Marin Nicasio Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

August 9, 2020

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Marin Nicasio

The Marin Nicasio is a stylish bike you’ll enjoy riding. Its affordable price and great features make it the perfect bicycle if you’re looking for a bike you can ride anywhere.

Durability. Because it is made from steel, it can take years before you take the Marin Nicasio to the junkyard.

Disc brakes. These brakes allow for faster and better control when braking.

The Nicasio’s frame allows you to install different tire sizes for your comfort.

The seat was comfortable, but on longer rides, some people might experience problems (seat cover will fix this issue).

Not ideal for someone looking for a top of the range bike.

This bike was created by Marin Bikes, one of the top bike brands in the world, after numerous requests from its customers for a low priced, drop-bar, and multi-purpose bike.

Built using steel, the Marin Nicasio LE Gravel Bike comes with Promax mechanical disc brakes, which make braking extraordinarily smooth and easy. With the disc brakes, you can stop instantly, particularly when you're offroad and not very familiar with the trail you are traveling on.

For tires, the bike comes installed with Schwalbe g-one 700cX30 wheels. The Nicasio's frame, however, allows you to change to 700cx40mm or 650bx47mm wheels for better-mixed surface riding.

The double-butted steel frame has a beautiful dark blue and orange satin finish. The steel frame and fork make your ride more enjoyable because it enables you to feel the surface you're riding on through the handlebars.

The Marin Nicasio LE Gravel is available in sizes 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60cm. The standard bike weighs 28.75 pounds and has Marin aluminum double-wall rims. 

The bike's 12-degree handlebar gives you better control, stability, and comfort as you cycle.

Who is this bike for?

The Marin Nicasio LE Gravel Bike is ideal for someone looking for:

  • A reasonably priced bike from a top Brand. Marin Bikes is known for selling high-quality bikes. It has been referred to as the best bicycle company in the US. So at its price, the Marin Nicasio LE Gravel is one of the most high-quality entry-level bikes you can get on the market. Looking at it, the bike seems more expensive than its selling price.
  • This bike is also perfect if you want a bike you can use for the daily commute to work, exercising, and the occasional nature trail ride. According to Marin, this bike is designed to "take you beyond the tarmac.
  • If you want a bike that will last, the Marin Nicasio LE Gravel is also meant for you. Because it is made from steel, the bike can withstand scratches and bends for years. So you don't have to worry whether you'll have to replace your bicycle when you go cycling on rough terrains.
Marin Nicasio

Performance

Compared to aluminum frames, bikes that have frames made from steel provide a much smoother ride. However, the steel used to make the Marin Nicasio make it weighty, which slows it down, particularly when going up hills.

The disc brakes allow you to control the bike better, and the clearance will enable you to install the tires that suit the terrain you regularly ride on.

The Mario Nicasio seat may feel uncomfortable during longer rides, but you can address this problem by simply getting a better seat or adding some cushion to it.

Conclusion

The Marin Nicasio LE Gravel is pleasing to the eyes, well designed, affordable, and can be used for multiple purposes. These four things make it perfect for you if you're shopping around for an entry-level bike that you'll enjoy riding.

So if your budget is tight get the Marin Nicasio LE Gravel bike. You'll love every minute you spend riding it!

Specifications

Frame:

Suspension

Fork:

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

Rear Travel:

Crankset:

FSA Temp Compact, 50/34T

Bottom Bracket:

Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Square Taper

Shifters:

Shimano Claris 8-Speed

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano Claris

Number of Gears:

Brakes:

Promax mechanical disc brakes

Wheel Size:

Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 19mm Inner, Disc Specific Spokes

Tires:

Schwalbe g-one 700cX30 tires

Handlebar:

Marin Compact 12º Flared Drop

Stem:

Seat Post:

Marin Alloy Saddle: Marin Beyond Road Concept Accessories

Saddle:

Headset:

FSA No.8D, Sealed Cartridge Bearings

Chain:

KMC Z8

Marin Nicasio

The Marin Nicasio is a stylish bike you’ll enjoy riding. Its affordable price and great features make it the perfect bicycle if you’re looking for a bike you can ride anywhere.