Marin Previews 2014 Line, Draws Inspiration from Namesake

Marin 2014 Catalog

Marin had a pretty strong showing at Sea Otter this year, but it was just a taste of things to come. The more astute readers caught that the numbers on the bikes corresponded to their release date, August 1st, 2013. True to their word, the 2014 preview is here with seven new bikes after the break.

Marin Bike’s CEO Matt VenEnkevort is reinvesting into the company to get back to their roots and what Marin is all about. After that video, we think they’re onto something.

“I couldn’t be more excited,” says VanEnkevort. “Marin Bikes California is intimately connected with its namesake, and our people and products reflect this. We all live and ride here, and we love it. We’ve challenged ourselves and dug deep for our fans—our dealers and customers—and we have high expectations for 2014. Not only are the bikes going to be better than ever; we’ve completed and will be launching a full redesign: logo, headbadge, design aesthetics, bikes, Web site, all of it. We’ve built a bigger, stronger company, poured resources into R&D, and embraced platforms like 27.5-inch wheels, the IsoTrac suspension system, and much, much more, offering greater performance and versatility to our riders. We can’t wait for everyone to see it all come together.”

Marin 2014 Catalog


Obviously, the big news for Marin on the mountain bike side of things is 27.5″ wheels. There are two new full suspension bikes and one new hard tail – though not the AM hardtail shown at Sea Otter.


Returning to longer travel all mountain bikes, Marin’s new Attack Trail offers 150mm of travel through the Quad-Link 3.0 suspension platform and a 160mm fork. Built around 27.5″ wheels, the Attack Trail is full carbon with a 66.5° head angle. The bike will be offered in two different full carbon models, as well as a aluminum/carbon version for $4,320–$8,100.


  • 150mm Quad-Link 3.0 suspension
  • 27.5″ wheels
  • Rock Shox Pike RCT3 fork and Fox Float-X shock
  • Avid XO Trail brakes
  • SRAM XO 2×10 drivetrain
  • e13 TRS+ tubeless wheels
  • $8,100 (Projected)


In 2014 the Mount Vision will also gain 27.5″ wheels while also jumping on Marin’s  new IsoTrac suspension system. The carbon frameset boasts internal cable routing for a super clean look, and 140mm of travel front and rear with a 67.5° HA. Mount Vision will be offered in three carbon models, two entry level aluminum/carbon models, as well as a full carbon Women’s model for $3,024–$7,776.


  • 140mm IsoTrac suspension
  • 27.5″ wheels
  • Fox 32 Factory CTD fork, Float-X CTD shock
  • Avid XO Trail brakes
  • SRAM XX1 1×11 drivetrain
  • Tubeless carbon wheels
  • $7,776 (Projected)

Marin Team CXR PRO 27,5

Instead of the AM oriented Rocky Ridge (which is on Marin’s website), Marin is highlighting this Team CXR PRO XC race machine. The CXR joins the 29″ version of the bike for race duties with an XX1 drivetrain and what looks like new carbon tubeless wheels from Formula!


  • T3 carbon frame
  • 27.5″ wheels
  • F/R though-axles
  • Fox 32 Factory fork
  • Avid XO carbon brakes
  • SRAM XX1 1×11 drivetrain
  • Tubeless carbon wheels
  • $5,500 (Projected)




The CX Pro has gone disc. Featuring a T3 unidirectional carbon frame and tapered full carbon fork, the bike also uses a PF30 bb and mechanical/electronic 4-in-1 internal cable system. As one of the first new 2014 Di2 cross bikes we’ve seen, the CX Pro will feature Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and BR-R785 hydraulic brakes. There will be a cheaper, Rival equipped Cortina CX that will be running an Xo Type 2 rear derailleur (!), as well as the Lombard – a sort of urban crosser with an aluminum frame, carbon fork, and 105 drivetrain.


  • T3 UD carbon frame w/ tapered full-carbon fork
  • 2×11 Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain
  • Shimano BR-R785 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Tubeless-ready Easton XD disc wheels
  • 35mm Continental cyclocross race tires
  • $5,832 (Projected)




Built to go fast while still fairly upright and comfortable, the Verona T3 Pro uses Marin’s Endurance fit geometry for a relaxed, stable ride. The frame features curved stays for vibration deadening and a Di2 22 drivetrain with internal seatpost battery. Prices for the Verona will range from $2,160–$5,400.


