Marin FAIRFAX Road Bike Review

Posted July 30, 2013 by admin in Bike Reviews

Marin FAIRFAX Road BikeAfter cycling for sometime I decided to enter my first race. So I bought the Marin FAIRFAX Road Bike. My old bike I use to ride wasn’t up to par with all the other bikes that would be at the race so I needed something a little bit better. I bought the Marin FAIRFAX based on price and the features it gave me. Compared to a lot of other bikes in it’s class it was a lot cheaper. An equivalent bike by trek would be almost double the price.

This bike is very light weight and responsive. It is also very comfortable to ride, which I find is important to me when riding for long stretches. The Marin FAIRFAX Road Bike comes with Shimano Acera Rapid Fire shifters that are lightning quick and superior Forged Alloy Linear Pull breaks.

Since buying this bike it’s the only bike I ride anymore. I use it both for commuting and training daily. I’ve put a lot of miles on it and the bike has kept up wonderfully. The Marin FAIRFAX Road Bike is a Great bike for anyone.


Road Bike Specifications

  • Model Name Fairfax
  • Model Category Road
  • Model Series Alp
  • Frame 6061 Aluminum, Full Triple Butted Hydro Edge Road Tubes with E4 Anti-Flex Seat and Chain Stays
  • Front Suspension RFE Carbon with Cromo Steerer tube
  • Rear Suspension 0
  • Shift Lever Shimano Acera Rapid Fire Plus, 9 Speed
  • Derailleur Front Shimano Acera 9-Speed
  • Derailleur Rear Shimano Alivio, 9 Speed
  • Brakes Front Forged Alloy Linear Pull with Power Modulator
  • Brakes Rear Forged Alloy Linear Pull
  • Brake Levers Forged Alloy 3 Finger
  • Pedals Composite Body with Alloy Cage
  • Crankset Shimano Alivio, 48/36/26
  • Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
  • Chain KMC Z99, 9-Speed
  • Cassette Shimano HG 50, 11-32, 9 Speed
  • Hub Rear Formula, 32 Hole
  • Hub Front Formula, 28 Hole
  • Rims Alex DC-19, Double Wall, 28 Hole Front, 32 Hole Rear with CNC Side Walls
  • Spokes Nipples 14 Gauge Stainless
  • Tires Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 28c with Folding Kevlar Bead and Puncture Resistant Belt
  • Saddle Marin ALP with Gel
  • Seatpost Comp Alloy Micro Adjust, 27.2mm
  • Stem Marin Alloy, Threadless
  • Handlebar Double Butted 6061 Alloy, OS-31.8mm, Flat
  • Grips Dual Density
  • Headset FSA Orbit C, 1 1/8″, Threadless for Campagnolo Hiddenset System
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