Marin Mountain Bikes Mill Valley 2002 Cyclocross Bike

4.2/5 (10 Reviews)

Product Description

7000 Series Full Double Butted Aluminum Edge top and down tubes • EVO 7000 Series Aluminum Rigid, 1 1/8Ó Fork • WTB Momentum Comp AL Threadless 1 1/8" Headset

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark G a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Great price-quality relation.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by August a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2006

Strengths:    Best bike for the money, light and quick. Amazingly stiff ride for an aluminum bike.

Weaknesses:    Front brakes tend to squeal and needs adjustment periodically. Checked by dealer a few times, still, problem persisted. No other problems.

Bottom Line:   
The first review I posted was two years ago and here's the follow-up. The bike has held up well with all the punishments it has taken. I ride to work almost everyday (50 miles roundtrip) weather-permitting and I did the Seattle to Portland (200 miles-two day) ride with it.

The original tires were crappy; suffered a few flats with them; replaced them original tires with Continentals and placed better spoke/rim-protector lining and my rides have been flat-free.

The front brake tends to squeal and needed toe-in adjustments periodically.

Otherwise, rides have been most comfortable, a bit stiff but you'll get used to it. Shifting's been smooth and consistent.

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Similar Products Used:   Trek 1400 with Shimano 105 STI and brake calipers

Bike Setup:   All original components except for the rear derailleurs and tires. The WTB saddle is very comfortable and forgiving.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nigel Shires a Commuter

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2006

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    poor quality componenets

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy this bike and not from these people. After just over 1 year the bottom bracket has been replaced (not under guarantee), the quality of components seems to be very low for the price of the bike.

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Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Avon Valley Cyclery,

Similar Products Used:   Trek Road Bikes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thbsloppy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2006

Strengths:    Surprised at the lightness with a non carbon frame

Weaknesses:    Slower than kleins and Cannondales (but 200 - 3000 dollrs lass also. Click pedals beg for falling over at stop signs due to forgetting you are in the clips. (Flat or clickless would be better)

Bottom Line:   
It's a pretty good bike. For 1 month after I get it overhauled yearly at R.E.I. it rides so smooth that I think I'm in a hovercraft. I always feel like I'm going raelly fast on the bike and it shifts really smooth. (I upgraded to the 105 shimano rear derailers). That is of course until I tried riding with some riding clubs that dusted me. I think that was my limitations, not the bikes. I ride about 16mph average with roling hills. If the geomety was closer to a rode bike, it would be faster, but it is more comfortable. Never going to win a race with this style bike, but 40 - 75 mile weekend rides are fun and better on your back on the ALP bikes. (Don't know why Marin doesn't concider them Hybrids). But overall fun bike. Faster with the $60 Michilan racing slick tires, but a t 150 - 200 miles per week, they only last about a month or so. The cheaper tires work well also.

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Favorite Ride:   Marin Mill Valley ALP

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   R.E.I.

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale, Treck, Klein, Diamand back (MTB)

Bike Setup:   Standard year 2002 or 2003 (I forget which) Marin Mill Valley ALP bike. (Not a hybrid - don't know why) upgraded to Shimano 105 rear derailers (best the shop could get.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by August a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2004

Strengths:    Well-built, solid feel. Smooth firm ride. Best bike for the money.

Weaknesses:    So far, none.

Bottom Line:   
Light, quick and fast; firm but comfortable to ride. Upgraded rear derailleur with Shimano 105 but Tiagras are okay. Uphill climb is a breeze. Other road racers will be astonished with you tailing them with ease.

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Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Recycled Cycles, Sea

Similar Products Used:   Trek 1400 with Ultegra 600 STI.

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