Video: Hardtail Sends With Mark Matthews

Dec 9, 2018
by MarinBikes  
Views: 16,799    Faves: 126    Comments: 15


Mark Matthews has recently got hold of the San Quentin and wasted no time in putting it to work on his home trails.

Filmed & edited by Cole Pellerin
Music: Eternal Forever by Valley of the Sun


50 Comments

  • + 31
 Matthews shreds. These bikes remind me of the hard tail freeride bikes of my youth. Nice.
  • + 33
 Hardtail resurgence!
  • + 9
 Yeaaaaahhh!!!! Once again, hardtails are the best mountain bikes I know so far, especially with the aggressive geometries we have nowadays. It is such a pleasure to ride machines like those. Every mountain biker should have a hardtail reimbursed by the health insurance I think Smile
PS: Is this Marin an alloy frame, I think so, but not sure.... Steel is better anyway
  • + 5
 "Every mountain biker should have a hardtail reimbursed by the health insurance I think" or at least the physio you'll need on your back and ankles if you ride one regularly after a certain age...
  • + 0
 @BenPea: nah, never felt more load on my ankles on HT. Especially when riding clipped in. My wrists can’t tell that about a rigid fork... whenever I ride BMX the next day my wrists feel like dry, rusty bearings.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Depends on the trails. Also I'm on flat pedals, but I don't know why that makes a difference. Guess I never will.
  • + 1
 These bike are alloy frame. Ps know this cause I own one and they are a ball of fun!!
  • + 1
 @BenPea: I don't know either, but riding a HT clipped in, feels for me like having 50-100mm of travel in the rear. It's way smother. With flats I have to brace myself more and worry about keeping feet on pedals.
  • + 4
 @WAKIdesigns: I see. Unfortunately, the only thing I'll ever clip into is skis.
  • + 9
 I've never ridden a Marin, but I really like the way their approaching the market. They've got a number of bikes that look like a lot of fun and seem affordable for a good chunk of the biking population. I hope they're doing well sales wise.
  • + 12
 I've just bought a Production Privee and I am back in love with HT riding
  • + 9
 Great film Mountain Man Cole! Love seeing hardtails shred.
  • + 8
 No frame only option. Boooooo.
  • + 7
 They wanted their bike framed a certain way.
  • + 1
 there is always the Nukeproof scout, similar geo and available as frame only.
  • + 5
 @ntd14: will probably grab a Commencal Meta HT AM
  • + 1
 @prophet413: Just ordered one on the 8th, can't wait to jump in the saddle!!
  • + 1
 @prophet413: Got a Meta HT and love it. Great deal on a new frame and built it up the way I wanted it.
  • + 2
 Just bought a Cube reaction TM only had it a few weeks but it's definitely the best hard tail I could find for the money £1599.99 but got it for £899.99 in the black Friday sales 130mm FOX rhythm 34's magura brakes with 180m rotors 4 callipers on the front and 2 at the rear 27.5x2.6 Schwalbe nobby nic's addix speedgrip 1x SLX drive with an E13 chainguide a decent dropper post and race face/fsa finishing kit couldn't really ask for much more for the price
  • + 4
 I'm 15 years too old, if I'd been born later I'd be half decent at this shit now!
  • + 3
 Never too old
  • + 4
 Dude must have like 140-160mm travel in those calves. Wicked vid
  • + 5
 I have long travel legs, I’m 6’4 and my legs are 1000mm, hydraulic spring and the stanchions are thick enough to stop them from buckling under large loads. I’m looking to trade them for a nice hard tail, serious inquiries only
  • + 4
 It's not everyday that you see someone rocking a DH helmet and a hardtail
  • + 3
 unless your pro it means your a jerry
  • + 2
 The dude runs a less aggressive tyre -Forekaster- in the front and a Minion DHR II in the back. Most people would run them the other way around..Very interesting...
  • + 7
 The stiff rear takes away traction. A more aggressive rear would feel more neutral
  • + 4
 This shows you don't need a full squish to shred that hard!!
  • + 4
 Love my hardtail..Great seeing more HT vid's..Shred....Shred.
  • + 2
 Marin really needs a 29er version of the same. Their slackest 29 ht has like a 67 degree head angle....
  • + 3
 Guy can rip!!! That bike looks like so much fun
  • + 1
 Sweet shredit, is all that filmed on forbidden or were the larger jumps elsewhere?
  • + 3
 #hardtailprideforlife
  • + 1
 hardtails rule! love my P7 just waiting for someone to invent a narrow wide rear cassette Ha Ha
  • - 1
 The joy of the hardtail is building your own. Check the ICAN carbon frames. Recalculate geo with longer/shorter travel, then adjust frame reach with the perfect bar/stem using your saddle and dropper set up.
  • + 1
 I would love a san quentin. Awesome bike. Well done Marin!
  • + 2
 Hard tail for Rampage!
  • + 1
 this guy belongs in a circus with dancing Bears and docile Elephants
  • + 1
 Loves me some Mark Mathews........great job dude.........keep it up!
  • + 2
 yup! hardtails are fun.
  • + 1
 That was awesome.....HT's FTW
  • + 2
 Damn Solid.
  • + 2
 Honzo did it first
  • + 0
 What bike was that and what size tire?
  • - 1
 this video made my tail hard too
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