An Inside Look at What's In the Test Fleet: Marin Mount Vision XM6
The Mount Vision receives a new frame design with goals of improved handling, increased stiffness and a lighter overall weight.
At the heart of the new design is Marin's Quadlink 3.0 suspension. The design is claimed to improve the leverage rate on the shock, while maintaining the axle path of previous iterations. Marin also claims that the new design is easier to manufacture. As an added bonus, the Mount Vision can now fit a water bottle cage on top of the downtube.
With a tapered headtube and beefy, hydroformed tubes, Marin aimed to increase stiffness in the Mount Vision.
Marin County in California is considered by many to be the birthplace of mountain biking. The RockShox Sektor fork is a highlight of the component spec thanks to its tapered headtube, 15-millimeter through axle and air spring.
There are extra cable tabs to route a remote for an adjustable seatpost; a worthwhile upgrade for the Mount Vision.
The wrecking crew strives to put as many miles as possible on each test bike before we write a full review. Watch for the full write-up on this bike in the coming pages of Mountain Bike Action