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Marin Palisades Trail 2 27.5" Bike (2021)

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Jenson USA has Marin Palisades Trail 2 27.5" Bike (2021, Blue) on sale for $499.99. Shipping is $75 (oversize charge).

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Available Sizes:
  • Small (suggested rider height 5'2" to 5'5")
  • Medium (suggested rider height 5'8" to 5'11")
  • Large (suggested rider height 5'10" to 6'1")
Features:
  • Series 2 6061 aluminum frame with 100mm of travel on the front
  • Shimano 2x9-speed drivetrain performs well in demanding terrain
  • Tektro M275 hydraulic disc brakes provide excellent stopping power
  • Double-wall alloy rims paired with WTB Trailboss Comp tires
  • Water bottle cage mount so you can always carry a water bottle with you on your bike

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Jenson USA has the Marin Palisades Trail 2 27.5" mountain bike on sale for $499.99. Available in small 5'2"-5'5", medium 5'5"-5'9" and large 5'9"-6'0". Shipping is $75.

Last frontpage deal for this bike was for $599.99 and it had 29 thumbs up.

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Geraldism asked this question on 10-03-2022 at 11:55 AM
10-03-2022 at 11:55 AM
I went from parallel push brakes to hydraulic disc but
I like the fact that with hydraulic brakes you can ride the bikes with 1 finger and still hold on to the handlebars with the other 3… and of course way better modulation
10-03-2022 at 11:55 AM
Modulation and is better with hydraulic. I would argue that if I was doing a multiday bike tour that I'd prefer mechanical . A broken hydraulic line isn't easy to fix on the road.
10-03-2022 at 11:55 AM
I've used many high-end mechanical disc brakes back in the day (e.g. Hayes MX2, Avid BB7, etc) and even the high-end mechanical doesn't feel as nice as a cheap hydraulic (e.g. Shimano BR-M535). It's way easier to control the amount of braking pressure with hydraulics (similar to your car brakes). A light tap on the lever, and you can feel the brakes just feathering the bike's disc rotors. I also like how "substantial" it feels with hydraulic - with mechanical, the lever always feels springy for instance.
10-03-2022 at 11:55 AM
If you go to hydraulic you greatly increase your chances of launching yourself over the handle bars under panic/heavy braking if you do not know what you are doing.
10-04-2022 at 06:10 PM
Hydraulic brakes are easier to modulate, but keep in mind you just added 1 additional thing to maintain 1/yr.
Takap asked this question on 10-05-2022 at 07:19 PM
10-07-2022 at 12:19 PM
You aren't going to find those features on a bike at this price point.
wildcatgoal asked this question on 10-07-2022 at 05:52 PM
10-07-2022 at 06:15 PM
RaceFace Chesters are a good starting point for grippy flat pedals.
ManuelM8062 asked this question on 10-05-2022 at 09:16 AM
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d.hrudhay asked this question on 10-10-2022 at 01:21 PM

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That is a nice Polygon bike. It is only available in small (riders 5'1"-5'4"). The Marin has more sizes available. I highly suggest to use the correct size bike. Both bikes are very similar. The Polygon has a deeper travel suspension fork and the Marin has a better quality suspension fork with rockshox. Polygon has a more upright rider position for comfort and the Marin has a more normal aggressive mountain bike rider position. That is preference and may matter more where you ride. As for Marin brand vs Polygon brand? I know Marin to be known to be good quality brand and I have been very happy with my 2019 Marin Rock Springs 2. Polygon seems like a solid brand too. When I upgrade my hybrid in the far future, I am probably going to look at Polygon and Marin as they seem more bang for the buck.
Newer 10x1, 11x1, 12x1 setups are generally lighter, less complex (fewer points of failure/adjustment), and geared to give roughly as wide a range as older x2 or x3 drivetrains.
I bought this one back in June 2022. My height is 5' 7" and I fit fine with size "S" (Marin site recommends "M" but Jenson recommends "S"). The brakes and suspension work well. The tires feel great but they can be a bit too narrow sometime for the trails I am riding. Though, they roll faster than other average mountain bikes. The 9-speed shifts nice and goes uphill better than 7 or 8 speeds. On downhill, it's max out easily unlike the 12-speed (though the cost of 12-speed group set may be at least as much as this bike). The crank arms feel longer than normal so you may hit some rocks on a trail. You may also feel you hip rocking if you set the seat too high. I do feel sensitive on my lower hip some time if I do not set the height right. The Marin is just as light as my other all carbon full suspension that costs more than 10 times.

This is an amazing hardtail bike for the price. It will be hard to find a better deal. This one has a better fork than Polygon Premier 5. Good luck and see you on the trail.

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Here are the specs.

SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME Series 2 6061 Aluminum
FORK RockShox Judy Silver TK, 100mm Travel
REAR SHOCK-
HEADSET 44mm Zero Stack
SHIFTERS Shimano Altus, 9-Speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Alivio
CRANKSET Shimano Altus MT101, 36/22T
BOTTOM BRACKET External Sealed Cartridge Bearings
CHAIN KMC X9
CASSETTE Shimano HG-200, 11-36T
BRAKES Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc
WHEELSET Double-Wall Alloy Rims, Forged Alloy Hubs
TIRES WTB Trailboss Comp, 27.5 x 2.25", TR
HANDLEBAR 31.8 Riser, 12mm Rise, 760mm Width
STEM Alloy, 31.8mm, 45mm
GRIPS/BAR TAPE Entity MTB, Closed End
SEATPOST Alloy, Two-Bolt
SEATCLAMP Quick-Release
SADDLE Sport MTB
INTENDED USE Trail


SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT
FRAME SIZE Small Medium Large
RIDER HEIGHT 5'2" - 5'5"... 5'5" - 5'9"... 5'9" - 6'0"

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*Another deal that I posted is for the Marin Eldridge 27.5" for $399 (medium). Both bikes seem to be pretty good spec bikes in this price range in 2022.

https://slickdeals.net/f/16071724-2022-marin-eldridge-27-5-inch-mountain-bike-medium-399?p=157914076&comment=success#post157914076
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Any insight on this bike vs the Polygon Premiere 5 for $499 +$50 s/h?
https://www.bikesonline.com/polyg...deals_LLC_
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Quote from d12izzl3 :
Any insight on this bike vs the Polygon Premiere 5 for $499 +$50 s/h?
https://www.bikesonline.com/polyg...deals_LLC_
That is a nice Polygon bike. It is only available in small (riders 5'1"-5'4"). The Marin has more sizes available. I highly suggest to use the correct size bike. Both bikes are very similar. The Polygon has a deeper travel suspension fork and the Marin has a better quality suspension fork with rockshox. Polygon has a more upright rider position for comfort and the Marin has a more normal aggressive mountain bike rider position. That is preference and may matter more where you ride. As for Marin brand vs Polygon brand? I know Marin to be known to be good quality brand and I have been very happy with my 2019 Marin Rock Springs 2. Polygon seems like a solid brand too. When I upgrade my hybrid in the far future, I am probably going to look at Polygon and Marin as they seem more bang for the buck.
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More bike deals with black Friday incoming. Strong Dollar.

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That is a nice Polygon bike. It is only available in small (riders 5'1"-5'4"). The Marin has more sizes available. I highly suggest to use the correct size bike. Both bikes are very similar. The Polygon has a deeper travel suspension fork and the Marin has a better quality suspension fork with rockshox. Polygon has a more upright rider position for comfort and the Marin has a more normal aggressive mountain bike rider position. That is preference and may matter more where you ride. As for Marin brand vs Polygon brand? I know Marin to be known to be good quality brand and I have been very happy with my 2019 Marin Rock Springs 2. Polygon seems like a solid brand too. When I upgrade my hybrid in the far future, I am probably going to look at Polygon and Marin as they seem more bang for the buck.
This one for the fork alone.
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I'm looking at this versus the Specialized Rockhopper which is roughly the same price, any recommendations?
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Oversize Charges: $75. Not a good deal
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I'm looking at this versus the Specialized Rockhopper which is roughly the same price, any recommendations?
This bike has better fork and brakes. I would say this one.
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2x drivetrain, no thanks
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I bought this one back in June 2022. My height is 5' 7" and I fit fine with size "S" (Marin site recommends "M" but Jenson recommends "S"). The brakes and suspension work well. The tires feel great but they can be a bit too narrow sometime for the trails I am riding. Though, they roll faster than other average mountain bikes. The 9-speed shifts nice and goes uphill better than 7 or 8 speeds. On downhill, it's max out easily unlike the 12-speed (though the cost of 12-speed group set may be at least as much as this bike). The crank arms feel longer than normal so you may hit some rocks on a trail. You may also feel you hip rocking if you set the seat too high. I do feel sensitive on my lower hip some time if I do not set the height right. The Marin is just as light as my other all carbon full suspension that costs more than 10 times.

This is an amazing hardtail bike for the price. It will be hard to find a better deal. This one has a better fork than Polygon Premier 5. Good luck and see you on the trail.
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Can somebody tell me what kind of improvement I can notice if I go from mechanical disc brakes to hydraulic disc brakes like this bike has?
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Can somebody tell me what kind of improvement I can notice if I go from mechanical disc brakes to hydraulic disc brakes like this bike has?
I've used many high-end mechanical disc brakes back in the day (e.g. Hayes MX2, Avid BB7, etc) and even the high-end mechanical doesn't feel as nice as a cheap hydraulic (e.g. Shimano BR-M535). It's way easier to control the amount of braking pressure with hydraulics (similar to your car brakes). A light tap on the lever, and you can feel the brakes just feathering the bike's disc rotors. I also like how "substantial" it feels with hydraulic - with mechanical, the lever always feels springy for instance.
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I've used many high-end mechanical disc brakes back in the day (e.g. Hayes MX2, Avid BB7, etc) and even the high-end mechanical doesn't feel as nice as a cheap hydraulic (e.g. Shimano BR-M535). It's way easier to control the amount of braking pressure with hydraulics (similar to your car brakes). A light tap on the lever, and you can feel the brakes just feathering the bike's disc rotors. I also like how "substantial" it feels with hydraulic - with mechanical, the lever always feels springy for instance.
This, you can modulate the hydraulic brake much better than the mechanical one, which will feel very jerky and lead to locked wheels if you're not careful and panic.
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