"When price, performance and Marin’s dealer network are considered, we'd definitely buy this bike."
At $6,299, 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.