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Marin Four Corners 2020 - Gravel Bike

Marin Four Corners 2020 - Gravel Bike

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Product Description

The spirit of adventure on two wheels. The Marin Four Corners is an adventure road bike with the real feel or steel for a confident ride on every road, gravel track and even singletrack trail. With a stable upright riding position and all the mounts you need for touring and adventuring off the beaten track.

Key Features:

  • Double butted CrMo frame for the real feel of steel
  • CrMo steel fork with rack and fender mounts
  • Disc brakes for all-weather stopping power
  • Shimano Sora 3x9 speed drivetrain for a wide gear range
  • Size specific wheel sizes: XS, S = 650b, M, L, XL = 700c
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Colours: Black, Gloss Blue
  • The Marin Four Corners is available with 0% APR finance

The Four Corners is built for the adventure rider looking to explore deep off of the beaten path, sleep outdoors, and be ready for whatever pavement, dirt road, or light singletrack is around the next corner. The heads-up bar position and generous braze-ons that make it possible to live on the bike for days at a time are equally at home on the daily commute.

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance on baskets over £99
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Utilitour Double Butted CrMo, Size-Specific Wheels (XS, S = 650B, M, L, XL = 700C) , New Utilitour Biometric Geometry, Fender and Rack Mounts, Disc Mount
Fork:CrMo, Fender, Rack, and Bottle Cage Eyelets, IS Disc
Headset:FSA No.8D, Sealed Cartridge Bearings
Stem:Marin 3D Forged Alloy
Bars:Marin Compact 12º Flared Drop
Front Brake:Tektro Spyre-C Road Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake:Tektro Spyre-C Road Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotor
Brake Lever:Shimano w/ Integrated Shifters
Front Mech:Shimano Sora
Rear Mech:Shimano Sora
Shifters:Shimano Sora
Speed:27
Rims:Marin Aluminum, Double Wall, Disc Specific
Front Hub:Forged Aluminum Alloy, 6-Bolt Disc, 32H
Rear Hub:Forged Aluminum Alloy, 6-Bolt Disc, 32H
Spokes:14g Black Stainless Steel
Front Tyre:WTB Resolute, 650B/700Cx42, Puncture Protection
Rear Tyre:WTB Resolute, 650B/700Cx42, Puncture Protection
Seat Post:Marin Alloy
Chainset:Shimano Sora Hollowtech II, 50/39/30T
Bottom Bracket:Shimano Hollowtech II
Chain:KMC X9
Cassette:Shimano HG300 9-Speed, 11-32T
Pedals:Trekking Platform

Marin Four Corners 2020 - Gravel Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.8
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4.83
Build Quality
4.79
Performance
4.71
Value For Money
5.00

Customer Reviews (7)

5
Great all-rounder
by Anonymous user on 27/05/2020

I've owned a Four Corners for over a year now. Best decision I've made as I was toying with paying a lot more for a Trek/Genesis. It's a perfect all rounder that isn't too chunky. I've used it for commuting, road cycling, off-road adventures and bike-packing. Build quality is flawless.

I've owned a Four Corners for over a year now. Best decision I've made as I was toying with paying a lot more for a Trek/Genesis. It's a perfect all rounder that isn't too chunky. I've used it for commuting, road cycling, off-road adventures and bike-packing. Build quality is flawless.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Why pay more?
by Anonymous user on 24/07/2019

Iv had this bike for about anyway now that's and so far i think it's very underrated. A lot of reviews are negative about the weight. These reviewers must be comparing the Marin against light weight race bikes. The Marin is the same as any other touring bike. Also it actually moved pretty fast with no more effort in the road as well as off road,it feels very stable on both. Why would you pay double the price for a touring bike of the same speck that is still made in the far east? This is a fantastic bike i would highly recommend. It's rare you see them selling second hand so that must tell you one you have one there is no need for anything else....too quality great value and reliable!!!!

