The Framed Marquette was my entry into 27+ mountain bikes and the bike that told me that I’d definitely need a plus bike in my quiver. I rode it for most of the summer in 2016, including during my first mountain bike race in over 10 years.
“Despite a couple small issues, I found the Framed Marquette to be a really fun bike that is an excellent option for a budget-conscious mountain biker who still wants and needs a decent build to shred on. It’s a good option for beginners because of its affordability and the confidence-inspiring plus tires, but it could find its place with much more advanced riders as well–especially those who want to add a plus hardtail to the fleet but don’t want to shell out a lot of dough. I thought this bike was extremely capable for everything that I ride on a regular basis, from flow trail to never-ending rock gardens to gravel climbs and hair-raising descents. I’d say it’s a “jack of all trades” bike–perhaps not the best at anything, but certainly good for many different types of riding.”