Marin bikes of Novato California lives next door to the birth place of mountain biking; Mount Tam. This is the breading grounds for 3 decades of evolution in their bikes which today has a span of 73 different bikes. The Wolf Ridge 6.8 is part of their Quad Trail series of All Mountain machines with 140mm of rear travel. We ran into Shaums March and had a chat about the Wolf Ridge 6.8 and his experience with all the Quad Link bikes from Marin.
Check out the Video, Pics and Specs inside:Marin's Quad Link 2.0 suspension system resists bottoming out on large impacts and is not affected negatively by pedaling forces. This leads to a great pedaling and enjoyable overall ride.
Quad Link Suspension
Shaums has been with Marin now for 3 seasons and has piloted their longer travel Quad Link platforms to 2 World Championships and one second place finish last month in Master's Expert category. We were able to corner him in the desert and listen what he had to say about the new Marin Wolf Ridge 6.8.
The Wolf Ridge Series are 5.5" travel trail bikes with slack head and seat tube angles that really allow you to get aggressive on the downs on your local trails. The 6.8 is the middle of this series and the one we are looking at today.
Marin Wolf Ridge 6.8(Bubba Green) •140mm of travel •Sizes S, M and L
Fox Float RP3
RockShox Pike 426 U turn •20 mm MAXLE •110-140mm Travel •Rebound and Motion Control adjustments
Gravity Gap MegaExo
Shimano M424 Clipless
•Sram PG-970 11-34 T, 9 Speed
Shimano Shadow XT
Shimano SLX, 9 speed
Syncros AM - Low rise(31.8mm)
Marin Lock On
Hayes Stroker Trail, 7" rear and 6" front rotors
Ringle Jumping Flea 20mm front hub laced to Mavic EN-321 rim
Ringle Jumping Flea 150x12 mm hub laced to Mavic EN-321 rim - MAXLE option