› Best bike for fast pave­ment cy­cling

Cycling Plus (Malaysia) - - MARIN BIKES -

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.

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