A technical error caused the price to appear to be $259. We're sorry about this error. That price refers to the frameset. Marin has given us permission to ship the SC6. We fully assemble, ride, and tune bikes before shipping them. No tax for non-Oregon residents. Oregon residents have a $15 bike tax, but we'll pay that for you just this one time. Unlike almost all other bike manufacturers, Marin seems to have paid close attention to the national "ultimate urban bike" and "ultimate utility bike" competitions that Oregon Manifest has organized in the past few years. A preponderance of those bikes share a set of attributes that we wish were on all urban-oriented bikes: Gates Carbon Drive (belt drive)--cleaner, more durable, much lower maintenance than a chain An internally geared hub such as Shimano Alfine 11--cleaner, more reliable, longer lasting, with far less maintenance, no rust, and scant or zero gunk Disc brakes, particularly hydraulic disc brakes for superior stopping power and modulation in all kinds of weather (especially rain) A dynamo hub with front and rear dynamo lights--a complete, very powerful, autonomous lighting system you pretty much never have to worry about Fenders--of course A rack--of course Now, these also happen to be the attributes that most of the bikes we sell go out the door with. That is, after we're finished rebuilding the front wheel around a dynamo hub and adding the lights, rack, fenders, and whatnot. Marin has made its own version of such a bike, right out of the box: the Fairfax SC6. This one is sold mostly in Northern Europe, with small numbers available in North America. Not skimping on the details, Marin spec'd the Fairfax SC6 with exactly the things we use on high-end custom builds: outstanding Supernova front and rear lights, which are about as good as it gets Shimano Alfine dynamo hub Super high-quality, puncture-resistant, long-lasting tires (Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, 700x32) stiff aero rims (seriously, you'll be surprised what a difference this makes to your speed) Shimano T445 hydraulic disc brakes High-quality 6061 aluminum tubing Carbon fork with alloy steerer Internal cable routing Alfine 11 internal gearing with a very wide, 409% gear range Gates Carbon Drive CenterTrack belt system with 50/22 gearing, which optimizes the Alfine 11 hub's range for spirited city riding in places without steep hills. We can adjust gearing down to 46/22 without a problem, for $65. Ergon brand ergonomic grips Fenders (alloy) powdercoated to match the stealthy, matte black frame A Racktime Custom Integrated Match-It QL3 rear rack with mounting systems for Ortlieb and Racktime bags (as well as other bags) A chainstay-mounted kickstand In short, it's like Marin gets us. For sizing information and more information, see Marin's SC6 page.
The City Sport series is all about having a great ride and the Larkspur CS1 is your gateway to the family. The Larkspur provides a comfortable position and great pedaling efficiency for city commutes or fitness. The Larkspur CS1 has a lightweight aluminum frame, fast-rolling 700c wheels with durable puncture-resistant tires, a Marin Sport Plush saddle and an upswept handlebar with ergonomic grips. To ease the burden of hills the SC1’s 21-speed Shimano drivetrain features EZ-Fire shifters and wide-range gearing.
