Marin Bikes are a brand that puts the fun back into cycling. Whether your idea of fun involves you traversing rugged trails or an alpine lake; pinning on a race number or needing an everyday ride for your commute home; the Marin range covers all your requirements. Each model is designed to be playful as well as to maximise the opportunities for two-wheeled fun – ideal for riders of all experiences.
Here at AW Cycles, we have been providing Berkshire’s cyclists with high-quality bikes, parts and accessories for over 30 years – our bike shop in Reading being the yellow jersey of outlets in the local area. As such, we work with the best manufacturers around; Marin being one of them.
If you’re interested in experiencing the thrill of riding a Marin bike, you will doubtless find your perfect ride amongst our excellent range. Available for purchase online or to reserve and collect from our Reading bike shop, the models we have selected have all been tested by our in-house experts, ensuring that when we say we are selling you the best – we truly mean it.
Founded in 1986, Marin Bikes take their name from their birthplace; Marin County, California. The sport of mountain biking was very much in its infancy during this time, so the company was well-placed to appeal to a new market of thrill-seekers. The company’s founder, Bob Buckley, took up the sport on the advice of his doctor and soon found himself loving it – so much so, he looked to improve the riding experience by dreaming up better bicycles.
Teaming up with local biking experts, the company launched its first model, the ‘Madrone Trail’ that made an immediate impact on the market; selling out and laying the groundwork for thirty years of mountain bikes that focused on performance. Their next model, 1988’s ‘Marin Team Titanium’, broke new ground as one of the industry’s first mass-produced titanium bikes.
This innovation continued into the 90s as the company grew a reputation of being a pioneer in full-suspension design. 1993s Marin Titanium FRS (‘Front and Rear Suspension’) incorporated earlier Manitous suspension components, weighing only 25 lbs. This weightlessness made it ideal for competitive mountain biking and thus, professionals flocked to the Marin brand; Jürgen Beneke piloted the Titanium FRS to a World Championship in ‘93, sealing Marin’s reputation.
It wasn’t just riders on mountain trails that Marin Bikes were catering for; the 1990s saw a resurgence of road bikes and the company saw this as an opportunity to create its first hybrid and road models. This expanded the brand into new segments of riders, including the popular urban biking movement that is popular today.
As of now, the brand continues to enrich the lives of riders by creating fun, high-calibre bicycles which will provide years of enjoyment. The business continues to be based on their philosophy of hard work, fuelled by passion and fulfilled by the satisfaction of bringing joy to cyclists around the world.
Please take the time to browse our selection of Marin Bikes – clicking on each item will take you through to the model’s product page, displaying in-depth information on its manufacture, sizing, etc.
If you require any assistance with your purchase or if you would like additional information regarding any of the Marin Bikes that are available for purchase on our online store, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. The team of cycling experts at AW Cycles are always happy to assist you with your enquiry. Call us on 0118 946 3050, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.