The Marlin 6 is the perfect ride for progressing your skills on the trails. Its updated slacker frame geometry makes it easier to control on descents while the upgraded suspension fork takes the edge off bumpy trails. Integrated rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to add accessories to this versatile steed.
You want a trail bike that's dialled for building confidence on the dirt, and versatile enough for commuting to work or school.
A lightweight aluminium frame with modern trail riding geometry and internal routing that keeps cables protected and keeps the bike looking sleek. A 100 mm RockShox Judy front suspension fork that cushions rocks, roots and bumps in the trail, 10-speed fuss-free Shimano CUES shifting and the serious stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes.
The Marlin 6 is an ideal trail bike for riders who want to progress on the dirt, and want a bike that can keep them rolling off of the trail, too.
- The Marlin Gen 3 gives you serious trail capability with bigger tyre clearance, internal dropper post routing, ThruSkew rear axle and longer, slacker geometry that gives you more stability on steeper trails and at higher speeds
- Its RockShox fork gives you 100 mm of suspension for turning rocks and roots on the trail into smooth-sailing
- Rack and mudguard mounts make it easy to accessorise, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
- Internal routing makes it easy to add a dropper post that lets you lower your saddle on the fly for more confident descending
- Marlin models in sizes XXS and XS have a curved top tube and lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
Will my bike have a curved top tube?
Smaller frames have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frame sizes have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don?t have the same issues with standover height.
Fit for every rider
Marlin comes in seven frame sizes to suit riders of any height, and Smart Wheel Size ensures you?re on the fastest wheel that fits. The smallest sizes even come with short-reach brake levers and narrower handlebars that give smaller riders better comfort and control.
High tech, high value
Marlin looks and feels great. It?s packed with features usually found only on more expensive bikes, like a stylish frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing, which can help your cables last longer by protecting them from the elements.
Inspired by rider demand for trouble-free drivetrain longevity and performance, Shimano CUES offers a new foundation for versatility and durability across a range of both electric and standard bikes. CUES features Shimano?s new LINKGLIDE drivetrain technology for significantly increased life on wear items like chain, cassette and chainrings.
LINKGLIDE technology has been specifically engineered for incredible durability while still delivering smooth and decisive shifting ? along with a great pedalling experience. Available exclusively on Shimano CUES drivetrains.
Upgrade your pedals and love your bike more
Pedals are two of the five touchpoints that connect you with your bike, and even though this bike comes with a pair, upgrading to pedals that boost control and grip will greatly improve your ride. See the pedal guide and find the best pedals for your riding style. We recommend flat pedals for simple versatility.
Orders placed after 3pm will be classed as the next working day
Our Click and Collect Service from our High Street store is free of charge. We are located in the High Street in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. When you place your order, you’ll be asked how you would like to receive updates, and we will use this method to notify you of when your product is ready to collect.
If your order is currently in stock in store, it will be ready to collect within 24 hours.
Generally, if your order is for a product stocked at our supplier’s warehouse, it will be ready to collect in 5 – 7 working days. You will receive notification of when it is ready to collect.
All bikes collected from store will be fully built and inspected by a trained mechanic so that it’s ready to ride. We will notify you when your bike is ready to collect, usually within 3 – 5 working days. As a family bike shop we are proud of our handover process. We are happy to make minor adjustments to the fit of your bike and we’ll go through any questions you have.
Please note, if you are purchasing a bike online through finance, it is not possible to collect your bike from our shop as the terms and conditions of the finance scheme state that your bike must be delivered to your home address.
Our delivery charges are mased on delivery to mainland Britain. Additional delivery charges apply for Northern Ireland, Northern Scotland and offshore UK islands.
Bikes will be delivered within 5 working days with a delivery charge of £35.
If you order a bike that attracts a higher delivery charge, we will let you know.
All bikes are built, inspected and boxed by a trained mechanic before being shipped. To allow for shipping, bikes need to be partially disassembled before being boxed. We recommend that a trained bike mechanic assembles your bike ready to ride.
If you do not wish to receive a built bike, please let us know at time of order.
Turbo trainers have a delivery charge of £10 for standard UK delivery
Most accessories, apparel and components attract free a delivery fee of £5.00.
Your delivery fee will be shown after you’ve added the product to your basket and completed the delivery details.
If your bike is to be delivered to an address within 20 miles of our store, we will deliver your bike, fully built and inspected. We will make minor adjustments to the fit of your bike and we’re happy to answer any questions you have as part of the handover process.
Delivery fees to islands within the UK and to Northern Ireland and Northern Scotland are higher.
