Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:49 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 176 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ... 18  Next

Marin - Cool or Uncool?
Cool 51%  51%  [ 101 ]
Uncool 49%  49%  [ 97 ]
Total votes : 198
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:36 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23175
Location: Retrobike HQ
This is quite a close vote. Could go either way.

For what it's worth I think they were up there late 80s/early 90s, notably with the high end steel and ti offerings. Sometime mid 90s they seemed to lose the plot a little. Although their full sussers were very popular and supposedly quite good going from reviews...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:43 pm 
Mr Darcy
Mr Darcy
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:36 pm
Posts: 5687
Location: Bicester
John wrote:
This is quite a close vote. Could go either way.

For what it's worth I think they were up there late 80s/early 90s, notably with the high end steel and ti offerings. Sometime mid 90s they seemed to lose the plot a little. Although their full sussers were very popular and supposedly quite good going from reviews...


The manitou design??? :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:55 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:07 pm
Posts: 374
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Cool by a slight margin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:02 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:32 pm
Posts: 1503
Location: Southport, UK Member No:411
Err! Weren't they world champions with their 1999 Marin Mount Vision Pro?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:12 pm 
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:16 pm
Posts: 9939
Location: ÜberUnderbidder
I voted GT uncool...perhaps I should not have done that. There is no way I can vote this brand cool after that. Oh well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:01 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20770
Location: Sol Kitts
Interesting results so far, for me cool then not so much now. They were quite stylish in the gamut of garishness, whereas now that stylishness is just a tad boring. Since its retrobike I'm not including anything modern in my opinion(?pre 97). Vote = uncool. And like GT there are always exceptions.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:34 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 8433
Location: Oh Canada!
i think they have some cool models, but as a whole the brand doesn't do it for me. never wanted one, don't think i ever will. but i almost bought a Team Ti, but only because it was Ti. too bad it wasn't my size. maybe if it did, it would have swayed my vote since i'd own one and have to vote cool! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:00 am
Posts: 13
cool, but barely. I remember being inspired as a teenager by Paul Lasenby lapping (seemingly) the whole field of southern races in the 90's on his Ti Marin...

however I would love to see the cool wall vote on this
Quote:
Benandemu wrote:
I may off point here, but exactly when was mountain biking cool?


John's idea for a future vote on this is a good one, no?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:20 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:57 am
Posts: 259
Location: London
Uncool by miles.

BITD when all was well in the world, my mate had a 94 Indian Fire Trail and I thought it was the best bike ever made. I lusted after the mid range Nail Trail, when my budget was more Hawk Hill. Then it started to go wrong sometime in the mid-late 90's and now deeply uncool. A fair barometer is how many people you see putting them in readers bikes- Marins moderately rare, Konas ten a penny.

Not as uncool as Trek, less cool than GT.

:D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:06 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:54 pm
Posts: 2162
Location: West of you, east of them.
Wow. I just can't believe that Marin is headed to the cool wall. :roll: What's next, Balance?!? :lol:

Maybe a simple majority vote isn't the way to do it...seems too easy for 'pretty good I guess' to pass for 'cool'. You'll have to start a "No Really, this time we mean COOL Wall" :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 176 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ... 18  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group