2020 Marin lineup adds lots of steel adventure bikes & new Headlands carbon gravel race bike

The new Marin Pine Mountain gets into bikepacking adventures with a classic steel frame welded with modern trail bike geometry. What makes it capable of multi-day epics are the abundance of mounting points, massive 29×2.6 tires, and their Bedroll 50mm riser handlebar with support strut. That allows you to attach a handlebar roll bag without it getting in the way of other things…and giving it a better platform on which to mount so it won’t bounce around so much.

new marin pine mountain steel adventure mountain bike has enough mounts for bikepacking

new marin pine mountain steel adventure mountain bike has enough mounts for bikepacking

The Pine Mountain 2, shown, gets double butted, heat treated CroMo tubing and cast steel thru axle dropouts with Boost spacing. The lower end Pine Mountain 1 gets Boost spacing, but with open 9mm QR dropouts. Both come with a 120mm suspension fork.

…and the eMTB Pine Mountain version

2020 marin e-Pine Mountain eMTB adventure mountain bike with a steel frame

Joining their alloy e-mountain bike for 2020 is a Shimano STEPS equipped version of the Pine Mountain, which gets a few changes. The battery fills in space where all those downtube mountains, and it switches to 27.5+ wheels and tires. Both the 1 and 2 models get the higher end heat treated double butted frame, cast dropouts, and a cast motor mount, too. The e-PM1 gets the STEPS E7000 drive system, and the e-PM2 upgrades to the E8000 system.

They partnered with Apidura to create this one-off, fully custom frame bag that builds in a hydration reservoir and hose within the main storage compartment.

On the flip side is a separate compartment shaped for an extra e-bike battery, with straps to keep it stable and secure.

Marin Nicasio+ steel drop bar adventure bike

Their Nicasio+ takes the steel adventure bike to the drop bar crowd and gives it a new 650B version with fatter tires than the original 700c version.

Muirwoods is a silver city bullet

The new Muirwoods keeps the steel frame motif going, but with a flat bar city bike complete with matching matte silver fenders to keep you as clean as this bike looks. It uses an internally geared hub, chromoly frame, disc brakes, and reflective logo decals for improved visibility all around.

…and a carbon gravel race bike

2020 Marin Headlands carbon gravel race bike

The flagship launch for Marin this year is the all-new Headlands gravel race bike. Already put to the test at The Rift in Iceland, these bikes get a full UD carbon frame and fork with long, low and slack geometry.

2020 Marin Headlands carbon gravel race bike

2020 Marin Headlands carbon gravel race bike

They, too, get plenty of mounting points for bags, bottles and cages. They’ll come with wide range 1x drivetrains only.

2020 Marin Headlands carbon gravel race bike

Clearance for 700×45 tires front and rear let you put big rubber on there for gnarly courses. There’s also routing for an stealth dropper post, a removable seatstay bridge that holds the fender/rack mount. Available in six sizes, two colors, and two complete bike builds.


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2 years ago

Still using my steel 2002 Marin San Rafael as a daily commuter. 16,000+ miles recorded since I started using Strava and a good amount before that. Been through a couple of chainsets and a new back wheel but the frame is as good as new.

2 years ago

The Bedroll Bar is sweet! What backsweep does it have? And will it be available aftermarket?