“We like the Naild thru-axle system, as they provide the rigidity and safety of thru-axles but with the quickness, ease, and convenience of a quick release,” said Holmes. By entering your details, you are agreeing to BikeRadar terms and conditions and privacy policy. “Our pavement product manager, Aaron Abrams, recognized the resurgence in touring and those looking to explore more than just paved roads, so he took the tried-and-true touring bike and updated it based on where the market was heading, giving a bit more ‘off-roadability’ to the segment,” Holmes added. Marin is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with some interesting machines that evoke old colour schemes and classic materials – and one of these birthday bikes is the Four Corners Elite. Despite its Utilitour designation, the Four Corners doesn’t have the sit up and beg geometry that you normally find on many touring rigs.My medium test bike featured a 57.5 cm effective top tube, and a stack and reach of 61.7 cm and 39.2 cm, respectively. The steel fork has lowrider and conventional rack and mudguard/fender mounts. The FSA Gossamer Pro crankset has a 38-tooth chainring and the e*Thirteen TRS 11-speed cassette has a 9-44-tooth gear range which makes this bike perfect for riding in rough and mixed terrain. BOTTLE / … The Four Corners is built for the adventure rider looking to explore deep off of the beaten path, sleep outdoors, and be ready for whatever pavement, dirt road, or light singletrack is around the next corner. Sizes available for riders … As far as the spec sheet goes, there are a few nice things to note. By comparison, my 56 cm Salsa Vaya has a stack height of 61.9 cm, a reach of 37.1 cm (with a 56 cm effective top tube). It’s not particularly neat, and the test team were divided on whether it looked good in a raw way or just untidy, though there was much more approval for the seatstay bridge and the custom-cast, thin-walled dropouts. Bottom bracket: External sealed cartridge bearing, 23. SRAM Apex 1 1×11 Speed This review appears in the May 2016 issue of Adventure Cyclist. Clearances are huge at both ends. The Four Corners Elite is built upon a Series 3 double butted and formed CrMo frame with 142 x 12mm thru-axle dropouts with a butted CrMo, 15mm thru-axle fork, along with a wide-range SRAM/FSA/e*Thirteen drivetrain and SRAM’s Apex hydraulic disc brakes. On the downside, it's heavier than similarly priced … In fact, ‘hurry’ isn’t a word you’ll often associate with this Marin, as even with a single chainring, a weight north of 11kg means you’ll need to be patient with the acceleration. Americký Trek se letos rozhodl, že dá brouka do … Presidio 1. These let me carry everything I need for a spartan night in the wilderness. The tall head tube and short stem help achieve a tour-friendly upright position with minimal spacers, while the new Four Corners–specific handlebar with its 20 degree flare in the drops permits a comfy cruising grip downstairs without canting the levers off at a screwy angle. Marin's Four Corners might make the most of the current bikepacking and adventure trend to sell itself, but at heart, it's an affordable off-road tourer with planted handling and a versatile steel frame. The Four Corners has been rebooted for “adventure touring,” said Marin Brand Director Chris Holmes. there are lots of footpaths leading all over, when looking southward, there is a lone sharp peak on the backside of the range you are climbing, the tip of that peak is your goal. Tires: Schwalbe G-One Evo, 700c x 38mm, folding, tubeless ready, Contact: Marin Bikes, 265 Bel Marin Keys, Novato, CA 94949, marinbikes.com. But make no mistake, this bike is intended for adventures, not just for a few hot laps on the racecourse. The Four Corners weighs in at 13.2 kg (29.1 lbs), it’s no lightweight, but neither is it a deadweight! TIRES. Seat post: Marin alloy, 27.2mm, one-bolt clamp, 25. See the video review here or below. The distinctive tread pattern of Schwalbe’s gravel-friendly G-One tyre. Brand: Marin, Product: Four Corners Elite. The Four Corners is available in five frame sizes to fit riders 4’11 to 6’4” without compromise. The 2016 Four Corners Elite is still steel, but that’s about where the resemblance to its ancestor ends. Sending me down the trail with hydraulic brakes would be like handing Don Felder’s Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck guitar to a ukulele player and requesting “Hotel California.”