Bikes have a delivery charge of £50
Turbo Trainers have a delivery charge of £10
Accessories, Apparel and Components £5
Currently we don’t offer delivery outside of the UK
If your order is stocked in our store, your order will be ready to collect, or despatched within 24 working hours. Our store is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays, so any orders that are placed after 3pm Friday will be picked for despatch on the following Tuesday.
If your order is stocked in our supplier’s warehouse, please allow 7 – 10 working days for your order to arrive. Please note, some products have longer lead-times, particular with new bike models. If this is the case, we will contact you to inform you of the lead-time and discuss options such as waiting for the delivery, swapping for an alternative product or receiving a full refund.
Our courier will require instructions on where to leave your goods in a safe place if they are unable to make delivery. Please note we can take no responsibility for lost or damaged goods that have not been signed for.
If the courier fails to deliver your order, they will leave details on how to make alternative arrangements.
With any purchase of a new bike from us we offer a free six-week check. During the first few weeks of riding, your bike will be going through a settling in period and to keep your bike running smoothly and efficiently it may well need a few adjustments. During the six-week check we will happily check your bike over and make any adjustments necessary.
Please give us a quick call or message before you come in for your free six-week service. We would like to do this at a convenient time for you while you wait and browse around the store.
At Mike Vaughan Cycles we want you to be 100% satisfied with any product that you have purchased. If, in the unlikely event, you are not 100% happy with your purchase, we will refund the cost of the product, provided it is returned in a perfect saleable condition within 14 days. Any item bought in error will be exchanged, (i.e. where you buy the wrong size.) providing we have a replacement item in stock, this however will incur a carriage cost for the replacement item. If we send an item in error, please inform us of this and we will cover postage costs for the replacement. All goods that we sell are covered by a warranty. Most items have a warranty provided by their respective manufacturer, but this warranty must be carried out through us. If you feel that you have an item that is faulty, please return it to us with a copy of your original proof of purchase. If the item is deemed by us to be a genuine warranty, we will repair or replace the item at our discretion and return the item carriage free. If the item is deemed not to be warranty and you wish the item to be returned to you, this will incur a postage charge. When returning an item to us, we are not responsible for postage costs. In many cases postage is free when sent to you and we will endeavour to keep this so; however, we cannot cover the postage/carriage of an item returned us to be refunded, exchanged or warranted.
*Items that are a “Special Order” or “Custom made” for you cannot be returned unless there is a fault with manufacture.
Please remember to include your original receipt and contact details when returning any item to us, along with a description of the problem.
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|Frame||Size S, UNI, Aluminium, Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm ThruSkew|
|Wheel Size||Front 27.5|
|Wheel Size||Rear 27.5|
|Fork||RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 42 mm offset for 27.5" wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel|
|Gears||DERAILLEUR, Shimano, 1 Gears|
|Wheels||UNKNOWN, Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless-Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 100 mm ThruSkew Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5 mm QR|
|Shifters||SHIMANO, Shimano U6000, 10-speed,|
|Front Brake||SH, Tektro, 6-bolt, 160mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Brake||SH, Tektro, 6-bolt, 160mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Crankset||FSA, FSA Alpha Drive, 30T, 170 mm length FSA, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 122.5 mm spindle|
|Chain||SHIMANO, Shimano LG500|
|Headset||UNBRANDED, Semi-integrated, 1-1/8"|
|Handlebar||BONTRAGER, Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 720 mm width|
|Stem||BONTRAGER, Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 35 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||BONTRAGER|
|Saddle||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Verse Short, stainless steel rails|
|Colours||GALACTIC GREY TO LITHIUM GREY FADE, LAVA, MIAMI GREEN TO DARK AQUATIC FADE, RAGE RED TO DEEP DARK BLUE FADE|
|Sizes||L, M, ML, S, XL, XS, XXL, XXS|
|Barcodes||745889338942, 745889364897, 745889364958, 745889471816, 745889471830, 745889471854, 745889471878, 745889471892, 745889471915, 745889471939, 745889471953, 745889471977, 745889471991, 745889472011, 745889472035, 745889472059, 745889472073, 745889472097, 745889472110, 745889472134, 745889472158, 745889472172, 745889472196, 745889472219, 745889472233, 745889472257, 768682028575, 768682029183, 768682029275, 768682029527, 768682029541, 768682030431|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||5293980, 5293981, 5293982, 5293983, 5293984, 5293985, 5293986, 5293987, 5293988, 5293989, 5293990, 5293991, 5293992, 5293993, 5293994, 5293995, 5293996, 5293997, 5293998, 5293999, 5294000, 5294001, 5294002, 5294003, 5294004, 5294005, 5294006, 5294007, 5294008, 5294009, 5294010, 5294011|
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