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Old 03-05-15, 09:25 PM
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Marlin 6

Well i did not get a FAT BIKE but ended up with my 1st 29er!!Traded my bike and added a little money and I got this
BRAND NEW TREK MARLIN 6..here it is..What is the max tire width I can use on this bike??I picked it up and rode it home , 10 miles with a descent climb and gotta say I am thankful it has a triple and "granny gears"! I'm so used to climbing that route with my road bike, riding this thing was a work out!!




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Nice bike! My brother-in-law's Marlin does not have a huge amount of rear tire clearance. He has a Geax AKA 29x2.0 on there, which is a high volume tire, and there's not a great deal of room to spare. I'm not sure if the AKA 29x2.2 would fit.
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Decided to put on some skinny tires for now..700c X 32 H2..






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Upgraded my tires to Continental Trail King 2.2! and I like it!!







had my 1st "minor crash" on this MTB..the trail was just to darn steep,soft sand and ruts!! but nothing happened to me or the bike I just kinda "laid" her down and i ended up stepping off, mounted back on and off we went..

Here it is with my road bike..

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Planning on upgrading which one 1st? fork/shocks or wheelset??I can probably do both but which is one will make a difference when riding??found a great deal on a shimano MT15's..
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Planning on upgrading which one 1st? fork/shocks or wheelset??I can probably do both but which is one will make a difference when riding??found a great deal on a shimano MT15's..
It's best to do both at the same time. Better forks will typically have a thru-axle instead of the QR, which means new wheels. Some wheels can be setup for either thru-axle or QR, so you could do wheels first, just make sure the new wheels can be converted.

Suntour offers a fork upgrade program, where you can get a air fork (Raidon, I think) for about $200. Get that and convert your existing wheels to tubeless, and you'll have a solid setup for about $250 in parts.
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