Marin Bikes and Andrew Taylor - Interbike 2009

Oct 21, 2009
by Tyler Maine  

Andrew Taylor and the Attack Trail:
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AT's Attack Trail:
-Stock geometry
-150mm rear travel Quad Link 2.0 platform
-135mm drop outs (MAXLE ready) - replaceable options for different sizes
-66 degree head tube
-Slimmed down swingarm to make it easier for tricks and less rider/bike interference.
-Tapered 1.5 to 1 1/8 inch head tube

2010 Marin Attack Trail

2010 Marin Attack Trail


AT's Alcatraz:
-4130 Cromoly steel
-Horizontal drop outs
-Disk brake only


To learn more about AT, check him out on Marin's rider section. To learn more about Marin bikes, check out the rest of their 2010 line up here.


65 Comments

  • 13 1
 beautiful bike
  • 10 1
 sick bike dude!!!!! xfusion shock didnt know pros wanted to ride those:S
  • 26 1
 oh they do. when they get payed they love it!
  • 4 0
 i think intense rides x fusion
  • 8 1
 Carter Holland and the other Black Market guys have been running X-Fusion shocks and forks for quite a while now, as well as the Intense/X-Fusion racing team (formerly Mongoose/X-Fusion). The forks and shocks are getting better every year and are shaping up to be direct competition to the more well-established companies out there.
  • 5 0
 Rob- That's really an opinion thing. I think they are really unique looking bikes. I'm not huge on their entire product line, but their DH/FR/SS models are pretty cool looking imo. The spec leaves something to be desired, gravity parts just feel dull and unresponsive to me. But I'd still buy one if I had a couple grand laying around burning a hole in my pocket.
  • 6 0
 No, not really...? I don't think any of their stuff is straight up ugly, and a couple models like the quake and attack are pretty cool looking machines.
  • 6 13
flag rydindirty (Oct 21, 2009 at 10:27) (Below Threshold)
 haha..IMO they are ugly as sin. They don't carry speed well either. The only thing good about Marin is the County they live in and the herb they have. I am going out to build now, Peace.
  • 7 0
 since when are you bike testing expert? IMO Marins ride way better than a demo... Somebody has been drinking too much haterade....
  • 2 0
 hahaha, haterade. Can I use that?

I have no idea how marins ride, I know what people have told me... but I have yet to get any saddle time on one. Personally, I am just speaking from an aesthetics standpoint.
  • 4 0
 i sold marins for over three years and they are really nice bikes to ride. they are responsive and they pedal extremley well. hyrdoformed tubes is also a nice way to keep the weight down, with a good look, they are not bulky, suspenion design works well. if you dont like it rob dont get one, no ones forcing you. go ride what ever you want. like butters88 sais.... no need to be a hater if thats not what you into.
  • 1 0
 i love marin!! i rode a intense socom last year for my team and i hated it..went to marin and we all love them..great bike all around..dont knock it until u try it..
  • 1 3
 I have ridden a Marin ...a sponsored riders bike in fact...he didn't like it either, enough that he didn't resign the following year. But w/e it is just my opinion. He also broke it in the first few months. Sold the replacement frame I believe.
  • 2 0
 lol..u think i would care what a 13 year old kid thinks?! no in fact i dont..i race on a team here on the east coast, and by far out of every bike that i owned or raced I like the marin best..i can think what i think and so with u..well thats funny to say he broke it,because i havent seen one broke,not saying they wont but thats news to me..u jus stick to ur opinion,and i will stick to mine..also should u be smoking herb at 13.sounds to me ur parant dont give a crap about u and need to be smacked..jus my opinion
  • 2 0
 I'm calling bullshit on this statement.
@robc, not felt20
  • 2 1
 In robc's defense two youths near where he lived won a contest a few years back. They each received bikes and at the end of the term each chose not to further the relationships. Be it due to one reason or another, but I am aware of that scenario. Bikes are bikes and they will ride differently for each of us and what we want to get out of them in the end. Please take a break on this chat guys.
  • 1 2
 yeah im lying lol...sorry Brule just expressing my opinion is all.
  • 3 0
 lol!!! wat a site..
  • 5 0
 That's weird, I just got a Marin brochure from my LBS. It says the cheapest attack trail is £2000, that's the 6.7, and the avalance (most expensive) is £3750. Marins are damn expensive. I go into my LBS, I saw just a hardtail and seeing as I've got a looow budget there was like one bike and it didn't even have discs for £400 my budget is £450 I'm sure Marins are great bikes but I aint got the budget
  • 3 0
 you'd struggle to get a bike for 450 new, tbh. If you do its likely to be extremely POS. 450 is about as low as id go on a set of forks, let alone an entire bike!
  • 1 0
 I'm beginner pretty much and what does POS stand for
  • 1 0
 poser bikes. anything from halfords basically. and those shitty shockwave full suspension bikes that NEDS ride about the place. Apollo BMX's too. If I were you I'd save about 600 and buy 2nd hand.
  • 1 0
 Save 600 when my budget is 450? I was thinking GT Chucker XS1 and people only complain about the frame but I wouldn't do 10 ft drops etc as I said I'm beginner
  • 1 0
 too much
  • 1 0
 Hence why you need to save more. £150 isnt a lot of money tbh. Get a job and you'll have it in no time.
  • 1 0
 I only got £100 now, relying on Xmas and Bday cash ( I kno i shouldn't) & what kind of job i'm 13 14 in 2 weeks
  • 1 0
 When I was 14 I worked in a cafe washing dishes and till work and waitering, but when I was 14 I looked about 16 or 17 so it was maybe easy for me. I'm now 16 and working on setting up my own bike repair/hire shop and going part time self employed to fit in with school. Just think outside the box.

