THE MEASUREMENTS THAT ADD UP TO PERFORMANCE
The soul of a bicycle lies in how it rides, how it handles the next switchback, how it puts the power to the ground, how it manages the next rock section, and how it tracks at top speed.
These characteristics are a function of the bike's geometry, which is defined by the lengths of the tubes and the angles at which they interface. It is these details that Marin designers focus on to achieve a truly great riding bicycle.
We strive to build not only superbly constructed frames that are lightweight and durable, but to specify frame measurements and geometries that are engineered utilizing cutting edge technology and computer modeling. In addition to thousands of hours of saddle time, Autodesk's Inventor software allows the Marin R&D team to dynamically measure frame performance and efficiencies to the most infinitesimal levels. The result is a bicycle that has been engineered to out perform expectations in all of the areas it was designed to excel in.
The sizing and angles are carefully studied and ride tested by different riders of varying ability levels to ensure that every bike in each category exhibits the ride characteristics that we intend. For some bikes, like the Comfort series, we want an easy, stable steering ride. Other bikes, like a Quake 7.3, need to have a slack headtube angle and a low center of gravity for steep terrain. Every type of bike has different requirements, and geometries are tuned to meet them.
The design team pours over these details so when you head out for a ride, no matter where that is, you can enjoy every minute of it.