Marlin 5 is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A suspension fork, 21 speeds, and mounts for a rack and kickstand make it an ideal choice for new trail riders or anyone looking for a comfortable, stable commuter with the ruggedness of a real mountain bike.
It's right for you if...
You're new to the trail and you’re looking for a real mountain bike that doubles as a commuter—and you want it all at an exceptional value.
The tech you get
A lightweight aluminum frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, 21 speeds, a wide range of gearing so you always have the right gear for your terrain, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and a suspension fork that takes the edge off bumps and rough terrain.
The final word
It’s built in Trek's MTB heritage, so you get a great ride for all your adventures. But it's also versatile, and Marlin 5 is a popular ride on college campuses because the rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize and haul a load.
Why you'll love it
- It's a real mountain bike that's also perfectly suited to daily commutes, rides around campus, or just getting from A to B on any surface
- 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
- Marlin models in XS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
- Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
- Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty
Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. The larger frames (M and ML) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.
Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch
Sizes Medium – XX-Large: 29-inch
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Frame||Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount|
X-Small: SR Suntour XCE 28, coil spring, preload, 42mm offset for 27.5'' wheel, 80mm travel
Small: SR Suntour XCE 28, coil spring, preload, 42mm offset for 27.5'' wheel, 100mm travel
Medium – XX-Large: SR Suntour XCE 28, coil spring, preload, 46mm offset for 29'' wheel, 100mm travel
Front: 100 x 5mm QR
Rear: 135 x 5mm QR
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, Schrader valve|
Front: Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt
Rear: Formula DC-27, alloy, 6-bolt, 7sp freehub
|Spokes||14g, stainless steel, black|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi|
|Crankset||Shimano Tourney TY301|
|Bottom Bracket||VP BC73, 73mm, threaded cartridge|
|Chain||KMC Z7, 7 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY300, 34.9mm clamp, down swing, down pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY300, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG200, 12-32, 7 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M315|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Endurance Comp, lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Brake Levers||Tektro HD-M276 hydraulic disc, short reach|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length|
* Subject to change without notice.