All New Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Front Triangle, Series 4 Alloy Rear End, 29” Wheels, 150mm Travel MultiTrac Suspension Platform, Internal Dropper Post and Rear Derailleur Routing, Chainstay Mounted Post Mount Disc Brake, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs
Fox 38 Performance Elite, 160mm Travel, 29″ , 110x15mm Boost Kabolt Thru-Axle, 44mm Offset, Integrated Fox Fender
Fox Float DPX2, Performance, EVOL Air Spring, 3 Position Compression Adjustment, Rebound Adjustment, 205x65mm, Trunnion Upper Mount, 25mmxM8 Lower Mount
Marin, Double Wall Alloy, 29mm Inner, Welded Joint, Disc Specific, 32H, Tubeless Compatible
Shimano HB-MT510B, 148x12mm, Centerlock, Microspline Freehub Body
Shimano HF-MT410B, 110x15mm, Centerlock
14g Black Stainless Steel
Front: Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5”, MAXX TERRA, EXO+, Tubeless Compatible; Rear: Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5”, MAXX GRIP, DoubleDown, Tubeless Compatible
Shimano XT 12-Speed, SGS
Shimano SLX 12-Speed, I-Spec EV
FSA Gradient, Modular 1x, 32T Direct Mount Chainring, MegaTooth Technology, Mego EXO Spindle, Boost Spacing
MEGAEVO BB, 73mm BSA Threaded
KMC X-12 Silver and Black
Shimano SLX M7100 Cassette, 12-Speed, 10-51T
Shimano SLX, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc, 203mm Rotor
Shimano SLX, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
Shimano SLX Hydraulic, I-Spec EV
Race Face Affect R 35, 35mm Clamp, 780mm Width, 20mm Rise, 5º Up, 8º Back
Race Face Affect R 35, 50mm
Marin Single Clamp Locking
FSA No 57, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8″ x 1 1/2”
X-Fusion Manic, Size S 125mm Travel, Size M and L 150mm Travel, Size XL 170mm Travel, 30.9mm, Shimano MT500 1x Lever, I-Spec EV
Marin Trail Speed Concept Pro
Bolt-On Thru-Axle, Downtube Protector
Specifications, pricing, and availability are subject to change without notice.
All lengths in millimeters
UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER FRAME
Alpine Trail Carbon 1 and 2 models feature high modulus carbon fiber and monocoque construction to deliver the strongest and stiffest Alpine Trail to date.
ONE PIECE FORGED ROCKER
The heart of the Alpine Trail’s MultiTrac suspension is the forged one-piece rocker link. The strength and stiffness of the rocker keeps the rear of the bike tracking straight, providing smooth suspension operation under the most demanding conditions.
The stiffness of the one-piece rocker link allows for a bridgeless seatstay design, offering zero compromises on stiffness while at the same time allowing for maximum tire clearance and short chainstays.
The Alpine Trail has a slack 63.5º head tube angle paired with a steep 78º seat tube angle and long reach to provide the best modern trail bike experience. The bike lets you climb better than ever before, while giving you even more confidence when descending.
REAR SHOCK SET UP
Recommended Sag = 30%/19.5mm
Step 1: Set correct pressure in rear shock.
Step 2: Sit on the bike and cycle the suspension (*with correct riding gear).
Step 3: Reset O-ring and sit on the bike, DO NOT BOUNCE, carefully step off.
Step 4: Measure sag (from o-ring to seal of shock), If it does not match the bike’s recommended sag in millimeters repeat process.
Step 5: Adjust rebound setting to ensure proper control.
FORK SET UP
Marin recommends that all bikes front and rear suspension feel balanced
Step 1: After rear sag is set follow the recommended pressure from the fork manufacture.
Step 2: Bounce evenly up and down on the bike, cycling the suspension up and down to make sure both front and rear suspension feel balanced, if the front does not match the rear add or release pressure.
Step 3: Once the bike feels balanced adjust the rebound damping to ensure proper control.
FOX FLOAT DPX2
There’s something refreshingly classic about how Marin approached the Alpine Trail Carbon. The choices in travel, spec and geometry might, from a distance, seem a little all over the place, but what results is a bike that can go all over the place. A bike that feels as natural on mellow local lunch loops as it does on big endless descents. The sum of its parts is a versatile machine that has something for most of us ‘normal’ riders, but with just enough extra for the superhuman shredders.
Marin’s Alpine Trail Carbon comes with everything you want, right out of the box. It’s rough and ready to rumble, with high-level components at a price that can’t be beat.
The Marin Alpine Trail is an exceptionally good value for the money, and one of the most playful, fun Enduro bikes that we’ve been on recently. If you’re someone who’s more inclined to approach the trail like a playground and look for side hits and things to pop off, but also want a bike that’s up for some steeper, gnarlier trails, maybe some bike park laps, and a whole bunch of airtime, it’s great.
With 29-inch wheels and 160mm front/150mm rear travel, there’s no getting around that this is a lot of bike, but it performs well on proper terrain.