The Marin Bobcat Trail 3 is a capable mountain bike with modern trail geometry build for exploring singletrack trail systems. Best-in-class frames and solid, serviceable spec make the Bobcat Trail a solid choice for the recreational rider looking to step up to modern geo and step deeper into mountain biking, and for the experienced rider in search of an update that doesn’t break the bank.
Series 2 Aluminum Frame
The Bobcat Trail has a Series 2 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminium frame with a 120mm travel suspension fork and 27.5” or 29” wheels depending on size and preference.
29” or 27.5” Wheels
The Bobcat Trail has a growing wheel size strategy for the best fit and performance with the choice of 27.5” or 29” platforms on the size Medium, 27.5” wheels on sizes XS and S, and 29” wheels on sizes L, XL, and XXL.
All Bobcat Trail models feature Marin Trail geometry, featuring a long-ish reach, low standover, slack head tube, and steep seat tube angles, giving riders confidence and predictable handling to have a blast on the trail.
Fastback Seatstay Design
Fastback seat stays add vertical compliance without sacrificing power transfer, and feature rack mounts for extended trail adventures.
Bobcat Trail 3
Series 2 6061 Aluminum, 27.5" or 29” Wheels, Low Standover, 68mm BB shell, 135mm Forged Dropouts, IS Chainstay Disc Mount, Internal Housing & Dropper Post Routing
SR Suntour XCM HLO, 120mm Travel, Hydraulic Lockout, 46mm Offset
Front: Forged Alloy, 32H
Rear: Forged Alloy, 32H
Black Stainless Steel, 14g
Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 25mm Inner, Pinned Joint, Disc Specific
Alloy Crank, Steel Chainrings, 36/22T
microSHIFT TS39, 8-Speed, Thumb-Tap
Shimano Altus, 8-Speed
SunRace 8-Speed, 11-34T
Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc
Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc, 180/160mm Rotors
Marin 31.8 Riser, 12mm Rise, 780mm Width
Marin MTB, Closed End
Marin Alloy, 31.8mm Clamp, 45mm
Marin Alloy, 30.9mm
Whilst we do actively try to keep on top of all the details, manufacturers do occasionally change model specifications, so anything detailed above is subject to change.
Bobcat Trail Size Guide
||146 - 157 cm
||4'10" - 5'2"
||157 - 165 cm
||5'2" - 5'5"
||165 - 173 cm
||5'5" - 5'8"
||168 - 175 cm
||5'6" - 5'9"
||175 - 183 cm
||5'9" - 6'0"
||183 - 191 cm
||6'0" - 6'3"