The Trek Marlin+ electric mountain bike has recently been unveiled, offering riders a hardtail eMTB with the Bosch-powered mid-drive system at an affordable price. With a 120mm front suspension, 27.5/29-inch wheels, and 2.6-inch tires, the Marlin+ is designed to provide a smooth and enjoyable off-road experience.
While the Marlin+ shares some features with its non-electric counterpart, it is the Bosch-powered mid-drive system that sets it apart. The e-bike is equipped with the Bosch Active Line Plus mid-drive motor, a Bosch CompactTube 400 battery, and a Bosch Purion display. With a maximum torque rating of 50Nm, the Marlin+ is capable of tackling uphill terrains with ease. The 400Wh battery is fully encased within the frame, ensuring optimal performance. Charging the battery is convenient as it can be done directly on the bike with a connector located above the electric motor.
In addition to the main battery, the Trek Marlin+ also features a 250Wh auxiliary battery. This auxiliary battery extends the range of the eMTB by up to 60%. However, the exact range of the Marlin+ without the auxiliary battery is currently unknown, and the range extension may vary depending on the selected ride mode.
Pricing and Availability
The Trek Marlin+ eMTB is competitively priced at $2,699 in the US market. This makes it one of the most affordable Trek e-bikes available. Furthermore, it is also one of the most affordable Bosch-powered mid-drive eMTBs on the market. The advantage of choosing a Bosch-powered e-bike from Trek is the added benefit of a decent warranty and the ability to test ride the e-bike at local bike stores. It is worth noting that the Marlin+ features an entry-level motor and a relatively small battery capacity. However, these compromises may have been made to achieve the affordable price point for the Trek Marlin+.