Marin Bear Valley 2003 Hybrid Bike

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[Sep 20, 2020]
mark.copping


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

I've had this bike for 17 years. The frame is as good as the day I bought it. Its a lightweight road bike but strong enough to take off-road abuse, which it has had to put up with frequently. The brakes are very good, as is the handling. Overall an excellent high-quality well-made bike.

Weakness:

No real weakness

Price Paid:
£650
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2003
[Sep 02, 2004]
Anonymous
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4

Recently purchased the Marin Bear Valley and it's been an excellent ride. Light and agile, but also strong. Had Manitou Magnum forks fitted, which seem to love the off-road treks and urban commutes to work. Fingers crossed, no bad issues as yet!

[Aug 10, 2004]
Anonymous
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

you wont be going fast when the frame snaps

Weakness:

you'll go under a car when the frame snaps

the frame snapped on mine after 4 months - 500 miles road use. it cracked on the rear stay going along to the back wheel on a weld point on both sides, i didnt see this and eventually the thick tubes around the crank suddenly snapped leaving it unrideable and miles to get back home. marin upgraded me to a 2004 mill valley and the crack developed again after 6 months in the same place on the rear stay, appauling. this bike is weak and dangerous AVOID. there are other very similar designs by other makes that are better value, get a bike by another manufacturer that is more reliable and wont cost you in extra transport and repair (and hopefully not hospital) costs.

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