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Marin Updates Four Corners 1

Popular “Utilitour” Adventure Touring Model Gets New Frame & More

Great for Both the Weekend as well as the Weekday Warriors

Marin Four Corners 1 front 3/4 in a Finnish forest.

Fresh, feature-laden frames, updated to better suit the needs of today's riders.

The Four Corners has been a staple in Marin’s drop bar lineup for decades, and was reinvented for the brand’s 2016 30thanniversary. These “Utilitour” adventure touring bikes have consistently been stout, steel steeds; touring bikes with a big sense of adventure, and have propelled riders on journeys as diverse as the weekday commute to transcontinental excursions.

Since 2018, Four Corners models have utilized size-specific wheel sizes for proper rider fit and balanced handling characteristics, loaded or unladen (XS & S = 650b, M, L, XL = 700c). These models have tall headtubes put the rider in a more upright riding position for greater visibility as well as for taking in the sights, while additionally allowing for more frame carrying capacity, as comparatively larger frame bags can be used.

Marin Four Corners 1 profile, showing bike loaded with bags and bottles.

Geometry has been lightly massaged, with changes from the outgoing model, including .5° slacker headtube angles and 10mm shorter headtubes, with stack measurements virtually untouched. Seattubes now accommodate dropper post routing and wider handlebars, at 400-440mm, not only give the rider more confidence off-pavement, but also a bit more real estate to hang bags and mount accessories. The number of accessory mounts on the frame has been increased, with two atop the toptube at the headtube, as well as three on the underside of the toptube. The abundant mounts are great for those looking to have custom frame bags made, and Marin will provide a detailed placement “map” on the website.

The Four Corners model rolls on 40mm wide tires (both wheel sizes), and frames now have clearance up to 45mm tires.

Marin Four Corners 1 front wheel detail.
Marin Four Corners 1 profile.

Built with the same great, wide-rage, traditional and dependable 3x9 Shimano Sora drivetrain, matched with Tektro Spyre-C cable-actuated disc brakes.

  • Series 1 butted CroMo frame and fork, with size-specific wheel sizes for proper fit and handling (XS & S = 650b, M, L, XL = 700c)
  • Shimano Sora 3x9 drivetrain
  • Tektro Spyre-C road mechanical disc brakes
  • Vee Tire Co GP Vee 40mm tires
  • Available in two colors, blue or black
  • MSRP $999 (US), 1099€(EU), £965(UK) $1349 (CAN)

The Four Corners 1 is available now in most major markets, with availability in additional markets in early Q1 of 2024.

Marin Four Corners 1 rear 3/4, in a Finnish forest.