Best Budget Marin Mountain Bikes

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Marin is an all-around bicycle maker. It has bikes for each type from commuting to mountain biking. Bikes by Marin range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars which makes it confusing for people to decide on which bike to select. Mountain biking is an adventurous off-road sport and people across the globe indulge in it for various reasons but not everyone has the flexibility to choose any bike which is why this article lists the best affordable MTBs by Marin.

Hawk hill 2 and 3

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One of the highest-selling models of Marin in the range, its value is unmatchable. It comes loaded with 11 range gearing, Shimano hydraulic disk, and boost thru-axle. It has adjustable rebound and geometry which mimics expensive bikes all for 1950$. If you have extra bucks to spend and are looking for a slightly more equipped model you can go for Model 3 which has wider range gearing, 4 – piston brakes, a drivetrain that assists shifting, and a powerful 180mm rotor for excellent stopping power.

Rift Zone 29 1

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If you are a rider who loves speed then this bike is made for you. It is a speed-oriented bike that comes loaded with 130/125 mm suspension, Shimano hydraulic brakes, and tubeless wheels. It is smooth to ride with a great seat angle which improves power generation for the rider. It has 11-speed gearing, comes with a 1x drivetrain, Aluminium frame and MultiTrac suspension. Marin introduced this model keeping in mind the needs of speed-oriented drivers.

Bolinas ridge 2 

This bike is for entry-level and recreational drivers looking to explore single tracks. it comes with a Series 1 aluminium frame, 160mm rotor, disc brakes and 100 mm suspension. It has a 3×8 drivetrain and comes in 4 colours. Compared to bikes in its range, it has much more value for money. So, this is the model you should buy if you are just beginning with mountain biking.

Pine mountain 2 

It is a classic hardtail by Marin for bike packers and riders looking to cover long distances. If you have enough experience in biking, are looking for adventure, and ready to spend some bucks then this bike is made just for you. It comes with 12-speed gearing, Shimano brakes with 180mm rotor, and tubeless-ready tires. It has both comforts for bike packing as well as strength for hard terrains making it a perfect fit for bike packers


It is not necessary to spend thousands of dollars to get a good MTB, with proper research and elimination you can easily find bikes that are not heavy on your pocket and at the same time give you the feeling of ultra-expensive bikes. Some of these bikes listed for perfect for beginners and amateurs who are not involved in competitions and ride for recreational purposes

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