Gear Watch for the New Year: Mullet and Marin MTBs in for Test

Singletracks is hitting the ground rolling with new mountain bikes to review in 2024.
mullet peacemaker

Gear Watch Wednesday is a weekly update on the latest mountain bike gear releases and products that Singletracks has received for test. Have gear news to share, or products you’d like us to check out? Email [email protected].

Mullet Peacemaker in for test

We got our hands on a Mullet Peacemaker aluminum all-mountain bike last month and can’t wait to put this single-pivot, 160/150mm front/rear travel bike to the test. This build features a limited edition Cane Creek Helm fork, coil shock, and TRP 12-speed drivetrain not to mention Mullet rims drilled for tubeless Shrader valves.

  • Price: Frame with shock starting at $2,500
  • Buy from
canyon spectral:on cfr
Photo: Canyon.

Canyon Spectral:ON CFR

The latest Canyon Spectral:ON CFR uses the brand’s highest grade, CFR carbon and the latest Shimano EP8 motor with lightweight magnesium housing for an overall weight that starts at 49.83lb. The carbon fiber rear triangle uses 15mm axle bearings, connected via a new seat stay bridge.

  • Price: $7,199
  • Buy from

Marin Rift Zone XR AXS in for test

The Marin Rift Zone is the prototypical trail bike with 150/130mm of MultiTrac suspension travel front and rear, and the XR (extra rad) AXS version we have in for test is the top of the line. This aluminum frame is built up with a SRAM GX Eagle Transmission drivetrain, four piston SRAM Code Bronze brakes, and a RockShox Lyric Select+ fork. We’ve already got one test ride under our belts and will be testing on the trails this winter.

  • Price: $4,899
  • Buy from Marin dealers.