Will they pay more for a 29er? Flipping a Trek Marlin Mountain Bike

Will they pay more for a 29er? Flipping a Trek Marlin Mountain Bike

In this episode of Flip Bike, we upgrade and modernize a Trek Marlin 29er mountain bike, which is just a little bit outdated. A new Marlin 5 costs more than this, and comes with a 2×8 drivetrain with no clutch. It’s incredible how expensive bikes are getting!

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50 Comments

  1. john hodgson on August 8, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    The heatshrink on the cables. my man. 1000iq big brain



  2. F. on August 8, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    cros country hardtail with 2.0" gravel tires are the best allrounder bikes. fight me



  3. ricks bmx on August 8, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    I want to see seth do a bmx bike



  4. Bob on August 8, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    You can get a new one for that price.



  5. Aiman Hafiz on August 8, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    i really love that frame



  6. Crucible Custom Flooring on August 8, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    I would have bought this in a heart beat… that being said do you sell these bikes online anywhere?



  7. Brian Munroe on August 8, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Oooh, sick move with the heat shrink on the cable housing. I’m currently building a bike and at the perfect stage to use this trick!



  8. outdoor adventures on August 8, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    What tipe do you say is better



  9. hari mau on August 8, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    How much ?



  10. XxevilgoatxX on August 8, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Where’s the kickstand? (real comedian here)



  11. Andrew on August 8, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    "This frame has a lifetime warranty."

    Had. The warranty only works for the original owner, otherwise it’s a three year warranty.



  12. SinisterPrince on August 8, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Hey man, I love your videos. But please.. for the love of God.. never put copyright free country music in it again please. I’d be forever grateful. <3



  13. DaveTrader on August 8, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    What kind of printer is he using to print the vinyl decals?



  14. Matt Lamb on August 8, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Just pick up this bike for $60



  15. Brad Lattary on August 8, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    That guy got a hell of a deal, brand new disk brake treks are $700+ with stock fittings, $640 is a very nice price!



  16. Philip James on August 8, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Keep the bike flips coming, great content. 👍👍👍



  17. Chris Mcgee on August 8, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Lifetime warranty is for original owner.



  18. john white on August 8, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Really digging this bike and the after! Makes me miss my 830



  19. will Bentley on August 8, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Seth that bike is about as big as u and also does it remind it of your old 4900



  20. RobG Offroad on August 9, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Gorgeous bike, but gotta be honest… those tan grips are UGLY.



  21. Craig Davies on August 9, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Nice job. You really know your stuff! I sold my Cannondale m900 1996 hardtail 2 years ago it was the handbuilt in the USA frame. Unlike Taiwan now! I’d upgraded pretty much everything Inc a revelation fork (I wish Id kept). I got $450 but if I put all the original parts on I’d have gotten more as a vintage bike. I’m happy with my new cube acid $1200 hardtail now though here in the UK. 👍



  22. Jesse Drabble on August 9, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Fairly new to cycling and been commuting on an ebike. Can’t thank you enough for this channel, I’ve learnt so much about maintenance I can do myself. Keep up the great work!



  23. Nomis on August 9, 2022 at 12:05 am

    It’s impressive how well you clean these bikes up. Very satisfying to watch.



  24. Даниил Кириллов on August 9, 2022 at 12:05 am

    You know he’s serious when Seth remakes freaking fork stickers.



  25. NZ Drag Scene on August 9, 2022 at 12:09 am

    For the amount of work you do and the profit you get!
    I personally wouldn’t be happy 😅
    Love these vids not keep em coming



  26. Nick Jeffrey on August 9, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Fair play the Crown paint job looked perfect 👍



  27. Dimitar Petkanski on August 9, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Yeah, a lot of compromises were made this time…. more that usual…., but it turns to be not a bad bike! 🙂



  28. Internet Grandpa on August 9, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Love your videos Seth. If you ever want to build me a bike, I will be happy to drive down (preferably in the winter time) and get it. Ha! Cheers!



  29. Oliver James on August 9, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Man I love this channel, and I really respect how much hard work goes in to creating the videos.. unless there’s a team of 20 behind the scenes?



  30. hitskeboy on August 9, 2022 at 12:14 am

    I love this series Seth!



  31. MoxNix Stuff on August 9, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Maybe you could fix my bike issue …… Last week I paid $142 for a tuneup. I emailed the bike shop and will be taking my Trek Mamba back for them to check it out ‘again’ I wrote: Reference my rear derailleur adjustment. After your tuneup and adjustments my ‘ghost shifting’ issues are still there. Now they are worse than before, it’s jumping between cogs. I’ve attached a video link of my bike ride so that you can hear what it’s doing. Note, in the daytime video it shifted as I was leaving my driveway.



  32. CaRL DJuSTIceD on August 9, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Would be nice if u sell around northern IL area hehehehe….



  33. Vincent Jeremy Joshua Briezen on August 9, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Seth, what’s your opinion on a 2012/2013 Trek Mamba for a beginner (me)?



  34. nouri zakaria on August 9, 2022 at 12:17 am

    650???? Bro I just sold a specialized Crave comp 29 for 550…



  35. Tristram Savage on August 9, 2022 at 12:18 am

    If you paint it red it’ll definitely go faster…look it up!



  36. Hasan on August 9, 2022 at 12:19 am

    What does er mean



  37. LOL C on August 9, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Bro… stop painting everything black. Start using some loud ass color schemes, black is played out



  38. keeping it fresh on August 9, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Man I love riding 29 wheels I got a 2013 Gary fisher trek collection for my first 29er still got it



  39. Cyrus Balanlayos on August 9, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Quality of your videos and talking points are top notch. keep it up



  40. Truthix on August 9, 2022 at 12:21 am

    seth has a rx782 on his desk thats cool



  41. saltyventures on August 9, 2022 at 12:22 am

    I was legit about to lay some comment down on the handlebar thing. lol glad you clarified



  42. Pawel Zawistowski on August 9, 2022 at 12:23 am

    What printer is that for the stickers?



  43. Ramon Nunez on August 9, 2022 at 12:25 am

    I am new to mountain bikes and love watching your videos! Inspired me to get back into riding. I used to live on a db bmx bike as a kid and loved the freedom of being able to go anywhere. I just got a 2012 Cannondale F5 Mountain bike in good condition but is going to need some TLC, wish me luck 😀



  44. Chickenshrimp on August 9, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Where do you sell the bikes?



  45. Ivans Bikes Bmws on August 9, 2022 at 12:27 am

    That is just fabulous. Just stumbled on your channel.



  46. DPhuntsho Vlogs on August 9, 2022 at 12:27 am

    What’s your Facebook marketplace name



  47. Nikolaus Lol on August 9, 2022 at 12:27 am

    am I the only one watching every flip bike episode 3-5 times?



  48. Timothy Bolt on August 9, 2022 at 12:28 am

    I remember when those were Gary Fisher marlins



  49. aldo on August 9, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Man people who end up buying these bikes from him are lucky. They get a video to go along with it



  50. C V on August 9, 2022 at 12:30 am

    damn watching your channel makes me wanting to ride a bike down a trail so bad.

    but then again i shit my pants when i ride my "vintage mtb" on anything else than a wide street D: