Rift Zone 27.5" XR

Marin 2023 Rift Zone XR 27

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  • Suspension: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 27.5" / Fox Float X
  • Wheel Size : 27.5"
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Size Range: S, M, L, XL

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.

Key upgrades from Rift Zone 27.5 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, 27.5” Wheels, 130mm Travel, MultiTrac Suspension Platform, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs

  • Front Suspension

    Marzocchi Bomber Z1 27.5", Rail Damper with Sweep Adjustment, 140mm Travel, Kabolt Bolt-On Axle, 37mm 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, 32H, Tubeless Compatible

  • Hub, Rear

    Forged Alloy, 148x12mm, Disc, 32H, HG Freehub Body

  • Hub, Front

    Forged Alloy, 110x15mm, Disc, 32H

  • Spoke, Nipples

    14g Black Stainless Steel

  • Tires

    Maxxis Assegai, 27.5x2.5", 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, Boost Spacing

  • Bottom Bracket

    MegaExo 73mm BSA

  • Chain

    KMC X-12 Silver and Black

  • Cassette

    SunRace, 12-Speed, 11-51T, ED Black

  • Brake, Front

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

  • Brake, Rear

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

  • Brake Levers

    Shimano MT4100

  • 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 57, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”

  • Seatpost

    TranzX, YSP23JL, 1x Remote, Size S 150mm Travel, Size M and L 170mm Travel, Size XL 200mm 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 27.5" XR geometry diagram
S M L XL
Stack 600.7 605.2 609.8 614.3
Reach 430 450 470 500
Headtube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Headtube Length 120 125 130 135
Seattube Angle 77° 77° 77° 77°
Seattube Length 390 400 425 430
Toptube Effective 568.7 589.7 610.8 641.8
BB Height 339 339 339 339
BB Drop 20 20 20 20
Chainstay 430 430 430 430
Wheelbase 1164.8 1186.9 1208.9 1241
Standover Height 677.8 687.8 682.3 687.8
Fork Offset 37 37 37 37
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

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 manufacture.

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 54 140
130 59 145
140 64 150
150 68 155
160 73 166
170 77 177
180 82 190
190 86 201
200 91 212
210 95 224
220 100 237
230 104 250
240 109 263
250 113 277
260 118 292
270 122 307

Reviews

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. Various equipment variants are 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

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Pinkbike review the Rift Zone XR

"You could definitely jump into a low-stakes enduro race here and there, knowing you won't be terribly under-gunned, and it definitely won't hold you back on the local hot laps."