April 14, 2012 at 13:37 #108350
I am looking at buying a used 2009 Gary Fisher Marlin. The bike is in mint condition, only ridden a couple of times and only once on single track. Asking price is $400. My concerns are two:
1. I am 6’4" and currently ride a 22.5" Trek 3700 while the Marlin is 21".
2. The RockShox Dart 2 gets terrible reviews.
I ride almost exclusively cross country and am fairly new to the sport but I want to start riding Copper Harbor Upper Michigan and do the Wisconsin Offroad Racing Series (WORS) this summer. Wondering if this is a good buy or if anyone has any suggestions for other bikes I could pick up used for under $700.
Here are the specs on the Marlin:
Frame & Fork:
Frame Tubing Material
Gold Series Butted Aluminum
Fork Brand & Model
RockShox Dart 2, 100mm travel
Avid BB5 w/160mm rotor brakes, Avid levers
Shimano M442, 22/32/44 teeth
9-speed, 11 – 32 teeth
Bontrager Race Lux
1 1/8" threadless Semi integrated
Thanks for your time and God Bless.
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