Marin Mount Vision 29Er Mountain Bike – 2016
Marin Mount Vision 29er Mountain Bike – 2016. From perhaps the ultimate mountain biking landscape comes a trail bike from a company just as legendary: the Marin Mount Vision 9. The Mount Vision 9 combines the lightweight, efficient pedaling feel of an XC bike with the confidence inspiring, bump absorbing feel of a longer travel Enduro bike, all in one heat-seeking package. Whether you plan to race it, or just simply want one of the fastest, lightest, and well-designed mountain bikes available, one look will tell you this is your vision of perfection. Start with a super light, full-carbon monocoque frame featuring an IsoTrac suspension platform with custom-tuned shock, 140mm rear wheel travel front and rear suspension from cutting-edge supplier BOS. Utilizing flexing stays, IsoTrac eliminates the need for a rear pivot, reducing weight and enhancing ride characteristics. Marin thoughtfully included full internal routing for all cables and housings, including internal routing for the KS LEV Integra dropper post, which is a nifty little remote shifter for your seat post. Race-worthy components include a SRAM’s X0 11-speed drivetrain and carbon crankset and SRAM Guide RS brakes. Following the trend these days, there’s no front derailleur because unless you’re climbing straight up for hours, do you even need one? On the back end, the inner chainstay disc mount protects the caliper and the Shimano E-Thru 142x12mm axle increases torsional rigidity, so the bike doesn’t get squirrely when the trail does. Look: this is a high-end trail shredding guided missile, so you want great wheels and tires to match. How about DT-Swiss M1700 tubeless wheels, strong enough for downhill racing but light enough for cross country marathons? These are wrapped with WTB Trail Boss/Riddler 2.4 tubeless-ready tires The Riddler is a fast rolling rear tire while the Trail Boss is grippier and great for downhills. Both are durable, with strong casings and offer terrific acceleration. We’ve seen the future and the Marin Mount Vision 9 is looking back at you.