TREK MARLIN 6 29 MTB BIKE 2020

Product Code: 154477
£475.00GBP
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Product Description

Marlin 6 is a quality introductory cross country mountain bike with front suspension and an upgraded 2x8 drivetrain that's light, simple, and easy to use. It's built in Trek's trail heritage, but also equipped with features like mounts for a rack and kickstand that make it a great choice for daily commuters.

Colour / Slate // Alpine Blue

It's right for you if...

You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at great value, with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail.

The tech you get

The heart of Marlin 6 is a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminium frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look. It has an efficient 2x8 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes and a suspension fork with 100 mm of travel and a lockout feature that lets you temporarily lock the suspension for better efficiency while climbing.

The final word

Performance features like suspension lockout, stronger double-walled rims and hydraulic disc brakes. It's also equipped with rack and kickstand mounts and a wide range of gears. These design details make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.

Why you'll love it
  1. The 2x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t
  2. Smaller frame sizes (XS and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently
  3. It has separate brake and gear levers (a feature that's common on more expensive mountain bikes) so you can fine-tune the positioning for comfort
  4. Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorise, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
  5. Like every Trek, it's backed by a lifetime warranty
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* Prices are estimates and will be calculated at checkout based on your minimum deposit.
Home Delivery by Experts

All Terrain Cycles are now offering a Home Delivery service.

Our Cytech qualified mechanics will first make sure that your bike is fully checked and ready to ride.

Then we will deliver it completely assembled direct to your home or place of work where we will set up your bike for your personal needs and answer any questions you may have. All for just £50.00.

Our delivery map indicates a general area, however, if you do not see your location on the map please call us on 01274 588488 to discuss a special delivery.

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR MAIL ORDER BIKE

Aftercare

After the first few weeks of use, the whole bike will settle down. As a result, the gears may need tweaking, some nuts and bolts may need tightening and you may well need to check the adjustment of the saddle and handlebars.

CABLE STRETCH

Gears

Cable stretch tends to occur shortly after a new bike has been ridden a few times. A rear derailleur that we have tuned to hit every gear, nicely and quietly, may now not be making each shift causing a sensation and sound of “being in between gears”. Generally you may have to shift up, or shift down a couple times to quiet it down and settle the derailleur into a “happy gear”. A front derailleur may no longer want to shift all the way onto the big ring or will require a much firmer push to get it there.

It is advisable to get the cable tension adjusted as soon as this happens either by your local bike shop. This tune up is considered a necessary part of any bicycles maintenance schedule and as such should not be ignored.
Brakes

Your brakes will also be affected by cable stretch (provided of course that they are NOT hydraulic in which case this does not apply). The symptom here is that they usually start to feel quite loose. i.e. you have to pull the lever much further back or harder in order to get the same stopping power you once had. This is partly why new bikes come with a first free service. If your brakes start feeling a little spongy after a few weeks, you can adjust them at the barrel or the clamp or ask a mechanic at your local bike shop to do it for you.
DISC BRAKES

New disc brakes won’t deliver their full power until the rotor and pads have bedded in.

SRAM has a really good guide for bedding in disc brakes:

“Accelerate the bike to a moderate speed and then firmly applying the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process 20 times. Then accelerate the bike to a faster speed and apply the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process ten times. It’s important that during this process you never come to a complete stop or lock up the wheels at any point.”

Doing this process should drastically improve the performance of your brakes and prepare them for many happy rides.
CRANKS

Check the cranks and crank bolts or nut for tightness; grab a crank arm in each hand and try to wiggle them to check for looseness. If there is play in the cranks, the nuts or bolts may need to be tightened. Cranks should be checked after every ride for the first week.
HEADSET

A loose headset can be diagnosed by turning the front wheel to point left or right, holding the front brake on, and then rocking the bike backwards and forwards. Hold your fingers between the stem and the frame. Any movement indicates that you need to tighten the headset.
SADDLE

Check your seat post is not loose and that you have not exceeded the limit marked on the seat post. Once you have checked these, use an allen key to tighten the seat post clamp. Check the seat is secure by giving it another check once you have finished.
STEM

Check that your front wheel and stem do not move independently, and that your handlebar clamp bolts are tight. Perform this check by standing in front of the bike, holding the front wheel between your knees, and twisting the handlebars. You can prevent any movement by tightening the stem bolts and the handlebar clamp with an allen key.
SUSPENSION FORKS

Keeping your mountain bike’s suspension maintained is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting all the performance you can out of your bike. Plus, giving your fork and shock a few seconds of attention here and there can prevent costly repairs or even replacements.

