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    Marin.

    Has anyone heard about it?
    Last edited by CarLo; 09-07-07 at 09:35 PM.

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    the brand? sure. I have a friend who rides quite hard and rocks his 15 year old marin.

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    Yes most have heard of them. I have an 06 Palisades that I bought at year model end from REI. I had it for a week or two and gutted the entire Deore drivetrain and replaced everything with XT. Also dumped the Hayes Sole brakes for some Avid J7's. My wife's 01 Trek got the Deore stuff.

    Great bike, stiff frame. You will not find too many negative posts about them if you do a search.



    2006 Marin Palisades - Full XT Drivetrain and Avid Juicy 7's to stop it all, CB Mallet C's

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordynismo View Post
    Is that bare aluminum or silver paint?

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    It is a kind of a silver with a little black in it. It alsmost has hue like black chrome does.
    2006 Marin Palisades - Full XT Drivetrain and Avid Juicy 7's to stop it all, CB Mallet C's

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    I know this washed-up ex-pro who tootles around on, I think it is, a Marin:



    In fact, I think he annihilated my run-time at last year's Masters Worlds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    Many tree-huggers who don't like mountain bikes on narrow trails. Some very, very, good beer. Great white sharks on occasions. Good burgers and views and Sam's. Behind the Green Door was filmed there. Some great driving roads. Home of Paradigm Trail (Google it, it's still there, despite reports to the contrary), Repack (yawner fireroad), Paranickel, Parapenny and other "bootleg" trails. Good Thai food in San Anselmo and Fairfax.
    Good Thai food? I should have asked you for restaurant tips for my trip to the area.

    To the OP, didn't you just get a Rockhopper? Why you looking at Marins now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    To the OP, didn't you just get a Rockhopper? Why you looking at Marins now?
    The backpack and ski salesman at REI told him they were the schizz . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The backpack and ski salesman at REI told him they were the schizz . . . .
    Zing!
    Every time that wheel turn round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground

    - J. Garcia

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    Excellent quality bikes...you don't know much about them because they don't spend all their $$ on advertising.
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Excellent quality bikes...you don't know much about them because they don't spend all their $$ on advertising.
    my LBS sells em. They have really good compenents too.

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    i think the pic of the marin silver is really washed out by a flash or something ... I think they do have/had some that are brushed aluminum, but my bike is like silver over a blue undercoat you can see the blue when you chip the paint..

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