Off-road riding requires plenty from the rider. The bike needs to be the right machine for the job, too. Welcome to the new Marlin 8 for 2022!
Trek knew that the Marlin 8 might be a rider's first mountain bike, and it needed to impress from the first few pedal strokes. The design team at Trek wanted the Marlin to be a top performer in handling, so they took geometry cues from Trek's off-road racers for confident handling. The bike needed to be durable, so they equipped it with the components and a frame built to handle rough terrain to make short work of bumpy singletrack. Trek's Alpha Silver aluminum helps keep the frame weight low and strength high for off-road trails. SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed shifters and a SRAM SX Eagle rear derailleur offer fingertip control, even under hard pedaling loads. An alloy SRAM SX crankset with a single 30T chainring and wide range 11-50T SRAM cassette provide a massive gearing range for tackling challenging inclines. Control on rough trails is improved with an air-adjustable RockShox Judy Silver suspension fork that boasts a lockout knob for riding pavement and hardpan gravel. Tubeless Maxxis Ardent Race tires dig in for confident grip in the dirt. Helping to reign in speed are Shimano's MT200 hydraulic disc brakes. Bontrager supplies the Arvada saddle, alloy seatpost, acessory-ready alloy Blendr stem and alloy handlebar to finish off the cockpit of this singletrack-ready machine.