The Headlands takes what we have learned with the alloy Gestalt X line, and brings the spirit into an all-new, full carbon-fibre frameset. Modern geometry, generous tire clearance, and sublime ride quality, all combine to make an incredibly capable, lightweight bike that’ll exceed your expectations.
Named after one of the most iconic sections of coastline and Insta-inspiring gravel riding of the American West, the new 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 tyres, 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 favourite maker using the attachments found around the front triangle, while conventional rack and fender mounts can transition the bike into a capable winter commuter.
- Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Frame
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 frame bag needs.
- Tire Clearance
The Headlands was designed with clearance for up to 700Cx45 or 650Bx50 tires to handle even the roughest “roads.”
- Internal Dropper Compatibility
The Headlands features a seattube port for internal dropper routing, with the Headlands 2 coming stock with a 105mm/85mm dropper post.
- Removable Seatstay Brace
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.