Marin Pine Mountain

BikeRide Score
The BikeRide Score ranks bikes from 0-100 based on opinions from users and experts. The higher the score is, the better. Read how it works
Where to buy
You get the best deals and we may get a commission. Learn More
BikeRide works hard to help you find the lowest prices and information on each bike from the widest possible range of sources. BikeRide is reader-supported, and sometimes we receive commissions for links you click on. Read Privacy Policy

BikeRide finds and shows you the best prices of the bikes you want to buy. Prices constantly change and it’s impossible to compare them all yourself.

We search for prices on over 120 bike retailers to guarantee that we find the lowest prices – to save you time and money.

It’s a promise we stand behind: If you find a lower price on a bike elsewhere, we will sell it to you for 10% less. For example, if you find a bike for $480 that we have listed at $500, we will offer you to buy it for $432 through BikeRide. The bike must be the same color and size, sold in the US and not include the use of a coupon.

If you find a lower price, email us at [email protected] with documentation of the price. We’re committed to making sure that the cost of a bike does not keep you from cycling!


Release Year
Wheel Size
Numbers of Gears
32.1, 32 lbs
Brake Type
Frame Material

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.

Bottom line

This was a new kind of bike for many owners and reviewers, who found it lively, simple and immensely fun. Rigid models do require a more focused riding style (than front shocks), when tackling rough and technical terrain. Then again, the rigidity allows for long bikepacking and touring travails. Compared with the competition, it’s a cut-price option. With this supple steel chassis, you’ll be soaking up the bumps and sunshine all day.

Expert Reviews

74/100 based on 4 expert reviews
Level 5 expert

Marin Pine Mountain 1 Review

Level 5 expert

Here, the easy riding nature of the big-volume rubber means less-technical trails can be covered in comfort and efficiency.

Visit full review
Outdoor Gear Lab
Level 3 expert

Marin Pine Mountain 1 2018 Review

Level 3 expert

A functional and utilitarian bike that is best for the rider who isn’t pushing their limits.

Visit full review
Level 3 expert

Test: Marin Pine Mountain – 27.5+

Level 3 expert

Ride, brakes, selection of tires and above all a skillfully composed cockpit. Here everything plays as it should!

Visit full review
Level 1 expert

Fahrräder im Vergleich: Dicke Dinger (Bicycles in Comparison: Fat Things)

Level 1 expert

The new 27.5 Plus tire format promises more comfort, traction and driving safety. Especially, hardtails should benefit from the extra width.

Visit full review
Ride Alongside
Level 1 expert

27.5+ Steel Hardtail Review: Marin Pine Mountain 2

Level 1 expert

User Ratings

87/100 based on 22 ratings
  • 5 star
  • 4 star
  • 3 star
  • 2 star
  • 1 star

Your Rating

Have you tried the bike? Join or Sign in and add your rating.


Compared to other bikes
#23 Best Bikepacking
Bottom 30%
#25 Best Mountain
Bottom 40%
#11 Best Touring
Bottom 20%
#9 Best Trail
Bottom 40%
#116 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 40%

Best Mountain Bikes

Mountain bikes with the highest BikeRide Scores   
The BikeRide Score ranks bikes from 0-100 based on opinions from users and experts. The higher the score is, the better. Read how it works


In comparison to averages of categories