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- Price: $3,499.00*
- Suspension: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 27.5" / Fox Float X
S, M, L, XL
Size Rider height range XS 5'1" to 5'4" S 5'4" to 5'7" M 5'7" to 5'10" L 5'10" to 6'1" XL 6'1" to 6'4"
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price may not include additional shipping or preparation charges. Please contact your local Marin dealer for a quote.
- Marzocchi Bomber Z1/Fox Float X suspension
- Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain
- TRP Slate Evo brakes w/203mm (F) & 180mm (R) rotors
- Maxxis Assegai 2.5" tires
Feel the Rifty Love! Our take on the ultimate do-it-all trail bike, the Marin Rift Zone is made to party, whatever your jam might be. Your ideal partner for everything from all-day epics, to local shred laps to big mountain adventures, the Rifty is Made For Fun.
The Rift Zone 27.5" brings together super fun and super shreddy 27.5" wheels, 130mm of rear travel, a lightweight aluminum frame and our super-plush MultiTrac suspension platform for endless good times on the trails.
XR means Extra Rad. The Marin Rift Zone XR is our hard-charging special edition, made for riders that want the raddest, baddest Rifty in the range. Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork, Fox Float X shock, Maxxis Assegai tires, X-Fusion Manic dropper, loads of Shimano, loads of Marin fine details.
All New Series 3 6061 Aluminum, 27.5” Wheels, 130mm Travel, MultiTrac Suspension Platform, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 27.5", Rail Damper with Sweep Adjustment, 140mm Travel, Kabolt Bolt-On Axle, 37mm Offset
Fox Float X, Performance Series, EVOL Air Spring, Climb Switch, Rebound Adjustment, Custom Tune, 210x55mm, M8x30mm Top, M8x25mm Bottom
Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 29mm Inner, Sleeved Joint, Disc Specific, 32H, Tubeless Compatible
Forged Alloy, 148x12mm, Disc, 32H, HG Freehub Body
Forged Alloy, 110x15mm, Disc, 32H
14g Black Stainless Steel
Maxxis Assegai, 27.5x2.5", MAXX TERRA, EXO, Tubeless Compatible
Shimano XT, 12-Speed, SGS
Shimano SLX, 12-Speed, SL-7100R
FSA Grid, Modular 1x, 32T Direct Mount Chainring, MegaTooth Technology, Boost Spacing
MegaExo 73mm BSA
KMC X-12 Silver and Black
SunRace, 12-Speed, 11-51T, ED Black
Shimano MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc, Metallic Pads, 203mm Rotor
Shimano MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc, Metallic Pads, 180mm Rotor
Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum, 780mm Width, 28mm Rise, 5º Up, 9º Back
Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 35mm
Marin Grizzly Lock On
FSA No 57, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”
TranzX, YSP23JL, 1x Remote, Size S 150mm Travel, Size M and L 170mm Travel, Size XL 200mm Travel, 30.9mm
Marin Speed Concept
Specifications, pricing, and availability are subject to change without notice.
All lengths in millimeters
The Rift Zone 27.5 has a Series 3 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum frame with 130mm travel MultiTrac suspension technology and playful 27.5” wheels. 27.5” wheels fit most riders better and create a lightweight and responsive bike, the most playful trail bike in the line.Learn More
MULTITRAC SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY
MultiTrac is an acclaimed suspension system, fine-tuned to have a balanced ride capable of absorbing big hits with an efficient pedaling platform. The rocker link provides a progressive leverage ratio for the rear shock for small bump sensitivity and the feeling of a long travel system on large drops and rocks.
MODERN TRAIL GEOMETRY
Trail geometry with 430mm chainstays, low bottom bracket, long top tube, and a slack 65.5° head angle, combined with lightweight and responsive 27.5” wheels make for a playful and quick handling bike.
Rift Zone Alloy models sport full internal cable/hose routing in the front triangle, and all-new brazed-in cable ports, providing a clean and rattle free cable set up.
Boost front spacing is paired with a 148x12mm Boost rear thru-axle on the Rift Zone 27.5 XR and Rift Zone 27.5 2 for frame and wheel strength, and future wheel upgrade compatibility.
NEW CHAINSTAY/SEATSTAY PROTECTORS & UDH ON ALLOY MODELS
2023 Rift Zone Alloy models have enhanced chainstay and seat stay protectors for a quiet ride, and utilize SRAM's Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) to help future-proof the frame.
REAR SHOCK SETUP
Recommended Sag = 30%/15mm
Step 1: Set correct pressure in rear shock.
Step 2: Sit on the bike and cycle the suspension (*with correct riding gear).
Step 3: Reset O-ring and sit on the bike, DO NOT BOUNCE, carefully step off.
Step 4: Measure sag (from o-ring to seal of shock), If it does not match the bike’s recommended sag in millimeters repeat process.
Step 5: Adjust rebound setting to ensure proper control.
Marin recommends that all bikes front and rear suspension feel balanced
Step 1: After rear sag is set follow the recommended pressure from the fork manufacturer.
Step 2: Bounce evenly up and down on the bike, cycling the suspension up and down to make sure both front and rear suspension feel balanced, if the front does not match the rear add or release pressure.
Step 3: Once the bike feels balanced adjust the rebound damping to ensure proper control.
Fox Float X
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly, top-performing trail bike, the Rift Zone XR has to be one of the top picks
While the headlines are filled with bikes that would blow most people's budgets into smithereens, Marin has managed to deliver a fine trail bike at a realistic price. It might not have passing riders rubber necking at the trail head, it might not come with a long bullet point list of features, but if you prefer to let your riding do the talking rather than strut about preening your feathers on something that cost the equivalent of a house deposit, then the Rift Zone won't disappoint.
In the Rift Zone XR, Marin have done the basics very well indeed. At just under three thousand pounds, the Rift Zone XR gives you a ride feel that you have had to pay far more before now in order to experience.
As a more budget-conscious option for trail riders looking for a pleasant pedaling machine with a healthy serving of capability, the new Rift Zone hits the mark very well. It’ll still hold on for most of the gnarlier terrain if you find yourself in the remit of an enduro rig, albeit requiring a slightly more delicate touch. Most importantly though, it’ll climb relatively efficiently, and pop and play happily on groomed terrain, making for a great fun all-rounder. It definitely ticks that “fun” box.
At 3,499 euros Rift Zone XR offers everything the rider needs to start having fun on every trail, from the local ones to the most remote alpine singletrack
A bike that makes you smile all ride long
Best of 2023. (machine translated) If you want to see how the new Rift Zone frame becomes a dream build bike, simply visit our YouTube channel. The complete bike from the Californian cult brand can already be admired there. The new Rift Zone has a little more travel, plus ten millimeters at the front and five millimeters at the rear, to be precise. In addition, the suspension kinematics and the geometry have been further developed. Available in both 29 and 27.5 inch versions.
Super-fun ride that benefits from sharp reactions and a playful attitude... Rated 4 stars out of 5