. DERAILLEUR REAR. ‘Hurry’ isn’t a word you’ll often associate with the stately Four Corners. Patrick O’Grady has written and cartooned about cycling since 1989 for VeloNews, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, and a variety of other publications. Marin is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with some interesting machines that evoke old colour schemes and classic materials – and one of these birthday bikes is the Four Corners Elite. With mounts for fenders, racks, and accessories, the Four Corners Elite is a true go-anywhere bike. Fork: Butted chromoly, fender and rack eyelets, low-ride mounts, Naild thru-axle dropout, disc mount. past the first singletrack, looking for the 1st trail to the left. To read more from Patrick, visit maddogmedia.wordpress.com. “With only the drops flaring, the controls are in a similar position that you’d find on a road bike.”. That said, Marin is sold on hydraulic discs and specs them on a wide variety of machines, from the sub-$1,000 Pine Mountain 1 hardtail to kids’ bikes. That means you’ll need to drop tyre pressure to avoid a punishing pogo experience on rougher trails. Don't miss out on MBUK – get your next 3 issues for just £5, Get the next 3 issues of the UK's number one cycling magazine for just £5, Versatile steel explorer with a taut and accurate rather than forgiving feel, Lovely, stable handling and a wide gear range, Its 11kg-plus weight means you need to be patient, Marin’s Four Corners Elite takes traditional steel and bends it into a bang-up-to-date form, The steel fork gets thru-axles and mounts has clearance for a 29er MTB wheel, or 45mm road rubber, ‘Hurry’ isn’t a word you’ll often associate with the Marin Four Corners, Strava Year in Sport review | Stats show that women drove doubling of activities logged in 2020, WTB KOM i21 TCS rims, Formula 100x15mm disc front, 142x12mm disc rear, Columbus Thron butted and formed chromoly steel, SRAM Rival hydraulic disc with 160mm Center-Line rotors. Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. A few short years ago, the Marin Four Corners was a fairly typical touring bike with a 4130 chromoly frame, triple crankset, nine-speed mountain bike rear derailer, bar-end shifters, and V-brakes. Brand: Marin, Product: Four Corners Elite. The Four Corners Elite looked and felt more like the cyclocross bikes I favor as daily drivers, particularly when I took it off pavement and onto the trails crisscrossing the Sandia foothills near my Albuquerque home, and later during a week of riding singletrack in McDowell Mountain Regional Park outside Fountain Hills, Arizona. “It was done mainly for ride compliance,” said Holmes. Brand: Marin, Product: Four Corners Elite. Takes all of 26 seconds to remove and replace a wheel so equipped. If it ain’t broke, as the fella says. Simplicity is not a word I’d apply to the brakes: SRAM Rival hydraulics clamping 160mm rotors. The Four Corners pays homage to Marin’s mountain bike glory years. Also, the WTB Resolute 42mm tires are a nice touch. WTB’s KOM i25 tubeless compatible rims are wrapped in WTB Resolute 42mm wide tires. For Marin’s 30th anniversary, the $2,309 Four Corners Elite got a butted and formed Columbus Thron frame with internally routed cables, a 1x11 SRAM Rival drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, and Naild quick-release–style thru-axles. But the Schwalbe tires and WTB rims are tubeless ready, and fans of that setup may suffer fewer flats than I do. And for anyone who doesn’t have the fiscal hardware or cranial software to accommodate a reboot of this magnitude, Marin still offers a close-to-classic Four Corners — a 4130 chromoly nine-speed with triple crankset, mechanical discs, and STI brake-shift levers for $1,099. Unfortunately, with the Elite model, Marin didn’t carry over the bottle cages on the fork, but otherwise, it looks like they ticked a lot of boxes. The 72-degree head angle and tall head tube give the Four Corners light, responsive steering but the long wheelbase and stretched top tube keep it stable at speed. Frame Series 3 Double Butted and Formed CrMo, Size-Specific Wheels (XS, S = 650B, M, L, XL = 700C), Utilitour Biometric Geometry, Fender and Rack Mounts, 142x12mm Thru-Axle Dropouts, Chainstay Disc Mount View on