Marlin 6 Women's is a quality introductory women's cross country mountain bike with front suspension, parts designed specifically for women, and an upgraded 2x8 drivetrain that's light, simple, and easy to use. It's built in Trek's trail heritage, but also equipped with details like mounts for a rack and kickstand that make it a great choice for daily commuters.
It's right for you if...
You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at a great value with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail. You also side with women who prefer the fit and feel of a bike with touchpoints designed specifically for them.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminum frame with a sloping top tube on smaller frame sizes (XS and S) for better standover height and more confidence on the trail, plus internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look. It also has Women's Specific Design touchpoints like the saddle, bars, and grips, an efficient 2x8 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a suspension fork with 100mm of travel and a lockout feature that lets you temporarily lock the suspension for better efficiency while climbing.
The final word
Performance features like suspension lockout, stronger double-walled rims, hydraulic disc brakes, and touchpoints designed for women. It's also equipped with rack and kickstand mounts and a wide range of gears. These design details make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.
Why you'll love it
- The 2x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t
- Smaller frame sizes (XS and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently
- Marlin Women's models in XS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
- Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
- Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty
Smaller frames (13.5" and 15.5") 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. The larger frames (17.5" and 18.5") have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.
Sizes X-Small–Small: 27.5-inch
Sizes Medium–Medium/Large: 29-inch
|Frame||Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCT 30, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 51mm offset for 29" wheel, 100mm QR, 100mm travel|
Front: 5x100mm QR
Rear 135x5mm QR
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, schrader valve|
Front: Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt
Rear: Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub
|Tires||Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi|
|Bottom Bracket||VP BC73, 73mm, threaded cartridge|
|Chain||KMC Z8.3, 8 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus M315, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Altus M310|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG31, 11-34, 8 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M315, 8 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Endurance Comp, lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-M276 hydraulic disc, short reach lever|
|Pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Ajna 1 Women's|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.