The Trek Marlin 8 Mountain Bike is a race-worthy mountain bike that won’t break the bank. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork, tubeless-ready wheels and wide-range 1x drive train make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross-country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.It’s right for you if…You want a race-ready mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a lighter, higher-quality suspension fork, wide-range 1x drivetrain and tubeless-ready wheels.The tech you getA light frame with internal cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy Silver fork with a Solo Air spring and TurnKey hydraulic lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless-ready Bontrager Kovee wheels and a simple 1×12 drivetrain that ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. The wide-range 11-50 cassette gives you all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents.The final wordThe tubeless-ready wheels, RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing and quality parts make it an outstanding choice for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It’s fully capable of taking on big trail adventures and XC races.Why you’ll love itThis is one of our most popular bikes for good reason. You get all the value, plus all the versatility – it’s a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting tooThe RockShox fork’s Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it’s lighter than a coil springSetting your wheels up tubeless reduces the overall weight of your bike and the chances that you’ll get a flatThe 1x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need, and none you don’tThe Marlin models in XXS to S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismountTrek Marlin 8 Mountain Bike FeaturesHigh tech, high valueMarlin looks and feels great. It’s packed with features usually found only on more expensive bikes, like a stylish frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing, which can help your cables last longer by protecting them from the elements.Fit for every riderMarlin comes in seven frame sizes to suit riders of any height, and Smart Wheel Size ensures you’re on the fastest wheel that fits. The smallest sizes even come with short-reach brake levers and narrower handlebars that give smaller riders better comfort and control.Suspension LockoutLocked suspension means your fork remians inactive, increasing pedalling effiency. Perfect for extended road sections where efficiency is more important than bump absorption.Rack MountsGoing for a long ride ? Rack Mounrs make carrying accessories a breeze.