July 2, 2013
Gary Fisher Marlin
Very Easy to Ride on rough trails and the road in many conditions.
The tough frame can take a serious beating and is able to withstand massive pressure.
It's a fun bike to take to it's limits.
I eventually had to get the Derailers replaced because I managed to bend them to the point of not being able to change gears.
For whatever reason, I bought the bike with disc brakes in the front and linear brakes in the back. The linear brakes need to be changed every 2 months or so, which is annoying but very cheap, but the disc brake pads have only been replaced once since i've bought the bike.
The Original pedals were complete shit so I got some Primo aftermarket metal pedals. Completely worthit.
My first Mountain Bike, extremely reliable and the paintjob adds a bit of character to the bike. If you're looking for a beginner dirt jumper for a smaller amount of money, this is my #1 choice.