Marin Introduces the Hawk Hill Jr

The Marin Hawk Hill Jr is a lot nicer than my first mountain bike (photo: Aaron Chamberlain)

Marin introduced the Hawk Hill last year, and the $1,500 trail bike has proven to be a hit for the brand. The Hawk Hill has been so successful that Marin is expanding the single model into an entire line. Two additional builds are on deck for 2018: the Hawk Hill 2 at $1,950 and the Hawk Hill 3 at $2,750.

Not only that, there’s now a Hawk Hill Jr for the kiddos. The Jr offers a build identical to the adult-sized bike, with 120mm of travel front and rear, air suspension, and a 1×10 drivetrain.

Air suspension, 1×10 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes (photo: Aaron Chamberlain)

The price for the Hawk Hill Jr is $1,500, but kids should be able to get several seasons of use from the bike. How so? Well, the Jr comes stock with 24″ wheels, but both the frame and fork have clearance for 26″ wheels. Once your kid outgrows the stock setup, all that’s needed is a set of 26″ wheels.