A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range
|Travel||130mm rear, 140mm front|
|Fork||Marzocchi Bomber Z2|
|Drivetrain||1 × 12|
For This Bike
1 × 12 — 12 speed
Rift Zone 29" 2
The Rift Zone 29" 2 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.
The Rift Zone 29" 2 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.
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5'2" – 5'7"
5'5" – 5'11"
5'9" – 6'2"
6'0" – 6'4"
The Marin Rift Zone combines killer geometry with a burly build kit at a low price. How does it ride? Read on for our Marin Rift Zone review.
Playful and fun-loving attitude
High traction rubber
Practical and well-featured frame
Heavy for a trail bike
Sticky tyres are very draggy
Bigger riders will want to upgrade the brakes
Alex EvansNov 2022
Fun, engaging and capable, the Rift Zone delivers high performance without breaking the bank
Great suspension with impressive shock tune
Sorted spec choices
A grippier front tyre would be a bonus
Fork needs careful setup
Tyler BenedictNov 2022
The new Marin "Rifty" gets a sweet new alloy frame, more travel, and a consistent spec and geometry across all wheel sizes to fit any rider.
Dario DiGiulioNov 2022
The Marin Rift Zone occupies a very unique spot in the bike market, as a short travel frame meant to attack relatively serious terrain.
Antony de HeveninghamOct 2022
The Marin Rift Zone XR - XR stands for eXtra Rad - bumps the front travel up to 140mm, adds a coil shock and beefs up the build.
Jeremy BensonDec 2021
The Marin Rift Zone 29 2 is an affordable short travel trail bike that would make an excellent daily driver. This aluminum-framed 29er has 125mm of...
Modern trail riding geometry
Nice component spec for the price
Versatile on-trail performance
A little heavy
A little sluggish on the climbs due to weight
Sarah MooreMay 2021
The Rift Zone is more aggressive than an XC bike, but its roots are cross-country.
Travis EngelFeb 2021
This short-travel shredder takes a modern trend and brings it to the entry level. The Marin Rift Zone 2 does (almost) everything.
Forgiving but familiar geometry
Oddly shaped brake levers
Shimano chain and crank would have been nice
All New Series 3 6061 Aluminum, 29” Wheels, 130mm Travel, MultiTrac Suspension Platform, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs
BB Standard: BSA, 73mm, Threaded
Color: Gloss Grey / Red
Marzocchi Bomber Z2 29", Rail Damper with Sweep Adjustment, 140mm Travel, Kabolt Bolt-On Axle, 44mm Offset
External Sealed Cartridge Bearing
FSA No 57E, Semi-Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”
Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 35mm
Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum, 780mm Width, 28mm Rise, 5º Up, 9º Back
Marin Speed Concept
TranzX, YSP18JL, 1x Remote, Size S 150mm Travel, All Other Sizes 170mm Travel, 30.9mm
Marin Grizzly Lock On
Shimano Deore, 12-Speed, SGS
FSA Comet, Modular 1x, 32T Direct Mount Chainring, MegaTooth Technology, Boost Spacing
Shimano Deore, 12-Speed, SL-M6100-R
SunRace 12-speed, 11-51
KMC X-12 Silver and Black
Marin, Double Wall Alloy, 29mm Inner, Pinned Joint, Disc Specific, 32H, Tubeless Compatible
Forged Alloy, 110x15mm, Disc, 32H
Forged Aluminum, 148x12mm, Centerlock Disc, 32H
Vee Tire Co. Flow Snap 29x2.35", Tackee Compound, Tubeless Ready