"Built upon the same stout 4130 butted chromoly steel frame as the base Pine Mountain model, the new Pine Mountain 1 goes one step further with the addition of a RockShox Recon Silver RL fork with 120mm travel and Shimano's updated SLX Shadow Plus 11-speed rear derailleur. Plus-sized, tubeless ready Schwalbe 27.5+ x 2.9" tires roll fast and grip anything and bring a different experience to rigid trail riding." -Marin
Our Take: More fun than a barrel of monkeys! But seriously, we can't remember the last time we had THAT much fun on a HARDtail!?! Everything about this bike has us grinning from ear to ear. The 27.5+ sounds like a gimmick and another bike industry marketing ploy, until you ride it!