www.marinbikes.com I was taking my inaugural ride on the Four Corners Elite when I realized I had no idea how to release a wheel if I punctured, which I do frequently thanks to Albuquerque’s ubiquitous goat-head thorns. You can unsubscribe at any time. 10. © 1997-2020 Adventure Cycling Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, From the Magazine: The Year of Cycling Dangerously. But kitchen-sink types will find eyelets and bosses for fenders, a rear rack, a low-rider front rack, a third bottle cage, and a few extra down-tube bosses that mystified me. Fitting mudguards, or slightly bigger tyres shouldn’t give you any problems. Adventure can mean different things to do different riders. Unwilling to turn a rock star into a lounge act, I went minimalist, strapping on three Revelate Designs bags — Sweetroll (handlebar), Tangle (frame), and Pika (seatpost). Excellent parts package for this price. DERAILLEUR FRONT — SHIFT LEVER. It’s priced at around US$1100, making it cheaper than most comparable touring bikes available too (the Trek 520 is US $1430 and the Surly Disc Trucker is US $1500). 2018 Marin Four Corners Build kit. Both the frame and fork get very smart, quarter-turn Naild thru-axles. Clearances around the supplied 42c tyres are good. We’re rapidly becoming big fans of Schwalbe’s G-One tyres, thanks to their fast-rolling, gravel-gripping tread and robust carcass; WTB’s i21 rims add width, stability and tubeless compatibility. You should think of the 2018 Marin Four Corners as a bike that will happily putt along all day. You've been subscribed to our newsletter. The neutral gray steel frame gives the bike a timeless look, while disc brakes, wide tire clearance and an upright riding position keep pace with cyclists’ expectations for adventure touring and bikepacking. The Naild thru-axles at front and rear gave me a moment’s concern too. Marin have just unveiled their adventure touring bike, the 2016 Marin Four Corners… and doesn’t it look great? Riders who plan to spend a lot of time off pavement can fit tires up to 29 x 2.1in. Color: Raw metal with matte clearcoat; orange fork, stem and decals are an homage to Marin’s origins in 1986, as is the “86” stamped into the seatstay bridge. This year is Marin Bikes ’ 30th anniversary, and it marks the introduction of an all-new “utilitour” model, the Four Corners. These characteristics will make the bike super comfortable to ride as well as quite easy to handle. Using this data, we created five bike sizes across two wheel sizes to fit people from 4’11” to 6’4” without compromising the ride. And we think it’s a feature worth taking advantage of, as otherwise the ride is on the rather firm side of things. SRAM Apex 1 11-Speed. And with light loads on the 25-pound Elite, I never struggled on climbs using that 26-inch low end. The taut frame, with its stiff thru-axle connection to the wheel, holds lines with authority and the big flare on the lower part of the drops gives loads of confidence on descents. “When looking at other alternative bars on the market, we have seen controls end up in funky locations,” said Holmes. This does a good job of keeping the rider very upright which, will certainly sacrifice speed, but will help immensely with comfort, especially for riders who plan to be in the saddle for many hours at a time. 12. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. That said, the Columbus Thron tubeset Marin has opted for is a bang-up-to-date set of pipes, with external shaping and varying wall thicknesses that depend on the stresses each segment has to handle. It was another Marin, the Gestalt, that first caught my eye as the Adventure Cyclist staff and I prowled the floor during last fall’s Interbike trade show. Just be sure to watch that how-to video before rolling out, and if your bike occasionally travels by car, you may need to rethink your roof rack too. 2020 Marin Four Corners Elite The 2020 Marin Four Corners Elite is a steel frame touring bike with mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes. I normally run 38mm tires at 40 psi or thereabouts, but even at the higher pressure the Columbus frameset didn’t beat me up on trails abraded by an unusually wet winter, perhaps thanks in part to a rear triangle whose svelte seat stays — not much thicker than the pens I use to draw cartoons — start 50mm down the seat tube from where you