Marin Bikes San Quentin was developed as a do-it-all hardtail. The alloy frame, suitable for trail riding or playing at the skills park with modern geometry making it an ideal starter bike for riders looking to get into the sport.
Dirt jump frame inspired with tons of stand over height to take advantage of the current crop of 170mm dropper posts, it features modern frame geometry with a 65º head angle with a 75º seat angle. A decently long reach (444mm for a size medium) keeps it inline with contemporary bikes, but not so long you can’t rip it through the DJ line at the local park.
There are also ISCG tabs present for the chain guide you’re going to want to add for insurance… because it’s an alloy hardtail.
At $850, the San Quentin 1 is the value focused starter, but for another $500, the San Quentin 2 hits a sweet spot ($1300) and upgrades to a decent fork. It’s rounded out with the Rockshox Recon RL with 130mm of travel, 11 speed SRAM NX drive train, 29mm internal width alloy double wall house brand wheels and Tektro M275 hydraulic brakes.
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