Marin Bobcat Trail 4 w/ GMAC

  • The Marin Bobcat 4 is a great entry-level mountain bike. It's versatile, with geometry that can both handle trail riding but that isn't too aggressive for pavement. This bike has been fitted with the GMAC motor system, with full-coverage fender and our battery-power light system as well. We have also added the e-bike specific Schwalbe Energizer Plus in the 700 x 37mm size.

    55 lbs, 28mph+ top speed, and up to 1,500 watts of assist.

    From the manufacturer:

    The Bobcat Trail is a capable mountain bike with modern trail geometry build for exploring singletrack trail systems. Best-in-class frames and solid, serviceable spec make the Bobcat Trail a solid choice for the recreational rider looking to step up to modern geo and step deeper into mountain biking, and for the experienced rider in search of an update that doesn’t break the bank.

    Key upgrades over the Bobcat Trail 3:

    • Shimano Altus 2x9 drivetrain
    • SR/Suntour XCM HLO DS fork
    Series 2 6061 Aluminum, 27.5" or 29” Wheels, Low Standover, 68mm BB shell, 135mm Forged Dropouts, IS Chainstay Disc Mount, Internal Housing & Dropper Post Routing
    SR Suntour XCM HLO-DS, 120mm Travel, Hydraulic Lockout, 46mm Offset
    Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 25mm Inner, Pinned Joint, Disc Specific
    Forged Alloy, 32H
    14g Black Stainless Steel
    WTB Trailboss Comp, 27.5/29x2.25, Wire Bead
    Shimano Altus Double
    Shimano Altus, 9-Speed, Shadow Design
    Shimano Altus 2x9
    Alloy Crank, Steel Chainrings, 36/22T
    Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Square Taper
    KMC X9
    SunRace 9-Speed, 11-36T
    Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor Front/160mm Rotor Rear
    Tektro Hydraulic
    Marin 31.8 Riser, 12mm Rise, 780mm Width
    FSA No.10-P
  • Simply choose the options you'd like and order! You can pick up at our Seattle flagship store, or have the bike shipped to you. Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipment if you've chosen to add the Swift electric assist (highly recommended!).

    The hub motor works to assist your pedal power. The motor supplies power as soon as you start to pedal, and the amount of power it provides is based on the level that you select on the display. When you stop pedaling, the motor shuts off. You can also purchase a handlebar mounted throttle to engage the motor if you'd like to cruise around without pedaling.

    The Swift system assists to 20mph, or can be unlimited to 24mph (class 3 e-bike). The Meridian system assists to 25mph, or can be unlocked to 30mph for off-road use.

    The battery life varies based on numerous factors (the power level used, the rider’s weight, the amount of pedal assistance, cargo, terrain, wind, etc). Even a cargo-bike rider using full power can expect at least 15 miles to a charge, and you get over 60 miles on a standard bike using lower power settings and pedaling normally. Most folks report a battery range between 15 and 40 miles.

    The Swift adds 11 lbs, and the Meridian adds 16 lbs.

    We suggest having this system professionally installed. The cost for this is $99, and generally $99 at most local bike shops comfortable with electric assist installation. If you'd like to install it yourself, please contact us for instructions.

    The entire system comes with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty. Essentially, that means that any damage not caused by an accident or misuse is covered. See the full warranty here.

    It really comes down to how well you, the battery’s owner, care for it. With that said, you can expect a full 400 cycles with the standard charger before the battery life drops to 80% of its original capacity. But with the variable charger, you can extend that number to 1,000 cycles or more. Find out how here. We warranty the battery for 2 years with some stipulations (see warranty section for more information).

    From completely flat, the standard battery takes 6 hours to charge, and the extended battery takes 8 hours to charge. Want faster charging speeds? Check out the variable charger!

    Nope. But don’t leave it plugged in for too long (24 hours or more). It keeps the cells from dropping down to their resting voltage and prematurely ages the pack.

    No! Actually, it's best to not completely discharge the battery. We suggest you simply recharge the battery overnight after riding, regardless of whether it's completely dead or not.

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