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    2012 Trek Marlin 29er?

    How good is the frame on a 2012 Trek Marlin 29er? I have been shopping new Trek's and what I want seems to be pretty expensive. I have seen a couple of 2012 Trek Marlin's for sale for a decent prices. I was wondering if I were to get this model year Marlin, would it be worth upgrading items as I go and is the frame comparable to an Xcaliber? If I upgrade over time I could save a lot of money. I did read some reviews and a lot of people say the Marlin frame is worthy of upgrading but I am new to both 29er's and to Trek so I wanted to get some opinions. Thanks for reading.

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    Oh, and does this year Marlin have eyelets at the bottom near the rear derailer/rear breaks for a bike rack? I don't think this model has the upper bike rack eyelets but that can be easily worked around, the bottom eyelets are a must for me on whatever bike I end up getting.

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    It doesn't have the lower eyelets, but it has two threaded holes just above the QR that didn't work well to mount my rack. The brackets that came with my rack for use with the disc brakes, put the rack way too far back and too low in my opinon. I purchased two rubber lined, stainless steel wire clamps to attach the lower ends of the rack to the bike. The top of the rack attachs to the seat clamp bolt. The rack is a liitle too high, but better than too low IMHO.
    ...Terry

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    2012 Trek Marlin 29er?

    Good to know and takes this model out of the running. Thank you

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