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The Rift Zone represents the most modern 29” short travel trail bike possible featuring 125mm (carbon) or 130mm (alloy) of MultiTrac suspension and progressive geometry that takes full advantage of decades of trail riding experience to create best-in-class handling, both in and out of the saddle. The Rift Zone is available with a carbon fiber or aluminum front triangle and is an ideal bike for mixing it up between long trail days in the saddle and fast weeknight group rides.

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 suspension 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 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.

Duncan Shows You

Duncan Shaw talks you through why he loves his Rift Zone