Marin Bolinas Ridge 1 2017 Hardtail Mountain Bike Grey £224.99 @ Rutland Cycling
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Marin Bolinas Ridge 1 2017 Hardtail Mountain Bike Grey £224.99 @ Rutland Cycling

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Found 5th Feb
Original price Was £399.99 so it's 44% off.
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Marin's Bolinas Ridge 1 is aimed at recreational riders who want a bike capable of exploring trails and multi-surface rides without worry. Crafted from a tough Series 1 6061 blend of aluminium combined with trail ready geometry, the Bolinas Ridge is happy to tackle the rough stuff. Up front a SR Suntour XCT smooths out the trail with a reliable coil spring.

Shimano's Tourney 7 speed groupset components provide a wide range of 21 gears to tackle any terrain at the right speed. Powerful V brakes provide excellent stopping power.

  • Series 1 Aluminium Frame
  • SR Suntour XCT 100mm Suspension Fork
  • Shimano Tourney 21 Speed Drivetrain


Key Specifications
  • Frame - Series 1 Aluminium
  • Fork - SR Suntour XCT 100mm
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Tourney 21 Speed
  • Brakes - Linear Pull V
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Bet 90%+ of users would be better off without the suspension - adds weight for little or no gain in most cases. If you really need suspension you're going to want something better than this. Aimed at the kids needing a fashion statement I guess but they'll want discs 'cos their mates bikes have them.

Good price though!
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Thanks @Baldieman64 there's a few decent bike deals around atm, and this is another. Nice spot. Heated.
It's a low end drivetrain saved by the use of a sunrace 7 speed cassette rather than a freewheel. Keeps it strong with reliable shifting. Seems a clever way of ensuring the bike is at least fit for purpose. Seems like a decent frame paired to almost all low end components with only one changed where it is really important to. You can't knock it for £224.99 though. Great price for a pretty decent bike. Never worth £400 surely that would get you better components all round if carefully chosen.
Tourney group set on a £400 bike? Never. At least Altus and if you shop around hard for a previous years model, probably Deore. Decent for £225 but about right imo
Bumtour forks on a Marin brings a tear to my eye
Bet 90%+ of users would be better off without the suspension - adds weight for little or no gain in most cases. If you really need suspension you're going to want something better than this. Aimed at the kids needing a fashion statement I guess but they'll want discs 'cos their mates bikes have them.

Good price though!
Besford23 m ago

Bet 90%+ of users would be better off without the suspension - adds weight …Bet 90%+ of users would be better off without the suspension - adds weight for little or no gain in most cases. If you really need suspension you're going to want something better than this. Aimed at the kids needing a fashion statement I guess but they'll want discs 'cos their mates bikes have them.Good price though!


Had this conversation on a cheap commuter bike on HUKD the other day. I nearly got stoned for saying you don't need Hydraulic disc brakes to ride to work. The general consensus is that it would be almost impossible to ride any on or off road bike without Hydraulic disc brakes. So it's not just the kids who are like this unfortunately.
Besford1 h, 9 m ago

Bet 90%+ of users would be better off without the suspension - adds weight …Bet 90%+ of users would be better off without the suspension - adds weight for little or no gain in most cases. If you really need suspension you're going to want something better than this. Aimed at the kids needing a fashion statement I guess but they'll want discs 'cos their mates bikes have them.Good price though!


Hmmm - confused now as remember you asking if the triban 500 would do as you were most concerned about it having calipers rather than disc brakes!!!
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Also have a Marin San Rafael hybrid reduced to £259.99, that's a great bike at no money.
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Dekard9759 m ago

Had this conversation on a cheap commuter bike on HUKD the other day. I …Had this conversation on a cheap commuter bike on HUKD the other day. I nearly got stoned for saying you don't need Hydraulic disc brakes to ride to work. The general consensus is that it would be almost impossible to ride any on or off road bike without Hydraulic disc brakes. So it's not just the kids who are like this unfortunately.


Disc brakes just aren't needed on the road, v brakes stop you fine
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Disc brakes just aren't needed on the road, v brakes stop you fine


That's what I said, but I think I was regarded as insane for even considering riding into city centre for work without hydraulic disk brakes. Maybe I'm just a crazy guy who likes to live life on the edge. In fairness, sometimes I drink a little more than the recommended alcohol intake, and don't always take my umbrella with me even when I know they said there's a chance of showers. I also say stuff like: "you only live once" and "what's the matter, you want to live forever?". I guess I'm just badass AF
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Disc brakes just aren't needed on the road, v brakes stop you fine


Ride daily to work on my Trek hybrid which has disc brakes. Wouldn't be without them as far superior stopping. Especially when I need to pull up sharpish when somebody wearing headphones steps in front of me on shared use paths.
Lol. I always said I'd never have a bike with discs and now am a convert.
Dekard974 h, 3 m ago

That's what I said, but I think I was regarded as insane for even …That's what I said, but I think I was regarded as insane for even considering riding into city centre for work without hydraulic disk brakes. Maybe I'm just a crazy guy who likes to live life on the edge. In fairness, sometimes I drink a little more than the recommended alcohol intake, and don't always take my umbrella with me even when I know they said there's a chance of showers. I also say stuff like: "you only live once" and "what's the matter, you want to live forever?". I guess I'm just badass AF


Cycling is a personal thing mate. Do it the way you enjoy and never mind what others may think or say.
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Besford7 h, 1 m ago

Bet 90%+ of users would be better off without the suspension - adds weight …Bet 90%+ of users would be better off without the suspension - adds weight for little or no gain in most cases. If you really need suspension you're going to want something better than this. Aimed at the kids needing a fashion statement I guess but they'll want discs 'cos their mates bikes have them.Good price though!