Iv had this bike for about anyway now that's and so far i think it's very underrated. A lot of reviews are negative about the weight. These reviewers must be comparing the Marin against light weight race bikes. The Marin is the same as any other touring bike. Also it actually moved pretty fast with no more effort in the road as well as off road,it feels very stable on both. Why would you pay double the price for a touring bike of the same speck that is still made in the far east? This is a fantastic bike i would highly recommend. It's rare you see them selling second hand so that must tell you one you have one there is no need for anything else....too quality great value and reliable!!!!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great value for money
by Anonymous user on 19/05/2019

I had been looking for something a little more off road capable after using an aluminium framed hybrid for touring / bike packing previously. The bikes that seemed to fit the bill were coming in at around £1500 or higher and still didn't tick every box in what I was looking for, so I was more than a little surprised to see this bike at nearly half the price, with an almost perfect spec (tubeless ready wheels would have been nice if your reading this Marin). Once on the bike I have been constantly impressed with the bike and what it is capable of, from road riding, commuting and a few short test ride bike packing trips it has handled the lot. In the past I was restricted to the routes I could take on my ride to work, now I can pop through local single track trails and rough gravel roads, arriving in work far happier than I used to! The stock WTB tyres are good and grippy in the rough stuff and roll well on the road but after 600 miles were wearing a little quicker than I would have liked, swapping them out for a pair of Panaracer Gravelking SK 700x43 has fixed that problem without losing too much off road grip (though I will keep my WTB's for days strictly on dirt). The Sora groupset is nice and shifts well especially for what is essentially something at the budget end of the Shimano range. The TRP Spyre brakes are solid and very easy to maintain with a really great range of adjustment available making a very short pull brake lever easily achievable, the stock pads could be a little better maybe but they are wearing well and I will maybe experiment with something grippier in future. I can't comment on the stock saddle as I swapped it out for a fabric cell radius (the devil you know), but the supplied WTB model does seem to be very well made and looks much better than ones that have come with bikes I have bought in the past. The supplied bar tape is good and grippy with a good amount of cushioning from bumps and vibration, when I need to replace it I will be looking for the same again. The build quality seems very good so far, the bike requiring nothing more than the usual maintenance after about 1000 miles riding so far. I did invest in some frame protection tape as I think bike packing bags may destroy the paintwork. In summary, for the money you spend this is a very capable, well equipped bike that will handle pretty much anything you care to throw at it, I'm looking forward to riding even more miles on it.

I had been looking for something a little more off road capable after using an aluminium framed hybrid for touring / bike packing previously. The bikes that seemed to fit the bill were coming in at around £1500 or higher and still didn't tick every box in what I was looking for, so I was more than a little surprised to see this bike at nearly half the price, with an almost perfect spec (tubeless ready wheels would have been nice if your reading this Marin). Once on the bike I have been constantly impressed with the bike and what it is capable of, from road riding, commuting and a few short test ride bike packing trips it has handled the lot. In the past I was restricted to the routes I could take on my ride to work, now I can pop through local single track trails and rough gravel roads, arriving in work far happier than I used to! The stock WTB tyres are good and grippy in the rough stuff and roll well on the road but after 600 miles were wearing a little quicker than I would have liked, swapping them out for a pair of Panaracer Gravelking SK 700x43 has fixed that problem without losing too much off road grip (though I will keep my WTB's for days strictly on dirt). The Sora groupset is nice and shifts well especially for what is essentially something at the budget end of the Shimano range. The TRP Spyre brakes are solid and very easy to maintain with a really great range of adjustment available making a very short pull brake lever easily achievable, the stock pads could be a little better maybe but they are wearing well and I will maybe experiment with something grippier in future. I can't comment on the stock saddle as I swapped it out for a fabric cell radius (the devil you know), but the supplied WTB model does seem to be very well made and looks much better than ones that have come with bikes I have bought in the past. The supplied bar tape is good and grippy with a good amount of cushioning from bumps and vibration, when I need to replace it I will be looking for the same again. The build quality seems very good so far, the bike requiring nothing more than the usual maintenance after about 1000 miles riding so far. I did invest in some frame protection tape as I think bike packing bags may destroy the paintwork. In summary, for the money you spend this is a very capable, well equipped bike that will handle pretty much anything you care to throw at it, I'm looking forward to riding even more miles on it.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Ive found my bike for life
by Anonymous user on 29/04/2019

