Riding a bike is fun, and having fun on the trail was at the front of Marin's minds when creating the Rift Zone 27.5 (previously called the Hawk Hill). Built around their MultiTrac suspension system, the Rift Zone 27.5 is the 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.
The Rift Zone 27.5 is Marin's most playful trail bike, made for the rider that catches a bit of air off every root in the trail, is always looking for an alternate line, and ends every ride with a smile. This is an all-around bike with trail performance far outstretching the asking price.
Key updates see the Rift Zone 27.5 3 gaining Maxxis tires, while the Rift Zone 27.5 2 has been upgraded to Shimano’s new Deore 12-speed drivetrain, and the Rift Zone 27.5 1 stepping up to an 11 speed Deore drivetrain and adding tubeless ready tires, all while maintaining pricing remarkably similar to the 2020s.
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5"
SIZE RANGE: XS, S, M, L, XL
COLORS: Gloss Black/Charcoal/Blue and Gloss Black/Green/Orange
Rift Zone 27.5 Features
"IT’S THE BEST COMBINATION, FEATURES, GEOMETRY,
PERFORMANCE, AND PRICE AVAILABLE TODAY. AND BECAUSE
BIKES TODAY ARE THE BEST THEY’VE EVER BEEN,
THE HAWK HILL IS THE BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE”
SERIES 3 ALUMINUM FRAME + 27.5” WHEELS
The Rift Zone 27.5 has a Series 3 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum frame with 120mm 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.
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 27.5 models are compatible with internally routed dropper posts, with internal rear derailleur routing for a clean look and snag free ride.
Boost front spacing is paired with a 148x12mm Boost rear thru-axle on the Rift Zone 27.5 3 and Rift Zone 27.5 2 for frame and wheel strength, and future wheel upgrade compatibility.
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.
Looking for the perfect size? Checkout our handy quick reference chart below (NOTE: The chart assumes average limb and torso proportions). Not sure about your size? Just send us your measurements using our Bike Sizing form and one of our experts will help you out!
|Rider Height||Frame Size|
|5'1" to 5"4"||XS|
|5'4" to 5'7"||S
|5'7" to 5'10"||M
|5'10" to 6'1"||L
|6'1" to 6'4"||XL
|Frame||Series 3 6061 Aluminum Frame, 27.5" Wheels, 120mm Travel, MultiTrac Suspension Platform, 141 Boost Spacing (upgradable to 148x12), 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs|
|Front Suspension||RockShox Recon Silver RL 27.5", 130mm Travel, Solo Air, Compression and Rebound Adjustment, Alloy Tapered Steerer, Fast Black Uppers, 110x15mm Boost Spacing, Maxle Stealth, 37mm Offset|
|Rear Suspension||X-Fusion O2 Pro R, Custom Tune, 210x50mm, M8x25mm Hardware Top and Bottom|
|Rim||Marin, Double Wall Alloy, 29mm Inner, Pinned Joint, Disc Specific, 32H, Tubeless Compatible|
|Hub Rear||Shimano HB-MT200B, 141 QR, Centerlock, Standard Freehub Body|
|Hub Front||Shimano HF-MT400B, 110x15mm, Centerlock|
|Spokes||14g Black Stainless Steel|
|Tires||Vee Tire Crown Gem 27.5x2.3", Dual Control Compound, Tubeless Ready|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Deore SGS, Shadow Plus, Direct Attachment, 11-Speed|
|Shift Lever||Shimano Deore, 11-Speed, SL-5100R|
|Crankset||Marin Forged Alloy, Integrated Steel 32T Narrow Wide Chainring, Boost Spacing|
|Bottom Bracket||External Sealed Cartridge Bearing|
|Chain||KMC X-11 Silver and Black|
|Cassette||SunRace, 12-Speed, 11-51T, ED Black|
|Brakes Front||Shimano BR-MT201 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor|
|Brakes Rear||Shimano MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, 180mm Rotor|
|Brake Levers||Shimano BR-MT201 Hydraulic Disc|
|Handlebar||Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum, 780mm Width, 28mm Rise, 5º Up, 9º Back|
|Stem||Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 35mm|
|Grips||Marin MTN, Closed End|
|Headset||FSA No 57E, Semi-Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2"|
|Seatpost||Marin Alloy, 30.9mm|
|Saddle||Marin Speed Concept|
|Extras||Closed 9-12 Thru-Axle QR System|
|Head Tube Angle||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||105||110||120||125||130|
|Seat Tube Angle||75||74.7||74.5||74.3||74.1|
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||330||380||425||470||515|
|Top Tube Effective (mm)||570.6||586.8||608.1||632.9||651.9|
|Fork Offset (mm)||42||42||42||42||42|
|Stand Over Height||647||665||702||727||768|
|Chain Stay (mm)||430||430||430||430||430|
|Seat Post Diameter||30.9||30.9||30.9||30.9||30.9|
|Handlebar Width (mm)||780||780||780||780||780|
|Stem Length (mm)||35||35||35||35||35|
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