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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Marin Gestalt. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
12 reasons to buy
- Gestalts were versatile; as commuters, on roads, hardpack and gravel.
- The base model was seen as good value, with reliable mid-range parts.
- Experts found the entry-level Gestalt comfortable on rides up to 12 hrs long.
- Clearance allows for a reported maximum tire size of 35c.
- There are copious mounts on the Gestalt, for light touring and commuting.
- All models of Gestalt feature internal cable routing.
- With an MTB-style ‘short stem / wide bar’ combo, Gestalts handled with agility.
- On descents, confidence was a hallmark of the Gestalt 2.
- Setup and tuning were easy for a self-described ‘novice’ owner.
- With the right tires, the Gestalt 2 was more than capable on gravel.
- One expert described the OEM ‘Beyond Road’ saddle as ‘plush’.
- Double-wall, 19mm OEM rims were tubeless compatible. They were considered tough and stayed true.
10 reasons not to buy
- Some testers deplored the Marin ‘Beyond Road’ saddle for its lack of comfort.
- Compared to earlier models, new Gestalts were sometimes deemed overpriced.
- An owner complained that lighter colors got dirty easily.
- For one rider, the FSA headset started creaking after low miles.
- Upgrades were welcomed on the entry-level Gestalt’s heavy wheels and cranks.
- The base model’s alloy fork could be unforgiving, especially on long rides.
- For one reviewer, the entry-level model's Promax brakes were underpowered.
- The Gestalt’s 2x8 drivetrain offered limited range.
- A disappointed owner was unable to fit the max. size 35c tires on a Gestalt 2.
- An owner said that wheel truing, gear tuning and cable trimming were all required on their new bike.
Expert Reviews70/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Test: Marin Gestalt 1 2019 – Byway and by Road [Slovakian]
…it shouldn’t be forgotten that mechanical discs have a little later onset . So if you are spoiled by hydraulics as I am, you will have to get used to them for a while. The advantages are price and ease of service.