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: S, M, L, XL
COLORS: Gloss Black/Charcoal/Silver
Rift Zone 27.5 3 Features
“OVERALL, THE RIDE IS PRETTY SUREFOOTED AND
FUN, INSPIRING LEVELS OF CONFIDENCE AND SPEED...”
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|
|5'4" 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, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs|
|Front Suspension||Marzocchi Bomber Z2 27.5", Rail Damper with Sweep Adjustment, 130mm Travel, Kabolt Bolt-On Axle, 44mm Offset|
|Rear Suspension||Fox Float DPS, Performance Series, EVOL Air Spring, 3 Position Compression Adjustment, Rebound Adjustment, Custom Tune, 210x50mm, M8x25mm Hardware Top and Bottom|
|Rim||Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 29mm Inner, Sleeved Joint, Disc Specific, 32H, Tubeless Compatible|
|Hub Rear||Shimano HB-MT410B, 148x12mm, Centerlock, Microspline Freehub Body|
|Hub Front||Shimano HF-MT410B, 110x15mm, Centerlock|
|Spokes||14g Black Stainless Steel|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai, 27.5x2.5", MAXX TERAA, EXO, Tubeless Compatible|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano SLX SGS, Shadow Plus, Direct Attachment, 12-Speed|
|Shift Lever||Shimano Deore, 12-Speed, SL-7100R, I-Spec EV|
|Crankset||FSA Grid, Modular 1x, 32T Direct Mount Chainring, MegaTooth Technology, Boost Spacing|
|Bottom Bracket||Mego EXO 73mm BSA|
|Chain||KMC X-12 Silver and Black|
|Cassette||Shimano, SLX 12-Speed, 10-51T|
|Brakes Front||Shimano MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, 203mm Rotor|
|Brakes Rear||Shimano MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, 180mm Rotor|
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT4100 Hydraulic Lever, I-Spec EV Compatible|
|Handlebar||Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum, 780mm Width, 28mm Rise, 5º Up, 9º Back|
|Stem||Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 35mm|
|Grips||Marin Single Clamp Locking|
|Headset||FSA No 57, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2"|
|Seatpost||TranzX, YSP23JL, 1x Remote, Size S 125mm Travel, Size M and L 150mm Travel, Size XL 175mm Travel, 30.9mm|
|Saddle||Marin Speed Concept|
|Head Tube Angle||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||110||120||125||130|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.7||74.5||74.3||74.1|
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||380||425||470||515|
|Top Tube Effective (mm)||586.8||608.1||632.9||651.9|
|Fork Offset (mm)||42||42||42||42|
|Stand Over Height||665||702||727||768|
|Chain Stay (mm)||430||430||430||430|
|Seat Post Diameter||30.9||30.9||30.9||30.9|
|Handlebar Width (mm)||780||780||780||780|
|Stem Length (mm)||35||35||35||35|
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