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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on Marin San Rafael DS-E. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
13 reasons to buy
- This rig easily delivered 25 to 37 miles of range on commutes.
- The three available power-assist modes were well-paced.
- The San Rafael is available in five sizes.
- The 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain covered ample range for all terrain.
- Reviewers were impressed by the build and finish of the hydroformed frame.
- Shimano hydraulic 160mm disc brakes delivered excellent stopping power.
- Suntour’s NCXE suspension fork was highly adjustable and comfortable.
- Schwalbe Marathon tires offered plenty of grip.
- Cables are routed internally for a neat appearance.
- The San Rafael proved easy to ride on gravel and hardpack dirt roads.
- This bike comes with integrated Supernova front and rear lights.
- A tester felt that the San Rafael’s price was competitive.
- Ergonomic, lock-on, Marin brand grips proved comfortable.
3 reasons not to buy
- One reviewer felt that the original price for this bike was a little high.
- The Shimano STEPS E6000 motor is noisier and bulkier than Bosch systems.
- A low bottom bracket could lead to pedal scrape on turns.
Expert Reviews80/100 based on 1 expert reviews
Marin San Rafael DS-E Deore
…a very good all-rounder with a great build and excellent road manners.
Marin San Rafael DSE [Indonesian]
…very comfortable to use in urban areas…with a cheaper price compared to competitors in its class…worth considering if you are planning to buy a multi-functional bicycle…