Bike Comparison
    MSRP
    $2,699$3,499
    Where to Buy
    $2,699

    At Trek

    $3,499

    At Trek

    Category
    Trail, E-BikeTrail, E-Bike
    Weight
    49.5 lbs47.0 lbs
    4.0
    4.9
    AluminumAluminum
    Fork
    Suntour XCMRockShox Recon Silver RL
    Wheels
    AluminumAluminum
    27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″
    Brakes
    Hydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    Bosch 250W 50Nm mid-driveBosch 250W 50Nm mid-drive
    Bosch 400WhBosch 400Wh
    Groupset
    CUES, FSADeore, FSA
    Drivetrain
    1 × 91 × 12
    Suspension
    HardtailHardtail
    Front Travel
    120mm120mm
    Brand Site

    trekbikes.com

    trekbikes.com

    Summary
    The Trek Marlin+ 6 and Trek Marlin+ 8 are both 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame hardtail trail e-bikes. The Marlin+ 8 has a dropper post, better components, a better fork, and a 1 × 12 drivetrain providing a wider range of gears.
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    Ride Feel

    Based on frame geometry and build specs.

    Terrain
    easyextreme
    Handling
    nimblestable
    Marlin+ 6
    Marlin+ 8
    Other Trail bikes
    Gear Range

    A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

    Lowest gear

    (climbing)

    25 mph

    Marlin+ 6

    28 mph

    Marlin+ 8

    Highest gear

    (descending)

    Spec Level

    Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.

    Geometry
    Specs
    Frame

    Size: XS, Alpha Gold Aluminum, curved top tube, tapered head tube, internal routing, rack, fender, and kickstand mount, UDH, Boost148, 12mm thru axle; Size: S, M, L, XL, Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal routing, rack, fender, and kickstand mount, UDH, Boost148, 12mm thru axle

    Hanger StandardUDH

    Size: XS, Alpha Gold Aluminum, curved top tube, tapered head tube, internal routing, rack, fender, and kickstand mount, UDH, Boost148, 12mm thru axle; Size: S, M, L, XL, Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal routing, rack, fender, and kickstand mount, UDH, Boost148, 12mm thru axle

    Hanger StandardUDH

    Fork

    Size: XS, SR Suntour XCM 34, coil spring, preload, lockout, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm thru axle, 100mm travel; Size: S, M, L, XL, SR Suntour XCM 34, coil spring, preload, lockout, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm thru axle, 120mm travel

    Travel120mm

    Spring TypeAir

    Size: XS, RockShox Recon Silver RL, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 46mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel; Size: S, RockShox Recon Silver RL, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 46mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 120mm travel; Size: M, L, XL, RockShox Recon Silver RL, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 120mm travel

    Travel120mm

    Spring TypeAir

    Headset

    Semi-integrated, loose ball bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

    Semi-integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, alloy cups, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

    Stem

    Size: XS, Bontrager Comp, 31.8mm, 7 degree, 35mm length; Size: S, M, L, Bontrager Comp, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 50mm length; Size: XL, Bontrager Comp, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager Comp, 31.8mm, 7 degree, 35mm length; Size: M, L, Bontrager Comp, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 50mm length; Size: XL, Bontrager Comp, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length

    Handlebar

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 720mm width; Size: M, L, XL, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 720mm width; Size: M, L, XL, Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width

    Saddle

    Bontrager Verse P3, steel rails

    Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, Bontrager Verse P3, chromoly rails; Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width

    Seatpost

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length; Size: M, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 360mm length; Size: L, XL, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm length

    Size: XS, S, TranzX JD-YSP18, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 361mm length; Size: M, L, XL, TranzX JD-YSP18, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 470mm length

    Pedals

    VP-536 nylon platform

    VP-536 nylon platform

    Grips

    Bontrager XR Endurance Comp, lock-on

    Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on

    Groupset
    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano CUES U4000

    Shimano Deore M6100, long cage

    Crank

    FSA CK-220, 165mm length

    FSA CK-220, 165mm length

    Shifters

    Shimano U4000, 9 speed

    Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed

    Cassette

    Shimano LINKGLIDE LG300, 11-46, 9 speed

    Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12 speed

    Chain

    Shimano LG500, 9/10/11 speed

    Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed

    Brakes

    Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc

    Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 caliper

    Wheels
    Rims

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

    Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, Bontrager Line TLR 30, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, Presta valve; Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, Bontrager Line TLR 30, Tubeless Ready, 32-hole, Presta valve

    Front Hub

    Shimano TC500 alloy, centerlock, 110x15mm thru axle

    Shimano TC500 alloy, centerlock, 110x15mm thru axle

    Rear Hub

    Shimano TC500 alloy, centerlock, 148x12mm thru axle

    Shimano TC500 alloy, centerlock, 148x12mm thru axle

    Tires

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager XT3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5x2.40''; Size: M, L, XL, Bontrager XT3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.40''

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager Gunnison Pro XR, Tubeless Ready, dual compound, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 27.5x2.60''; Size: M, L, XL, Bontrager Gunnison Pro XR, Tubeless Ready, dual compound, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60''

    Disc Rotors

    Tektro, centerlock, 203mm

    Shimano RT64, centerlock, 203mm

    Electric Components
    Motor

    Bosch Active Line Plus

    Bosch Active Line Plus

    Battery

    Bosch CompactTube 400Wh

    Recycling Program♻️ Call2Recycle

    Bosch CompactTube 400Wh

    Recycling Program♻️ Call2Recycle

    Charger

    Bosch standard 2A, 110V, smart system

    Bosch standard 2A, 110V, smart system

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