"Capable, fun, comfortable and affordable, the Alpine Trail E2 is a top performer"

BikeRadar.com's test of the new Marin Alpine Trail E2.

It would be unfair to say Marin has stumbled upon the near-perfect formula for its first full-suspension ebike because it’s clearly thought long and hard about every detail. And while I may not agree with the rear tyre choice – I’d personally fit a thicker casing model – it certainly wasn’t deal-breaking and might suit plenty of people.

But the rest of the bike represents some of the best performance for the money you can get; top-spec dampers, Shimano drivetrains and branded components – nearly throughout – are coupled with fantastically modern and truly rideable geometry, culminating in a fun, capable yet affordable ebike that’s at home on a broad spectrum of trails.