A bike that does pretty much everything and feels good doing it. I love the geometry with the high front end. It is a little heavy but it's not really noticeable once on the move. It does feel like a 90's mtb (in a good way). It's very comfortable with the frame being slightly springy. Gears are faultless in shifting, but could perhaps be lower for off road. The brakes are excellent, in every way (so far). My only niggles are the bottle cage positioning. The main two (out of 6 possible locations!) are too close which leads to rattles on rough roads. Also, front one near the BB location can foul the mudguard if a regular bottle is used, I plan to use this for stove fuel. This bike was an investment for me and I'm extremely pleased with it, if I'd known you could buy a bike this good for such little money I'd have done it a while ago, having said that a bike like this wasn't available for this price, the most likely contenders being the Genesis vagabond and the salsa Fargo. Both of these are probably more suited to rough off road than the Marin, but the Marin is excellent in all other environments. I consider its non flashy understated looks a positive as less likely to attract attention of the wrong kind. I was saving to get a four corners for a while, then they completely changed the frame etc, but I'm glad I waited and got this version with its higher front end.

A bike that does pretty much everything and feels good doing it. I love the geometry with the high front end. It is a little heavy but it's not really noticeable once on the move. It does feel like a 90's mtb (in a good way). It's very comfortable with the frame being slightly springy. Gears are faultless in shifting, but could perhaps be lower for off road. The brakes are excellent, in every way (so far). My only niggles are the bottle cage positioning. The main two (out of 6 possible locations!) are too close which leads to rattles on rough roads. Also, front one near the BB location can foul the mudguard if a regular bottle is used, I plan to use this for stove fuel. This bike was an investment for me and I'm extremely pleased with it, if I'd known you could buy a bike this good for such little money I'd have done it a while ago, having said that a bike like this wasn't available for this price, the most likely contenders being the Genesis vagabond and the salsa Fargo. Both of these are probably more suited to rough off road than the Marin, but the Marin is excellent in all other environments. I consider its non flashy understated looks a positive as less likely to attract attention of the wrong kind. I was saving to get a four corners for a while, then they completely changed the frame etc, but I'm glad I waited and got this version with its higher front end.

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
A great all rounder
by Anonymous user on 29/01/2019

Had this bike for a year and it does everything from commuting,bikepacking,gravel riding and some mountain biking.The bike takes up to a 2.1 tyre,and the brakes are very good and easy to maintain,the bike is very comfortable on the longer rides but is a bit on the heavy side.Check out Marin's video on you tube of this bike

Had this bike for a year and it does everything from commuting,bikepacking,gravel riding and some mountain biking.The bike takes up to a 2.1 tyre,and the brakes are very good and easy to maintain,the bike is very comfortable on the longer rides but is a bit on the heavy side.Check out Marin's video on you tube of this bike

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
One bike for everything ?
by Anonymous user on 28/11/2018

In two weeks of ownership cycled about 50km on rough cycle track, towpaths, tarmac, gravel tracks bridleways etc. Bike copes well with everything. It’s comfortable, gears brakes tires all ok. Very pleased

In two weeks of ownership cycled about 50km on rough cycle track, towpaths, tarmac, gravel tracks bridleways etc. Bike copes well with everything. It’s comfortable, gears brakes tires all ok. Very pleased

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Incredibly capable
by Owen S on 13/04/2018

Great bike, well thought out design and features. incredible value. Lots of fun off road! Like mtb in the 90's! tough, burly and the weight helps keep momentum through the deep winter mud, top bike!

Great bike, well thought out design and features. incredible value. Lots of fun off road! Like mtb in the 90's! tough, burly and the weight helps keep momentum through the deep winter mud, top bike!

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5