The Larkspur is Marin Bike's "adventure mixte," blending old-school style and modern components, with a sweet steel frame. Use it to bomb around your neighborhood, light off-roading, or general commuting
Built with everyday adventures, urban commutes, and errand running in mind, Larkspur is well at home in the concrete jungle, ready for dicing it up on the bike paths and cutting through parks on the way to the grocery store or class, as they are on long cruises on dirt roads and meandering double track.
Why you'll love it:
The durable and smooth riding steel Mixte frames are dressed with parts picked specifically for their durability in everyday use, like hydraulic disc brakes, robust 1x drivetrains, tough wheels with multi-surface 27.5" tires, and the ability to add a variety of commute accessories makes sure you can customize the bike for your daily needs.
Larkspur models feature butted Series 2 frames with a mixte step-thru design for easy mounting and dismounting, even with baskets and baby seats.
Both Larkspur models are built around modern, wide-range drivetrains, 10-speed on the Larkspur 1 and 11-speed on the Larkspur 2. These drivetrains are stout and have all the gearing most anyone could use, without relying on sometimes-fussy front derailleurs. Clutch-type rear derailleurs and narrow-wide front chainrings keep the chain on track, all the time.
Hydraulic disc brakes provide smooth, controlled stopping in all conditions with minimal maintenance.
This Large frame generally fits rider 5'9"-6'1", but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit.
The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts here at Sunshine Bicycle Center.
- FRAME: Series 1 6061 Aluminum, 700C Wheels, Disc Specific, Kickstand Mount, Fender and Rack Mounts
- FORK: Steel, Moto Blade, Disc Specific, Fender and Rack Eyelets
- RIMS: Marin Aluminum Double Wall, Disc Specific
- HUB, REARL Forged Aluminum Alloy, 32H
- HUB, FRONT: Forged Aluminum Alloy, 32H
- SPOKE, NIPPLES: 14g Stainless Steel
- TIRES: Vee Tire, GPVee, 700Cx40mm, Wire Bead, Flat Protection, Mixed Terrain Ready
- DERAILLEUR, REAR: MicroSHIFT Advent X 10-Speed Wide Range
- DERAILLEUR, FRONT: N/A
- SHIFT LEVER: MicroSHIFT Advent X 10-Speed
- CRANKSET: Forged Alloy Crank, Steel Narrow Wide 38T Chainring
- BOTTOM BRACKET: Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Square Taper
- CHAIN: KMC X10
- CASSETTE: SunRace 10-Speed, 11-51T
- BRAKE, FRONT: Power CX7 Mechanical Disc, Shimano Pad Compatible, 160mm Rotor
- BRAKE, REAR: Power CX7 Mechanical Disc, Shimano Pad Compatible, 160mm Rotor
- BRAKE LEVERS: Aluminum Lever
- HANDLEBAR: Marin Alloy, 30mm Rise, 12˚ Backsweep
- STEM: Marin Aluminum, 31.8mm Clamp
- GRIPS: Marin Adventure
- HEADSET: FSA 888 Threadless
- SEATPOST: Marin Alloy, 27.2mm
- SADDLE: Marin Adventure Plush
- PEDALS: Commute Platform