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Rift Zone 29" XR

2023 Rift Zone XR 29 Color

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  • Price: $3,499.00*
  • Suspension: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 29" / Fox Float X
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Size Range: S, M, L, XL
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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 Rifty 29 brings together trail-taming 29" 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.

Key upgrades from Rift Zone 29 2:

  • Marzocchi Bomber Z1/Fox Float X suspension
  • Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain
  • Shimano M420 4-piston brakes w/203mm (F) & 180mm (R) rotors
  • Maxxis Assegai 2.5" tires

Specifications

  • Frame

    All New Series 3 6061 Aluminum Frame, 29” Wheels, 130mm Travel, MultiTrac Suspension Platform, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs

  • Front Suspension

    Marzocchi Bomber Z1 29", Rail Damper with Sweep Adjustment, 140mm Travel, Kabolt Bolt-On Axle, 44mm Offset

  • Rear Suspension

    Fox Float X, Performance Series, EVOL Air Spring, Climb Switch, Rebound Adjustment, Custom Tune, 210x55mm, M8x30mm Top, M8x25mm Bottom

  • Rims

    Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 29mm Inner, Sleeved Joint, Disc Specific, Tubeless Compatible

  • Hub, Rear

    Forged Alloy, 148x12mm, Quad Sealed Bearings, Disc, 32H, Standard Freehub Body

  • Hub, Front

    Forged Alloy, 110x15mm, Disc, 32H

  • Spoke, Nipples

    14g Black Stainless Steel

  • Tires

    Maxxis Assegai, 29x2.5", MAXX TERRA, EXO, Tubeless Compatible

  • Derailleur, Rear

    Shimano XT, 12-Speed, SGS

  • Derailleur, Front

    -

  • Shift Lever

    Shimano SLX, 12-Speed, SL-7100R

  • Crankset

    FSA GRID, Modular 1x, 32T Direct Mount Chainring, MegaTooth Technology, Mego EXO Spindle, Boost Spacing

  • Bottom Bracket

    Mego EXO 73mm BSA

  • Chain

    KMC X-12 Silver and Black

  • Cassette

    Shimano, SLX 12-Speed, 10-51T

  • Brake, Front

    Shimano BR-MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, Metallic Pads, 203mm Rotor

  • Brake, Rear

    Shimano BR-MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, Metallic Pads 180mm Rotor

  • Brake Levers

    Shimano BL-M4100 Hydraulic Lever, I-Spec EV Compatible

  • Handlebar

    Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum, 780mm Width, 28mm Rise, 5º Up, 9º Back

  • Stem

    Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 35mm

  • Grips

    Marin Grizzly Lock On

  • Headset

    FSA No 57E, Semi-Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”

  • Seatpost

    X-Fusion Manic, 1x Composite Remote, Size S 125mm Travel, Size M and L 150mm Travel, Size XL 175mm Travel, 30.9mm

  • Saddle

    Marin Speed Concept

  • Pedals

    -

  • Extras

    Bolt-On Thru-Axle

Specifications, pricing, and availability are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

Rift Zone 29" XR geometry diagram
S M L XL
Stack 623.6 628.2 637.3 641.8
Reach 435 460 485 515
Headtube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Headtube Length 110 115 125 130
Seattube Angle 77° 77° 77° 77°
Seattube Length 390 400 425 430
Toptube Effective 579 605 632.1 663.2
BB Height 343 343 343 343
BB Drop 35 35 35 35
Chainstay 430 430 430 430
Wheelbase 1170 1205.1 1234.4 1266.3
Standover Height 690.2 691.2 701.7 700.5
Fork Offset 44 44 44 44
Seatpost Diameter 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
Handlebar Width 780 780 780 780
Stem Length 35 35 35 35
Crank Length 170 170 170 170

All lengths in millimeters

Technology

Rift Zone 29 Carbon XR top tube detail.

UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER FRAME

The Rift Zone Carbon models feature high modulus carbon fiber and monocoque construction to deliver the lightest, most capable, Rift Zone that Marin has ever made.

SERIES 3 ALUMINUM FRAME

Rift Zone alloy models feature Series 3 aluminum frames, with detailed forgings, highly manipulated tubes, and full internal cable routing with new braze-in ports, giving the rider a high feature and high-performing upgrade-worthy platform.

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Rift Zone Alloy upper link detail.

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. Carbon models feature 125mm rear travel, while alloy models now boast 130mm.

Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2 head tube.

MODERN GEO FOR THE MODERN TRAIL SLAYER

Using the most from modern features, Rift Zone 29 models utilize short fork offsets and slack head tube angles to ensure that the bike handles perfectly from a seated or standing position, and travels effortlessly up and down the mountain.

Rift Zone alloy lower cable/hose port.

INTERNAL ROUTING

Both carbon and alloy frames sport full internal cable/hose routing in the front triangle, and alloy models feature all-new brazed-in cable ports, providing a clean and rattle free cable set up.

Rift Zone SRAM UDH detail.

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.

Suspension Setup

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.

FORK SETUP

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

Rider weight and shock setup
LBS KG PSI
120 54 125
130 59 132
140 64 140
150 68 150
160 73 160
170 77 170
180 82 180
190 86 192
200 91 210
210 95 220
220 100 230
230 104 250
240 109 260
250 113 280
260 118 300
270 122 310

Reviews

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.

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.

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

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