Marin Rift Zone

Marin Rift Zone


MSRP • $2,649.99

Color • Satin Silver




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.

Size Rider Height Range
160cm to 168cm
168cm to 178cm
178cm to 185cm
185cm to 193cm



Series 3 6061 Aluminum Frame, 29” Wheels, 120mm Travel MultiTrac Suspension Platform, Seatstay Mounted Post Mount Disc Brakes, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle

Front Suspension

RockShox Revelation RC 29", 120mm Travel, Compression and Rebound Adjustment, Alloy Tapered Steerer, 110x15mm Boost Spacing, Maxle Stealth, 51mm Offset

Rear Suspension

RockShox Deluxe RT Debonair, 210x50mm, Debonair Air Sleeve, Rebound Adjustment, Custom Tune, Firm Pedal Platform Lever, 25mm x M8 Hardware


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

Hub Rear

Formula, 148x12mm, Quad Sealed Bearings, Centerlock Disc, 32H

Hub Front

Formula, 110x15mm, Centerlock Disc, 32H


14g Black Stainless Steel


WTB Trail Boss, 29x2.4", TCS Light/Fast, Tubeless Compatible

Derailleur Rear

Shimano RD-M7000, SLX GS, Direct Attachment, 11-Speed

Derailleur Front

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Shift Lever

Shimano SL-7000R 1x11-Speed


FSA V-Drive, Modular 1x, 30T Direct Mount Chainring, MegaTooth Technology, Boost Spacing

Bottom Bracket

External Sealed Cartridge Bearings


KMC X11 Extra Light


Shimano SLX M7000 Cassette, 11-46T

Brakes Front

Shimano Deore M6000 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor

Brakes Rear

Shimano Deore M6000 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor

Brake Levers

Shimano Deore M6000 Hydraulic


Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum, 780mm Width, 4º Up, 9º Back 


Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 45mm


Marin Single Clamp Locking


FSA No 57E, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”


TranzX Dropper Post, YSP15 w/ 1x Remote, Size S 100mm Travel, All Other Sizes: 120mm Travel


WTB Volt Comp


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TranzX Bolt-on Thru-Axle



Bike Geometry
Type S M L XL
A. STACK (MM) 609 614 619 623
B. REACH (MM) 420 441 460 490
C. HEADTUBE ANGLE 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
D. HEADTUBE LENGTH (MM) 100 105 110 115
E. SEATTUBE ANGLE VIRTUAL 74.8° 74.8° 74.8° 74.8°
F. SEATTUBE ANGLE ACTUAL 67.4° 67.4° 67.4° 67.4°
G. SEATTUBE LENGTH (MM) 385 420 450 480
H. TOPTUBE ACTUAL (MM) 538 558 580 614
I. TOPTUBE EFFECTIVE (MM) 585 612 636 670
J. BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT (MM) 337.5 337.5 337.5 337.5
K. BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (MM) 38.5 38.5 38.5 38.5
L. CHAINSTAY (MM) 435 435 435 435
M. WHEELBASE (MM) 1134 1156 1178 1209
N. STANDOVER HEIGHT (MM) 684 713 725 750
O. FORK OFFSET (MM) 51 51 51 51
SEATPOST DIAMETER (MM) 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
HANDLEBAR WIDTH (MM) 780 780 780 780
STEM LENGTH (MM) 45 45 45 45
CRANK LENGTH (MM) 170 175 175 175


Rift Zone 1

Series 3 Aluminum Frame

The Rift Zone has a Series 3 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum frame with 120mm travel MultiTrac suspension technology and fast rolling 29” wheels.

Trail 29 Tech Icon


29” wheels are the choice for fast trail riding and endurance-level efforts for their excellent rollover abilities and large contact patch.

Rift Zone 2

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.

Rift Zone 3


Rift Zone models are compatible with internally routed dropper posts, with internal rear derailleur routing for a clean look and snag free ride.

Rift Zone 4

148x12mm Thru-Axle

Boost front spacing is paired with a 148x12mm Boost rear thru-axle for frame and wheel strength, and future wheel upgrade compatibility.

Bike Set Up

MultiTrac is an acclaimed rear suspension
system, fine-tuned through years of riding
and testing to have a balanced ride capable
of absorbing big hits while having 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. Available
on our Rift Zone, B-17, and Hawk Hill families
of bikes.


Rider Weight SAG: 27-30% RANGE, ALL PSI ARE AT 30% SAG
120 54 140
130 59 144
140 64 147
150 68 150
160 73 153
170 77 156
180 82 164.5
190 86 173
200 91 182
210 95 188
220 100 195
230 104 201
240 109 210
250 113 215
260 118 225
270 122 240


  • "I feel like it’s the sort of bike that almost everyone will have fun on, hammer out miles out, learn a few things on."

  • "Fast and agile, this is a long legged bike taking its cue from XC bikes but making use of some modern geometry to get maximum performance."

  • "After about two hours on a rather XC-oriented test loop, the new 2018 Marin Rift Zone 3 left me with me a completely positive overall impression of the bike."

  • "Marin’s new range of aluminium full suspension bikes is strong and is hitting some tight price points to bring performance bikes to more riders. With the Rift Zone, Marin has made a fast, fun and efficient trail bike that will deliver on a huge range of trails. With prices that won’t break the bank, the range allows for off-the-peg bikes that can hit the trail hard, or provide a solid base for some strategic upgrades. The more generous sizing and low standover make a bike that can be sized on length and gives huge confidence to squeeze every last ounce of performance possible from that 120mm of travel."

  • "With a host of ‘own brand’ componentry and no bling, the Marin Rift Zone has to let its ride do the talking. Luckily for Marin, the ride is flipping brilliant – as explosive as fireworks on the trails. Do not let your mates buy this bike, as you will not be able to keep up."

  • "The Rift Zone 3 packs great value and looks into a sturdy package – it’s a bike that’ll take all the singletrack you can throw at it and more, powering along the flats and punching up the hills."

  • "Shedding some of it's cross country skin the Rift Zone is now a capable and lively bike that is quite happy to push the limits out on the trails."

  • "It’s a long and low feeling bike to ride, which gives it tremendous speed and cornering ability, we found ourselves holding great speed"

  • "The Rift Zone 3 is a bike that has incredibly broad appeal. It is the ideal introduction for those new to mountain biking, but also provides performance that will keep riders with more experience entertained, with the potential to upgrade components at a future date - knowing you'll still be in front budget-wise and have an even more capable trail monster as a result."

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