But yeah, tbh its support from your parents which gets you off the ground. I'd never be where I am now if I'd never got help from my parents in the begginning. Talk to them and see if you can come up with a compromise, especially if you're wanting to take it seriously and start racing or whatever. I'm not saying ask them to buy you a bike, but if you get a paper round or something and ask if they will loan you the money once you can start paying them back. As soon as you get a decent 2nd hand bike, you can just buy and sell and work your way up the foodchain as such.
  • 1 0
 Thanks I think I'll get a paper round when I move house because there will be a lot of new housing developments where I'm moving
  • 3 0
 All the marin bikes are too much !! 2 bikes are bike of the year .. The system of suspension are design by Jonh White ... he's suspension engeneer for f-1 ! (sorry for my english) Me i ride the Team DH and i make 5 podium this year and my friend was the canadian master champion with marin bikes .. Now marin bikes makes a come back on map and WATCH-OUT !!
  • 1 0
 I cant wait to try the attack trail. I own two marins a Quake and a Mt vision they are both stellar rides. The new version has a lot of potential depending on the build could be anything from a epic tech trail bike to a DH machine for smaller riders.
  • 1 0
 I love those Marins! I have a quake and a wolf ridge (the predecessor of the attack trail with 140mm of travel), I felt really well on both bikes instantly! Riding them downhill is just pure fun, and you can even go uphill with the quake very well! The look - well, yeah, they look exceptional, but I personally love the look!
  • 4 1
 Nice bike, the x fusion stuff seems like it is about to hit the UK market with the new forks and shocks they have out.
  • 1 1
 yeah
  • 2 0
 he said his was sub 30 in the video, so id assume minus a few parts he has that you probably wouldnt, itd be around 33 with dual air.
  • 4 1
 I hear that they ride well, but Marin makes some butt ugly bikes. That swingarm is gross looking.
  • 2 1
 man who cares about looks biking is not allabout what the bike looks good it how you perform and how much you love doing it!! You be have the uglyest bike in the world and sin everything!
  • 2 1
 Yeah but a lot of the bikes out there perform well enough so why shouldn't they look good, too?
  • 2 1
 If I were paying 4k upwards on something, I'd kinda like it to tick the aesthetics box too.
  • 2 0
 Well aesthetics are purely subjective. I think the bike looks good.
  • 2 0
 I never said it didnt Salute
  • 4 3
 You guys are like a bunch of prom queens. "Oh its soo ugly." "It makes me look fat."
Shut up and ride it, then tell me what you think!! haha
You can tell me how ugly it is when I pass you going down the hill haha
  • 1 0
 I dont get the Attack Trail. Is it a long travel ss bike or a short travel dh bike? they talk about its trickability and it has a ss part spec yet it has a 66º head angle?
  • 1 0
 That neon color on the rims just burn... MY EYES!!! Really cool though. I would like those neon rims. Kudos to FSA Gravity!
  • 1 0
 Come too see the Prototype Team dh Blue... only 10 in the world i have some good pics for you buddys !! Clic on my name . Thx
  • 1 0
 i have de XC version and i love it. i go downhill with it and don't have to care about anything, it 'eats' everything.
  • 1 0
 the fs looks cool not sure on colour scheme on the hardtail. but the fs looks cool
  • 1 0
 I think the second bike is awsome, inspecially the color scheme. It makes all the parts stand out.
  • 2 1
 The full squisher is a swish rig.
  • 1 0
 anyone got a weight on the attack trail?
  • 2 1
 sick bike and great colors. marin nailed it with these new bikes.
  • 1 0
 He has painted himself tribe

?Big Grin nice by the way
  • 1 0
 the first one looks like a brawn gp f1 car! hahahah
  • 1 0
 do the tires look a little odd to anyone else on the hardtail
  • 1 0
 I wish they sold frame only.
  • 1 1
 what company makes this neon parts?
  • 5 0
 gravity
  • 2 0
 FSA, but seemingly only as oem spec. Ah well, maybe next year.

www.ridegravity.com/fly.aspx?languageid=1
  • 1 0
 look mint what one :p
  • 1 0
 want that Dj
  • 1 0
 Is that the new Fox 831?
  • 1 0
 teast
  • 1 0
 Amazing.
  • 1 4
 i want the fully
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