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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"
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price may not include additional shipping or preparation charges. Please contact your local Marin dealer for a quote.
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
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: Vee Tire Co Attack HPL, 29x2.5", Top 40 Tubeless Compatible, Rear: Vee Tire Co Crown Gem, 27.5x2.8”, TACKEE Compound, 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, EBike 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
Marin 35mm 7000 Alloy Bar, 780mm Length, 5 Degree Up, 8 Degree Back
Marin CNC Stem, 35mm Length, 35mm Bar Bore
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 eMTB 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
SERIES 4 ALUMINUM FRAME
Alpine Trail E models are built upon our Series 4 aluminum frames, with detailed forgings, highly manipulated tubes, and full internal cable routing, giving the rider the highest-end alloy frame that Marin offers, compatible with modern coil or air shocks.
The Alpine Trail E features the same great, proven MultiTrac suspension technology, but optimized for the Shimano STEPS system. With this combination there is no need for platform or lockout levers, just get on and blast up the hills.
MIXED WHEEL SIZES
29” front and 27.5”+ rear wheel sizes are the ideal combination for the Alpine Trail E, with larger front wheel easily rolling over most any trail obstacle and offering the best cornering traction, while the burly 27.5” x 2.8” rear setup adds playfulness and enhances acceleration and braking traction.
DROPPER POST OPTIMIZED
The modern day trail rider needs their saddle out of the way at times, while low-slung frames require longer length posts. On the Alpine Trail E, seat tube lengths have been minimized, along with minimum insertion depths, so that riders of all sizes can get the proper extension needed.
REAR SHOCK SET UP
Recommended Sag = 30%/19.5mm
Step 1: Set correct pressure in rear shock.
Step 2: Sit on the bike and cycle the suspension (*with correct riding gear).
Step 3: Reset O-ring and sit on the bike, DO NOT BOUNCE, carefully step off.
Step 4: Measure sag (from o-ring to seal of shock), If it does not match the bike’s recommended sag in millimeters repeat process.
Step 5: Adjust rebound setting to ensure proper control.
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.
Versatile and entertaining enough that getting to the gravity-fueled goods is almost as enjoyable as the downhills themselves.
This is a capable eMTB for those looking to ride challenging trails, rail corners and shred with a massive grin on their face!
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.