Marin Nail Trail
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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on Marin Nail Trail. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
16 reasons to buy
- As a hardtail, the Nail Trail was commended for strength on serious terrain.
- The Nail Trail was loved for its climbing ability.
- At 28 lbs, the light weight was highly valued.
- Value was seen as considerable, with cut-price deals widely available.
- This rig was definitely comfortable enough for long haul cross-country.
- All Nail Trail frames allow for internal dropper-post routing.
- The 2018 Nail Trail 7 is equipped with a TransX dropper seatpost, as stock.
- Slack geometry increased confidence on downhills.
- Small sizes suited a 5’2” woman and a 5’ boy.
- SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrains worked well, without complaint.
- Boost spacing allowed for wide rubber choices in both the front and rear.
- The RockShox Yari RC Air fork is adjustable, on the Nail Trail 7.
- Deore hydraulic brake levers allowed for one-finger braking.
- As is usually the case for this brand, fit and finish were superb.
- Stock components were approved for quality and value.
- With wide bars, a responsive attitude and agility on 27.5”s, handling was lauded.
4 reasons not to buy
- Problems were experienced with the RockShox Recon fork.
- Generic factory-brand wheels were not overwhelming, but did the job.
- One owner complained that seatpost lowering was limited by water bottle bosses.
- Schwalbe tires on 2017 models yearned for replacement with something wider, grippier and with tougher sidewalls.
Expert Reviews86/100 based on 3 expert reviews
Marin Nail Trail 7 29er Review
Smart spec choices and well-thought out geometry make for a light and fast hardtail that can cut it down heavyweight trails.
Nail Trail 7 (2016)
If you’re set on a 29er, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Nail Trail.
Review: Marin Nail Trail 9.7 (2017) [German]
Compared to the competition, the Nail Trail is lively and climbs fast.
Marin Nail Trail 7 Review First Impression
The bike climbs super well. I decided to go with something that is a little more suited to cross-country and being a jack-of-all-trades.
Marin Nail Trail 7 Update Review
After two months, the only issue I’ve had is with the RockShox fork. It’s definitely worth it to check this bike out.