and home to many of the people and places that have shaped the sport since those informal, now-legendary, races down Mt. Tamalpais. Marin Bikes was founded in 1986 during the earlier days of mountain biking, and today offers a complete line of mountain, pavement and kid’s bikes.
The success of Marin’s first model, the Madrone Trail, turned heads and laid the groundwork for three decades of performance-minded mountain bikes. In 1988 the Marin Team Titanium broke new ground as one of the industry’s first mass-produced titanium mountain bikes. It was during this time that Marin began naming their models after the iconic landmarks of Marin County: Muirwoods, Bolinas Ridge, Pine Mountain, Indian Fire Trail, Eldridge Grade and Hidden Canyon.
Throughout the 90’s and 2000s Marin built a worldwide following through innovative, competitive bike and successful sponsored riders. Hydroformed, monocoque and an increasing number of full-suspension models and the Quad-link design, coupled with a greater emphasis on pavement bikes, had firmly entrenched Marin as one of the bicycle industry’s key influencers.