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Marin Muirwoods '01

Marin Muirwoods '01

One of the best steel-framed mountain bikes still available.

No Longer Available

Product Description

'It's getting increasingly hard to find decent steel frames as the march of aluminium carries on relentlessly, but steel still has a lot of fans due to its forgiving, resilient ride, slim good looks and dependable 'no sudden failure' strength. The frame uses butted chromo, teardrop-profiled on the downtube for added vertical stiffness, and the rest of the frame is neatly welded slim steel in a very conventional format, uncluttered with gussets or similar tweaks. The result was a revelation. The position was a little longer than usual, but the handling was reassuringly accurate with plenty of feedback to keep the narrow IRC tyres snuffling happily for traction in the slurry. Slim steel stays fed power to the rear with an inspiring spring but never twanged out of shape, even when dragged across off-camber rock sections. Within a few hours it became one of the test favourites. The Manitou forks add the welcome feature of 'Micro-lube' grease ports for lubing without stripping - another touch that'll find favour with the type of rugged riders attracted to steel. Ritchey rims are light enough to add noticeable acceleration.' From Maximum Mountain Bike magazine's review of the Marin Muirwoods, February 2000.

The new 2001 Muirwoods has been further refined coming with triangular S-Bend Ovation stays for better tyre clearance and better braking and better power transfer.

Upgrades from Bolinas Ridge:

  • New Ovation frame design with Triangle S-Bend stays
  • The S-Bend stays improve tyre clearance and position the brakes closer to the rim - less flex more power
  • Smooth In Sync suspension fork
  • Ritchey rims
  • Shimano Deore rear gear
  • Deluxe WTB saddle with stitched cover
Technical Data


Double butted Ovation CrMo main frame. Triangle S-Bend stays.


In Sync 327 suspension fork: 70mm travel. Preload adjusters


Ritchey Rock rims

Marin QR alloy hubs

 Stainless steel spokes

IRC Mythos tyres


Shimano Alivio 24-speed Rapidfire Plus shifters

Shimano Deore rear/Alivio front gears

 Sealed bottom bracket

Marin Cyclone 22/32/42t chainset

11-30 cassette

Alloy cage pedals with toeclips & straps


Marin alloy V-brakes


Marin alloy XC riser bars on cold forged 6˚-rise Aheadstem

Saddle:WTB SST X2 saddle


27 x 300mm alloy micro-adjust seatpin


13, 15, 17, 18.5, 20" unisex

 One size: women's step through frame


2 Tone Sunset



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