The Marin Nail Trail 6 is designed for those aggressive hardtail riders looking for modern trail geometry, thru-axles, and dropper post compatibility. This playful and responsive bike is ready for conquering hills, carving turns, and clearing the next rock garden.
- Series 3 Aluminum Frame: The Nail Trail has a Series 3 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum frame with a 120mm travel suspension fork and 27.5” or 29” wheels depending on size and preference.
- Internal Routing: The Nail Trail series is compatible with internally routed dropper posts, with internal rear derailleur routing for a clean look and snag free ride.
- Trail Geometry: Long, low, and slack trail geometry consists of a low bottom bracket, short chainstays, and slack 68º headangle for maximum control at top trail speed.
- 29" or 27.5" Wheels: The Nail Trail has a growing wheel size for the best fit and performance with the choice of 27.5” or 29” platforms on the size M, 27.5” wheels on size S, and 29” wheels on sizes L, XL, and XXL.
This product was added to our catalog on August 15, 2019
So I took it for my first trail ride and have to say it was not an enjoyable ride but that was caused by my not having the bike tuned in correctly. I had too much air in the tires and that made for a really bumpy ride over the roots and rocks. My derailleur was shifting rough on several gears, my seat was sitting too high and my shifter was not really in a comfortable location for my hand position.
So I came home and lowered the air pressure considerably in both tires, adjusted my RockShox to more travel, simply loosened and rotated my shifter a little and took a few turns on my shifting adjustment thumb screw which fixed my rough shift issue. The seat that comes with the bike is a very nice seat but I am big on comfort and bought the same cushioned seat that was on my previous stolen bike. I had this aftermarket seat on the bike when I took this initial ride and my height is 5'8". I did a mathematical calculation I found on Youtube that showed my perfect distance from the pedal at it farthest point out to top center of the seat is 34 inches. Because my comfy seat has all that padding, with the seat post fully inserted I was still reading 35 inches. So I simply took a hacksaw and cut an inch and a half off the bottom of the seat post. My next ride was like I wasn't even on the same bike. This bike is so much fun to ride and it responds amazingly. The brakes are great and will save you when you need to stop suddenly. I found this on sale for an incredible $800 and it is a hell of a nice bike and worth every penny of the MSRP in my opinion. At the sale price it is a STEAL !!!!!
I did deal with Customer Service through email right after getting the bike and they responded within a few hours and resolved my issue. Great bike and great company.