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Marin Nail Trail 7 27.5" Mountain Bike 2019 - Hardtail MTB

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Product Description

The Marin Nail Trail 7 27.5” gives a superb ride, with a lightweight alloy frame and nimble 27.5” wheels. It’s capable of taking on a wide variety of trails, boosting confidence with the 120mm RockShox Revelation fork. Shimano delivers superb shifting thanks to the 11 speed SLX drivetrain, and confident braking comes curtesy of the Deore hydraulic disc brakes. The 27.5” wheeled version of the Nail Trail is great for smaller riders, and comes in Small and Medium sizes, while the 29er version comes in Large, X Large and XX Large, perfect for bigger riders.

Key Features:

  • Series 3 6061 Aluminium alloy frame with double butted tubes and Boost 12x148mm spacing
  • RockShox Revelation RC fork with 120mm travel maintains control
  • Shimano SLX 1x11 speed drivetrain offer consistent shifting and reliability
  • Shimano Deore MT500 disc brakes are powerful stopper in all weather conditions
  • Sizes: Small, Medium
  • Colour: Black/Crimson
  • The Marin Nail Trail 7 27.5” is available with 0% APR finance

Aggressive hardtail riders looking for modern trail geometry, thru-axles, and dropper post compatibility will find themselves at home on the Nail Trail. This is a playful and responsive bike ready for conquering hills, carving turns, and clearing the next rock garden.

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    Specification

    Frame: Series 3 6061 Aluminum, 27.5” Wheels, Double Butted Frame, Internal Shifter & Dropper Post Routing, 148x12mm Thru-Axle
    Fork: RockShox Revlation RC 27.5”, 120mm Travel, Compression and Rebound Adjustment, Alloy Tapered Steerer, Solor Air Spring, 110x15mm Maxle Stealth, 51mm Offset
    Headset: FSA No 57E, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”
    Stem: Marin 3D Forged Alloy
    Bars: Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum, 780mm width, 4º up, 9º back
    Front Brake: Shimano Hydraulic Deore MT500, 180mm rotor
    Rear Brake: Shimano Hydraulic Deore MT500, 160mm rotor
    Brake Lever: Shimano Hydraulic Deore MT500
    Rear Mech: Shimano RD-M7000 GS Shadow Plus
    Shifters: Shimano SL-M7000
    Speed: 11
    Rims: Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 29mm Inner, Pinned Joint, Disc Specific, Tubeless Compatible
    Front Hub: Formula, 110x15mm, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Centerlock Disc, 32H
    Rear Hub: Formula, 148x12mm, Quad Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Alloy Axle, Centerlock Disc, 32H
    Spokes: 14g Black Stainless Steel
    Front Tyre: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 27.5"x2.35"
    Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 27.5”x2.25", Folding Bead
    Seat Post: TranzX Dropper Post, YSP12 with 1x remote
    Chainset: FSA Comet, Modular 1x with 32T Direct Mount Chainring, MegaTooth Technology, Boost Spacing
    Bottom Bracket: External Sealed Cartridge Bearings
    Chain: KMC X-11 Extra Light
    Cassette: Shimano SLX M7000 Cassette, 11-46T
    Pedals: Nylon Platform

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    MTB Sizing

    MTB Sizing

    See the table below to find the right size Mountain Bike.

     

    Height

    Size

    4’8” / 143cm

    XXS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4’9” / 145cm

    XXS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4’10” /  148cm

     

    XS

     

     

     

     

     

    4’11” / 150cm

     

    XS

     

     

     

     

     

    5’0” / 152cm

     

    XS

     

     

     

     

     

    5’1” / 155cm

     

    XS

    S

     

     

     

     

    5’2” / 158cm

     

     

    S

     

     

     

     

    5’3” / 160cm

     

     

    S

     

     

     

     

    5’4” / 163cm

     

     

    S

     

     

     

     

    5’5” / 165cm

     

     

    S

    M

     

