Gary Fisher Marlin 29er 2011 Single Speed Mountain Bike

The Gary Fisher Marlin 29er is a single speed mountain bike that benefits from large wheels, a competitive price and an aluminium frame, which is light enough to encourage some serious speed when careening downhill. With 100mm of travel the SR Suntour fork is ready to minimise impacts and although it looks a little dainty, it is definitely one tough customer that is built to last.

Gary Fisher Marlin 29er 2011 Overview

Given that this bike is fairly specialised in its set up, it requires a serious rider to make the most out of its features. The hydroformed tubing of the frame is incredibly slender without compromising on strength. This is good to see in a market where other manufacturers opt for fat, over the top tubing, which does not necessarily supplement the aggressive look with improved performance. The big rims and tyres from Bontrager give you a good deal of ground clearance, which will help to ensure that speed can be gained across any surface. The disc brakes from Tektro will give extra control to the rider, ensuring that they do not have to worry about slowing down to take a corner.

The Gary Fisher Marlin 29er is not the best looking bike on the market, although it does have a few nice touches that help it to stand out. The frame is finished in white and black with flashes of gold on the fork giving it a slightly ostentatious look. Thankfully, the black rims and spokes look the business and the lack of overt branding will certainly appeal to people who want to focus on the job in hand without any distractions or unwanted markers of corporate loyalty. The combination of first class components and competitive price will make this a market leader.

Gary Fisher Marlin 29er 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: 6061 T6 Aluminium, butted and hydroformed tubing, sliding vertical dropouts, G2 29″ geometry
  • Front Fork: SR Suntour SF11 XCT V3 with mechanical lockout, preload, custom G2 geometry, 51mm offset crown, 100mm travel
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  • Chainset: Truvativ E400
  • Chainrings: 32 tooth
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  • Cassette: 20 tooth freewheel
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  • Front Brake: Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotors, 6 bolt
  • Rear Brake: Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotors, 6 bolt
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  • Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Big Sweep, 15 degree sweep
  • Stem: Bontrager SSR
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
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  • Rims: Bontrager Ranger 29″ 32 hole
  • Front Hub: Formula DC20
  • Rear Hub: KT TB5R SS disc
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  • Front Tyre: Bontrager 29-2, 29×2.1″
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager 29-2, 29×2.1″
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  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 27.2mm, 20mm offset
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