might expect to find them. Handlebar Marin Four Corners flared drop, 420mm at hoods (center to center), 520mm at drops, 70mm reach, 125mm drop, 31.9mm clamp area. While I am not familiar with the Sora drivetrain, the 3×9 gearing has a decent range that’s not too punishing for loaded touring. FRAME/fork Utilitour Double Butted CrMo MARIN FOUR CORNERS BIKE 2019 WHEN THREE CORNERS ISNT ENOUGH There are riders who are obsessed with speed flying high off jumps bombing down mountains and then there are riders who are obsessed with adventure. So I turned around, rode home, and whaddaya know? Change the channel Select Site Singletrack Tech Singletrack Snow GritCX Singletrack Charged Singletrack Magazine Cassette: SRAM XG-1150 11-speed, 10-42T, 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42T, 22. Sports & Outdoors. I appreciate the efficiency and simplicity of the single-ring setup; my townie is a single-ring, seven-speed, steel cyclocross bike. It doesn’t soak up effort like some steel frames can, though, and once you have got it rolling you can top up speed and maintain momentum pretty well. This Four Corners Elite comes with a SRAM Apex 1x11-speed drivetrain which includes a SRAM Apex 1x11 shifter and rear derailleur. For proper fit and bike handling sizes XS and S use 650B wheels, sizes M, L, and XL use 700C. Fixing the flat takes a little longer, of course. The Marin will take 45mm road tyres with mudguards, or even low tread 29×2.1in mountain bike rubber without ’guards. These have a locking catch and locating notch for foolproof security, and the system is fast to remove and install. “Performance benefits far outweigh the potential for problems, proven by the adoption on virtually all levels of mountain bikes at this point,” said Holmes. The use of QR’s front and rear is a little old fashioned but no doubt help keep costs under control. If there’s a downside to the new more-upright geometry of the bike it’s that it may not suit those who are seeking that fast, sporty riding position. It could mean going off on a mixedterrain touring ride nothing but a sleeping bag and a tent. We adventure cyclists had some doubts about that, frankly, and so did pretty much everyone else who examined the Elite’s 1x drivetrain. 11. I did find myself spinning at 100-plus rpm in the 109.3-inch top end on one long paved descent; ordinarily I’d have coasted, but it was a cold morning and I wanted to keep my legs warm for the next climb. Marin Four Corners Elite - MTBS.cz - cyklistické zpravodajství. Three sets of bottle bosses, rack and fender mounts (front low rider mounts not pictured), disc brake mounts, internally routed cables, extra down tube bosses for optional front derailer cable, Naild thru-axle droupout. Skip to main content. Marin marinbikes.com. In January, I had just wrapped up a review of the Salsa Marrakesh, which is a more traditional touring bike — a big, burly, globetrotting beast of a machine, and probably too much bike for the casual sort of outing I prefer (see the April issue for that review). From the top of the roof to the bottom line: the Four Corners Elite is a nimble all-terrain vehicle — plus a real eye-grabber with its battleship gray tubes accented with orange fork, stem, and decals — and my reservations about hydraulic brakes aside, I don’t believe I’d change a thing about it. 7. And while an unloaded Four Corners Elite is a delight when going long, anyone who hauls gear will be pleased to see most of the usual attachment options for fully loaded touring. Trek odlehčil a zrychlil svou závodní Émondu. Adventure Cycling Association inspires, empowers and connects people to travel by bicycle. These come with both rack and mudguard mounts and are particularly neat. There’s enough gear range from the 40-tooth ring and 10-42 SRAM cassette to mean you should be able to spin up most hills anyway. Marin has also added a full suite of modern features. Marin Four Corners Elite 2016 No wonder it was a huge hit and basically sold out from the start. SRAM’s hydraulic lever hoods provide a useful handhold. The 700c x 38mm Schwalbe G-One tires roll well on asphalt and provide plenty of grip in loose conditions, even on climbs, and I ran them at 50 psi, five pounds above the recommended minimum. Thanks! Its sheer versatility also makes the fact it’s slightly pricier than some of its peers more forgivable. Brand: