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Marin Hawk Hill 1
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Price $1,600 List$1,550 List$1,250 List$1,359 List$1,100 List
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Pros Affordable, full-suspension, good all-around performance12-speed drivetrain, balanced suspension, stealthy looks, solid all-around performanceSolid all-around performance, meaty tires, modern geometry, fun on a wide range of terrainAffordable, comfortableInexpensive, dropper seat post
Cons No dropper post, poor tire specificationNo dropper post, non-aggressive tiresBig tires can feel a little slow rolling, seat post is too short, no chain stay protectionPoor tire specification, upright rider position, less stable at speedPoor fork specification, poor tire specification, not as stable at speed
Bottom Line The affordable entry-level full suspension Hawk Hill 1 boasts performance that exceeds the asking priceThe Giant Stance 29 2 is best budget full suspension bike we've testedThe reasonably priced Specialized Fuse 27.5 is capable, well-rounded, and a blast to rideThe Growler 40 offers decisively middle of the road performance in a comfortable and reasonably priced packageThe affordable Timberjack Deore is an entry-level hardtail that performs well on smooth and mellow trails
Rating Categories Marin Hawk Hill 1 Giant Stance 29 2 Specialized Fuse 27.5 Rocky Mountain Growler 40 Salsa Timberjack Deore
Fun Factor (30%)
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6
5
Downhill (30%)
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Climbing (25%)
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Build (15%)
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Specs Marin Hawk Hill 1 Giant Stance 29 2 Specialized Fuse... Rocky Mountain... Salsa Timberjack...
Wheelsize 27.5" 29" 27.5"+ 27.5"+ 27.5"+
Weight 31 lbs 10 oz (tubeless) 30 lbs 9 oz (with tubes) 29 lbs 14 oz (tubeless) 30 lbs 10 oz (with tubes) 31 lbs 12 oz (with tubes)
Frame Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Frame Size L L L L L
Available Sizes XS-XL XS-XL XS-XL XS-XL XS-XL
Fork RockShox Recon RL, 130mm Suntour Raidon 34, 130mm RockShox Judy Silver TK, 130mm Suntour Raidon 34 LOR Air, 130mm SR Suntour XCR 34 Air LOR, 130mm
Rear Shock X-Fusion 02 Pro R, 120mm Suntour Raidon R, 120mm N/A N/A N/A
Wheelset Formula hubs with Marin tubeless ready rims, 29mm internal width Giant XCT 29" tubeless ready, 25mm internal width Specialized Stout Trail, 38mm internal width Shimano hubs with Alex MD35 rims, WTB ST 140 TCS 2.0
Front Tire Vee Tire Crown Gem 27.5" x 2.3" Maxxis Forekaster EXO TR 29" x 2.35" Specialized Butcher GRID TRAIL, GRIPTON compound, 27.5" x 2.8" WTB Ranger 27.5" x 2.8" WTB Ranger Comp 27.5" x 2.8"
Rear Tire Vee Tire Crown Gem 27.5" x 2.3" Maxxis Forekaster EXO TR 29" x 2.35" Specialized Slaughter GRID TRAIL, Gripton compound, 27.5" x 2.8" WTB Ranger 27.5" x 2.8" WTB Ranger Comp 27.5" x 2.8"
Shifters Shimano Deore 10-speed SRAM SX Eagle Shimano Deore 10-speed Shimano Deore 10-speed Shimano Deore 10-speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore 10-speed SRAM SX Eagle Shimano Deore 10-speed Shimano Deore 10-speed Shimano Deore 10-speed
Cranks Marin Forged Alloy SRAM SX Eagle DUB Specialized Stout, square taper Rocky Mountain Microdrive 2PC Race Face Ride
Chainring 32T 30T 30T 30T 30T
Bottom Bracket External Sealed Cartridge Bearings SRAM DUB Press fit Square taper Rocky Mountain Sealed not listed
Cassette SunRace 10-speed, 11-42T SRAM SX Eagle, 11-50T SunRace 10-speed, 11-42T SunRace CSMS2 11-46T Shimano Deore 10-speed, 11-42T
Saddle Marin Speed Concept Giant Contact(neutral) Specialized Body Geometry Bridge WTB Volt WTB Volt Sport
Seatpost Marin, Two Bolt Alloy Giant Connect TranzX dropper XS-S: 100mm, M-XL: 120mm X-Fusion Manic TranzX JD-YSP15L
Handlebar Marin Mini-Riser, 780mm Giant Connect Trail, 780mm Stout riser, 750mm/780mm width depending on frame size Rocky Mountain XC 760mm Salsa Rustler (MD, LG, XL) 800mm tested
Stem Marin 3D Forged Alloy Giant Contact Stout Rocky Mountain AM Salsa Guide Trail
Brakes Shimano BR-MT201 Shimano MT200 Tektro HD-M275 Shimano MT400 Shimano MT201
Warranty Five years Lifetime Lifetime Five years Three years
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