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New Brand Introduction: Marin Bikes

A Marin Presidio and rider in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Welcoming our newest brand, Marin Bikes. This line of commuter and fitness model bikes fit perfectly into our Washington, DC bike shop.

Next week we’ll be welcoming a new bike brand to the shop. Marin Bikes had their start in California in 1986 when the mountain biking boom was just starting.

Stylish Commuters

2019 Marin Nicasio RC Blue
Marin Nicasio RC in blue. Yours for $899.

For our bike shop, we’ll be focusing on their urban commuter models and fitness bikes. The Fairfax, Presidio, and Muirwoods models all fit well into our lineup. The Nicasio RC pictured below is made for DC. It has large volume 650b tires that defy DDOT’s pothole strewn streets. The color matched fenders prevent road spray, and add a stylish finished look. We would suggest adding an Axiom Journey Disc rack to complete the chic and useful commuter package.

Drop Bar Adventures

Fans of drop bars will also be glad to see the arrival of some allroad models. The Nicasio and Gestalt lines take care of the weekday mission and go out on the weekends as well. Both of these models take the essentials of racks and fenders and sport disc brakes for all-weather conditions. Once we get these in the shop, we’ll have a quick review of them here.

The Nicasio makes sure that every ride is an adventure with the flexibility to take on utility rides or weekend expeditions.

Belt Drive Simplicity

2019 Marin Presidio 3
The 8 speed Marin Presidio 3

We have long been fans of belt drive bikes. Working in a shop, you would think that maintenance would be easy for us, but the last thing we want to do at the end of the day is put another bike in the stand. Having a belt drive and internally geared hub cuts down the task list. So we were happy to see that the Presidio line from Marin included belt drive and internally geared models.

Simple and Durable Steel

Marin Muirwoods
Marin Muirwoods comes in Black or Rasta colors. At $769, this steel street machine is made for city riding.

Your bike becomes a companion. A trusted friend. The Marin Muirwoods takes inspiration from classic mountain bikes and is the perfect platform for building a long term relationship. With hydraulic disc brakes and a wide range 3×9 drivetrain, this bike can take on city streets or gravel trails. Take the long way home, or find an off road shortcut.

Our first Marin bikes will be arriving in store the second week of February 2019. Come in for a test ride then!

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