I don't disagree. I ride canal towpaths a lot and the amount of forward momentum lost to front suspension when you hit the incline on a lock or bridge is phenomenal - but people demand them and a deal is a deal.
Same goes with disc brakes. They have their place and they're very good at stopping you (especially in the wet) but that has to be weighted against weight, relative cost and the time and effort required to maintain them.
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jamgin51 m ago

Ride daily to work on my Trek hybrid which has disc brakes. Wouldn't be …Ride daily to work on my Trek hybrid which has disc brakes. Wouldn't be without them as far superior stopping. Especially when I need to pull up sharpish when somebody wearing headphones steps in front of me on shared use paths.Lol. I always said I'd never have a bike with discs and now am a convert.



I've hit two so far but to be fair, no amount of breaking power would have avoided it and fortunately, nobody got any injuries beyond light bruising. I've actually had worse injuries from breaking hard and successfully avoiding people than from actually contacting them but I guess morons stepping into the road is just part and parcel of riding in a city centre.
Dekard976 h, 56 m ago

Had this conversation on a cheap commuter bike on HUKD the other day. I …Had this conversation on a cheap commuter bike on HUKD the other day. I nearly got stoned for saying you don't need Hydraulic disc brakes to ride to work. The general consensus is that it would be almost impossible to ride any on or off road bike without Hydraulic disc brakes. So it's not just the kids who are like this unfortunately.


Eh, you don't need them sure but they're damned nice to have. Ultimately so long as you can lock your wheels up reliably either will do, but hydraulics make it easier on your fingers to do that (finger pressure) and give you more braking power to lock up your big commuter wheels (38c here), and discs will behave better in the rain which you're in because you're commuting and don't have the option not to.

If it were a road bike where weight matters I'd see the argument, or if you were commuting 20 miles across country lanes. For an inner city commuter where weight doesn't matter but stopping power does, hydraulics for sure.

As an added bonus you can take your commuter out on the train to find some trails. I tried to cycle from Liverpool to Manchester on the weekend. After 4 hours of rain and surprisingly deep puddles even my discs were squealing from being soaked.
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jamgin1 h, 8 m ago

Ride daily to work on my Trek hybrid which has disc brakes. Wouldn't be …Ride daily to work on my Trek hybrid which has disc brakes. Wouldn't be without them as far superior stopping. Especially when I need to pull up sharpish when somebody wearing headphones steps in front of me on shared use paths.Lol. I always said I'd never have a bike with discs and now am a convert.


I've got 2 bikes, 1 with disc and 1 with out, the one with disc brakes is a pain as you've got yo keep manually adjusting them, it's a real pain in the arse as well as changing the pads, the v brakes on my Carerra Crossfire 1 have never let me down once and it's takes just a few mins to change the brake pads on that.
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Disc brakes just aren't needed on the road, v brakes stop you fine


In most cases V-brakes stop you better but they suffer fade when the rims get dirty. This is a big misunderstanding about disc brakes, they are not "better" they are just more resistant to fouling which is why they are better suited to off road applications.
Bertz999 h, 19 m ago

Hmmm - confused now as remember you asking if the triban 500 would do as …Hmmm - confused now as remember you asking if the triban 500 would do as you were most concerned about it having calipers rather than disc brakes!!!


Don't remember that but yes, CALIPERS concern me, VEE brakes I know are fine, as are good discs.
Baldieman643 h, 36 m ago

I've hit two so far but to be fair, no amount of breaking power would …I've hit two so far but to be fair, no amount of breaking power would have avoided it and fortunately, nobody got any injuries beyond light bruising. I've actually had worse injuries from breaking hard and successfully avoiding people than from actually contacting them but I guess morons stepping into the road is just part and parcel of riding in a city centre.


Braking!
For most riders you can say disk brakes are better and easier to use - until you need to do some maintence, although v-brakes might need 3 hands to fix - discs are a bit more fiddly.

I have a mix of brakes across a number of bikes - but have used calipers off road - that was the only option for many years and they still work (as an aside bying decent brake blocks is getting more expensive for MTB)
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I've got 2 bikes, 1 with disc and 1 with out, the one with disc brakes is …I've got 2 bikes, 1 with disc and 1 with out, the one with disc brakes is a pain as you've got yo keep manually adjusting them, it's a real pain in the arse as well as changing the pads, the v brakes on my Carerra Crossfire 1 have never let me down once and it's takes just a few mins to change the brake pads on that.


Yipes. Haven't adjusted my disc brakes or replaced the pads.... I presume I'll know when to change them as they'll wear down to the metal or won't stop me.
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jamgin2 h, 7 m ago

Yipes. Haven't adjusted my disc brakes or replaced the pads.... I presume …Yipes. Haven't adjusted my disc brakes or replaced the pads.... I presume I'll know when to change them as they'll wear down to the metal or won't stop me.


Won't stop.
Recommendations for a hybrid bike ?
Suntour forks can be great or rubbish depending on the money. Good v brakes are better than shit disk brakes. This is a superb bike for the money. The only doubters are bike snobs stating it is inferior to a £500 bike...REALLY LOL!
jamgin16 h, 19 m ago

Yipes. Haven't adjusted my disc brakes or replaced the pads.... I presume …Yipes. Haven't adjusted my disc brakes or replaced the pads.... I presume I'll know when to change them as they'll wear down to the metal or won't stop me.


Check the amount of material remaining on your pads. Less than 1mm pad thickness means replacement time.
Cheers mate.
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