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Marin DSX

Market leading flat bar gravel bike

The DSX is a rowdy flat bar gravel bike built using Marin’s highest level aluminium frame and carbon fork.  It is aimed at the playful end of the gravel bike category, and has been designed for rider who prefer the comfort and heads up positioning of a flat handlebar, but who still want a fast and lightweight bike for multi-terrain riding – components aside, it bears an obvious passing resemblance to old school rigid MTBs, but in contrast to those 80’s rigs it features a thoroughly modern gravel geometry and huge amounts of versatility, all wrapped up in an engaging and low maintenance package. Call it whatever you like – the DSX is cool, fun and excellent value for money.

This is a corking bike for the price, thoughtfully put together with room for some home upgrades too. Reasonably priced, yet still very capable bikes like this will be a catalyst for more riders trying out gravel riding as an entry point to cycling.  Call it whatever you like, but there’s no denying that this little bike is a lot of fun. ADVTNR.CC

The DSX offers an agile but stable gravel geometry, with a low standover height, keeping the main triangle stiff and manoeuvrable, as well as easy to step over if using it for commuting duties in street clothes.  The groupset has hydraulic disc brakes, for top end braking performance and a 1x drivetrain for smooth a reliable shifting. The Marin DSX range has huge tyre clearance, and comes as standard with 700x45mm tires, but has room for 29×2.1” if you’re looking to take it into rougher terrain.

The DSX features a butted and formed ‘Series 3’ 6061 aluminium frame with internal cable routing, tapered headtubes, 142x12mm thru-axles, flat mount disc brakes, and rack and mudguard eyelets.  The quality of the frameset makes it an ideal base for future upgrades – whether it’s wheels, larger volume tyres, lightweight finishing kit or a dropper post (for gravel racers and riders that spend significant time on rough surfaces, the DSX features internal dropper post routing ).

At Epic Cycles we have chosen to focus on stocking the DSX2 as we think it represents the sweetspot in the DSX range and offers outstanding value for such a high performance package.  Key upgrades over the base DSX model include:

  • Shimano Deore 6100 1×12 drivetrain
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Tubeless Ready wheels

Overall, the DSX, while being designed first and foremost as a capable and exciting flat bar gravel bike, offers a versatile package capable of fast commutes, long weekend adventures spanning paved roads and light singletrack, and all-day gravel events.

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Marin DSX 2

Key Features:

  • Frameset: Marin Series 3 DSX, 6061 Aluminum frame with Marin Full Carbon Tapered Steerer fork
  • Groupset: Shimano Deore 12-Speed 1x
  • Wheelset:  Marin Aluminum Double Wall 21mm Tubeless Ready with WTB Riddler TCS 700x45c tyres - upgraded special editions also available

FRAME: Series 3 DSX, 6061 Aluminum, Tapered Head Tube, Relieved BB, Internal Cable Routing, Mudguard and Rack Mounts, Flat Mount Disc, 142x12mm Thru-Axle
FORK: Marin Full Carbon w/ Tapered Steerer, 12mm Thru-Axle, Flat-Mount Disc, Fender Eyelets
RIMS: Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 21mm Inner, Disc Specifc, Tubeless Compatible
HUB REAR: Shimano Forged Aluminum, 142x12mm, Microspline, Disc, 32H
HUB FRONT: Forged Aluminum, 100x12mm, Disc, 32H
SPOKES: 14g Black Stainless Steel
TYRES: WTB Riddler, 700Cx45mm
DERAILLEUR REAR: Shimano Deore 12-Speed
SHIFT LEVER: Shimano Deore 12-Speed
CRANKSET: Forged Aluminum, 42T Steel Narrow Wide Chainring
BOTTOM BRACKET: Sealed Outboard Bearing
CASSETTE: Shimano Deore 12-Speed, 10-51T
BRAKES FRONT: Shimano MT201/UR300 Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
BRAKES REAR Shimano MT201/UR300 Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Hydraulic
HANDLEBAR: Marin MiniRiser
STEM: Marin 3D Forged Alloy
HEADSET: FSA No.42 ACB, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8” x 1 1/2”
SEATPOST: Marin Alloy
PEDALS: Commute Platform

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices, such as:

  • Complete bike with Mavic Crossmax wheels (worth £269) – just £1295

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £1185 – but to receive our own unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.