I feel very nostalgic about this bike as it was the first ‘proper’ MTB I owned.
Thomas bought himself a new bike after his Orange UFO committed hari kari in 2003 by chewing up its rear wheel and derailleur leaving him to look for a ‘cheap’ frame to get mobile again.
Hunger pangs and sugar dips are the inevitable result of extended periods of hard exercise, something we’ve found out the hard way on numerous occasions. It has to be said that there are some Muddymoles who also manage to experience these effects without the need for any kind of exercise but that’s just called gluttony.
This was my second Marin after a brief spell with a Muirwoods (same as Matt’s). I wanted to go full suss and loved the way the bike rode – still do.