The smooth-riding Marin San Anselmo bike cruises about with ease and offers plenty of comfort thanks to a suspension fork and suspension seat post.
6061 aluminum frame features hydroformed top and down tubes to increase strength without adding weight; shaped seatstays and chainstays improve ride quality
A comfortable upright ride is provided by the bike's overall geometry, angle-adjustable stem and flat handlebar, helping minimize body strains and optimize visibility
Suspension front fork softens the bumps of overworked city streets and neglected back roads; preload adjustment and lockout let you customize the ride
Suspension seatpost reduces road shock that might otherwise shoot up your backside
24 speeds supply easy pedaling for tackling hills and cruising bike paths; dependable Shimano shifters and derailleurs offer quick, precise shifting
Linear-pull brakes let you ease in the braking power for controlled deceleration
700c wheels feature tough WTB rims and double-sealed hubs for efficient and smooth rolling
Puncture-resistant Maxxis tires add confidence to long country rides; wide width adds stability at slow speeds
Platform pedals accommodate most shoes
Specs on the Marin San Anselmo bike are subject to change
After its initial break-in period you might notice your bicycle performing less responsively than the day you brought it home. Not to worry, this is typical of all new bicycles and simply reflects that cables have stretched or their housings have seated themselves into final position. To keep running at peak performance, all REI bicycles come with a FREE warranty tune-up, which should be accomplished between the first 100-200 miles of riding or after the first two months if you're accumulating miles less quickly. Contact your nearest REI bike shop for details and an appointment for this important service.
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First off, let me describe my biking. As my name implies, I like to bike to breweries. So I needed a long-haul, fun touring bike that handles itself well on busy city streets, bad road conditions (potholes, uneven surfaces, etc), and loose gravel. I refer to my San Anselmo as a "beast" or "tank" because it's not the lightest bike around. You're not going to win any speed competitions with this station wagon of a bike. What you will get is a comfortable, long-distance hauler that will get you there in comfort and style. The gears shift smoothly and this ride LOVES climbing hills. But the San Anselmo craves loose gravel, where she does her best work. This bike chewed up the rough and bumpy Snoqualmie Valley Trail with no complaints. I first I thought the on/off fork shocks were a gimmick, but now I use them all the time. I find myself switching 'em on and off as I go from smooth to awful Seattle roads...it's always a mixed bag in this town. The San Anselmo does well in the rain...you won't have to change the tires. No slipping and sliding at all. So, I wouldn't suggest making sharp, high speed turns in this one unless you're a pro-biker. But for leisure brewery biking and workaday commuting, the San Anselmo is a solid ride.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I am writing this for my wife. I picked this out for her because the quickness and handling were good and it offers that extra bit of comfort with the suspension fork and seat post that similar bikes like the Cannondale Quick don't. That said neither suspension component is super smooth; both have slight but noticeable stiction. The fork can be locked out, which is nice. The brakes are some cheap no-name things, but after adjusting them myself they work just fine. [...]