Marlin 6 Women's is a quality introductory women's cross-country mountain bike with front suspension, a frame and parts designed specifically for women, 24 speeds and a wide range of gearing that's great for terrain that varies in elevation. It's built according to Trek's trail heritage, but is also equipped with details like mounts for a rack and kickstand that make it a great choice for daily commuters.
It's right for you if...
You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at great value with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail. You also side with women who prefer the fit and feel of a bike made specifically for them.
The tech you get
The heart of Marlin 6 Women's is the lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminium frame with internal derailleur routing and a sloping top tube on smaller frame sizes (13.5? and 15.5?) for better standover height and more confidence on the trail. It also has touchpoints - like the saddle, bars and grips - that can provide a better fit to women from the start. It has 24 speeds and a wide range of gearing, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a suspension fork with a lockout feature and 100 mm of travel.
The final word
Performance features like suspension lockout, stronger double-walled rims, hydraulic disc brakes and touchpoints designed for women. It's also equipped with rack and kickstand mounts and a wider range of gears. These design details make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.