Marin launch the Alpine Trail E, their first ever full suspension ebike in a mullet format and 150mm rear travel.
Marin’s first foray into the full suspension ebike market is an all-alloy, 150mm travel mullet machine powered by Shimano STEPS motors and will come in two models, the Alpine Trail E1 and E2.
Marin’s all-new Alpine E comes with a full Series 4 alloy chassis with integrated battery, power switch, charging port, and built-in rear speed sensor based around their MultiTrac suspension platform. Travel is 150mm at the rear, combined with a 160mm fork. Rear travel is handled by a coil spring on both models.
Motor and battery capacity depends on model, with the E2 getting the new Shimano EP8 motor and a 630Wh battery, while the E1 runs on a 504Wh battery feeding a Shimano E7000 motor.
The range at present is two bikes consisting of the base model E1 and the top spec E2, coming in at £4,295.00 and £5,695.00 respectively. Marin expect stock of the E1 in March and the E2 in June.
The Alpine Trail E’s geometry is definitely at the progressive end of the spectrum without being anything too daft. Head angle and chainstay length have changed from the standard Alpine Trail. Namely slacker and longer.
On the size medium you get a 465mm reach combined with a 400mm seat tube. Head angle is a downhill bike-worthy 63 degrees with a seat tube at 78 degrees. Chainstays are fixed across the sizes at 435mm and wheelbase on the medium is 1239mm.
2021 Marin Alpine Trail E models
Alpine Trail E1
Rock Shock 35 Gold RL 160mm fork
Rock Shock Super Deluxe Coil R shock
Shimano Deore 10-speed drive
Shimano MT420 4-piston brakes
Shimano 504Wh integrated battery
Shimano STEPS E7000 motor
Marin alloy wheels
Alpine Trail E2
Fox 38 Performance Elite 160mm fork
Fox Float DHX2 Performance Elite shock
Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drive
Shimano SLX 4-piston brakes
Shimano 630Wh integrated battery
Shimano EP8 motor
Marin alloy wheels
X-Fusion Manic dropper
You can check out the full Marin Alpine Trail E range on their website here.