Marin San Rafael DS3 700c 2018 Bike
Marin County California is regarded as the birthplace of mountain biking. With niche communities back then shaping what it is today, and with Marin Bikes' inception coming shortly after, the company has deep roots in the sport and now offers many styles of bikes to suit off-roaders and commuters alike.
The San Rafael is an off-road orientated hybrid with suspension fork and hydraulic disc brakes along with an 9x3-speed drivetrain to tackle rough terrain, inclines and descents easily and confidently. The 700c tyres are grippy and nimble and the frame is very light and stiff for a controlled feel. A great low-maintenance commuter bike for use in the city - An even better commuter if you don't mind making a few dusty shortcuts.
The DS3 sits alongside the DS1, DS2 and DS4 in the San Rafael range and is the gents equivalent of the San Anselmo. It offers more responsive hydraulic brakes, upgraded fork and an upgraded drivetrain from the DS1 and DS2. The performance difference is noticeable and the increased gear range makes the bike generally more versatile.
Frame and Forks
Frame: Series 3 Dual Sport, 6061 Aluminum w/ SHOT Tech, 700C Wheels, Relieved Head Tube and BB, Internal Cable Routing, Post Mount Disc Specific Forged Dropouts
Fork: SR Suntour NEX Disc HLO, Hydraulic Lockout, Preload Adjustment, 63mm Travel
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus Triple
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio Shadow 9-speed
Cassette: Shimano Alivio 9-Speed, 11-34T
Chain: KMC Z7
Crankset: SR Suntour XCR6, 48/36/26T, Ring Guard
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
Shifters: Shimano Altus 9x3-Speed
Brakes: Shimano M315 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano Hydraulic
Rims: Marin Alloy Double Wall 700c. 32H, Disc Only
Hubs: Marin Alloy QR, Centrelock Discs, 32H
Tyres: Schwalbe Smart Sam Performance, 700x40c, Puncture Protection
Handlebar: Marin Alloy Riser
Headset: FSA No.10 Integrated
Grips: Duel Density Ergo Lock-on
Stem: Marin Forged Alloy
Seatpost: Marin Alloy
Saddle: Marin Fitness Padded
Pedals: Nylon Platform
If you are unsure about sizing, we recommend test riding one of our in-stock bikes.
Model specific size guides can also be found on the manufacturer's website.
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