The Marin Alpine Trail E Our Best Value eMTB Yet
Did someone say new Alpine Trail E? Hell yeah - and we've just created an all-new, best-value eMTB that we know you're going to love.
All New Marin Alpine Trail E, Y'all
Y’all know about the Marin Alpine Trail E, right?
It’s our take on the ultimate enduro eMTB.
We took all of our experience of designing grin-inducing, singletrack-shredding human-powered mountain bikes and used it to create a hard-charging, ass-kicking, fun-fizzing eMountain Bike. We love it and we think it's one of the best eMTBs going.
We packed in 150mm rear travel, our much-loved Multrac suspension system, mullet wheels and the awesome Shimano drive system for an eBike that is heaps of fun to ride.
While the Marin Alpine Trail E isn’t new, 2023 sees a whole heap of exciting new updates to our ultimate eBike that just make it even better.
Before we get stuck in, let’s get the newcomers up to speed.
So, Like, What Is An eBike?
Unsure about eMTB or eBikes? Still asking "what is an eBike?"
An eBike is like a conventional bike but with an added motor and a battery to give your pedalpower a boost.
You still have to pedal like a ‘normal’ bike but the motor adds some extra energy to each pedal stroke, meaning you can ride further, harder and faster with less effort.
eBikes typically have a motor, a battery and a control unit mounted on the handlebars. The control unit allows you to vary the level of assistance offered, from the just-a-little-bit of ‘Eco’ mode to the full-gas, climb-chomping surge of ‘Boost’ mode.
There’s no throttle like a motorbike or anything like that, it all feels super natural and very close to riding your usual, pedal bike. You can imagine it being a little bit like suddenly possessing the leg-power you always wish you had, without all of the training required!
If you’d like to learn more about eBikes, you can check out the Marin Bikes Complete Guide to eBikes and eMountain Bikes here.
And Back to the Alpine Trail E
So what’s new for the Marin Alpine Trail E?
For 2023 we’ve given the Alpine Trail E a boost, keeping everything we love about our big-dog eBike and adding a few surprises.
Perhaps the most exciting update is (drum roll please) the all-new, brand-new, entry-level Alpine Trail E ‘base’ model which we're sure is the best eMTB under four and a half thousand dollars right now.
We love making bikes for all budgets and we really love making the very best bikes we can, for the very least money possible.
The new Alpine Trail E puts big-hitting eMTB performance in the hands of more modest budgets, meaning more people can enjoy the ride.
A Dollar Shy of Four And A Half
We’re proud to have created a super fun, super value eBike for a dollar shy of four and a half thousand bucks.
OK, sure, we know that’s still a chunk of change but eBike tech doesn’t come cheap and for the cash, we’ve created one of the very best value eMountain Bikes on the planet.
So what does that get you?
Our new Alpine Trail E comes with the same frame, geometry and suspension platform as the top-of-the-line Alpine Trail E, just with a few tweaked components and a more value-focussed drive unit to bring the price tag way down.
All New Shimano EP6 Tech Goodness
The heart of the Alpine Trail E is the new Shimano EP6 drive unit that offers super reliable performance, bags of customization and a natural, refined pedal assist with low drag and low noise. It’s a brand new system for Shimano, introduced in 2023, and is set to be the benchmark for big-value eMTB tech.
The entry-level Alpine Trail E comes with a carefully selected kit list that we’ve poured over to create a bike that’s killer value and that we’re still stoked to ride. We’ve saved you cash wherever we can, without compromising reliability or performance.
We’ve picked an X-Fusion Trace RC fork, an X-Fusion 02 PRO RXC rear shock, hard-knocking Marin double-wall rims, Vee Tire Co tires, Shimano 10-speed shifting and powerful Shimano 4-piston brakes with 203mm rotors.
And A Kick-Ass Set of Numbers
Just looking at the numbers of the Marin Alpine Trail E should tell what it's all about.
150mm of rear travel, mullet wheels (27.5” rear, 29” front) and a beautifully balanced set of geometry numbers mean this bike is ready to take on the best, or worst, you can throw at it.
Big mountain adventures, downhill trails, bike parks, enduro racing or simply a rip around your local forest or trail network.
They’re all well within the Alpine Trail E’s wheelhouse and, thanks to eBike tech, now more easily accessible to all, regardless of your pedal power.
And whichever Alpine Trail E you choose, top-spec or entry-level, those numbers never change. You’ll always get the same frame, geometry and wheel setup throughout the whole range.
And if you do find the limits of your Alpine's components, everything is upgradeable so you can easily start with the 'base' model and work your way up if you ever find the limit of a particular component.
Meet The Family
But there's more to the Alpine Trail E family than just our best-value eMTB option.
With each upgrade, you'll see a unique colour scheme and a step up in terms of component quality and drive unit tech all to provide even more fun, reliability and performance on the trails.
Introducing the Marin Alpine Trail E family.
Marin Alpine Trail E
The Marin Alpine Trail E puts the fun and freedom of eMTB at a super-friendly price, because why should only the richest of riders get the good times?
We’ve created a big-mountain-capable eMTB that’s probably the best value eBike on the planet and packed in the awesome Shimano EP6 drive unit, X-Fusion suspension, 10-speed Shimano drivetrain, Vee tires, plenty of kick-ass Marin components and a long-lasting internal 504Wh battery.
Rounding out all this goodness are powerful 4-piston Shimano brakes with 203mm rotors.
Marin Alpine Trail E1
The Marin Alpine Trail E1 sits squarely in the middle of the Alpine Trail family, packing performance and value in equal measure.
Go E1 and you’ll get an upgrade to a 630Wh battery, X-Fusion Trace 36RC / RockShox Super Deluxe Coil R suspension and a long-lasting, tough and reliable Shimano 11-speed Deore drivetrain.
Marin Alpine Trail E2
The Marin Alpine Trail E2 is our top-end Alpine Trail, ready to tame the roughest and toughest of trails.
For the best of the bunch, we’ve packed in the big-dog Shimano STEPs EP801 system and a long-lasting 630Wh battery, Fox 38/Float DHX2 Performance Elite suspension and a blend of Shimano XT and SLX 12-speed, including powerful 4-piston brakes.
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