     

     

    5’6” / 168cm

     

     

     

    M

     

     

     

    5’7” / 170cm

     

     

     

    M

     

     

     

    5’8” / 173cm

     

     

     

    M

     

     

     

    5’9” / 175cm

     

     

     

    M

    L

     

     

    5’10” / 178cm

     

     

     

    M

    L

     

     

    5’11” / 180cm

     

     

     

     

    L

     

     

    6’0” / 183cm

     

     

     

     

    L

    XL

     

    6’1” / 185cm

     

     

     

     

    L

    XL

     

    6’2” / 188cm

     

     

     

     

     

    XL

     

    6’3” / 191cm

     

     

     

     

     

    XL

    XXL

    6’4” / 193cm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    XXL

    6’5” / 196cm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    XXL

    6’6” / 198cm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    XXL

     

    Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

    Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

    MTB Hardtail Guide

     

    Is a Hardtail mountain bike right for me?

    If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

    When you’re choosing a hardtail mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


    Usage and suspension travel

    Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you will want a bike with a longer travel or shorter travel suspension fork as well as components suited to more or less technical terrain.

    Usage

    Travel

    Price Bracket

    Pros

    Cons

    Recreational - riding on gravel tracks and rough roads

    80 - 100mm

    £200 - £500

    Affordable. Low profile tyres roll quickly on smooth surfaces

    Not very lightweight. Not capable on technical terrain. Components are less durable.

    Cross-country / XC - more adventurous off-road riding and XC racing

    100mm

    £500 - £9,000

    Lightweight, especially high-end carbon models. Fast climbing and accelerating. Efficient on long rides

    Less capable on technical terrain than a trail hardtail

    Trail - riding technical trails and trail centre loops

    120mm – 150mm

    £800 - £4,000

    More capable on technical terrain, especially fun downhill sections

    Heavier than an XC hardtail. Less efficient when climbing

    Jump - Dirt jumping and skatepark riding

    100mm

    £500 - £1,500

    Robust frames and components. Ideal for learning airborne skills

    Not good for general mountain bike riding

    Usage

    Travel
    & Price

    Pros
    / Cons

    Recreational - riding on gravel tracks and rough roads

    80 - 100mm

    £200 - £500

    Affordable. Low profile tyres roll quickly on smooth surfaces

    Not very lightweight. Not capable on technical terrain. Components are less durable

    Cross-country / XC - more adventurous off-road riding and XC racing

    100mm

    £500 - £9,000

    Lightweight, especially high-end carbon models. Fast climbing and accelerating. Efficient on long rides

    Less capable on technical terrain than a trail hardtail

    Trail - riding technical trails and trail centre loops

    120mm – 150mm

    £800 - £4,000

    More capable on technical terrain, especially fun downhill sections

    Heavier than an XC hardtail. Less efficient when climbing

    Jump - Dirt jumping and skatepark riding

    100mm

    £500 - £1,500

    Robust frames and components. Ideal for learning airborne skills

    Not good for general mountain bike riding


    Frame Material

    Hardtail MTB frames are mostly made from aluminium alloy. High-end cross-country race bikes will have carbon fibre frames while trail hardtails and jump bikes sometimes feature steel frames.

    Aluminium

    Aluminium alloy frames are strong and lightweight. More expensive alloy hardtail MTBs tend to have ‘butted’ and/or formed frames which are lighter but just as strong.

    Steel

    Steel frames are heavier but offer a more comfortable ride, especially on higher end models, thanks to the more compliant nature of steel.

    Carbon fibre

    Carbon fibre composite frames offer the best of both worlds as they are strong, lightweight and comfortable. They are more expensive however and carbon hardtails start at around £1,300


    Groupset and Drivetrain

    A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

    • Chainset (aka Crankset)
    • Bottom bracket
    • Brakes
    • Brake levers
    • Shifters
    • Front & rear derailleur
    • Chain
    • Cassette

    Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems.

    Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance. 

    Groupset comparison - Shimano & SRAM

    What gearing options are there?

    Most hardtails offer a wide range of gears for taking on a variety of terrain. It’s not all about the number of gears though as fewer gears on the front, combined with a wide range rear cassette are much easier to use, but still give you the same wide range of gears. As you go up the price points shifting gets easier with more cogs on the rear cassette and fewer front chainrings.

    Entry-level hardtails will have a triple chainset with a seven (3x7) or eight (3x8) speed cassette

    Mid-level hardtails tend to have a double chainset with a nine (2x9) or ten (2x10) speed cassette

    High-end hardtails get a single front chain ring with a ten (1x10), eleven (1x11) or even twelve (1x12) speed cassette

    Which are the best brakes?

    There are three types of brakes found on most hardtail mountain bikes:

    Rim brake example

    Rim brakes are powerful in the dry but are significantly less powerful in the wet.

    Mechanical disc brake example

    Mechanical disc brakes are powerful in all weather conditions

    Hydraulic disc brake example

    Hydraulic disc brakes are the most powerful in all weather conditions, and also offer the best braking precision.


    Wheel Size

    You’ve probably noticed that mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Another option is 27.5+ or 6Fattie wheels which bridge the gap between 27.5” and 29” wheels. The traditional MTB wheel size is 26”, but are now only found on some small sized MTBs as well as jump bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

    MTB wheel sizes

    27.5” (650b) wheels strike the ideal balance between fast rolling and nimble handling. They are lighter than 29” wheels so are faster to accelerate. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground.

    29” wheels roll fastest but are less nimble. These wheels are naturally smoother over rough ground but are heavier and slower to accelerate. Larger riders may find a better fit on a 29er, but smaller riders may find 29” wheels a little cumbersome.

    27.5+ (6fattie) wheels feature wider 2.8” – 3.0” tyres and offer more cushioning (float) as well as more grip. With the extra size of the high-volume tyres, the overall wheel diameter is similar to a 29er so these wheels carry speed very well on rough ground. Plus sized wheels are ideal for riding more challenging terrain.

    26” wheels are the nimblest and are great for smaller riders as well as jump bikes. While quick to accelerate these wheels are the slowest over rough ground.

    Does tyre width make a difference?

    Tyre width effects both speed as well as grip. Narrower tyres are faster rolling while wider ones offer more grip as well as more cushioning (float).

    Recreational tyre example

    1.95” - 2.0” tyres roll quickly and are good for recreational riding and light off-roading.

    Trail tyre example

    2.2” - 2.6” tyres are a little slower on smooth surfaces but offer much better grip in the corners and are ideal for MTB trail riding

    Plus size tyre example

    Plus size (6fattie) 2.8” – 3.0” tyres increase the overall diameter of the wheel so still roll quite quickly while offering a lot more grip and float. These are best for rougher terrain


    Suspension Fork

    The performance of suspension forks varies a lot. Forks on higher end bikes tend to offer more control and are more adjustable. Look for Fox, RockShox or Manitou forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping for the best performance on technical trails. The performance level you require will depend on what type of riding you want to do. 

    For recreational riding on roads and gravel tracks, you won’t need a high-performance fork. A lockout feature can be useful for more efficient climbing on roads and smoother tracks. Air sprung forks are lighter than coil sprung forks.

    For cross cross-country mountain biking lightweight air sprung forks are best. Adjustable rebound damping is essential for serious off-roading and a remote lockout switch will allow you to quickly firm up the suspension when climbing.

    Trail hardtails feature longer travel suspension forks for riding on rougher terrain. Adjustable rebound damping is essential for control on challenging trails. Lockout is less important on these bikes as they are catering for riders who like the downs more than the ups. Adjustable compression damping is useful as it can help you achieve optimum performance levels. Thru-axles and tapered steerer tubes improve steering control.

    Suspension fork in action

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