MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has released a new mountain bike at the Sea Otter Classic using a suspension design from Naild, a company formed by industry veteran Darrell Voss.
The Marin Wolf Ridge has 160 mm of travel and the company said the design allows it to be an everyday ride in all conditions. The R3ACT – 2 Play system was tailored specifically for the Marin bike and the company said it doesn’t require any lockouts or pedaling platforms to perform well on climbs and descents.
Polygon Bikes also introduced a bike this month using the R3ACT system, with 180mm of travel and 27.5-inch wheels.
Marin said the Wolf Ridge, a 29er, was in development for nearly five years.
“I’ve been riding mountain bikes since my first rigid bike in 1983, while the folks at Naild have been in the sport since before aluminum became a frame choice,” said Matt VanEnkevort, CEO of Marin Bikes. “Those of us that have been around this long have watched the evolution from rigid, to front suspension, to full suspension. If you could have more travel, without a lot of extra weight, or negative pedaling effect, why wouldn’t you? Marin …read more