminum
    Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    GroupsetDeore, FSA
    Deore
    XT, Deore
    Drivetrain1 × 101 × 101 × 12
    Gear Range

    Trek Marlin 7

    22 mph

    Giant Talon 1

    24 mph

    CUBE ATTENTION SL

    28 mph
    SuspensionHardtailHardtailHardtail
    Front Travel100mm100mm100mm
    Rear Travel---
    SeatpostRigidRigidRigid
    Brand Sitetrekbikes.comgiant-bicycles.comcube.eu
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    Marlin 7
    Talon 1
    ATTENTION SL

    Geometry

    Specs
    Frame

    Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR

    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

    Aluminium Lite, AMF, Double Butted, Internal Cable Routing, Tapered Head Tube, Flat Mount Brake, SIC Mount, FM Kickstand Mount

    Fork

    Size: S, RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 42mm offset for 27.5'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel; Size: M, ML, L, XL, XXL, RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 46mm offset for 29'' wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel

    Rock Shox Judy, 80mm (27.5 XS & S sizes only) 100mm (29” S ~XL Size | 27.5 = M~XL), Turnkey remote, Coil spring, 9mm QR or SXC32-2 RL 29 (100mm travel) or SXC32-2 RL 27.5 (80mm travel), air spring, QR, alloy steerer, rebound adjust

    RockShox Judy Silver TK AIR, 100mm, PopLoc

    Rear Shock

    N/A

    Bottom Bracket

    FSA, 73mm, threaded cartridge, 122.5mm spindle

    cartridge

    Headset

    Semi-integrated, 1-1/8''

    CUBE FPH868, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2", Semi-Integrated

    Stem

    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

    Giant Sport, 7-degree

    CUBE Performance Stem SL, 31.8mm

    Handlebar

    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width

    Giant Connect Trail, 31.8

    CUBE Rise Trail Bar, 680mm

    Saddle

    Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width

    Giant Sport Custom

    Natural Fit Venec Lite

    Seatpost

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

    Giant Sport, 30.9

    CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm

    Pedals

    Platform

    CUBE PP MTB

    Grips

    Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on

    ACID React

    Groupset
    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Deore M5120, long cage

    Shimano Deore

    Shimano XT RD-M8100-SGS, ShadowPlus, 12-Speed

    Front Derailleur

    N/A

    Crank

    Size: S, M, FSA Alpha Drive, 28T steel ring, Boost, 170mm length; Size: ML, L, XL, XXL, FSA Alpha Drive, 28T steel ring, Boost, 175mm length

    ProWheel Charm (27.5: 30t, 29: 32t)

    Shimano FC.MT511, 32T

    Shifters

    Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed

    Shimano Deore

    Shimano Deore SL-M6100, Rapidfire-Plus

    Cassette

    Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10 speed

    Shimano Deore, 10-speed, 11x42

    Shimano Deore CS-M6100, 10-51T

    Chain

    KMC X10, 10 speed

    KMC X10

    Shimano CN-M6100

    Brakes

    Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc

    Tektro TKD143, hydraulic (F:180mm, R:160mm)

    Shimano BR-MT200/UR300, Hydr. Disc Brake, PM/FM (180/160)

    Brake Levers

    Tektro TKD143

    Wheels
    Rims

    Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, presta valve

    Giant GX03V 27.5 or 29 wheelset, alloy, double wall, 21mm inner

    CUBE ZX20, 32H, Disc

    Spokes

    14g stainless steel

    Stainless

    Front Hub

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

    Giant Sport Tracker, 32h

    Shimano HB-M4050, QR, Centerlock

    Rear Hub

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

    Giant Sport Tracker, 32h

    Shimano FH-MT401, QR, Centerlock

    Tires

    Size: 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''

    Maxxis Rekon 27.5 or 29x2.4, wire bead

    Schwalbe Smart Sam, Active, 2.25

    Disk Rotors

    Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160mm; Size: L, XL, XXL, Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180mm