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Trek Marlin 7 2021 Revie
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In todays article we take a look at the all new Trek Marlin 7 2021 model. The Marlin 7 is the beginning of Treks higher end bikes. This bike comes with upper mid-range components and also a inviting price tag of €949

What is the Marlin?

The Marlin 7 is a crosscountry hardtail Mountain Bike. It is one of Treks most popular selling MTB. The Marlin 7 is the best option you can pick up in their line-up. With other Marlin options offer even more affordable price tags. However this Marlin 7 is the best bang for buck.
Is Trek Marlin 7 a good bike?
For the money you can’t go wrong with this bike.
It has a RockShox Judy fork with 100mm travel, (which is rated 2 out of 5 stars compared to all suspension forks on the market.) While it is powered by a 1 x 10 Deore, FSA groupset, (which is rated 3 out of 5 stars compared to all MTB’s).
This means a FSA Alpha Drive, 28T steel ring, Boost crank. With a Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46 cassette. Combined with the Bontrager Connection rims and 29×2.20″ Bontrager XR2 Comp tires. The bike achieves an 17.62″ climbing gear and 73.66″ largest gear. That’s a 0.61 to 2.55 gear ratio.

Just quick for those of you who don’t know much about gear inches. They typically range from 18 (very low gearing) via 70 (medium gearing) to 125 (very high gearing). So low gearing is for going up hills and high gearing is for going fast.
Anything under 18″ for climbing is ideal for a mountain bike. Sometimes 1x drivetrains are not the most capable for climbing running larger tooth cranks but this Marlin has no trouble here.
Trek claim that this is a “race-worthy mountain bike”, weighing in at 30.4 lbs / 13.8 kg. It is ideal for someone looking for maybe their first mountain bike. And want a serious bike for their money.
The bike comes with all the expected rack mounts, to carry all the gear and accessories for tours. Suspension lockout which helps when riding on road when you need efficiency compared to bump absorption.
On the chainstay you have to option to mount a rear kickstand, to keep the overall look of the bike clean and simple it has internal cable routing. Adding to the clean design, you get the option with Bontrager gear to mount accessories like lights directly onto the stem, thanks to the Blendr Stem.
Marlin 7 2020 vs Marlin 7 2021
What is the difference between the 2020 and 2021 Trek Marlin 7? It has seen some updates. The frame is pretty much the same, with an identical geometry. But the new 2021 model has much better quality components, 2020 having the 2 x 9 Acera, Altus groupset/drivetrain (rated 1 out of 5 stars out of all mountain bikes).
The 2020 Marlin 7 has a better gear range, with both bikes having the exact sample climbing capabilities. The new 2021 model is more limited and will spin out before the 2020 Marlin, because of the 1x drivetrain.
The 2020 also had a different fork, the RockShox 30 Silver TK. While the 2021 model is 300 grams lighter.
Below you can see a detailed table comparing both bikes side by side.

Open Letter To Suppliers .

Dear supplier,
Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you for all your help over the past year. You’ve done a Fantastic job in the face of great difficulty.
We’ve all got a different issue to deal with now, and that is lack of stuff to sell.
I have many customers patiently waiting for bikes, cogs, chainsets, derailleurs, etc.
However, some are now not prepared to wait any more and have cancelled orders. It’s not because they have got the item elsewhere but,
the moment has passed, cycling has been flirted with and they have moved on to something else.
So I may keep the remainder better informed (thereby keeping them as customers) may I ask if it would be possible to get a weekly update as to what is arriving, revised delivery dates, cancellations, etc.
Even if nothing is moving, a weekly update saying simply ‘no change from last week’ would be appreciated. That way, I would be able to explain to my customers with more authority as to the actual, up to date situation. Better than telling them I’ve had no information from my suppliers.
I know this will take time to do this at your end, but I’m sure you already have someone spending a lot of time pacifying irate and concerned retailer  people anyway.
It’s maybe a big ask, but I feel it would help us to help you if it were the case.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Cheers, Diarmuid

Cycle to Work Quotes .

We Currently Recommend Not To Process Applications as We Cannot Be Sure of Delivery Schedule Of Bikes Unless The Bikes Are In Stock Due To The Ongoing Supply Chain Situation

OUR MECHANICS HAPPILY WORK ON BIKES OF ALL TYPES FROM ALL ERAS — FROM YOUR BRAND NEW ROAD BIKE TO YOUR 1960S CRUISER.

Here is the important bit:

There has been a huge Bike & Parts shortage due to mandatory shutdowns this year so if you were interested in getting your bike overhauled we welcome you to get an estimate anytime so we can be sure to have your bike parts for your scheduled appointment!!You’re welcome to submit a form with any preliminary questions or bike concerns you might have before heading in for an estimate . When we receive your request, we will call or email you to chat more about your bike needs and discuss coming into the shop for an estimate. You can give us a call or just stop by during our Open hours Regardless of how you get in touch, we’ll be happy to help!

IT IS ADVISEABLE REPAIRS SHOULD BE PRE-BOOKED DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND AND DIFFICTULY WITH PARTS SUPPLY . PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE

IF YOU WISH TO VIEW A PARTICULAR BIKE PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE TO ARRANGE FOR YOUR CONVIENIENCE .Please note due to Supply Chain Difficulties we are Expieriencing Delays on Bikes , Parts & Accessories

UPDATED 22nd August 2021 We are Available 8.30 am- 5.00 pm, Monday – Friday 8.30~ 4 pm Saturday . We Are Expieriecing a High Volume of Phone Calls .Please be Patient as We Try To Answer All Calls


Please Note there is Currently Limited Access Allowed to The Shop Premises
Due to the Current Covid Restrictions .

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