Best known in the UK for its mountain bikes, US brand Marin has added four road bikes to its range.

It’s not as strange a move as it initially sounds – the Californian company has made a big impact with its flat bar commuting range in the UK and has actually been selling road bikes in its home market for two decades.

Marin Argenta Road Bike

Marin Argenta Road Bike

The Argenta A6 is Marin's introductory Endurance Fit model and is designed to offer serious performance for riders wanting a road bike with a more comfortable riding position. Built upon our Endurance Fit Geometry, the fully butted 6061 alloy frame optimizes rider placement to be slightly more upright, with a reduced reach to the handlebars. A smooth riding carbon fork matches the frame’s steering geometry and wheelbase to provide a stable ride quality. For components a wide-range Shimano Claris drivetrain is used with a compact crankset for effective shifting while Alex rims with Schwalbe tires provide precise handling.

Marin Argenta A6 Comp

The Argenta Comp A6 is built to expand your riding horizons with a stellar riding package. Built with our Endurance Fit Geometry, the fully butted 6061 alloy frame optimizes rider positioning to be slightly more upright, with a reduced reach to the handlebars. A smooth riding carbon fork matches the frame’s steering geometry and wheelbase to provide a stable ride quality. Upgrades include a 9-speed Shimano Sora drivetrain with Alex RA30 aero profile rims and lightweight Marin Comp components.

Marin Argenta A6 Elite

Ready to set new records on your ride? The Argenta Elite A6 comes ready to rock with a fully-butted 6061 frame and carbon fork. Based upon our Endurance Fit Geometry, rider placement is optimized to be slightly more upright, with a reduced reach to the handlebars. A smooth riding carbon fork is spec’d to match the frame’s steering geometry and wheelbase to provide a stable ride quality. Shimano 105 shifters and derailleurs handle gearing changing duties while a FSA Gossamer compact crank, Alex RA30 aero profile rims and folding bead Schwalbe tires help complete the lightweight package.

Marin Verona

The Verona T3 Comp combines elite level racing technology with our superb Endurance Fit geometry for a bike capable of winning races without sacrificing comfort and stability. The heart of this machine is our lightweight T3 carbon frameset, with performance features like a tapered head tube and carbon fork for precise steering control as well our unique Power Taper seat tube and RVS seat stays which add greater compliance to the upper portion of the frame to minimize road vibration. A Shimano 105 group with FSA Gossamer compact crank help you fly up the climbs while aero profile Alex RA30 rims with folding bead Schwalbe tires cut through the wind.

Endurance Fit Geometry

Marin’s endurance road geometry, which combines a more neutral riding position with performance-oriented dimensions. This encompasses small changes in the frame, like a longer wheelbase, more stable steering angle and slightly taller head tube. Together these details unite to deliver a ride quality that is fast and responsive while isolating the rider from excessive fatigue. Additional frame features include fork and frame dimensions for fitment of larger-volume 25c tires and our Power Taper seat tube featured on carbon models that utilizes an oversized dimension at the bottom bracket area to maximize rigidity before gradually tapering to use a smaller-diameter seatpost for optimal rider comfort. Carbon and alloy frames feature our RVS(Rapid Vibration Suppression) system, which are radially-arced and formed seat stays that reduce the transmission of bumps from rough roads.