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    Trek Marlin or Giant Revel?

    I went into my LBS tonight to check out some Giant 29ers, in particular the Revel. Instead of the Revel, they recommended the Trek Marlin. I want to ride, single tracks, two tracks, bike paths. Any recommendations on the Marlin over the Revel? I want to keep my budget under $800, btw the price I can get the Marlin for is $629. Thank you

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    Trek Mamba or Giant Revel?

    Sorry, I can't comment on either.

    Rather, that price on the Mamba seems really good!

    Is that a current year model?

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    Re: Trek Marlin or Giant Revel?

    Can't comment on the Giant but I have a marlin. Love it. I ride it for literally everything (hard on tires riding lots of pavement miles too but...) And everytime i get off it all i wanna do is ride again lol.

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    Did you ride both? Which one felt better "to you"? Check out the Revel Thread to get an idea of what the Revel is capable of.

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    I have a Trek Marlin and for the money, it's a great bike. It was my second bike and I'll keep it until it dies. Little by little you can change things like going tubeless and getting a carbon seat post and carbon handlebars to lighten the bike up 5-6 pounds and the carbon will obsorb some vibrations. Good luck with your decision.

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