Marin Mountain Bikes Argenta Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $739.00


Product Description

2010 ArgentaThe Argenta was designed using Marins Natural Fit concept. Natural Fit offers a more natural, upright positionTo placeThe rider in a comfortable, yet efficient riding position. Lightweight Hydro Edge RoadTubing is matedTo carbon fiber forks and seatstaysTo aid in shock absorption reducing rider fatigue, allowing youTo pedal faster and farther. Frame 6061 Aluminum,Triple-butted Hydro Edge Road main frame with carbon seatstay and E4 Anti-Flex chainstay Fork RFE carbon; 1 1/8"


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Commuter

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2006

Strengths:    Solid frame, smooth ride. Great ride for the price

Weaknesses:    Shimano tiagra is a horrible system, you have to upgrade to appreciate the bike

Bottom Line:   
Overall, a great ride. I've upgraded to ultegra components, which has made a huge difference in performance. Continetal Lite Tires.


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

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2005

Strengths:    Great ride, really nice paint job, full Tiagra component set. Made in the USA by a quality company.

Weaknesses:    This is just an entry level bike, but a great way into the sport. If you dont plan on doing any racing or serious mileage this bike could keep you satisfied for many years. I wouldnt pay the retail price on this bike, but for 650 its a bargain. Usually bikes are about 750 or so when you get totally out of the sora stuff. The verdict is still out on the Stelle Italia xo saddle, and once again the bike is slightly heavier than its competitors - but almost weightless compared to my MTB.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first road bike and I love it. Picked it up on clearance for 650, down from 1000. The ride is smooth, thanks to the steel frame and carbon fork. Also has carbon seatstay, but thats prob more of a gimmick than anything functional. Full Shimano Tiagra component set. Solid bike for a beginner. A little bit heaver than aluminium bikes, but unless your a racer or have very little body fat who cares? BTW the '05 is aluminium.

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Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   rei

Similar Products Used:   Trek MTBs

Bike Setup:   Lets see managed to add cyclecomputer and clipless pedals, more to come.



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Marin Argenta - Anyone ride one?

Hi All - LBS is getting rid of their last 2009 marin Argenta - I have never seen one on the road, and am thinking of getting it. Current ride is all aluminum Trek, and the marin is advertised as a more relaxed and comfortable ride - here is a link to the bike. Seems like a basic 105 setup with a fr ... Read More »

Marin Argenta 2001 - rear derailleur hanger

hi all, this is a shot in the dark, but looking for a replacement hanger for my argenta 2001. looked with CNC Machined Bicycle Parts, AE bikes, rearderailleur.com, and marin = all were NO GOs. even went on craigslist to find the bike and tried calling the sellers to see if they had an extra han ... Read More »

Marin Argenta advice

Hi everyone. Just looking for some advice on buying a new bike. I was thinking of getting this 2002 Marin left over for around $1500. It was handmade in Italy but according to the local salesman, Marin isn't a well known road bike name so they didn't sell well and he's giving me a "deal" so h ... Read More »

2002 Marin Argenta advice?

Hi everyone. Just looking for some advise on buying a new bike. I was thinking of getting this 2002 Marin left over for around $1500. It was handmade in Italy but according to the local salesman, Marin isn't a well known road bike name so they didn't sell well and he's giving me a "deal" so ... Read More »

Marin Argenta or Portofino?

I'm in the market for a new lower end road bike and I've narrowed my selection down to a few choices: namely a Marin Portofino, Argenta, or Specialized Allez (basic triple model). I just can't decide! Is the Argenta worth the extra couple hundred over the Portofino for the small parts upgrades? M ... Read More »

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