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Marin Rift Zone 3 27.5 Complete Mountain Bike 2022

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Marin - Rift Zone 3 27.5 Complete Mountain Bike 2022Marin - Rift Zone 3 27.5 Complete Mountain Bike 2022
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The bike product managers don't want you to see! The spec level of the Marin Rift Zone 3 27.5 Complete Mountain Bike makes every other bike company stand up and pay attention: this thing is a world beater. Concentrating on durability and design instead of flash has made this bike a favorite for established fun-havers who still want to enjoy their other hobbies. The component list reads like a who's who of best-value top tens: Shimano SLX, Marzocchi Bomber Z2, and Maxxis Assegais. The Rift Zone may be the smartest way to get reckless.

Product Details


Series 3 6061 Double Butted Aluminum FrameFrom its advanced tube forms, threaded bottom bracket, and full internal cable routing, this frame leaves nothing to chance. It's made to exacting standards with today's best technology.

Fox Float DPS Performance Rear ShockFor a lightweight, inline shock, the DPS packs a lot of performance. The Dual Piston Base Valve has dedicated compression and rebound pistons, providing a firm lockout without compromising bump compliance, ride control, or efficiency. Performance Series FLOAT DPS shocks have fewer adjustments than Factory Series (no Open mode adjust tuning range), and have black anodized air sleeve and body instead of Genuine Kashima Coat. A Performance graphics package ties in the black-on-black look.

Shock AdjustmentsLever Actuated Open, Medium, Firm Modes / Rebound Adjust / Air Spring Pressure

MultiTrac Suspension TechnologyMultiTrac 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 GeometryThe slack head tube angle paired with a steep seat tube angle create a ride that will fly uphill with perfect front wheel precision but then descend like it’s on rails. The balanced rider position thanks to the steep seat tube puts your weight between the wheels for impressive climbing and handling on flats, while the slack front end and short rear center help to pull you through the rough descents and corners with an intuitive feel.

Internal RoutingCompatible with internally routed dropper posts, with internal rear derailleur routing for a clean look and snag free ride.

148x12mm Boost Thru-Axle


Marzocchi Bomber Z2The original Z2 was there for the mountain bike suspension revolution –you simply mounted it on your bike and hit the trails. Less time prepping and fixing meant you could just focus on the ride. Twenty years later, that same DNA lives on in the new Marzocchi Z2; it’s ready to shred with smooth and plush suspension. The new from-the-ground-up Rail damper combines low maintenance with intuitive ease of use and impressive on-trail performance. The top-of-fork simple sweep adjuster from firm to open can lock out the fork or fully open the system with plenty of positions in between. The Z2 - it just makes everything easy.

Fork AdjustmentsAir Spring Pressure | Sweep Compression from Firm to Open | Rebound

Drive Train

Shimano SLXThis is everything you need and nothing you don't. Featuring tech from their XT and XTR groupsets, SLX offers consistent and reliable high performance, all at a lower price.


Shimano MT420 4 Piston Hydraulic DiscThe BR-MT420 caliper features consistent braking performance and reliable stopping power in all conditions. The 4-piston caliper instills greater downhill confidence and control.

Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc BrakesetFrom their clean look levers to their predictable power delivery, these 2-piston hydraulic brakes are a great fit for today's lightweight trailbikes.

180mm Rotors


Double Wall Alloy Rims Laced to Forged Alloy HubsWith sealed bearings, 29mm inner width, and 32 holes, these aluminum rims are light and strong--perfect for the do-it-all frame they're attached to.

Maxxis Assegai TiresA beefy DH tire that's been a fave since it was released, the Assegai is great in the front or rear of a hard charging setup. It has big blocky knobs that maximize grip in all conditions.

Additional Features

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TranzX Dropper Post


  • Biking Type: Mountain
  • Used For: Trail
  • Suspension: Full Suspension
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Water Bottle Mounts: 1
  • Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z2
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 32
  • Front Travel (mm): 130
  • Front Travel (in): 5.1
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance
  • Rear Travel (mm): 120
  • Rear Travel (in): 4.7
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore 12 Speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX 12 Speed
  • Crankset: FSA Grid 32T
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX 12 Speed | 10-51T
  • Chain: KMC X12
  • Bottom Bracket: Threaded | Mega EXO 73mm
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG05
  • Brake Levers: Shimano M4100
  • Brake Calipers: Shimano MT420 4-Piston
  • Rotors: 180mm
  • Headset: FSA No 57E
  • Handlebar: Marin Mini-Riser, 6061 Double Butted Aluminum / 780mm Width / 28mm Rise / 5º Up / 9º Back
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Marin MTN
  • Stem: Marin 3D Forged Alloy
  • Saddle: Marin Speed Concept
  • Seatpost: TranzX Dropper
  • Hubs: Shimano MT200 / MT400
  • Rims: Marin Aluminum Double Wall 29mm Inner / 32H
  • Spokes: 14g Black Stainless Steel
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai, 27.5x2.5", MaxxTerra, EXO, Tubeless Compatible
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size S M L XL
Top Tube (mm) 587 608 633 652
Seat Tube (mm) 380 425 470 515
Stack (mm) 583 588 597 602
Reach (mm) 425 445 465 485
Standover Height (mm) 665 702 727 768
Head Tube Angle (°) 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
Seat Tube Angle (°) 74.7 74.5 74.3 74.1
Chainstay Length (mm) 430 430 430 430
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 339 339 339 339
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 18 18 18 18
Head Tube Length (mm) 110 120 125 130
Wheelbase (mm) 1146 1168 1192 1214

Other Notes

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