The Presidio is Marin's dedicated commuter bike, designed with low maintenance and adaptability in mind. Its efficient design gives it the speed of a road bike, while its comfortable yet sporty geometry keeps you aware of what's going on around you, making it perfect for moving rapidly through urban streets. The lightweight aluminum frame feature all of the attachment points and braze-ons that commuters demand, while the internally geared rear hub requires little to no maintenance for the life of the bike. The Presidio's myriad of purpose-built commuter components helps you worry about the commute, and not worry about the mechanicals. The Hydraulic disc brakes offer more than just safe, secure stopping power in all conditions, but also enhances long-term service, as there are no cables or housing to wear out. Puncture resistant tires ensure your commute isn't abrupted by debris in the road, and their reflective sidewalls help keep you visible in low light conditions. A semi-plush saddle, ergonomic grips, and large platform pedals are ideal for riding comfortably in a variety of clothes and shoes and make it easy to get out and enjoy your commute. - Gates Carbon Belt Drive - 8-speed internally geared rear hub
Presidio 4 was very highly reviewed when it went by its previous moniker: the Fairfax SC6 DLX. Unfortunately, Marin decided mid-year not to produce this bike, and only a handful ever reached our shores. (This is one of them.) That's why we're closing out this model with a price to move it quickly. Presidio 4 is the successor to the Fairfax SC6 and among the very best-spec'd, best-conceived, best-equipped commuter bikes on the market. It features Gates Carbon Drive (belt drive), an Alfine 11 internally geared hub, Alfine dynamo hub, Supernova lights, Tubus Racktime rack, color-matched metal fenders, and a kickstand. Compare it to our Daily Grinder commute version of the Soma Wolverine, and you'll find mostly identical specs as well as a few differences: -Presidio has an aluminum frame and carbon fork, whereas the Wolverine Daily Grinder has a Tange Prestige cromoly frame and either a cromoly or carbon fork. -Presidio has Continental Sport Contact II 700 x 32 tires, while the Wolverine Daily Grinder has wider (700 x 38) Panaracer Pasela gumwall tires. --Presidio comes with higher gearing than Wolverine: 50/22 vs 46/22, although we give our customers the option of 46/22 with Presidio at no charge (just ask). How to know which ratio is for you? If you don't have steep hills to climb and/or a lot of stuff to haul around, and/or if you're a strong rider who likes to go fast, 50/22 should do well for you. If you have climbs to do like those in the West Hills of Portland, or if you're in Seattle, San Francisco, or other hilly locales, 46/22 is recommended. If you're not sure which one you'll like better, don't hesitate to ask us for guidance.
The San Anselmo DS1 has the on-road/off-road versatility of Marin's Dual Sport series in a price-friendly package for adventuring beyond the end of the road. Built with a Marin Series 2 aluminum frame, the San Rafael features their Women's Dual Sport geometry, to handle rough roads and dirt paths with ease as well as a convenient step-through frame design. A 63mm travel Suntour NEX suspension fork helps tame rough terrain while mixed-tread tires provide traction for any condition. A 21-speed Shimano drivetrain provides the perfect gear no matter how steep the hill. With the versatile San Anselmo, you determine the path to your next destination.
Marin's San Anselmo DS2 offers adventure-ready performance wrapped up in a package that’s still easy on the wallet. Built upon Marin's rugged Series 2 aluminum Women's Dual Sport frame and Suntour NEX suspension fork with lockout, it'll be ready to conquer whatever the road ahead throws at you, be it paved or dirt. A convenient step-through frame design makes getting on and off easy. Tough double-wall rims with Schwalbe mixed-terrain tires and Shimano mechanical disc brakes provide control while a 24-speed Shimano Altus drivetrain offers increased gearing options for riding hilly terrain. With the versatile San Anselmo, you determine the path to your next destination.
Marin's San Rafael DS1 has the on road/off road versatility of their Dual Sport series, in a price-friendly package for adventuring beyond the end of the road. Built with a Marin Series 2 aluminum frame, the San Rafael features Marin's Dual Sport geometry to handle rough roads and dirt paths with ease. A 63mm travel Suntour NEX suspension fork helps tame rough terrain while mixed-tread tires provide traction for any condition. A 21-speed Shimano drivetrain provides the perfect gear no matter how steep the hill and Tektro mechanical disc brakes deliver all-weather reliability.
Marin's San Rafael DS2 has the on road/off road versatility of their Dual Sport series for adventuring beyond the end of the road. Built with a Marin Series 2 aluminum frame, the San Rafael features Marin's Dual Sport geometry to handle rough roads and dirt paths with ease. A 63mm travel Suntour NEX suspension fork helps tame rough terrain while mixed-tread tires provide traction for any condition. A 24-speed Shimano Altus drivetrain provides the perfect gear no matter how steep the hill and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide reliable all-weather stopping power. It all rolls on durable Marin double wall rims and puncture-resistant Schwalbe 700c X 40 tires for a worry-free ride.
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