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Riding a bike is fun, and having fun on the trail was at the front of our minds when creating the Rift Zone 27.5. Built around our MultiTrac suspension system, the Rift Zone 27.5 is our most playful and fun short travel suspension trail bike to date. Entry level through to high-performance spec, everyone can fall in love with mountain biking over and over again with the Rift Zone 27.5.

Technology

SERIES 3 ALUMINUM FRAME + 27.5” WHEELS

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.

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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.

Marin Rift Zone 27.5" head tube.

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 lower cable/hose port.

INTERNAL ROUTING

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.

Detail image of the rear dropout as used on the Rift Zone 27.5 2 and Rift Zone 27.5 3 models, with 148 x 12mm spacing

148X12MM THRU-AXLE

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.

Detail image of the Rift Zone 27.5 1 rear dropout, with the upgradeable 141x9mm axle

CLOSED 9-12 AXLE

The Rift Zone 27.5 1 is spec’d with a 141x9mm axle that is upgradable to a Boost 148x12mm standard, allowing for more options if you decide to take your bike to the next level.

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.