Introducing the all new Fairfax range…
Superlight triple butted aluminium tubeset makes the new Fairfax one of the lightest bikes in it’s class.. Sharp geometry and straight bladed forks allow the Fairfax to flick through traffic obstacles with maximum confidence.. Stealthy looks and theft resistant components keep your bike protected from unwanted attention. ..
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Fast, svelte, understated with confidence inspiring geometry at low and hi speeds, the Fairfax range is perfect for everything your commute can and will throw at you.
Urban Velo take a look at the Marin Lombard…
The Lombard is named after a famous street in San Francisco, and the bike is appropriately designed to ride it. When you live in a city known for its hills (like San Francisco, or Pittsburgh, for that matter) it’s nice to have a bike that’s equally adept at climbing and descending. And with big hills often come less than perfect road conditions, so the ability to run high-volume road tires is rather beneficial, too. The Lombard has all of these things in spades and comes with a price tag of just $860 complete (£799 GBP).
Equally at home on the hills of the UK! – Marin UK.
When I saw the price tag, I did a double take, making sure I didn’t miss a 1 before the 8. Sure enough, the price was right and surprisingly, Marin didn’t take any shortcuts to get there. The bike is well-spec’d, which I’ll elaborate on later.
Throughout the test period the Lombard’s been my go-to commuter. Maybe its looks aren’t for everyone, especially steel-frame junkies, but most of my friends from outside the cycling world took one look at it and said, “Cool!”
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The Fixed Gear Gallery take a look at the Point Reyes 29er, not your obvious choice for Fixed Gear Fetishists, but these guys ride and love all kinds of bikes!
To read what they have to say about our utility, path, trail and urban slayer go to…http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/framebuilders/marin-pt-reyes/index.htm
“Pt. Reyes can’t do pretty much straight out of the box. Cross Racer, Singletracker, and Urban Commuter…. it’s all here”. – FGG
The Bicycle Buyer…
“would we buy it?”
“Definitely…practical and loads of fun, the Belvedere may even permit you an extra piece of toast at home as you’ll be at work in a shot on this!”
The last time we tested Marin’s Point Reyes it was an urban mountain bike with 26in wheels. Now it’s an urban mountain bike with 29in wheels – 700C rims with fatter tyres. Maybe it’s the inﬂuence of wagon-wheeled bikes off-road. Or perhaps buyers today just want a faster hybrid, which any ﬂavour of 700C wheel will provide thanks to reduced rolling resistance.
The 29er part of the Point Reyes name isn’t mere branding. The bike has genuine 29in wheels, with near Deore-quality disc hubs and sturdy, eyeleted WTB Trail 29 LaserDisc rims. These are wide enough for 50mm Schwalbe Big Apples without risking cornering squirm or rolling off the rim. Potentially then, you’ve got a bike that could handle weekend singletrack trails and then become a pothole-scorning monster truck during the week.
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Delivering the Marin Bolinas Ridge Disc to the Gadget Show, as one of the prizes in their massive series competition.
My bike is the perfect commuting warrior an ideal work horse for the road, towpath and light trails. My Muirwoods 29er is fast rolling, very comfortable and robust. I am able to tackle multi surface terrains on my commute to really mix it up and make my daily 25 miles always interesting. It really is a “1 bike do it all” ride for me, I have used it for touring, commuting and even serious off road with the aid of some xc tyres.
It’s a liberating bike, capable of it all.
- Mystery Marin Rider…
Walking the dog, Marin Man Style…
I recently attended a Charity Masked Ball in Shropshire on behalf of The Wooden Spoon.
“Spoon’s objective is to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people through our commitment to quality charitable work…”
We supplied a Marin Stinson as a prize draw for new charity members on the night.
Many thanks to Wooden Spoon, Strutt & Parker and to all those who attended.