The Cortina AX is ready for anything—from cross racing to your next gravel adventure to the daily commute to work. The lightweight Series 4 aluminum frame combined with a tapered steerer tube and Naild Navit thru-axle carbon fork deliver consistent and sharp handling whether you're on pavement or getting down on the dirt. The Shimano Tiagra 20-speed drivetrain provides smooth shifting and the chainstay-mounted Tektro mechanical disc brakes keep you in control with reliable all-weather stopping power. Clearance for between 32-44mm tires and locking quick-release thru-axles make wheel changes easy so you can be ready for a variety of rides in a hurry. Top quality Marin handlebar, stem, saddle, and seatpost components round out this versatile gravel grinder that will take you beyond your expectations.
The Cortina AX is ready for anything—from cross racing to your next off-road gravel adventure to the daily commute to work. The lightweight Series 4 aluminum frame combined with a tapered steerer tube and Naild Navit thru-axle carbon fork deliver consistent and sharp handling. A SRAM Apex 1 11-speed drivetrain provides streamlined and precise shifting and the chainstay-mounted SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes keep you in control with all-weather stopping power. Clearance for between 32-44mm tires and locking quick-release thru-axles make wheel changes easy so you can be ready for a variety of rides in a hurry. Top-quality Marin handlebar, stem, saddle, and carbon seatpost components round out this versatile gravel grinder that will take you beyond your expectations.
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.
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Marin’s Nicasio takes you to the places you’ve always wanted to explore. This endurance model lets you take any path you'd like, whether it is on the asphalt or up a gravel road with a secret view. The durable and smooth-riding chromoly steel frame and fork feature clearance for tires up to 40mm or WTB's new Road Plus 650 x 47c, and come equipped with rugged double-wall rims and puncture-resistant Schwalbe tires. And, a wide-range Shimano Claris 2 x 8 drivetrain, fender eyelets, and powerful mechanical road-specific disc brakes make any terrain and weather manageable. Explore the areas previously off-limits for drop bars with speed, stability, and confidence.
Winner of a Bicycling Magazine Editor's Choice award. Here's a great bike for rainy Portland commuting in an ultra-low-maintenance package. The Nicasio is for those looking for something different and modern, yet with traditional steel construction. Classic lines and chromoly frame tubes have the soul of a classic bike. The Nicasio RC comes with large-volume 650B tires. The 8-speed Shimano Nexus internal-gear hub provides reliability and easy maintenance, and hydraulic disc brakes offer plenty of stopping power on steep hills and inclement weather. And for the best in all-season bike commuting, the Nicasio RC comes with matching fenders to keep you clean and dry on your way about town. Note: This model is a 2018/2019.
The Nicasio is for the rider looking for a premium gravel bike that combines traditional steel construction with modern spec. Classic lines and a CrMo tubeset have the soul of a classic bike, with the geometry, 650B x 47mm tires, and full carbon thru-axle fork to let riders handle any surface confidently. It's equipped with SRAM's Rival 1 11-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes and includes a dropper seatpost for increased control when descending rough dirt trails. Tubeless-compatible WTB KOM i25 rims paired to WTB Byway tires complement Nicasio Ridge''s rugged nature, giving you the means to roll on no matter what the road ahead brings. The Nicasio Ridge also makes an excellent commuter. Accepts front and rear racks, low riders, and fenders with ease.
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.
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