Marin Hawk Hill – Affordable Dual Suspension Fun

The Marin Hawk Hill comes with 120mm of travel in both the front RockShox Recon Silver RL fork and the X-Fusion O2 Pro R air shock in the rear. This fork and rear shock pairing brings unprecedented value to this price point. The bike comes with wide 27mm internal width rims – built asymmetrical for added strength – but Marin made sure that when they were designing the frame it would be adaptable for upgrades down the line. Things like built in fittings for internal dropper post routing and 9-12mm rear thru-axle dropouts allow for wheel and component upgrades over the lifetime of the bike. Marin wanted the Hawk Hill to not only provide great value fresh off the sales floor, but also have the flexibility for riders to bring it to the next level as they progress on the trails.
2017 Marin Hawk Hill. Trail bike built for fun!
There is no doubt that this full suspension model offers a great value to the rider, built around trail ready 27.5” wheels, and a 1×10 Shimano Deore Shadow Plus drivetrain. But the value goes beyond the spec and into the technology the bike has to offer.  Marin brought the same development that goes into their professional riders race bikes, and put it into a much more affordable package that’s suitable for both beginning trail riders and advanced mountain bikers.
Series 3 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum frame with 120mm travel MultiTrac suspension technology and 27.5” wheels.
Key spec details:
-Trail geometry with a low BB height, 67.5° head tube angle and longer reach
-Wide-range 1×10-speed drivetrain with Shimano Deore Shadow Plus rear derailleur and 11-42t cassette; Deore shifter
-Marin forged alloy crankset with hollow spindle and narrow-wide 32t chainring
-Shimano hydraulic disc brakes w/180mm rotors
-Double-wall alloy rims w/27mm inner width, wrapped in Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5” x 2.35” tires