The Alpine Trail is your introduction to Marin's TARA concept.
TARA means Travel And Ride-Height Adjustment - ie you can adjust the rear suspension travel together with the frame geometry and the bump characteristics of the the damper, simply by releasing a quick release lever and altering the position of the rear shock.
For long smooth climbs, you would probably want to ride in the 4" travel setting; for general trail blazing, you might want 5", for loose technical climbs and for blasting downhill, switch it to 6". As the travel gets longer, the geometry gets more relaxed.
This means you can fine tune the Alpine Trail to suit the trail ahead in no more time than it takes to adjust the saddle height.
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Dual suspension. 6061 aluminium twin monocoque mainframe. Monocoque 3-position adjustable-travel swingarm with disc mounts.
Answer 6 Elite. 100mm travel.
Alex TA-19 double-wall alloy rims with CNC sidewalls.
|Ovation Comp hubs for disc brakes.|
|DT stainless steel spokes.|
|IRC Mythos 26 x 1.95” tyres.|
Shimano Alivio 24-speed Rapidfire Plus shifters.
Shimano Deore rear / Alivio front gears.
Truvativ Five D chainset 22/32/42.
|Sealed bottom bracket|
|Pedals:||Composite with alloy cage, toeclips & straps.|
Ovation Comp V-brakes with Avid Speed Dial 5 levers. Please note that Marin could only supply us an image of this bike in the optional upgraded (more expensive) disc brake-equipped version.
Double butted alloy rise bars.
|Cold forged 6˚-rise alloy Astem.|
|Saddle:||WTB Speed V ATB.|
|Marin Comp alloy micro-adjust seatpin.|
15.5, 17.5, 19”.