The Marin DH has been a long-time in gestation. We last saw pictures of it about a year ago, where it was first publicly aired in a Canadian downhill race, taking two wins along the way. And then nothing…
Until now. Marin have debuted the Quad DH at the Crankworx mountain bike festival in Whistler, Canada.
While it looks like a supercharged Quake on the surface, there’s many changes to ensure the bike is capable of surviving world cup downhill courses. The bike, three years in development, is based on the successful Quad linkage setup found on all other Marin’s in the range but packs a whopping 250mm of travel.
The frame is hydroformed with a tapered headtube (rather than a straight 1.5in tube) with a modular replacement dropout system so you can fit whatever axle system you want, and is available in sizes. Inside the massively reinforced frame is a new forged and CNC machined narrow profile Y-Link front shock linkage, and the high-load bearings are sealed along with aluminium shields.