Dirt is the number one enemy of suspension. After every ride make sure to wipe the seal area and stanchions of your fork and shock. Wipe in a horizontal motion, not vertical as you don’t want to force any debris towards the seals.

Every few rides double check that your suspension sag is correct, as well as your rebound and compression adjustments. If something has changed, or the adjustments aren’t working as before, some maintenance is likely due.

Working on your bike at home can seem daunting, and we'd always recommend you take your bike to a qualified mechanic if possible.

FOR FURTHER ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW BIKE SEE OUR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE.

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Mail Order

One of our Cytech qualified mechanics will hand build your bike leaving only a few minor adjustments for you to do once your new bike arrives. Our mechanic will also complete a rigorous Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) before carefully re-packing for shipping to you; but in order to fit the bike back into its box for delivery, some disassembly has to be done. Re-assembly of these parts should be straightforward and should not take very long.

Tools You'll Need

A multi-tool or a 4mm or 5mm Allen key, a pedal wrench or 15mm Allen key, depending on your pedals and a pair of scissors to open the box and cut the zip-ties with.
1. Open the Box and Remove Your Bike

Carefully remove your bike from the box and remove all of the packaging and zip ties with your scissors or snips. Never use a sharp knife as this can easily result in damage to paintwork and tyre sidewalls. Pedals and quick release (if supplied) will be in a small box at the bottom of your package as well as an instruction manual for your specific bike. Make sure you keep hold of this as it contains your bike's serial number.
2. Secure Your Front Wheel

Bikes will be delivered with the rear wheel already fitted so all you have to do is slide in the front wheel. First, remove the plastic fork spacer, along with any other packing material.

Set the frame upright on the ground and attach the wheel. Make sure that the brake is properly aligned and that the wheel is sitting straight. Next, tighten the quick release skewer if supplied and make sure that the brake quick release is tightened.
3. Attach the Handlebars

Using a multi-tool or a 4 or 5mm Allen key, clamp the faceplate over the bars so that they are fastened securely but not so tight that you cannot change the angle of the bars. Note many models of handlebar have handy measurement markers, allowing you to find your perfect angle.
4. Fit Your Pedals

It is important to note that pedal threads are different from left side and right side. The right side pedal has a right-hand thread (removes anti-clockwise, installs clockwise). The left side pedal has a left-hand thread (removes clockwise, installs anti-clockwise). We will label the pedals with “left and right” stickers in order to make sure you refit them correctly. The pedals will have grease applied to the threads, do not wipe this off. Follow the direction arrows on the stickers to ensure the pedal threads engage correctly then tighten them with a 15mm pedal wrench or Allen key (where applicable).
5. Fit Your Saddle

The seatpost has already been greased so all you have to do is slide the post into the frame at your desired height and tighten the seat clamp using your multi-tool.
6. Final Checks

Finally give your bike a final check over to ensure your handlebars and seat post clamp are tightened securely, and also that your brakes' quick releases are in the closed position.

Please also read our aftercare recommendations.

FOR FURTHER ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW BIKE SEE OUR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE.

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Questions and Answers


Hi there, im afraid we are unable to Ship Trek bikes at all as Trek have a very strict no mailorder policy on their whole range of bikes. We can only offer shop collection from one of our 2 west Yorkshire based stores on Treks range of bikes. Kind Regards ATC Customer Services

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Customer Reviews

4 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

The bike arrived quickly with only a couple of things to assemble. Good looking bike and comfortable to ride. The only negative comment I have is that due to the bottle fittings, the seat doesn’t go down as low as it otherwise could
- Monday 22nd June 2020
  • 4/5 Stars

