Marin Mountain Bikes just announced a new 2017 full-suspension model, the Hawk Hill. Set to retail for $1,500, the bike is built around 27.5 wheels, 120 mm of travel front and rear and thru-axles. The bike uses’s Marin’s new MultiTrac suspension system, similar to the company’s existing IsoTrac system. Up front is a RockShox Recon Silver RL fork. Rear suspension is handled by an X-Fusion O2 Pro R air shock.
- Trail geometry with a low bottom bracket height, 67.5-degree head tube angle and longer reach
- Wide-range, 1×10-speed drivetrain with Shimano Deore Shadow Plus rear derailleur and 11-42 tooth cassette, plus Deore shifter
- Marin forged alloy crankset with hollow spindle and narrow-wide 32 tooth chainring
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with 180 mm rotors
- Double-wall alloy rims with 27 mm inner width with Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5 x2.35-inch tires
The Hawk Hill is not scheduled to arrive until next year—summer 2017. Back in the 90s, the Hawk Hill was an entry-level silver hardtail hung with purple anno parts, and we haven’t seen this model since 2011 when it was still a hardtail. We’ve come a long way, baby.