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- Suspension: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 29" / Fox Float X
- Wheel Size: 29"
- Frame: Aluminum
S, M, L, XL
Size Rider height range S 5'3" to 5'6" M 5'6" 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.
FAST PACED, EPIC RIDES
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE UP AND DOWN THE TRAIL
CHASING PERSONAL RECORDS
The Rift Zone is our most speed oriented MultiTrac bike, created for the rider looking for the speed and roll over capabilities of 29” wheels in a trail capable package. Long, low, and slack trail geometry is more aggressive than an XC race bike for more control at top speed, and more fun while chasing seconds.
Key upgrades from Rift Zone 29 2:
- Marzocchi Bomber/Fox Float DPS suspension
- Shimano SLX drivetrain
- Shimano M420 4-piston brakes
All New Series 3 6061 Aluminum Frame, 29” Wheels, 130mm Travel, MultiTrac Suspension Platform, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 29", Rail Damper with Sweep Adjustment, 140mm Travel, Kabolt Bolt-On Axle, 44mm 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, Tubeless Compatible
Forged Alloy, 148x12mm, Quad Sealed Bearings, Centerlock Disc, 32H, Standard Freehub Body
Forged Alloy, 110x15mm, Disc, 32H
14g Black Stainless Steel
Maxxis Assegai, 29x2.5", 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, Mego EXO Spindle, Boost Spacing
Mego EXO 73mm BSA
KMC X-12 Silver and Black
SunRace 12-speed, 11-51
Shimano BR-MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, Metallic Pads, 203mm Rotor
Shimano BR-MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, Metallic Pads 180mm Rotor
Shimano BL-M4100 Hydraulic Lever, I-Spec EV Compatible
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 57E, Semi-Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”
X-Fusion Manic, 1x Composite Remote, Size S 125mm Travel, Size M and L 150mm Travel, Size XL 175mm Travel, 30.9mm
Marin Speed Concept
Specifications, pricing, and availability are subject to change without notice.
All lengths in millimeters
UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER FRAME
The Rift Zone Carbon 1 and 2 models feature high modulus carbon fiber and monocoque construction to deliver the lightest, most capable, Rift Zone that Marin has ever made.
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 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.
Both carbon and alloy frames sport full internal cable routing in the front triangle with Marin’s all-new internal cable routing grommets, providing a clean and rattle free cable set up.
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 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
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
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.