Marin, Product: Four Corners Elite. According to Marin, the Four Corners Elite is designed to handle fully-loaded touring, with up to four bottle mounts, rack and fender eyelets, lowrider fork mounts, and tire clearance up to 2.1”. I just ordered one for a friend and after having spend so much time trying to source one I've now fallen in love with the timeless design and thinking of getting one myself. With a name like that, the Four Corners Elite has a lot to live up to when it comes to versatility and ability to be a go-anywhere, do-anything bike, including tackling gravel and … The 2016 Marin Four Corners Poised steel explorer successfully blends classic and contemporary. Sign up and get new stories and inspiration delivered right to you. Marin uses biometric fit data based on statistics of people’s body proportions to develop the proper fit and weight distribution on each size of the Four Corners. But the editors steered me toward the Four Corners Elite, and I’m glad they did. Naild has a how-to video on its website. The Four Corners is built for the adventure rider looking to explore deep off of the beaten path, sleep outdoors, and be ready for whatever pavement, dirt road, or light singletrack is around the next corner. While it can’t match carbon or alloy in terms of strength to weight, steel is still a great option for hardworking bikes where comfort rather than stiffness is a priority. The Four Corners is built for the adventure rider looking to explore deep off of the beaten path, sleep outdoors, and be ready for whatever pavement, dirt road, or light singletrack is around the next corner. To maintain the stiffness of the steel frame, fixtures have been brazed on rather than welded, which means the gold-coloured filler is still visible on the unpainted frame. The topic ‘New Bike – Marin Four Corners Elite’ is closed to new replies. Indeed it does. Stem: Marin 3D forged alloy, 80mm, 31.8mm four-bolt clamp, +/- 6°, 21. The first point of interest is the tubing. The 2019 Marin Four Corners Elite is a steel frame touring bike with mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes. Turns out they’re for routing cable housing for customers who’d prefer a front derailer and double or triple crankset to the stock 1x11 setup. Crank spindle height above ground: 283mm. Three bottle cage bosses mean you’re not going to be thirsty in a hurry, either. Amazon.com : 2017 Marin Four Corners Elite Available for Order : Sports & Outdoors. For Marin’s 30th anniversary, the $2,309 Four Corners Elite got a butted and formed Columbus Thron frame with internally routed cables, a 1x11 SRAM Rival drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, and Naild quick-release–style thru-axles. These include not just internal control routing, but threaded holes for P-clips if you’d rather keep the cabling and brake hoses external for ease of servicing – the best of both worlds. 13. Long story short: this is not your grandfather’s touring bike. The 2016 Four Corners Elite is still steel, but that’s about where the resemblance to its ancestor ends. Frame: Columbus Thron, butted and formed chromoly. “The thin tubing and frame design optimize comfort for the long haul.”. The Marin Four Corners Elite Complete Bike is happy to take you to and from work every day, but it really shines when adventure calls. DESCRIPTION Head up the dirt road and over the gate. The Four Corners Elite gets what Marin calls ‘Utilitour’ geometry for stable loaded touring, and equates essentially to 72° head angles 72-74° seat angles, long headtubes, 70mm of BB drop, and 450mm chainstays. Sizing of the Four Corners is pretty confusing: There is a sizing chart on the Marin homepage that works for every model except the Four Corners. This was my first experience with hydro brakes, and I see why people like them — big power, light touch, plenty of modulation — but I’m not a great mechanic, so I doubt my ability to solve any mechanical puzzles far from the friendly neighborhood bike shop. At my height 5"11' Marin recommends a Large but I'm 100% sure the Medium would be a better fit. WTB Resolute, 650B/700Cx42, Folding Bead, Tubeless Compatible. In the Four corners, the bike is built with a “heads-up bar position and generous braze-ons” as the Marin website describes. 15. Already have an account with us? 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