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The Marin Rift Zone 29 3, Norco Fluid FS 1 29, and Trek Fuel EX 7 are all aluminum frame full suspension trail bikes. The Norco has a better fork, while the Trek has 27.5″ / 29″ wheels and more travel. Explore the differences below.

2021 Marin Rift Zone 29 3
2021 Norco Fluid FS 1 29
2021 Trek Fuel EX 7
MSRP$2,849$3,299$2,899
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CategoryTrailTrailTrail
Weight31.1 lbs
FrameAluminumAluminumAluminum
ForkMarzocchi Bomber Z2
RockShox Pike Select
RockShox 35 Gold RL
Wheel Size29″29″27.5″ / 29″
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetSLX, FSA
XT, SLX
NX Eagle
Drivetrain1 × 121 × 121 × 12
Gear Range

Marin Rift Zone 29 3

25 mph

Norco Fluid FS 1 29

26 mph

Trek Fuel EX 7

24 mph
SuspensionFullFullFull
Front Travel130mm130mm140mm
Rear Travel125mm120mm130mm
SeatpostDropperDropperDropper
Brand Sitemarinbikes.comnorco.comtrekbikes.com
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Rift Zone 29 3
Fluid FS 1 29
Fuel EX 7

Geometry

Specs
Frame

Series 3 6061 Aluminum Frame, 29” Wheels, 125mm Travel, MultiTrac Suspension Platform, 148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle, 73mm Threaded BB w/ ISCG05 Tabs

6061 Alloy Trail, 120mm Travel, 27.5" and 29" Options

Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel

Fork

Marzocchi Bomber Z2 29", Rail Damper with Sweep Adjustment, 130mm Travel, Kabolt Bolt-On Axle, 44mm Offset

RockShox Pike Select, 130mm Travel, 46mm Offset (27.5), 51mm Offset (29)

RockShox 35 Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 140mm travel

Rear Shock

RockShox Deluxe Select, 190x42.5mm (27.5), 190x45mm (29)

Size: XS, S, Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position DPS damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210mm x 52.5mm; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position DPS damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210mm x 55mm

Bottom Bracket

Mego EXO 73mm BSA

Shimano Cartridge Bearing, BSA Threaded

SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit

Headset

FSA No 57E, Semi-Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2”

Sealed Bearing, Tapered

Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

Stem

Marin 3D Forged Alloy, 35mm

6061 Alloy, 50mm Length, 35mm Clamp

Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length

Handlebar

Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum, 780mm Width, 28mm Rise, 5º Up, 9º Back

TranzX 6061 Butted Alloy, 780mm, 20mm Rise

Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width

Saddle

Marin Speed Concept

Fizik Taiga

Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width

Seatpost

X-Fusion Manic, 1x Composite Remote, Size S 125mm Travel, Size M and L 150mm Travel, Size XL 175mm Travel, 30.9mm

X-Fusion Manic Dropper, 31.6mm, 125mm (s), 150mm (M), 170mm (L, XL)

Size: XS, S, TranzX JD-YSP18, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 361mm length; Size: M, ML, L, XL, XXL, TranzX JD-YSP18, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 445mm length

Pedals

VP Nylon Flat

Grips

Marin Single Clamp Locking

VP Lock-On

Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX SGS, Direct Attachment, 12-Speed

Shimano XT RD-M8100

SRAM NX Eagle

Crank

FSA GRID, Modular 1x, 32T Direct Mount Chainring, MegaTooth Technology, Mego EXO Spindle, Boost Spacing

Shimano FC-M610, 30T, 170mm (XXS - S), 175mm (M - XL)

Size: XS, S, SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 170mm length; Size: M, ML, L, XL, XXL, SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 175mm length

Shifters

Shimano SLX, 12-Speed, SL-6100IR

Shimano SLX SL-M7100-IR I-Spec EV

SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed

Cassette

SunRace, 12-Speed, 11-51T, ED Black

Shimano SLX, 10-51, 12 Speed

SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed

Chain

KMC X-12 Silver and Black

Shimano Deore

SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed

Brakes

Shimano BR-MT420, 4 Piston, Organic Pads

Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 caliper

Brake Levers

Shimano MT4100 Hydraulic Lever, I-Spec EV Compatible

Shimano BR-M420

Wheels
Rims

Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 29mm Inner, Sleeved Joint, Disc Specific, Tubeless Compatible

Stan's Flow D 32H

Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle

Spokes

DT Swiss Champion, J-Bend, Black

Front Hub

Forged Alloy, 110x15mm, 32H

Shimano HB-MT400-B, 15x110mm Boost, Center Lock

Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle

Rear Hub

Forged Alloy, 148x12mm, Quad Sealed Bearings, 32H, Standard Freehub Body

Shimano FH-MT510-B, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock

Tires

Vee Tire Co, Flow Snap, 29x2.35, Tackee Compound, 72 TPI, Tubeless Compatible

Maxxis Dissector 2.4" 3C/EXO/TR

Size: XS, S, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.40''; Size: XS, S, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60''; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40''; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60''

Disk Rotors

Shimano SMRT54 180mm

Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180mm