Marin Quake 7.9

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10 Reviews for Quake 7.9

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 ive had my quake a few years now an ive changed pretty much every part on the beast funny thing is ive never even thought about changing the frame an tbh i dont think im going to bother it climbs like a trooper an storms the descents like a mad man... i bought my quake coz it were cheap no scratch that i bought my quake as it was a bargain i wouldnt hesitate in recomending it to anyone Helmet
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 Great suspension design, feels....Amazing on everything, great pedaling.
I have heard links get in the way, never experienced that myself, shock is a bit hard to reach, not a big deal though, set it, leave it, you can do that with such a great suspension design.
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 Pretty light frame, stiff, and geometry that suites both up and down the mountain.

Im my opinion, not a great downhill specific bike as it is marketed to be. Not quite slack and low enough.

My build is under 34 lbs: roco air shock, fox 36 float fork, 721/jumping flea wheels with lighter tires, elixir CR 8 inch brakes.
I am 6 feet tall and ride a medium frame.
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 I have the 07 Quake and the design on the frame is amazing, and paired w/ the dhx air it is great.

It's made for riding in marin so it can go up the hills, and down them damn well
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 this bike u cant go wrong with. it will do everything. If u want race DH, freeride or ado some all mountain XC it will do it nicely.

The rear suspension sucks up the big stuff easily.
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 I love this bike feels so nice over everything from rock gardens to berms. full review here...
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 The only con I can find is the setup of the air suspension is difficult.
The bike tracks amazing, feels like it has more travel than it does.
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 The Quad Link 2.0 is a fantastic Suspension System, never ever lets you down on the rough, and still pedals extremely well 9/10 Smile
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 looks sick and rides even better
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 best bike to ride around on !!
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Marin Quake 7.9 (MSRP $4999.99) — Marin's Big All Mountain bike, with Air suspension for lighter weight. Weight is based off Medium frame with pedals.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Release Date 2009
Price $5,000
Travel 170
Rear Shock Fox DHX Air 5.0 with Air Spring Adjustment, Rebound Adjustment, ProPedal Adjustment, Boost Valve Adjustment, Bottom Resistance Adjustment and Schraeder Tuning Range Adjustment
Fork RockShox Totem Coil, 180mm of Travel, with External Rebound and Compression Adjustment, Mission Control Damping, with Maxle 360 20mm Axle and 1.5" Steerer
Headset Orbit DL, 1.5", Threadless with Forged Alloy Cups
Cassette Shimano XT, 11-34, 9 Speed
Crankarms Shimano Saint, 36/22
Chainguide E-13 Shift Guide Dual Ring Security and Saint Bashguard
Bottom Bracket Shimano with HollowTech II Arms Big Pipe Billet Integrated with Crankset
Pedals Syncros Meat Hook
Chain Shimano HG73
Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint Shadow, Front: Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Shifter Pods Shimano Saint, 2 Way and Instant Release, 9 Speed
Handlebar Syncros FR, Double Butted 2014 Alloy, OS-31.8, 20mm Rise
Stem Syncros FR, Threadless, with 31.8mm Bar Clamp
Grips Marin FR Locking with Alloy Pro Drop Guard End Plug
Brakes Shimano Saint Hydraulic Disc
Hubs Shimano SAINT, 32 Hole Disc with Centerlock, 20mm Front.
Rim Mavic EX-325, 32 Hole Disc
Tires Kenda Nevegal, 26" x 2.5", Stick-E Rubber
Seat WTB Pure V Race with Love Channel and Comfort Zone, Cromoly Rails
Seatpost Syncros Derived, 25mm Offset, 2014, 31.6mm x 400mm


Size S M L
Frame Weight
Bike Weight 40.4 lbs 40.4 lbs 40.4 lbs
Headtube Angle 68 ° 67 ° 67 °
Seattube Angle 69.5 ° 69.5 ° 69.5 °
Headtube Length 130 mm 130 mm 130 mm
Chainstay Length 439.4 mm 439.4 mm 439.4 mm
BB Height 345.4 mm 345.4 mm 345.4 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 " 31.6 " 31.6 "
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.5 1.5 1.5
Top Tube Length 553.7 mm 579 mm 599.4 mm
WheelBase 1145.5 mm 1122.6 mm
Standover Height 353.3 mm 354 mm 355.1 mm


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