I recently had the joy of test riding some of the new Marin bikes in Cheltenham (read about it here). Just when you think it doesn’t get any better, it happens from time to time, that you get surprised by your mates. Right after I published the post about the Marin product launch, my mate Adrian contacted me and told me that he owns a bike, that I might be interested in too. What a surprise it was! A blast from the past.

Obviously there was not a second of hesitation when I was asked to come around and take some pics.

Say hello to Adrian’s Marin Factory Team Downhill bike from 1998! It is mainly in its original appearance with the exception of certain upgrades over time which even feature a custom mount adaptor to fit a sexy pair of Hope brakes.

If you own a bike like this you obviously make use of it. For you who won’t have the joy of riding it, find some photos below.

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