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      The Marin Gestalt 1 Owner Review by Soujaatyaa Roy. He shares his experience of this cycle after clocking 600 km.

      Marin Gestalt 1 Owner Review

      No. Of years Cycling: 3 years


      Model name: Marin Gestalt 1
      Bought on: 10th March 2021
      Place of Purchase: Stay Tuned, Kolkata
      Approx no. of km clocked so far: 600 km
      Buying Experience: It’s always a pleasure to buy any cycling related products from Stay Tuned.  Ritabrata Patra, the owner of Stay Tuned is always ready to help. He answered my queries whenever I had any doubts about the bike.
      Other models considered at the time of Purchase: Bergamont Grandurance, Scott Speedster Gravel, Marin Four Corners
      Reason for choosing this model: I am an MTB rider. Most of the time I am riding my MTB. But I wanted a gravel bike for endurance riding and some  trail rides. I went for the Marin Gestalt 1 due to the following reasons:
      1. I was not looking for a very high end Gravel Bike and Marin Gestalt was perfect in terms of price and specifications.
      2. The handling pleased me the first time I rode the bike.
      3. The colour of the bike was just awesome in one word. When I saw the bike, I knew this is what I was buying.
      Positives of the bike:
      1. With an MTB short stem and wide bar combination it was just perfect for trails as well as endurance rides.
      2. The frame design is specifically done with touring in mind and doing long endurance rides were a treat.
      3. The Sora drivetrain along with Tektro brakes was perfect. The brakes respond quickly.
      4. It has good quality component such as the saddle, brakes etc.
      5.The WTB Explorer 32 mm tyres were perfect on the trails. Although it had 32 mm tyres there was no compromise on speed.
      Negatives of the bike:
      I did not have any complaints with the bike till now. Although the Tektro brakes was perfect, I would love if the bike had hydraulic disc brakes and I would love if the crank given was Shimano Sora FC-R3000 crank.
      Will I recommend this bike and why:
      1. Those looking for a touring bike will love this bike. It was great within the budget.
      2.The bike demands low maintenance and basic cleaning once in a while.

      Marin Gestalt 1 Owner Review: Technical Specifications

      Frame: Aluminium Alloy
      Fork: Marin Carbon fork
      Shifters: Shimano Sora
      Crankset: Shimano Octalink Compact, 50/34 T
      Cassette: Sunrace 11-32 t
      Derailleur Front and Rear: Shimano Sora
      Brakes: Tektro Dual Piston Mechanical Disc brakes
      Tyres: WTB Explorer 32 mm tyres
      You can check out the full specifications of the Marin Gestalt 1 on the Marin Website.
      Also read the review of the Triban RC 120 and Kona Rove.
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