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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Marin Pine Mountain. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
12 reasons to buy
- The Pine Mountain is littered with bosses and eyelets - for racks and bottles galore.
- Many riders found the Pine Mountain to be a good value buy.
- SRAM GX gears shift well and keep the chain from slapping. Reviewers said the 10-speed cassette offered plenty of range.
- Owners loved the steel tubing, saying it was comfortable, robust, light, stiff and soaked up bumps.
- Connoisseurs enjoyed the retro simplicity of the Pine Mountain.
- Shimano M445 Hydraulic brakes proved dependable for trail-riders.
- Looks, detailing and color options were described as considered and attractive.
- The Pine Mountain easily handled snowy conditions, with fat 3.0 tires
- Components were considered good quality and value.
- External cabling was easy to repair, especially when travelling.
- This steed served owners very well as a bikepacking bike.
- Owners found that this rig climbed well, despite its weight.
7 reasons not to buy
- With its massive plus-size tires, this is a somewhat heavy bike.
- Trail-riders found the Pine Mountain to be a bit more nervous on the descents.
- Quick-release wheels detracted from handling accuracy for some, who would’ve preferred thru-axles.
- There is no dropper-post on the Pine Mountain 1s and 2s.
- Compared to a suspension rig, it was less confidence in loose conditions.
- Some owners felt that the top-tube should be longer for trail applications.
- One expert noticed rubbing from the front disc when the bike was really pressured.