Bobcat Trail 3

2021 Marin Bobcat Trail 3 profile, blue. 2021 Marin Bobcat Trail 3 profile, black.

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  • Price: $629.00*
  • Suspension: SR Suntour XCM HLO
  • Wheel Size: 27.5", 29"
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Size Range: S, M, L, XL

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price may not include additional shipping or preparation charges. Please contact your local Marin dealer for a quote.

HARDTAIL TRAIL RIDING

AGGRESSIVE SINGLETRACK

The Bobcat Trail is a capable mountain bike with modern trail geometry build for exploring singletrack trail systems. Best-in-class frames and solid, serviceable spec make the Bobcat Trail a solid choice for the recreational rider looking to step up to modern geo and step deeper into mountain biking, and for the experienced rider in search of an update that doesn’t break the bank.

Key upgrades over the Bolinas Ridge 2:

  • Series 2 aluminum frame w/double butted tubing & internal cable routing
  • SR Suntour XCM HLO fork w/120mm travel & hydraulic lockout
  • Tektro hydraulic disc brakes

Specifications

  • Frame

    Series 2 6061 Aluminum, 27.5" or 29” Wheels, Low Standover, 68mm BB shell, 135mm Forged Dropouts, IS Chainstay Disc Mount, Internal Housing & Dropper Post Routing

  • Front Suspension

    SR Suntour XCM HLO, 120mm Travel, Hydraulic Lockout, 46mm Offset

  • Rims

    Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 25mm Inner, Pinned Joint, Disc Specific

  • Hub, Rear

    Forged Alloy, 32H

  • Hub, Front

    Forged Alloy, 32H

  • Spoke, Nipples

    14g Black Stainless Steel

  • Tires

    MTB, 27.5/29x2.25"

  • Derailleur, Rear

    Shimano Altus, 8-Speed

  • Derailleur, Front

    Altus Double

  • Shift Lever

    MicroSHIFT TS39, 8-Speed, Thumb-Tap

  • Crankset

    Alloy Crank, Steel Chainrings, 36/22T

  • Bottom Bracket

    Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Square Taper

  • Chain

    KMC Z51

  • Cassette

    SunRace 8-Speed, 11-34T

  • Brake, Front

    Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor

  • Brake, Rear

    Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor

  • Brake Levers

    Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc

  • Handlebar

    Marin 31.8 Riser, 12mm Rise, 780mm Width

  • Stem

    Marin Alloy, 31.8mm Clamp, 45mm

  • Grips

    Marin MTB, Closed End

  • Headset

    FSA No.10-P

  • Seatpost

    Marin Alloy, 30.9

  • Saddle

    Marin MTB

  • Pedals

    Nylon Platform

Geometry

Bobcat Trail 3 geometry diagram
XS S M (27.5) M (29) L XL
Stack 594.7 599.3 604 629.3 634 638.5
Reach 420 435 445 445 465 480
Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67° 67° 67°
Head Tube Length 100 105 110 110 115 120
Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Seat Tube Length 330 381 431 431 482 520
Top Tube Effective 585 601 612.5 619.5 640.8 657
BB Height 307 307 307 311.5 311.5 311.5
BB Drop 48 48 48 61 61 61
Chain Stay 425 425 425 440 440 440
Wheel Base 1116.4 1133.3 1145.2 1177.4 1199.3 1216.3
Stand Over Height 639.42 659.07 705.48 714.04 744.93 774.59
Fork Offset 44 44 44 51 51 51
Seat Post Diameter 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
Handlebar Width 780 780 780 780 780 780
Stem Length 45 45 45 45 45 45
Crank Length 170 170 175 175 175 175

All lengths in millimeters

Technology

SERIES 2 ALUMINUM FRAME

The Bobcat Trail has a Series 2 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum frame with a 120mm travel suspension fork and 27.5” or 29” wheels depending on size and preference.

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Detail image of Bobcat Trail 4 fork and front tire

29” OR 27.5” WHEELS

The Bobcat Trail has a growing wheel size strategy for the best fit and performance with the choice of 27.5” or 29” platforms on the size M, 27.5” wheels on sizes XS and S, and 29” wheels on sizes L, XL, and XXL.

image of rider Ian climbing a hill on a Bobcat Trail 4

TRAIL GEOMETRY

All Bobcat Trail models feature Marin Trail geometry, featuring a long-ish reach, low standover, slack head tube, and steep seat tube angles, giving riders confidence and predictable handling to have a blast on the trail.

Detail image of the seattube and seatstay junction of the Bobcat Trail 4

FASTBACK SEATSTAY DESIGN

Fastback seatstays add vertical compliance without sacrificing power transfer, and feature rack mounts for extended trail adventures.

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