Press Launch: Marin

The Marin Rift Zone is made for partying, no matter your jam. Your excellent accomplice for every part from one-day epics to native shredding rides, and every part in between. Critically acclaimed since their debut over 5 years in the past, they above all embody our Made For Enjoyable mantra and are the center and soul of Marin’s full suspension vary.

The Rift Zone alloy fashions are all new from the body up for 2023, that includes extra journey, contemporary geometry, up to date suspension kinematics and refined detailing. As well as, the vary has been aligned between 29″ and
Fashions with 27.5 inch wheels.

And it simply occurred, the brand new Rifty has already gained gold, with Marin sponsored ambassador and human genius Martha Gill taking the highest step of the Twin Slalom podium at Crankworx Rotorua 2022.


3-Collection aluminum frames with new tubing and forgings refresh the general aesthetic of the Rifty, with a shorter seat tube and decrease overhang from earlier fashions. Solder fairlead entry and exit holes look nice and eradicate cable/hose rattling. Cable routing is built-in into the forging and the bike is a zip-free zone. Within the rear, the dropouts at the moment are appropriate with SRAM’s UDH rear derailleur hanger. The Rift Zone can also be a quieter bike, with all-new chainstay and chainstay protectors with elevated protection to attenuate chain slap. Correct ISCG tabs and threaded BB shells stay.

Marine Rift Zone 2023


Rift Zone 29” and 27.5” alloy fashions see journey elevated by 10mm entrance and 5mm rear, now at 140mm/130mm respectively, placing the bike firmly within the path class . The Rift Zone 26 and Rift Zone Jr fashions now see 130mm of journey entrance and rear.


The 29″ and 27.5″ frames share key geometry figures, with 65.5° head tube and 77° seat tube angles, in addition to 430mm chainstays. In brief, we mounted the fun-o-meter by making these important updates to the angles. Rift Zone 26 and Jr see comparable updates, with 65.5° HTA and 76° STA, with 425mm chainstays.

Kinematics and shock tuning

Marin’s group spent numerous hours dialing within the body’s kinematics, guaranteeing most efficiency with the present shocks in the marketplace. From there, we labored with engineers from Fox, RockShox and X-Fusion to dial within the tunes to ship one of the best mixture of pedaling effectivity on climbs and flats, whereas delivering bottomless management when issues get tough. The brand new Rifty not solely has extra journey, it additionally improves the best way journey is used.


A key function that hasn’t modified is the Rift Zone assortment, with three 29″ and 27.5″ fashions, and the 26″ and 24″ for younger rippers. Now these fashions have been homogenized between wheel sizes, so the colours, specs and costs stay the identical throughout the completely different 1/2/XR ranges, no matter rolling inventory.

Wait, what’s it? What’s new with this “XR” mannequin? It is the alternative for what was beforehand the Rift Zone 3. The brand new XR is our “pilots spec” mannequin, a spicier model of the Rift Zone with a few of the finest suspension and drivetrain specs out there.

2023 Marine Rift Area 1
2023 Marine Rift Area 1

Rift zone 29″/27.5″ 1
• All-new MultiTrac Collection 3 body, 130mm journey
• X-Fusion Slide (29″) and Sweep (27.5″) Increase RC forks
• X-Fusion O2 Professional R shock with customized tuning
• Shimano Deore 1×11 drivetrain
• Shimano MT201 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors
• Vee Tire Crown Gem tubeless tires
• 27.5″ out there in body measurement XS
• US$1,799/CA$2,299/£1,695/€1,999
Rift zone 29″/27.5″ 2
Rift Zone 1 Key Enhancements:
• Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork
• RockShox Deluxe Choose RT Debonair rear shock
• Shimano Deore 1×12 drivetrain
• TranzX dropper submit
• Vee Tire Stream Snap 2.35” tires
• US$2,399/CAD$2,999/GBP£2,195/€2,599
Rift Zone 29″/27.5″ XR
Rift Zone 2 Key Enhancements:
• Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork
• Fox Float X rear shock
• Shimano SLX/XT 1×12 drivetrain
• Shimano M420 4-piston brakes
• Maxxis Assegai MAXX TERRA EXO 2.5″ tires
• US$3,499/CA$4,449/GBP£2,995/€3,499

2023 Marin Rift Zone Junior

Rift Zone 26″/Jr
• All-new MultiTrac Collection 3 body, 130mm journey
• RC X-Fusion Velvet Increase fork, 130 mm journey
• X-Fusion O2 Professional R shock with customized tuning
• Shimano Deore 1×11 drivetrain
• Shimano MT201 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors
• Vee Tire Stream Snap 2.4″ tires
• US$1,799/CA$2,299/GBP£1,695/€1,999


All fashions are anticipated to be out there in international markets in November/December 2022.

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