The Marin Pine Mountain has seen some considerable updates for 2020 and is now based around 29 x 2.6″ tires and has a slacker front end, and possibly features the most mounts we’ve ever seen on a steel hardtail before. Find all the details here…

Posted by Miles Arbour

We half expected to see the 2020 Marin Pine Mountain get released with nothing more than a new paint job, but it appears they’ve gone well beyond that. In fact, the updated Pine Mountain has seen some pretty substantial changes to the components, geometry, and additional features that should appeal to all-day trail riders and bikepackers.

First up, the Pine Mountain is now based around 29 x 2.6″ tires, compared to the 27.5+ platform that Logan reviewed here. As it happens, Logan a big fan of running 29 x 2.6″ tires for bikepacking thee days, finding this setup to be the perfect blend for speed, rollover, and technical trail riding. On the geometry side of things, the new Pine Mountain gets a little more slack, a more progressive 66.5° head tube angle, plus shorter 430mm chain stays. Details on the two available models are outlined below. For those interested, we’ve included the geometry chart at the bottom of this page.

2020 Marin Pine Mountain 2

2020 Marin Pine Mountain 2
  • 2020 Marin Pine Mountain 2
  • 2020 Marin Pine Mountain 2

Marin has also managed to add even more mounts within the main triangle of the Pine Mountain, including 15 in total. This opens up endless opportunities for cages, mounts, or complicated bolt-on frame bags. They’ve also specced their new 50mm rise Bedroll Bar on the Pine Mountain 2, which is designed to provide more packing versatility and comfort. It’s no surprise to see top model specced with Shimano’s new SLX 12-speed drivetrain, Shimano 4-piston hydraulic brakes, and a TranzX Dropper Post. See the complete build kit below.

2020 Marin Pine Mountain 2 Build Kit

  • Frame: Series 3 Double Butted & Heat Treated CrMo
  • Fork: RockShox FS 35, 120mm
  • Seatpost: TranzX Dropper Post
  • Headset: FSA Orbit ITA, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8″ x 1 1/2”
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Outboard Cartridge Bearings
  • Brakes (front): Shimano MT520, 4-Piston, Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
  • Brakes (rear): Shimano MT500, 2-Piston, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
  • Brake Levers: Shimano MT500 Hydraulic
  • Shifter: Shimano SLX 12-Speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX 12-Speed
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX M7100 Cassette, 12-Speed, 10-51T
  • Crankset: FSA Grid, Modular 1x, 32T Direct Mount MegaTooth Chainring
  • Chain: KMC X12
  • Front Hub: Forged Alloy, 110x15mm, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Centerlock Disc, 32H
  • Rear Hub: Shimano, Microspline 148x12mm, Centerlock Disc, 32H
  • Spokes: 14g Black Stainless Steel
  • Rims: Alloy Double-Wall, Offset Spoke, 32mm ID, Tubeless Compatible
  • Tires: Vee Tire Flow Snap, 29×2.6″, Folding Bead, Tubeless Ready
  • Handlebar: Marin Pine Mountain Trail Bar, 50mm Rise, 780 Width, 10˚ Backsweep, 6˚ Upsweep
  • Saddle: Marin Pine Mountain Trail
  • Stem: Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 35mm
  • Grips: Marin BearPaw Locking

2020 Marin Pine Mountain 1

The more affordable Pine Mountain 1 sees all the same updates as the Pine Mountain 2, but built up around a slightly lower-end Series 2 chromoly frame and component group. With that said, at just $1,349, it’s still packing a lot of value in our opinion. The most notable changes include a 120mm RockShox Recon RL fork, a non-tubeless wheelset, a wide range 1×11 drivetrain, and no dropper post. Thankfully, the Pine Mountain 1 still offers a great selection of frame mounts, so loading it up should be straightforward. Check out the full component list below.

2020 Marin Pine Mountain 1
  • 2020 Marin Pine Mountain 1
  • 2020 Marin Pine Mountain 1

2020 Marin Pine Mountain 1 Build Kit

  • Frame: Series 2 Double Butted CrMo
  • Fork: RockShox Recon RL, 120mm
  • Seatpost: Marin Alloy, 30.9mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit ITA, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8″ x 1 1/2″
  • Bottom Bracket: External Sealed Cartridge Bearings
  • Brakes (front): Shimano MT420, 4-Piston, Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
  • Brakes (rear): Shimano MT400, 2-Piston, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
  • Brake Levers: Shimano MT400 Hydraulic
  • Shifter: MicroSHIFT 1×11-Speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow Plus SGS
  • Cassette: SunRace 11-Speed, 11-46T
  • Crankset: Marin Forged Alloy 1×11, Hollow Spindle, Steel Narrow-Wide 32T Chainring
  • Chain: KMC X11
  • Front Hub: Forged Alloy, 110x15mm, 6-Bolt Disc, 32H
  • Rear Hub: Forged Alloy, 141x9mm, 6-Bolt Disc, 32H
  • Spokes: 14g Black Stainless Steel
  • Rims: Alloy Double-Wall, Offset Spoke, 32mm ID, Tubeless Compatible
  • Tires: Vee Tire Flow Snap, 29×2.6″, Wire Bead
  • Handlebar: Marin Pine Mountain Trail Bar, 50mm Rise, 780 Width, 10˚ Backsweep, 6˚ Upsweep
  • Saddle: Marin Pine Mountain Trail
  • Stem: Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 35mm
  • Grips: Marin BearPaw Locking
  • 2020 Marin Pine Mountain 2
  • 2020 Marin Pine Mountain 2
  • 2020 Marin Pine Mountain 2
2020 Marin Pine mountain Geometry Chart

The Pine Mountain 2 is priced at $2,099 and the Pine Mountain 1 comes in at just $1,349. Overall, we’re quite impressed with Marin’s updates to the Pine Mountain lineup and look forward to testing one out for ourselves. Head over to MarinBikes.com to learn more. And stay tuned for an update on Marin’s 2020 drop-bar bikes.

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