Rift Zone 29" XR AXS

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  • Price: $4,999.00 (USD)*
  • Suspension: RockShox Lyrik Select+/RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Wheel Size : 29"
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Size Range: S, M, L, XL

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price may not include additional shipping or preparation charges. Please contact your local Marin dealer for a quote.

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 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 AXS is our hard-charging special edition, made for riders that want the raddest, baddest Rifty in the range. RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork and Super Deluxe Select+ shock, Maxxis Assegai tires, loads of SRAM GX Eagle, SRAM Code 4-piston brakes, loads of Marin fine details. And, the cherry on top, we've added SRAM GX Eagle AXS wireless shifting to create our highest-spec, highest-tech Rift Zone alloy model ever.


  • Frame

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

  • Front Suspension

    RockShox Lyrik Select+, 150mm Travel, 29" wheels, 110x15 Maxle Stealth, 42mm Offset

  • Rear Suspension

    RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 210x55mm, 25xM8 Hardware, Custom Tune

  • Rim

    Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 29mm Inner, Sleeved Joint, Disc Specific, 32H, Tubeless Compatible

  • Hub Rear

    Formula, DCL-3482, 148x12, 4 Sealed Bearings, 6-Bolt Disc, XD Driver, 32H

  • Hub Front

    Formula, DC-711, 110x15mm, 6-Bolt Disc, 32h

  • Spokes

    14g Black Stainless Steel

  • Tires

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

  • Derailleur Rear

    SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type

  • Derailleur Front


  • Shift Lever


  • Crankset

    SRAM GX Eagle, 32T, 55MM CL, 170MM Length

  • Bottom Bracket


  • Chain

    SRAM GX Eagle T-Type

  • Cassette

    SRAM GX 1275 T-Type 10-52T

  • Brakes Front

    SRAM Code Bronze 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc, HSC 200mm Rotor

  • Brakes Rear

    SRAM Code Bronze 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc, HSC 180mm Rotor

  • Brake Levers

    SRAM Code Bronze Hydraulic

  • Handlebar

    Marin Trail, 35mm Clamp, 7000 Alloy Bar, 800mm Length, 20mm Rise, 5 Degree Up, 8 Degree Back

  • Stem

    Marin CNC, 35mm Length, 35mm Bar Bore

  • 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 12mm Thru-Axle, 174mm Length, 1.0 Thread Pitch, 16.5mm, Tapered Head

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


Rift Zone 29" XR AXS geometry diagram
Stack 623.6 628.2 637.3 641.8
Reach 435 460 485 515
Head Tube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Head Tube Length 110 115 125 130
Seat Tube Angle 77° 77° 77° 77°
Seat Tube Length 390 400 425 430
Top Tube Effective 579 605 632.1 663.2
BB Height 343 343 343 343
BB Drop 35 35 35 35
Chain Stay 430 430 430 430
Wheel Base 1170 1205.1 1234.4 1266.3
Stand Over 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


Profile image of the Rift Zone Carbon 2 in the forest


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.


Rift Zone 1, 2, and 3 models feature Series 3 aluminum frames, with detailed forgings, highly manipulated tubes, and full internal cable routing, giving the rider a high feature and high-performing upgrade-worthy platform.

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Front 3/4 image of the Rift Zone 3 front triangle


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 Carbon 2 head tube.


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.

Detail image showing the dropper post cable routing, from the downtube to the seatube


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.

Rift Zone SRAM UDH detail.


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


Recommended Sag = 30%/19.5mm

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 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.

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rider weight and air pressure
120 54 113
130 59 121
140 64 130
150 68 140
160 73 151
170 77 163
180 82 176
190 86 189
200 91 202
210 95 216
220 100 230
230 104 244
240 109 258
250 113 273
260 118 288
270 122 303


The Marin Rift Zone 29″ XR AXS trail bike looks great and comes with a nice parts spec that promises solid performance for everyday rides.

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