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Does that mean then that Marin has low-end models of bikes, or they are not a good brand to begin with?
It is in this Sunday's circular:
'08 Kentfield 21-speed comfort bike
07-05-08, 09:42 AM
Marin bikes is a lot like what Coors beer was: Great when it started, geographically linked, and arguably too popular. Both are alike now as they are watered down and lackluster. I bought a Marin San Anselmo about 20 months ago, the rear spokes were about 60 percent true, the others so loose they rattled. The Local Marin Dealer (Big Wheel Bikes, DC area) was unable to properly true the wheel, after embarassing BWB and Marin on the internet, they replaced the wheel with a still yet inferior wheel that potato chipped in about 30 miles. Then the inferior bolt on the seat clamp broke and they wanted to sell me a new seat post and not just the bolt. I found the bolt at a hardware store across the street for $.42. I'd stay away from Marin, and Big Wheel Bikes too!!!