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Marin - Cool or Uncool?
Cool 51%  51%  [ 101 ]
Uncool 49%  49%  [ 97 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:15 pm 
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I recall almost buying an 89 Bear Valley a long time ago - nice gloss black paint with gold decals. In the end I went for a Rockhopper and I've always favoured Specialized as a brand ever since. As I remember Marin in their steel days they were nice frames, but nothing really grabbed the attention.
A few years later I bought one of the early Mount Visions and never really got on with. I bought it on a bit of a whim, but for some reason it I found it pretty uninspiring to ride. Sold it after about 6 months and went back to a hard tail.
I'm going with uncool for the brand as a whole - having said that if a Team Ti frame came along in my size at the right price I'd be very tempted...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:32 pm 
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I come for fun not english lesons


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not cool in my mind. just bought one though!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:41 pm 
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functional yes, cool no.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:43 pm 
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i kinda think that back in 93 they really were not cool but looking back they do look cool now. does that make sense?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:51 pm 
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First titanium marin, or first FRS with manitou are cool.
But, it's like a lot of brand. They were cool,… before the mid of 90ies

modern mtb is boring and toooooo serious.


So, we talk about retrobike, and the answer for me : retrobike marin were cool.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:00 pm 
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I don't think anyone has ever come up to me and cried "Oh my god it THAT a marin?!?!?!"


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:35 pm 
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Scrat wrote:
I don't think anyone has ever come up to me and cried "Oh my god it THAT a marin?!?!?!"


:lol: :lol: :lol: Now THAT'S the truth
Yet i think Marin will make it to the cool side of the cinderpath


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:26 pm 
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For me, the cool Marins were the rigid ones, suspension forks looked wrong on the skinny tubes, then they firmly closed the gates of cool with their double susp ones. Given this is supposedly retro, I´m saying Marin is cool, sorry but grey and pink Pine Mountain was in my eyes one of the nicest looking mtb´s made.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Anyone noticed the 50% vs 49% :roll: :lol:


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