Marin Bolinas Ridge 1 27.5" / 650B+ Mountain Bike 2017 - Hardtail MTB - £247.49 Tredz
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Marin Bolinas Ridge 1 27.5" / 650B+ Mountain Bike 2017 - Hardtail MTB - £247.49 Tredz

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Found 28th Jun 2017Edited by:"leo79"
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Product description
The Marin Bolinas Ridge 1 27.5" / 650B+ 2017 Features are:

Frame: Series 1 6061 Aluminum w/ SHOT Tech, 27.5” Wheels, 68mm BB shell, 135mm Forged Drop Outs

Fork: SR Suntour XCT 27.5”, 100mm Travel, Custom Coil Spring, V-Brake (80mm Travel Size XS)

Headset: FSA No.10-P

Bars: Marin Riser, 25mm Rise, 700mm Width

Stem: Marin Alloy

Shifters: Shimano Tourney 7-Speed, ST-EF41-L

Front Mech: Shimano FD-TX500

Rear Mech: Shimano Tourney, RD-TY300

Speed: 21

Chainset: Shimano FC-TY301, 42/34/24T

Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Square Taper

Cassette: Sunrace 7-Speed, 11-34T

Chain: KMC Z50

Front Brake: Forged Alloy Linear Pull V-Brakes

Rear Brake: Forged Alloy Linear Pull V-Brakes

Rims: Marin, Double Wall Alloy, 32H

Front Hub: Formula, 32H

Rear Hub: Formula, 32H

Tyres: Mountain Tire, 27.5x2.1" Front - Mountain Tire, 27.5x2.1" Rear

Seatpost: Marin Alloy

Pedals: Resin Platform
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For this money I'd be looking for a mechanical disk brake tbh. I'm out
Anyone with expert knowledge could give an opinion on this vs a Calibre two two please?
esq3585

For this money I'd be looking for a mechanical disk brake tbh. I'm out


Couldn't agree more . If I was paying £247 , I'd definitely expect disk brakes.
calibre two two all the way, this is rank compared to it .
rift zone 5 v calibre bossnut v2 anyone
sausageface65

rift zone 5 v calibre bossnut v2 anyone



​Prob go with the bossnut, tbh though for a grand I'd rather have/build a good hard tail over a full Susser.
for £250 i recommend the btwin with disc brakes,great bike for the price
esq35852 h, 47 m ago

For this money I'd be looking for a mechanical disk brake tbh. I'm out


Would this be a better buy then as it has disc brakes?
tredz.co.uk/.Ma…htm
Works out at £292 with the code.
Edited by: "leo79" 28th Jun 2017
luckyfives

Anyone with expert knowledge could give an opinion on this vs a Calibre … Anyone with expert knowledge could give an opinion on this vs a Calibre two two please?


Obviously a substantial difference in price but a quick look at the specs and the two two is the better bike by a mile. 9 speed vs 7 speed and higher quality gearing. Fork on the two two is better and hydraulic discs will make a world of difference.
Ty guys
Bottom end components on it. And a V-brake.
Really not worth the price...and the RRP is shameful.
luckyfives19 h, 23 m ago

Anyone with expert knowledge could give an opinion on this vs a Calibre …Anyone with expert knowledge could give an opinion on this vs a Calibre two two please?


If you can afford the more expensive Calibre 2 get that, much better bike. This is merely ok. If it had been £199 I'd say a great price but at £250 I'm more lukewarm about it. It's basically entry level components. The derailleurs are found on sub £100 bikes and typically supplied with freewheel based bikes which aren't really suitable for off road but with this bike they have actually replaced the freewheel with a sunrace budget 7 speed cassette. It's just about the absolute minimum spec for realistically going off road and going over rough ground. This is clearly a better mountain bike that any that come with a freewheel though but that's it really this is pretty much typical of such a bike except they have replaced the freewheel with a freehub based rear wheel and cassette.
Spend a bit more and get something better is my advice. Not silly money. My Kona cost £700 10 years ago and is still going strong.

Tredz do 1-4 years interest free on a lot of these bikes over £250 as well, so well worth it if buying.
Edited by: "HaroFreestyler" 29th Jun 2017
leo79

Would this be a better buy then as it has disc … Would this be a better buy then as it has disc brakes?https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Marin-Bolinas-Ridge-2-27-5-650B-Mountain-Bike-2017-Hardtail-MTB_94628.htm Works out at £292 with the code.



​Only cable operated disc brakes but at least u could upgrade in the future to hydraulics as the mounts are there, unlike the bike in the original post with no mounts just V brakes.
bananaman3428th Jun

for £250 i recommend the btwin with disc brakes,great bike for the price


Junk quality frames and best avoided if you are a medium to heavy rider. Decathlon don't seem to pay for the reinforcing of their frames like you see on competitor's bikes or maybe they are designed for the shorter lighter french physique or simply they are so obsessed with lightness they sacrifice strength. You have to factor in you are getting a weaker frame with a shorter life. 4 years production of their e-bikes recalled too due to breaking frames and the rockrider recall has now been extended to more models. Good if you have a rockrider as part of the recall because you can get a full refund however much you have used it I suppose. I can't imagine anything much worse than going downhill fast over rough terrain and the frame breaking apart as you do so, potentially life threatening. I'd certainly expect this Marin frame to be stronger than the equivalent Rockrider frame even if the rest of the components are inferior.


bike-eu.com/law…208
bananaman34

for £250 i recommend the btwin with disc brakes,great bike for the price … for £250 i recommend the btwin with disc brakes,great bike for the price



where is this? on the same vendor's website as this deal?
elbs

where is this? on the same vendor's website as this deal?


decathlon.co.uk/C-3…kes
Sorry but how on earth did this get to 200 degrees? :-| Terrible spec for the money...
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