Summarized with this paragraph:
"The important thing for a bike like this to get right is the suspension and frame performance. And with tires costing what they cost these days, starting with a good set of those is a nice plus, too. With this solid foundation, it becomes a platform worth upgrading, and Marin seems to have succeeded on that front. Several other journalists seemed equally impressed with its ride quality, and a few key upgrades could easily make the bike more lively as the budget allows."
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