Marin Rift Zone 27.5 3 - 2022

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    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"
    SUSPENSION: 130mm/120mm
    COLORS: Gloss Black/Charcoal/Silver

    Rift Zone 27.5 3 Features

    • Dropper Seat Post
    • Fox Float DPS, Performance Series Suspension
    • Marzocchi Bomber Front Fork Suspension
    • Shimano 4 Piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes
    • Tubeless Ready



      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 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.

    • 148X12MM THRU-AXLE
      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.

    - Bike Sizing -

    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
    Derailleur Front -
    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
    Pedals -
    Extras Bolt-On Thru-Axle


    S M L XL
    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
    BB Height 338.5 338.5 338.5 338.5
    BB Drop 18 18 18 18
    Fork Offset (mm) 42 42 42 42
    Stand Over Height 665 702 727 768
    Wheel Base 1146.3 1168.3 1192.3 1214.3
    Chain Stay (mm) 430 430 430 430
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
    Stack 583.6 588.2 597.3 601.9
    Reach 425 445 465 485
    Handlebar Width (mm) 780 780 780 780
    Stem Length (mm) 35 35 35 35
    Crank Length 170 175 175 175

    - WARRANTY -

    We're an authorized Marin dealer, which means that every bike we sell is backed by Marin's warranty, including a one-year complete bike warranty and a five-year frame warranty.  For full details, click here.