Alpine Trail E2
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- Price: $6,299.00*
- Suspension: Fox 38 Performance Elite / Fox Float DHX2
- Wheel Size : Mixed 29"/27.5"
- Frame: Aluminum
S, M, L, XL
Size Rider height range S 5'3" to 5'6" M 5'6" to 5'10" L 5'10" to 6'2" XL 6'2" to 6'4"
MOUNTAIN BIKING WITH A BOOST
BEYOND CAPABLE, BOTH UP AND DOWN, IN EVEN THE MOST CHALLENGING TERRAIN
The Alpine Trail E will take you further, faster, allowing you to tackle the most aggressive trails either up or down.
Key upgrades from Alpine Trail E1:
- Shimano STEPS EP8 system and 630Wh battery
- Fox 38/Float DHX2 Performance Elite suspension
- Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drivetrain w/10-51t cassette
- Shimano SLX 4-piston disc brakes
- Deity Ridgeline bar/Copperhead stem
All New Series 4 Alloy Frame, 150mm Multitrac suspension, Integrated Battery/On-switch/Charging Port, 148mm Rear Thru-Axle, Built-in Rear Speed Sensor
Fox 38 Performance Elite, 160mm travel, 29" , 110x15mm Boost Kabolt Thru-Axle, 44mm Offset, Integrated Fox Fender
Fox Float DHX2, Performance Elite, Low Speed Compression and Rebound Adjustment, 205x65mm, Trunnion Upper Mount, 25mmxM8 Lower Mount, S/M Spring = 350lb, L/XL Spring = 450lb
Front: Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 29" Diameter, 32mm Inner Rim Width; Rear: Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 27.5" Diameter, 38mm Inner Rim Width; Pinned Joint, Disc Specific, Tubeless Compatible
Shimano HB-MT510B, 148x12mm, Centerlock, Microspline Freehub Body
Shimano MT-410B, 110x15mm, Centerlock Disc, 32H
14g Black Stainless Steel
Front: Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, Tubeless Compatible Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.8”, 3C Maxx Terra, EXO+, Tubeless Compatible
Shimano XT 8100 12-Speed, SGS
Shimano SLX 7100 12-Speed, I-Spec EV
e13 e*Spec Plus Crank, 165mm Length with e13 e*Spec DM Chainring 38T, e13 Plus Chainguide, Aluminum Plate
Shimano STEPS EP8 Drive Unit, 250W, 85Nm
KMC E12S, E-Bike Specific Chain
Shimano SLX M7100, 12-Speed, 10-51T
Shimano SLX 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc, 203mm Rotor
Shimano SLX 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc, 203mm Rotor w/ Speed Sensor
Shimano SLX Levers, I-Spec EV
Race Face Affect R 35, 35mm Clamp, 780mm Width, 20mm Rise, 5º Up, 8º Back
Race Face Affect R 35, 50mm
Marin Single Clamp Locking
FSA No 57, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”
X-Fusion Manic, Size S 125mm Travel, Size M and L 150mm Travel, Size XL 170mm Travel, 30.9mm
Marin E-MTB Saddle
Marin MTB Plastic
BT-8036, Internal 630Wh
SW-E7000 Left Hand Switch for Assist Mode Change
Shimano Left Hand Switch for Assist Mode Change, Shimano Battery Charger EC-E6002, Bolt-on Thru-Axle
Specifications, pricing, and availability are subject to change without notice.
All lengths in millimeters
REAR SHOCK SET UP
Recommended Sag = 30%/19.5mm
Step 1: Check the coil rate chart. If you are close to the correct rate, go to step two, otherwise swap the spring for one with the correct rate (not provided).
Step 2: Sit on the bike and note the sag. This must be measured using a ruler on a Fox-equipped bike by noting the difference in the eye-to-eye measurement when seated. You will likely need someone to help you.
Step 3: If sag is less than 30%, back off the preload ring on the spring one turn at at time. If sag is more than 30%, increase the preload on the spring. (Note: Never preload coil more than five turns).
Step 4: Adjust rebound setting to ensure proper control.
For additional information on the setup of Fox coil shocks, visit Fox's coil spring setup page.
FORK SET UP
Marin recommends that all bikes front and rear suspension feel balanced
Step 1: After rear sag is set follow the recommended pressure from the fork manufacture.
Step 2: Bounce evenly up and down on the bike, cycling the suspension up and down to make sure both front and rear suspension feel balanced, if the front does not match the rear add or release pressure.
Step 3: Once the bike feels balanced adjust the rebound damping to ensure proper control.
Fox Float DPX2
FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS: At $6,299 (USD), Vital highly recommends the Marin Alpine Trail E2. It is a solid, no-frills machine from a long-established brand with local dealer support. Everything about the E2 is tried-and-true, and it has plenty of power and motor/battery customization options for versatile riding situations. We loved that it was spec’d with a coil shock, and the FOX suspension does everything it’s supposed to, keeping the bike composed at speed yet playful at the park. We’d opt for beefier tires to really push the E2, but outside of that, our criticisms are few and far between. The ride, the price and support make the Marin Alpine Trail E2 one our favorite e-MTBs of 2021.
Even though my time with the Alpine Trail E2 was brief, it’s abundantly clear Marin has nailed it straight out of the blocks with its first attempt an ebike. By using the tried-and-tested Alpine Trail platform, incorporating Shimano’s newest EP8 drive unit, and giving the bike geometry numbers that maximize capability and fun on the climbs and descents it's a very appealing entry into their lineup. I’m already wondering how I can persuade Marin to let me keep the bike a bit longer...
Capable, fun, comfortable and affordable, the Alpine Trail E2 is a top performer.
If you're looking for a quality build with solid design features, plus some of the best handling available, the Alpine Trail E2 is a contender.
Simply put, Marin has killed (in the best sense) the geo and component spec here, creating a mini-DH bike that everyday trail riders like myself can also appreciate.
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