In our first new bike announcement of the year, Marin just released their 2022 Headlands 2, which features a flashy new paint job and an updated build kit. Check it out here…

First released back in 2020, the Headlands is Marin’s take on the modern gravel bike. They claim it can handle “much more than just lazy country roads.” Shorter chainstays, a longer top tube, and a slightly slacker head tube angle all speak to the bike’s ability to tackle off-road terrain. The full-carbon Headlands has clearance for up to 700 x 50mm tires and gets bottle mounts under the downtube, on the top tube, two cargo cage mounts in the main triangle, as well as an extra pair in the triangle and under the downtube. The frame is also outfitted with standard rack and fender mounts should riders desire to run either. Plus, it gets three mounts under the top tube for those who dream about custom bolt-on frame bags.

2022 Marin Headlands 2

Not much has changed for 2022, but it’s exciting to see some new paint and an updated build kit after a year of next to no new bikes. The 2022 Marin Headlands 2 is now based around a 1×11 Shimano GRX RX810 drivetrain, complete with an integrated dropper post lever in the left shifter that operates a TranzX dropper post. It rolls on 700 x 44mm WTB Byway tires, aluminum rims, and has a new red-to-black fade paint job that is almost guaranteed to make you go faster.

  • 2022 Marin Headlands 2
  • 2022 Marin Headlands 2

2022 Marin Headlands 2 Build Kit

  • Frame Unidirectional Carbon Beyond Road Platform, 1x Drivetrain Specific
  • Fork Marin Full Carbon w/ Tapered Steerer
  • Crankset FSA Gossamer Pro, Megatooth 42T Chainring
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RDX812 Shadow Plus w/ Clutch
  • Cassette Shimano CSM8000, 11-Speed, 11/42T
  • Chain KMC X11
  • Shift Levers Shimano GRX STX801, 1×11-Speed
  • Brake Levers Shimano GRX Hydraulic
  • Brakes Shimano GRX Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors
  • Rims Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 21mm Internal Width
  • Front Hub Forged Aluminum Alloy 28H, 12x100mm
  • Rear Hub Forged Aluminum Alloy 28H, 12x142mm
  • Tires WTB Byway, Distance Plus Compound, 700 x 44mm, TCS Tubeless Compatible
  • Seatpost TranzX YSP38 Dropper Post, 70mm/105mm Travel, 27.2mm
  • Saddle Marin Beyond Road Concept Elite
  • Headset FSA Orbit IS, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8” x 1 1/2”
  • Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo Threaded

The 2022 Marin Headlands 2 retails for $3,099 USD and comes in six sizes. For something more affordable, the Headlands 1 has no dropper post and a slightly different build kit for $2,599. It’s also available as a frame and fork for $1,849. Head over to to learn more.

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