  • T3 UD carbon frame w/ tapered full-carbon fork
  • 11-speed Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain
  • Ritchey WCS cockpit
  • Tubeless-ready Easton EA90 SL wheels
  • $5,400 (Projected)


On the pro fit road side, the new Stelvio T3 Pro Dura Ace Di2 offers an incredible build with a full Dura Ace 11 speed build kit and Reynolds carbon clincher Assault wheels. The frame carries over a tapered head tube, PF30 BB, Power Taper seat tube, and RVS seatstays and adds Marin’s new 4-in-1 cable guilde system. Stelvios will be sold from $2,160–$8,964 with a SRAM Red 22 build available as well.


  • T3 UD carbon frame w/ tapered full-carbon fork
  • 11-speed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain
  • Ritchey WCS Carbon cockpit
  • Reynolds Assault carbon wheels
  • $8,964 (Projected)


When it comes to road riding around town, the Fairfax series should be a great bike for commuting, errands, or just cruising around town. The butted aluminum frame includes a carbon fork with full rack and fender mounts, plus the option for bull dynamo lighting front and rear. Six models will be offered from $540–$1,944.


  • 6061 Hydro-Edge II frame w/ carbon fork
  • 11-speed Shimano Alfine internal-gear drivetain
  • Shimano T445 hydraulic brakes
  • Supernova E3 Pro 2 lights w/ dynamo hub
  • $1,944 (Projected)


nick_outdoors - 08/05/13 - 11:05am

Bikes them selves look great, but don’t dig the new logo font

markus - 08/05/13 - 11:21am

is there a possibility to attach fender on the cross bike…? can’t see it properly
if yes, this one is very interesting!

markus - 08/05/13 - 11:23am

is that a fender mount on the seatstay of the cross bike…?? I can’t quite see it…
if yes, this one is really worth thinking about!!

pmurf - 08/05/13 - 11:32am

+1 on the logo. It’s a clean logo, but it just doesn’t stir anything in me.

jimbo - 08/05/13 - 12:10pm

New logo is almost same as the old 80-90s logo, I like it.

K11 - 08/05/13 - 12:20pm

@jimbo, you are correct it is a throw back logo to a time when marin was somebody in mtb. I still own my steel team bike from 97.

Logo looks good, the use of striping could have been done differently so it doesn’t look like a copy of everything else on the market, just my opinion.

BT - 08/05/13 - 12:51pm

What’s the difference between the quad link 3.0 suspension and the isotrac suspension?

dhbomber - 08/05/13 - 1:10pm

WOW! These bikes look AWESOME considering Marin bikes lack popularity nowadays!

I would love the Mount Vision, but only if it had blue instead on the red, but man that thing looks CLEAN! Kudos on the effort!

The 27.5″ hardtails’ not to shabby either!

Duder - 08/05/13 - 1:24pm

Agreed. The logo definitely evokes the typeface logo of yesteryear. The ironic thing is that the whole brand identity looks way more current and modern as a result.

ZachOverholt - 08/05/13 - 1:55pm

@bt, check out the Sea Otter link at the top of the page for more details. Basically the rear swing arm is one piece and it uses flexible carbon stays instead of the lower link on the quad link.

Ajax - 08/05/13 - 3:00pm

Come on Marin! Get with the times! Do you know that a bunch of us have full suspension MTBs with front AND rear thru-axle wheels. I would lilke to swap wheels with my other MTBs, but you guys don’t even make a 650b frame with front and rear thru axle capability!

Mindless - 08/05/13 - 4:28pm

@Ajax: How the heck do you make a frame with a *front* through axle? And if it is XX1 it is 142×12 rear.

steuu - 08/05/13 - 9:21pm

Wouldn’t a Marin mountain bike be a horse?

CE - 08/05/13 - 9:49pm

Chainguides on their XX-1 bikes?

Gary - 08/06/13 - 1:32am

They look to me like more carbon frames indistinguishable from all the others, and no doubt made in the same factories. I guess you really have to be into the details in order to get a charge out of these.

Vassilis K. - 08/06/13 - 2:54am

They ask so much money for carbon frames. Price should go down, who can afford 5000$-8000$ for a bike. Show some respect please.

Seraph - 08/06/13 - 3:25pm

The AM hardtail shown at Sea Otter is in the 2014 lineup. Saw it on Bike Radar.

SuperDave - 08/09/13 - 12:11pm

Nice bikes and great guys behind them. Well done.

dcslim - 02/04/14 - 3:21pm

Has anyone ridden one of the Stelvios? They look like a great value to me. There is not a dealer in my area, though. I am wondering how the frame rides. Anyone have an experience to share?

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