Talk about eye candy! After a few years of what appeared to be a holding pattern from Marin Bikes, the images of their all-new Attack Trail and Mount Vision models signal a full-throttle take off. Or should that be "blast off?" Here is the info we got from Marin.
THE ATTACK TRAIL
The new Attack Trail signals Marin’s return to
the longer-travel All-Mountain category, and 2014 marks the advancement to
27.5-inch wheels, as well as a new, full-carbon frame with a 66.5-degree
headtube angle and interchangeable frame components, including a downtube bash
guard and bottom-bracket/chain-guide attachment plates for single- and double-chainring
cranksets. The Attack Trail utilizes Marin’s Quad Link 3.0 suspension
system for big mountain riding, offering 5.9-inches of rear wheel travel with 6.3-inch-travel forks up
front. The Pro model will be offered with the new RockShox Pike RCT3 fork and a
2x10 SRAM XO drivetrain, with go-fast bits from e13, including TRS+ wheels,
crankset, and chain guide. Riders will have the option of two all-carbon models,
as well as an aluminum/carbon model.
PROJECTED RANGE: $4,320–$8,100
THE MOUNT VISION
The 2014 Mount Vision receives major updates, starting with a new carbon frameset with integrated cable routing for brakes, derailleurs, and dropper seatpost, plus a 27.5-inch wheel platform. Models will also have an interchangeable bottom-bracket plate system that allows use of chain guides for single, double, or triple cranksets. The frame offers 5.5-inches of travel through Marin’s new IsoTrac suspension system and is paired with 5.5-inch-travel forks up front, with a 67.5-degree headtube angle. The Pro model boasts a full SRAM XX1 group, RockShox Reverb seatpost, and Formula Engineering carbon wheels to achieve a low weight of 25 pounds. Created for trail and enduro riders, the Mount Vision will be available in three carbon models, two opening-price-point aluminum/carbon models, and a full-carbon Women’s Fit Geometry model.
PROJECTED RANGE: $3,024–$7,776