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What's In The Shop 2 - Gravel Grinding

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The second bike we're featuring is the the Marin Gestalt 2. This is a bike that's designed to carry on rolling when those smooth tarmac roads turn into loose, uneven back country lanes. As well as a ride for gravel, the Gestalt 2 is just as at home on your daily commute or as a tough winter steed for when the weather gets cold and wet. It's tough, fast, and it looks good. The whole package.

Gestalt 2

Gestalt 2

Was: £1000 - Now: £850! - Save 15%

We have 2 Marin Gestalt 2's in stock in both 54cm and 56cm frames.

What Marin say:

"Looking to get Beyond Road? The Gestalt 2 can take you there, whether the road is paved or not. Our lightweight, butted aluminum Series 3 frame is matched with a lightweight, vibration-damping carbon-bladed fork. Drivetrain duties are handled by a dependable SRAM 1x10 drivetrain with a wide-range 11-42t cassette. Tektro mechanical disc brakes provide confidence-inspiring stopping power, while Schwable's sublime G-ONE folding bead, 30c tires roll smoothly on road and provide a surprising amount of grip on dirt. Integrated rack and fender mounts also help to make the Gestalt 2 an excellent choice for commuting or light touring."

What the critics say: 

"The Marin Gestalt 2 is an absolute blast to ride off-road. That extra-low gear means previously unrideable slopes can be tackled with ease."

"The Marin Gestalt 2 is a clever bike with a lot of flexibility for on and off road riding. It delivers the benefits of single ring shifting without the expense."

See the full review here.


Frame  -  Series 3 6061 Aluminum, 700c Wheels, Relieved Head Tube and BB, Internal Cable Routing, Post Mount Disc Specific Forged Dropouts

Fork  -  Carbon w/ Alloy Steerer, Post-Mount Disc

Rims  -  Marin Aluminum Double Wall, Disc Specific, 19mm Inner, 24mm Tall, Tubeless Ready

Tyres  -  Schwalbe G-ONE Performance, 700x30C, Kevlar Puncture Protection, Folding

Rear Derailleur  -  SRAM GX 10-Speed

Shifters  -  SRAM Apex 1x10-Speed

Crankset  -  Forged Alloy 1x10, Hollow CrMo Spindle, Narrow-Wide 42T

Bottom Bracket  -  External Sealed Cartridge Bearing

Chain  -  KMC X10

Cassette  -  Sunrace 10-Speed, 11-42T

Brake Levers  -  SRAM Apex DoubleTap

Handlebar  -  Marin Compact 12 Flared Drop, Flat Top

Stem  -  Marin 3D Forged Alloy

Grips  -  Marin Shock Absorbing Microfiber Tape

Headset  -  FSA No.8B

Seatpost  -  Marin Alloy

Saddle  -  Marin Beyond Road Concept

Hubs  -  Forged Aluminum Alloy, 6-Bolt Disc, 32H

Spokes  -  14g Black Stainless Steel

Brakes  -  Tektro Spyre-C Road Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotor

Pedals  -  Commute Platform


We have a Gestalt in both our Nottingham and Sheffield shops at the moment. If you're interested in taking one for a spin, just give us a call and let us know. Find our details here.