Marlin 5 Women's is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A front suspension fork, a frame and parts designed specifically for women, 21 speeds, and mounts for a rack and kickstand make it an ideal choice for new trail riders or anyone looking for a comfortable, stable commuter with the ruggedness of a real mountain bike.
It's right for you if...
You're new to the trail, and you're looking for a great value on a real mountain bike that can double as a commuter. You also side with women who prefer the fit and feel of a bike made specifically for them.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminum frame with a sloping top tube on smaller sizes for better standover height and more confidence on the trail, touchpoints—like the saddle, bars, and grips—that can provide a better fit to women from the start, 21 speeds, a wide range of gearing for big hills, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a suspension fork with 100mm of travel.
The final word
A trail-tough mountain bike built specifically for women. It's built-in Trek's MTB heritage and more than capable of taking on trail adventures. But it's also versatile. It's a popular ride on college campuses because the rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize and haul a load.
Why you'll love it
- It's a real mountain bike that's also perfectly suited to daily commutes, rides around campus, or just getting from A to B on any surface
- Smaller frame sizes (X-Small and Small) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently
- It has separate brake and shift levers (a feature that's common on more expensive mountain bikes) so you can fine-tune the positioning for comfort
- Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
Smaller frames (X-Small and Small) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. The larger frames (Medium and Medium/Large) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.
Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch wheels
Sizes Medium – Medium/Large: 29-inch wheels
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal derailleur, dropper post and brake routing, chainstay brake mount, rack & kickstand mount, G2 Geometry on 29ers (lower standover on 13.5" and 15.5" sizes)
|SR Suntour XCE 28, coil spring, preload, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
|1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
|Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
|Front: Formula DC20 alloyRear: Formula DC31 alloy
|Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.0" rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20")
|Shimano Tourney TY301
|Sealed cartridge, 73mm
|Shimano Tourney TY300
|Shimano Tourney TY300
|Shimano TZ500, 14-28, 7 speed
|Shimano Altus M310, 7 speed
|Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width (13.5: 690mm width)
|Bontrager XR Endurance Comp
|Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
|Tektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5: Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)
|VP-536 nylon platform
|Bontrager Ajna 1 Women's
|Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset
* Subject to change without notice.