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Marin Launches New Four Corners 2 an Affordable Up-Spec’d Adventure Tourer

Marin Bikes Four Corners 2 hero(Photos/Marin Bikes)
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Remember just last month when I told you about the newly upgraded Marin Four Corners 1 Utilitour bikes? Well, today Petaluma, Califonia’s Marin Bikes is bringing back its new Four Corners 2 Adventure Touring bike after seven years of hibernation. The Four Corners 2 is a step up from the Four Corners 1, so Let’s check out the up-spec version.

Marin’s Four Corners 2

Marin Bikes Four Corners 2 adventure ready
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Well, first, this upscale model has been out of circulation for 7 years. It’s aimed at the more discriminating rider with the higher-end, Series 3 double-butted CroMo frame and fork with front and rear thru-axles.

It’s also rocking a SRAM Apex 1×12-speed drive train, hydraulic bracks, and tubeless compatible rims and tires.

Geometry for the Four Corners 2 is said to follow the tracks of the Four Corners 1. But, the 70°-71° HTA (depending on size) runs a lil’ more progressive than a typical touring bike.

Marin Bikes Four Corners 2 dropper routing

The Seat tubes are routed and ready for dropper posts if that strikes your fancy. The handlebars are wider as well, at 440-460mm. Both the wheel sizes for the Four Corners 2, (650b for XS and S / 700c for M, L, XL) roll on 44mm wide tires but have frame clearance for up to 50mm.

Four Corners 2 Retail and Features

Retail: $1,999

  • Series 3 double-butted CroMo frame and fork, with size-specific wheel sizes for proper fit
  • Front and rear thru-axles
  • SRAM Apex 1×12 wide-range drivetrain
  • SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes
  • Vee Tire Co Rocket Man 44mm tubeless-compatible tires
Marin Bikes Four Corners 2 descent

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Hank
Hank
1 month ago

Four Corners 1 was an absolute brick of a bike, frame absurdly heavy for the segment, far beyond necessary for off road loaded touring.
Ride quality mirrored weight – dull and harsh feel of cheap tubes.

No surprise main upgrade is from Walmart caliber tube set.

Francisco
Francisco
1 month ago
Reply to  Hank

I find the FC 1 very comfy. Not a light bike, but hey, who needs to race on this kind of a rig? While you might be discouraging people from purchasing, I say – go get the FC 1, you ‘ll be happy owners just like I am.

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Nothing against Marin but at that same price point you should really check out the Breezer Inversion Pro. Beautiful frame. Bike is a rocket ship and yes it is a 2 x 11 but it is so lively. Love mine.

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