› Best bike for fast pavement cycling
here’s nothing to really complain about when it comes to the Fairfax SC4. Its fast, feels robust and has all the right components for great city riding.
The aluminum frame is fairly light and responsive, and can be had either in satin silver or a very shiny gloss blue. Since Marin already has the Muirwood which you can read about in the next page, it’s a shame that the Fairfax SC4 does not come with drop bars.
THaving said that, we still think that the Fairfax is still a very useable bike, especially for those who prefer the easiness of the flat handlebars. The trigger type shifters make the 11-34T cassette easily accessible, which can help the rider either go fast on the flats or spin their way up a climb.
The cockpit components are all supplied by Marin, but if you wish to make the bike even lighter, you can do it ever so slowly and replace things like the stem, seatpost, and saddle with better and lighter components. This is a great choice for people who just want a light bike or cyclists that are eager to ride a bike that they can upgrade slowly.
Top A medium length top tube provides the perfect balance for either a fast or relaxed ride. Bottom The SC4 comes with unique detailed parts like this floating Marin emblem at the rear.