Marin Mountain Bikes Cortina Cyclocross Bike

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1899.99


Product Description

  • Frame: 6069 Aluminum, Triple Butted Cyclocross tubeset
  • Front Suspension: RFE Carbon
  • Crankset: FSA SL-K Light Compact
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo System Integrated with Crankset
  • Chain: SRAM PC-107


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ryan a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2010

Strengths:    SRAM rocks- love the shifting. Love the FSA cranks. Comfortable SE seat. Im glad the previous owner went tubular before i got it

Weaknesses:    can't tell you yet

Bottom Line:   
I wanted to get into cross, but at the time was paying off my new road bike. I got super lucky to get this bike, which was used as a spare ride. The entire bike was stock with the exception of the wheels, which had been changed out to Sun Tubulars with Challenge Grifos. Light, quick, responsive. It accelerates quickly, and is a breeze to shoulder. During the cold winter months it is my road bike...

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere i dont want to hurt my road bike

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   first cross bike- others include Specialized Roubaix Comp 2010, Litespeed Obed, and Lemond



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AC a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2009

Strengths:    SRAM force shifters and rear derailers. Fsa slk carbon cranks. I really like the stock selle italia seat.

Weaknesses:    It has a mavic aksium wheelset that is loaded to the guills but I don't know how I feel about them yet. The wheelset will be the first thing to change. Probably a custom Phil wood or chris king. I have never been stoked on radial lacing like the stock mavic

Bottom Line:   
Had the bike for a few weeks now and it is very comfortable and very quick. Everything is stock except for the stem. Would have kept the stock fsa stem because it's real nice but upgraded to a thomson because of the fiting and it was readily available. you can't really top thomson anyway. I've ridden a bunch of road bikes, and, although this is my first cross bike it is now my bike of choice for a road only ride. I am thinking about the wtb drop bars but the spec this has is making me second guess. It is the only complete I have ever bought without changing a lot of stuff right off the bat.

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Favorite Ride:   Any long ride with a few fire roads thrown in

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Shore cycling sports

Similar Products Used:   Jamis xenith pro. Specialized allez. Although they weren't cross bikes they were the closest

Bike Setup:   Stock. Thomson 100 mm stem. Shimano xt pedals



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Marin Cortina, buying older systems and buying sight unseen...

Hey guys Anyone have any experience with the Marin Cortina? Specs make it look like a great bike, and it is really attractive, but in all the posts I've read here I've not heard anyone mention the company, and I can't seem to find any reviews. My second question is about getting an older ... Read More »

Javelin Cortina- $11,000 for F/F/HS!!!

***X-post from another site*** Holy cow!! I thought the Meivici and Parlees were outrageous at $7,000 to $8,000 but this Javelin just blew the roof!! The Cortina just won Bicycling's Editor's Choice Award for Best Dream Bike 2009- beat out the Cyfac Absolu and Crumpton SL so it has to be a stella ... Read More »

javelin cortina

Anyone seen or heard much about this frame? Bicyling gave it their Editors Choice Award for Best Dream Road Bike. [url]http://www.bicycling.com/editorschoice09_road/slide11.html#[/url]Read More »

Would you buy these Cortina Rollers for $75?

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10yr old Cortina steel rollers....what do you know?

I'm posting this here as well as in another forum. I would like some info on these rollers. I don't know anything about them and google doesn't say much either. What can anyone tell me about them?Read More »

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