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.
It’s very different to the Inbred and also substantially more agricultural. It’s NOT a light bike!!
The upgrade bug led me to add the rear lock out shock and then a front disc brake, followed a couple of years later by a rear using the universal torsion bar that Hope used to do.
It’s now got a Specialized BG saddle, Chris King headset, Hope hubs, Mavic rims, Easton bars and Marzocchi forks!
|Frame||1998 Marin East Peak||Headset||Chris King (red)|
|Forks||Marzocchi MXC||Bars||Easton EA50 2″|
|Front mech||STX-RC||Stem||Easton EA30 90mm|
|Rear mech||Shimano XT||Seatpost||Marin|
|Front brake||Hope C2||Pedals||Time ATAC aluminium|
|Rear brake||Hope C2||Rims||Mavic 517|
|Cassette||SRAM 8 speed||Chainset||Shimano Deore 170mm|
|Rear shock||Stratos Helix Pro lock out|