Marin Headlands 2

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Marin Headlands 2

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The Headlands takes what Marin has learned with the alloy Gestalt X line, and brings the spirit to an all-new, full carbon fiber frameset. Modern geometry, generous tire clearance, and sublime ride quality, all combine to make an incredibly capable, lightweight bike that’ll exceed your expectations.



SIZE RANGE: 49cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm
COLOR: Gloss Teal/Carbon/Magenta 

Named after one of the most iconic sections of coastline and Insta-inspiring gravel riding of the American West, the Marin Headlands embodies everything about this beautiful and rugged terrain.

A full, unidirectional carbon chassis is purpose-built for multi-surface adventures, be they short days or long weeks in the saddle. The 1x specific construction of the frame means short chainstays that still fit up to 700x45mm/650Bx47mm tires, and paired with the longer top tube and shorter stems the bike takes cues from modern mountain bikes on technical off-road trail, while still maintaining a comfortable, fast, and efficient ride on flatter terrain.

Internal housing routing and tons of mounts on the frame allow you to fit the bike with anything from water and tubes, to a full custom frame bag from your favorite maker using the attachments found around the front triangle, while conventional rack and fender mounts can transition the bike into a capable winter commuter.



    The Headlands has a unidirectional carbon fiber frame designed to meet the demands of modern gravel and endurance riders and racers with large tire clearance, a 142x12mm thru-axle, and multiple frame eyelets for customized hydration and framebag needs.

    The Headlands was designed with clearance for up to 700Cx45 or 650Bx50 tires to handle even the roughest “roads.”

    The Headlands features a seat tube port for internal dropper routing, with the Headlands 2 coming stock with a 105mm/85mm dropper post.

    The removable seat stay brace makes it super easy to add fenders for foul weather riding and commuting, while maintaining a clean smooth look when you don’t need the coverage.


Looking for the perfect size? Checkout our handy quick reference chart below (NOTE: The chart assumes average limb and torso proportions). Not sure about your size? Just send us your measurements using our Bike Sizing form and one of our experts will help you out!

Rider Height Frame Size
4'11" to 5'3" 49cm
5'3" to 5'6" 52cm
5'6" to 5'9" 54cm
5'9" to 6'0" 56cm
6'0" to 6'2" 58cm
6'2" to 6'4" 60cm


Frame Unidirectional Carbon Beyond Road Platform, 1x Drivetrain Specific, 700c x 45mm/650B x 50mm Compatible, Flat Mount Disc, 142x12mm Thru-Axle, Internal Dropper Post Routing, Internal Housing Routing, Mudguard and Rear Carrier Mounting, Plentiful Gear Mounts
Fork Marin Full Carbon w/ Tapered Steerer, 12mm Thru-Axle, Flat-Mount Disc, Fender Eyelets
Rim Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 21mm Inner, 21mm Tall, Disc Specific, Tubeless Compatible
Hub Rear Forged Aluminum Alloy, Disc, 28H
Hub Front Forged Aluminum Alloy, Disc, 28H
Spokes Nipples Double Butted Stainless
Tires WTB Byway, Distance Plus Compound, 700Cx44mm, TCS Tubeless Compatible
Derailleur Rear Shimano GRX RDX812 Shadow Plus w/ Clutch
Derailleur Front -
Shift Lever Shimano GRX STX801, 1x11-Speed, Integrated Dropper Lever
Crankset FSA Gossamer Pro, Megatooth 42T Chainring, BB386EVO Alloy Spindle
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo Threaded
Chain KMC X11
Cassette Shimano CSM8000, 11-Speed, 11/42T
Brakes Front Shimano GRX Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
Brakes Rear Shimano GRX Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers Shimano GRX Hydraulic w/ Shifter and Integrated Dropper Lever
Handlebar Marin Butted Alloy, Flat Top, Compact 12º Flared Drop, Flat Top
Stem Marin 3D Forged Alloy
Grips Marin Shock Absorbing Tape
Headset FSA Orbit IS, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2"
Seatpost TranzX YSP38 Dropper Post, 70mm/105mm Travel, 27.2mm
Saddle Marin Beyond Road Concept Elite
Pedals -
Extras Bolt-On Thru-Axles F and R


49 52 54 56 58 60
Head Tube Angle 70.5 71 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.5
Head Tube Length (mm) 120 135 150 170 190 210
Seat Tube Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
Seat Tube Length (mm) 440 470 490 510 530 550
Top Tube Effective (mm) 522 535 545 565 595 615
BB Height 283.5 272 272 272 272 272
BB Drop 76 76 76 76 76 76
Fork Offset (mm) 50 50 50 50 50 50
Stand Over Height 711 725 741 758 775 792
Wheel Base 1010.2 1007.4 1007.7 1028.5 1059.2 1079.9
Chain Stay (mm) 420 420 420 420 420 420
Seat Post Diameter 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Stack 550.3 565.7 581.8 600.8 619.7 638.7
Reach 370 372.8 372.7 386.4 411.4 425.8
Handlebar Width (mm) 420 420 420 440 440 440
Stem Length (mm) 60 60 60 60 70 70
Crank Length 170 170 175 175 175 175


We're an authorized Marin dealer, which means that every bike we sell is backed by Marin's warranty, including a one-year complete bike warranty and a five-year frame warranty.  For full details, click here.


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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Lots of Bang for your Buck

    First and foremost, if in doubt, was fantastic...with pricing, communication, bike prep, shipping and follow up. Well done!. The Marin Headlands 2 is a great gravel/adventure bike option. The fit and finish detail on the carbon lay-up and paint is excellent. The component selection gives you white collar parts for blue collar prices. *Strengths as I see them: Full carbon frame, full carbon fork, GRX rear derailleur, shifter and hydraulic brakes, internal cables and a dropper post. No toe overlap (w/CB Mallet 3 pedals) *Weaknesses as I see them: 1x only. Front fork thru axle nut not permanently secure in the fork leg, so it drops out immediately upon unloosening...keep your eye on it if fixing a flat in the backcountry, it's small and easy to lose. I'd also like the front fork legs to have three attachment points for bikepacking. I'd also like room for 700x50's in the rear...the fork has plenty of room. *For reference, I'm 6'0"/33 inseam, so I was struggling with sizing not being able to throw my leg over the bike and test ride it and being in the range for the 56 or 59...however, I went with the 56 and I'm fine with that choice. In hindsight, I don't think the 59 would fit with a dropper post, because with the 56, I only have a thumb's width of adjustability. *Overall, the Marin Headlands 2 is a worthy gravel, road, single-track bikepacking choice.

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    2 years ago
    Thanks for the great review!
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