5 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

Bike was delivered in 6 days which was brilliant considering lockdown. Great bike. Msged customer service as i had a question after bike was delivered they replied within an hour. Great service all round
- Monday 8th June 2020
  • 5/5 Stars

4 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

Love this bike. Haven't ridden in quite a few years and love riding this bike. Only issue was when ordering, it said it doesn't come with pedals so bought some more, but on arrival it did come with pedals.
- Monday 8th June 2020
  • 4/5 Stars

5 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

This bike is above expectations, love the colour scheme and rides like a dream, glad i upgraded form the Marlin 5 to the 6. Highly recommended
- Monday 1st June 2020
  • 5/5 Stars

5 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

Excellent bike can’t believe how much better it is than my old giant boulder that I’ve had for the last 20 years. All terrain cycles delivered it very fast to Scotland in the middle of the corona virus pandemic. First class service and I’ll be using them again for a road bike shortly.
- Wednesday 27th May 2020
  • 5/5 Stars

5 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

Excellent bike excellent service easy to order quick service
- Monday 25th May 2020
  • 5/5 Stars

5 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

Absolutely comfortable and perfect bike! Great fast delivery! Highly recommend All Terrain Cycles!
- Monday 25th May 2020
  • 5/5 Stars

5 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

Very good looking bike, rides really well and it didnt take long to build up as the hardest parts i thought i would struggle with was already built together. Highly recommend!
- Monday 11th May 2020
  • 5/5 Stars

5 / 5 stars
All Terrain Cycles

Great looking bike. The whole process of placing the order, arranging finance and delivery went very smoothly. It was very easy to assemble. Highly recommend All Terrain Cycles
- Monday 20th April 2020
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TREK MARLIN 6 29 MTB BIKE 2020
Availability

Stock is held at our two stores and at an external warehouse, and as a consequence our website does not show live stock.

Upon placing an online order we will notify you if we are unable to fulfil your order within 1-5 working days.

We do not charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch your order, unless by prior agreement or as a holding deposit for special purchase items.

Our mail Order Customer service is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm

If you are visiting one of our stores and interested in a specific item, please ring us on 01274 588 488 to check that it is available at the store you are visiting before making a special trip.

This telephone number is manned 7 days a week in line with our shop opening hours.

Returns

Goods must be returned within 30 days of receipt.

Returned goods must be unused, in a saleable condition and in their original packaging with all labels still attached.

Goods must not be fitted or used.

All Goods must be accompanied with a Completed Returns Form.

Goods can be returned to the Store for a refund or exchange. A Completed Returns form must accompany all goods returned to the store; the refund however will be processed by the Mail Order Customer Service Staff and not by the Store Staff so the refund may not be immediate.

To read more about our delivery/returns please click here

Specifications
Features
 The 2x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t  
 Smaller frame sizes (XS and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently  
 It has separate brake and gear levers (a feature that's common on more expensive mountain bikes) so you can fine-tune the positioning for comfort  
 Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorise, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter  
 Like every Trek, it's backed by a lifetime warranty  
Description
Weight14.08 kg / 31.05 lbs (with tubes)  
Frameset
FrameAlpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc-brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR  
ForkSR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 100mm QR, 100mm travel  
Front suspensionSR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 51mm offset for 29" wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel  
Wheels
Front HubFormula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100 mm QR  
Rear HubFormula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5 mm QR  
RimsBontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Schrader valve  
TiresBontrager XR3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20"  
Drivetrain
ShiftersShimano Altus M315, 8-speed  
Front derailleurShimano Altus M315, 34.9 mm clamp, top swing, dual pull  
Rear derailleurShimano Altus M310  
CrankShimano M315, 36/22  
Bottom bracketVP BC73, 73 mm, threaded cartridge  
CassetteShimano HG31, 11-34, 8-speed  
ChainKMC Z8.3, 8-speed  
PedalsVP-536 nylon platform  
Components
SaddleBontrager Arvada, steel rails  
SeatpostBontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset  
HandlebarBontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise  
StemBontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree  
GripsBontrager XR Endurance Comp  
HeadsetSemi-integrated, 1-1/8"  
BrakesetTektro HD-M276 hydraulic disc, short-reach lever  

Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.

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