Trek Marlin 8

$1,199.99

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Marlin 8 is a race-worthy mountain bike that won’t break the bank.

Available in Gloss Radioactive Red/Nautical and Gloss Alpine/Gloss Dnister Fade.

The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork, tubeless-ready wheels, and wide-range 1x drivetrain make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.

Why you'll love it

  1. This is one of our most popular bikes for good reason. You get all the value, plus all the versatility—it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too
  2. The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring
  3. Setting your wheels up tubeless reduces the overall weight of your bike and the chances you’ll get a flat
  4. The 1x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t
  5. Marlin models in XXS through S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount

    It's right for you if...

    You want a race-ready mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a lighter, higher quality suspension fork, wide-range 1x drivetrain, and tubeless-ready wheels.

    The tech you get

    A light frame with internal cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy Silver fork with a Solo Air spring and TurnKey hydraulic lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless ready Bontrager Kovee wheels, and a simple 1x12 drivetrain that ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. The wide-range 11-50 cassette gives you all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents.

    The final word

    The tubeless-ready wheels, RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing, and quality parts make it an awesome choice for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It’s fully capable of taking on big trail adventures and XC races.

    Sizing & fit

    The charts below show Trek's recommended fit across the Marlin line based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts here at Sunshine Bicycle Center.

    Specifications

    *spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

    Frameset
    Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR
    *Fork Size: XXS , XS
    RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 100mm QR, 80mm travel
    Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
    RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, 100mm QR, 100mm travel
    Max compatible fork travel 100mm (XS & S: 490mm axle-to-crown, M & up: 509mm axle-to-crown)
    Hub front Formula DC-20 LW, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR
    Hub rear Formula DC-22LW, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR
    *Rim Size: XXS , XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
    Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23mm width, presta valve
    Size: M , ML , L , XL
    Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 32-hole, 23mm width, presta valve
    Spokes 14g stainless steel
    *Tire Size: XXS
    Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 26x2.40''
    Size: XS , S
    Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 27.5x2.35''
    Size: M , ML , L , XL
    Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 29x2.35''
    Size: M , ML , L , XL
    Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 29x2.20''
    Max tire size Frame: 29x2.20" (XS & S: 27.5x2.4") Fork: See manufacturer
    Shifter SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
    Rear derailleur SRAM SX Eagle
    *Crank Size: XXS
    SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline), 155mm length
    Size: XS , S , M
    SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline), 170mm length
    Size: ML , L , XL
    SRAM SX Eagle, 30T steel ring (49mm chainline), 175mm length
    Bottom bracket Truvativ Powerspline, 73mm, threaded cartridge, 118mm spindle
    Cassette SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed
    Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
    Pedal VP-536 nylon platform
    Max chainring size 1x/2x: 34T, 3x: 42T
    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
    Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm length
    *Handlebar Size: XXS , XS
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 690mm width
    Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width
    Grips Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
    *Stem Size: XXS
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 35mm length
    Size: XXS , 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
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
    Headset Semi-integrated, 1-1/8''
    Brake Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
    *Brake rotor Size: XXS , XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
    Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160mm
    Size: L , XL
    Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180mm

    Weight M - 13.20 kg / 29.1 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).