› Af­ford­able Chro­moly tour­ing bike

Cycling Plus (Malaysia) - - MARIN BIKES -

ast but not least in this fan­tas­tic range of ad­ven­ture bikes from Marin is the Muir­wood. It’s made from chro­moly steel which Marin says should last you a life­time and you can pretty much carry any­thing you want on the bike. You have mount­ing points at the fork, at the seat­post, at the down­tube, un­der­neath the top of the seat post and many more.

Al­though Marin says this is a pave­ment bike, the

Lmount­ing points beg to dif­fer as it seems the frame is al­ways ready to ac­cept pan­niers, bags, bot­tle cages and much more. The frame also has 360 de­gree re­flec­tive strips for safe night rid­ing as well as punc­ture proof tyres to keep you go­ing no mat­ter where you are or what ground you are on.

The 29er wheel size was cho­sen for the bike so that the it could have a larger and wider con­tact point to the ground, en­sur­ing sta­bil­ity for those late night city rides when go­ing on and off pave­ments are a norm. There is no in­ter­nal cable rout­ing, so main­te­nance is uber easy. The Muirwoods also comes with three chain­rings at the front, giv­ing the rider a wide va­ri­ety of gears to play with at any given time.

Top We just love where Marin have put the name of the model. Cen­tre Hy­draulic disc brake helps pro­vide stop­ping power for this tank. Bot­tom The quick re­lease sys­tem makes the bike easy to trans­port as you can re­move the wheels in a jiffy.

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