Marin Four Corners

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26.9, 29 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Marin Four Corners. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • The Marin Four Corners is a solid all-around bike. Reviewers noted it performs well commuting, touring, and fully loaded on bikepacking trips.
  • For a drop bar bike, it has a nice, upright seating position due to the tall headtube. Riders say long rides are comfortable.
  • The heavy steel frame soaks up road vibrations and small debris even without suspension.
  • After testing the bike on loose, gravel descents, experts were pleased that the steel frame kept the bike grounded and balanced.
  • Everything on this bike is built to last. Experts noted that the Four Corners can take a beating for years and still come out smiling.
  • Reviewers were happy with how the Shimano Sora drivetrain shifts under power and doesn’t skip gears.
  • Stock Tektro mechanical disc brakes provide predictable stopping power for this heavy hybrid.
  • The Four Corners has plenty of mounts for water bottles, panniers, fenders, and racks. It can carry a maximum weight of 355lb.
  • Reviewers noted that the stock Marin MTB saddle is comfortable even on long rides of 85 miles.
  • Extra small and small frames come with stock Utilitour double-walled 650B wheels; medium, large, and extra-large frames sport the 700C size.
  • Experts noted that the 40c GPVee tires offer impressive performance in the dirt with plenty of comfort and grip for long road rides.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Weighing in just under 30lb, the Four Corners is not light. Many reviewers thought the steel frame was heavy compared to road, touring, gravel, and mountain bike standards.
  • The road speed won’t satisfy a cyclist looking for a racy feeling.
  • A few testers thought the Shimano Sora shifting was clunky under power.
  • In 2021, the bottom bracket on the Four Corners was recalled due to the possibility of it breaking during use.

Bottom line

The Marin Four Corners is made for riders who want their bike to be a jack-of-all-trades. It's a solid, dependable machine that won’t break the bank and is unlikely to break down. You can be confident that the steel frame can handle your commute, your weekend bikepacking trip, and some light gravel off-roading. On the downside, the Four Corners is heavier than many other bikes in this class, and you’ll feel that on inclines. This bike is ideal for beginner riders or cyclists who only want to own one bike for all their needs.

Expert Reviews

70/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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off-road.cc

Marin Four Corners Review

A versatile and comfortable off-road tourer that’s a fine ride, but a bit on the portly side.

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Geared For Adventure

Marin Four Corners – Gravel Bike Made For Touring | Long Term Review

The Marin Four Corners is a bike ideal for long-distance touring. The geometry allows you to haul anything you’ll need on a long adventure.

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Yan Grinshtein

Marin Four Corners

After seven months and 2,500 miles, I can say that the Marin Four Corners is a solid commuter and carries weight well. I only wish the bike came with a rack pre-installed.

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Khalif Studio

Test Marin Four Corners 2022

The Marin Four Corners is a steel bike specialized for touring or bikepacking. I really enjoyed the ride but will be upgrading the groupset.

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Ghost Riders MTB

Marin Four Corners Test Ride – Kota Kemuning to Jenjarom

A solid all-around hybrid that performs well on the road, on simple off-road trails, and on gravel. Be prepared for a little shaking on gravel since the bike has no suspension.

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User Ratings

98/100 based on 46 ratings
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