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What's In The Shop?

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As it will soon be time for us to make room for next year's bicycles, we thought we would write a few posts letting you guys know what bikes we currently have in our shops. Grab a deal while you can!

First up is the Marin Nail Trail 6. An aggressive, all-rounder hardtail that's just as fun on technical trails as it is on all day epics.

Nail Trail 6 29er 2017

Nail Trail 6 29er 2017

Was: £1000 - Now: £900! - Save 10%

We have 1 Marin Nail Trail 6 29er left in stock in a 19" frame.

What Marin say:

"Longer, lower, slacker is the mantra for the updated Nail Trail line this year. The advanced Series 3 double butted aluminum frame features internal cable routing and a 142x12mm rear thru-axle, along with modern trail-focused geometry. Drivetrain duties are handled by a wide-range SRAM NX 1x11 system, while the wheelset features tubeless-ready rims with 29mm inner width mated to Schwalbe performance tires. A RockShox Recon Silver fork smooths out the ride while Shimano hydraulic disc brakes help keep speed in check."

What the critics say: 

"The Marin Nail Trail 6 is has a predictable and fun ride, which is backed up by a smart component selection that will last well.

As far as we’re concerned, the measure of a great bike is how much you end up wanting to ride it – and how little you notice the actual bike when out. The Marin Nail Trail 6 fits right in there – whilst it looks great when lent up against a tree, you soon forget about it when pointed down hill.

It inspires you to get out and give anything a whirl , and is a mountain bike perfect for upgrading as you progress with the bike."

See the full review here


Frame  -  Series 3 6061 Aluminum w/ SHOT Tech, 29" Wheels, Double Butted Frame, Internal Shifter & Dropper Post Routing, External Brake, 12x142 Thru Axle

Fork  -  RockShox Recon Silver RL 29", 120mm of travel, Compression Adj, Rebound Adj, Solo Air, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 15x100mm Thru-Axle, 42mm offset

Rims  -  Marin Aluminum Double Wall, Disc Specific, 27mm Inner, Pinned Joint, 32H, Tubeless Ready

Rear Hub  -  Formula, Quad Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Alloy Axle, 12x142mm, Centerlock Disc, 32H

Front Hub  -  Formula, 100x15mm, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Centerlock Disc, 32H

Tyres  -  Front: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance Folding bead 27.5x2.35" Rear: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performacne Folding Bead 29x2.25"

Rear Derailleur  -  Sram NX, 11-Speed

Shifters  -  Sram NX, 11-Speed, right only

Crankset  -  Marin Forged Alloy 1x10, Hollow Spindle, Steel Narrow-Wide 32T Chainring, 76mm DBC

Bottom Bracket  -  External Sealed Cartridge Bearing

Chain  -  Sram 110, 11-Speed

Cassette  -  Sunrace 11-Speed, 11-42T

Rear Brake  -  Shimano BR-M445 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Centerlock Rotor

Front Brake  -  Shimano BR-M445 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Centerlock Rotor

Brake Levers  -  Shimano BR-M445 Hydraulic

Handlebar  -  Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted, 780mm width, 4 degree up, 9 degree back

Stem  -  Marin 3D Forged Alloy

Grips  -  Marin Locking

Headset  -  FSA Orbit, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2"

Seatpost  -  Marin Alloy Light

Saddle  -  Marin MTB

Spokes  -  14g Black Stainless Steel

Pedals  -  Resin Platform


The bike is living in our Nottingham shop at the moment but can easily be moved if you're interested in taking it for a spin. Just give us a call and let us know. Find our details here.