Marin has announced the debut of the new 2017 Hawk Hill full suspension trail bike. Marin claim that the model is packed with value and allows Marin to achieve a retail price much lower than existing offerings, while still maintaining the high performance levels that riders demand.
Built around 27.5â wheels and a butted and hydroformed Series 3 aluminum chassis, the frame delivers 120mm of rear wheel travel using a new MultiTrac suspension system. MultiTrac offers similar performance to Marinâs award-winning IsoTrac system, but in a more economical package. Up front is a RockShox Recon Silver RL fork, also providing 120mm of travel, along with adjustable rebound and compression damping, a tapered steerer and 15mm thru-axle.
An X-Fusion O2 Pro R air shock handles rear suspension duties at a level of performance not often seen at this price point. A convertible closed 9-12 rear thru-axle dropouts and fittings for internal dropper post routing allow for future wheel and component upgrades.
Key spec details
- Trail geometry with a low BB height, 67.5Â° head tube angle and longer reach
- Wide-range 1×10-speed drivetrain with Shimano Deore Shadow Plus rear derailleur and 11-42t cassette; Deore shifter
- Marin forged alloy crankset with hollow spindle and narrow-wide 32t chainring
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes w/180mm rotors
- Double-wall alloy rims w/27mm inner width, wrapped in Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5â x 2.35â tires
Matthew Cipes, Mountain Bike Product Manager for Marin Bikes:
âNo matter how much you spend, we feel that everyone deserves an awesome bike. The Hawk Hill is packed with performance and well-suited for todayâs trail riders, from the beginner trail rider to the advanced.â
The Hawk Hill will be available worldwide late summer 2017. Target US MSRP is $1500, while the RRP in the UK will be Â£1100.