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Feel the Rifty Love! Marin's 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 27.5" brings together super fun and super shreddy 27.5" 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 is our hard-charging special edition, made for riders that want the raddest, baddest Rifty in the range. Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork, Fox Float X shock, Maxxis Assegai tires, X-Fusion Manic dropper, loads of Shimano, loads of Marin fine details.
Key upgrades from Rift Zone 27.5 2:
- Marzocchi Bomber Z1/Fox Float X suspension
- Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain
- Shimano M420 4-piston brakes w/203mm (F) & 180mm (R) rotors
- Maxxis Assegai 2.5" tires
RIFT ZONE 27.5 TECHNOLOGY
SERIES 3 ALUMINUM FRAME + 27.5" WHEELS
The Rift Zone 27.5 has a Series 3 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum frame with 130mm 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.
MODERN TRAIL GEOMETRY
Trail geometry with 430mm chainstays, low bottom bracket, long top tube, and a slack 65.5° head angle, combined with lightweight and responsive 27.5" wheels make for a playful and quick handling bike.
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 XR 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.
NEW CHAINSTAY/SEATSTAY PROTECTORS & UDH ON ALLOY MODELS
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.
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||All New Series 3 6061 Aluminum Frame, 27.5" Wheels, 130mm Travel, MultiTrac Suspension Platform, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs|
|Front Suspension||Marzocchi Bomber Z1 27.5", Rail Damper with Sweep Adjustment, 140mm Travel, Kabolt Bolt-On Axle, 37mm Offset|
|Rear Suspension||Fox Float X, Performance Series, EVOL Air Spring, Climb Switch, Rebound Adjustment, Custom Tune, 210x50mm, M8x30mm Top, M8x25mm 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 XT, 12-Speed, SGS|
|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 BR-MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, Metallic Pads, 203mm Rotor|
|Brakes Rear||Shimano BR-MT420, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, Metallic Pads 180mm Rotor|
|Brake Levers||Shimano BL-M4100 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 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|
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
|Head Tube Angle||65.5||65.5||65.5||65.5|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||120||125||130||135|
|Seat Tube Angle||77||77||77||77|
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||390||400||425||430|
|Top Tube Effective (mm)||568.7||589.7||610.8||641.8|
|Fork Offset (mm)||44||44||44||44|
|Stand Over Height||677.8||687.8||682.3||687.8|
|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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