New Trek Marlin+ e-MTB boasts perfect blend of versatility and approachability

New Trek Marlin+ e-MTB boasts perfect blend of versatility and approachability

In the fast-evolving realm of electric mountain bikes (e-MTBs), Trek Bicycle Corporation has once again taken the lead with the introduction of the Marlin+ e-MTB for 2024. Equipped with leading-edge components from esteemed suppliers like Bosch and Shimano, the new Trek Marlin+ e-bike offers enough to earn a reputation as a jack-of-all-trades in the world of MTBs. Trek, best-known for its heavyweight e-MTBs like the Fuel EXe 9.5, now aims to democratize the electric biking experience with its newest product, which boasts an apt combination of performance with affordability.

The Trek Marlin+ e-MTB has been priced below $3,000, which makes it affordable for a large number of prospective buyers. It is poised to explore terrains comparable to e-bikes triple its price, which makes it an ideal entry point for cycling enthusiasts eager to embrace the fast-growing electric revolution.

At the heart of the Marlin+ is Bosch’s 250-watt Active Line Plus mid-drive electric motor (e-motor), capable of delivering 50 Nm of torque. While it may not match the effectiveness of premium options, it compensates with a tech-forward pedal-assist system. A distinctive feature, called Auto Mode, adapts assistance based on the pace of the rider, eliminating the need for manual adjustments. The compact 400-watt-hour (Wh) battery of the bike comes seamlessly integrated into the frame, maintaining the brand’s sleek hardtail aesthetics, with an optional 250-Wh range extender boosting ride time by up to 50 per cent.

The brand ensures the new e-bike comes equipped with top-tier components, including hydraulic disc brakes, a front suspension fork with up to 120 mm of travel, and a Shimano drivetrain. The bike is available in two trim levels to cater to varying preferences. To be more specific, the Marlin+ 6 is available for US$2,699, while the more premium Marlin+ 8 comes with a price tag of $3,499. This commitment to accessibility and affordability echoes the ethos of the non-electric Marlin. Moreover, the e-bike is available both online and at local Trek dealers.

Renowned as one of the world's most esteemed bicycle brands since its inception in the year of 1976, Trek has steadily remained at the forefront of innovation. Over the recent past, it continued to set new industry standards, especially in the burgeoning e-bike segment. The Marlin+ e-MTB, an electric iteration of the cherished Marlin, seeks to embody the brand's commitment to innovation, versatility and approachability.

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