The All-New Rift Zone Alloy Collection


The Marin Rift Zone is made to party, whatever your jam may be. Your ideal partner for everything from all-day epics, to local shred laps, and everything in-between. Critically-acclaimed since their debut over five years ago, they epitomize our Made For Fun mantra above everything else, and are the heart and soul of Marin’s full suspension lineup.

Rift Zone alloy models are all-new from the frame-up for 2023, with more travel, fresh geometry, updated suspension kinematics, and refined details. Furthermore, the lineup has been aligned between the 29” and 27.5” wheel size models.

And this just in, the new Rifty has already won Gold, with Marin-sponsored ambassador and all-around awesome human Martha Gill taking the top step on the podium in the Dual Slalom at Crankworx Rotorua 2022.

The New Marin Rift Zone Alloy

Series 3 aluminum frames with new tubing and forgings freshen the Rifty’s overall aesthetics, with a shorter seattube and lower standover from previous models. Slick braze-in cable guide entry and exit ports look great and eliminate cable/hose rattle. Cable routing is built into the forging, and the bike is a zip tie free zone. Out back the dropouts are now compatible with SRAM’s UDH rear derailleur hanger.

The Rift Zone is also a quieter bike, with all-new chainstay and seatstay protectors with increased coverage to minimize chain slap. Proper ISCG tabs and threaded BB shells remain.

Rift Zone 29” and 27.5” alloy models see travel bump up 10mm in the front and 5mm in the rear, now at 140mm/130mm respectively, bringing the bike firmly into the trail category. Rift Zone 26 and Rift Zone Jr models now see 130mm travel front and rear.

The New Marin Rift Zone Alloy Geo

Both 29” & 27.5” frames share key geometry figures, with 65.5° headtube and 77° seattube angles, along with 430mm chainstays. In short, we pegged the fun-o-meter by making these important updates to the angles. Rift Zone 26 and Jr see similar updates, with 65.5° HTA and 76° STA, with 425mm chainstays.

The team here at Marin spent countless hours dialing in the frame kinematics, ensuring maximum performance with current shocks on the market. From there we worked with engineers at Fox, RockShox, and X-Fusion to dial in the tunes to deliver the best combination of pedaling efficiency on the climbs and flats, while delivering bottomless-feeling control on when the going gets rough. The new Rifty doesn’t just have more travel, it also improves on the way the travel is used.

The New Marin Rift Zone Alloy

One key feature that hasn’t changed is the Rift Zone assortment, with three each 29” and 27.5” models, and the 26” and 24” for the young rippers. Now these models have been homogenized between wheel sizes, so colors, specifications and pricing remain the same at the various 1/2/XR levels, no matter the rolling stock.

Wait, what’s that? What’s up with this “XR” model? That’s the replacement for what had previously been the Rift Zone 3. The new XR is our “riders’ spec” model, a spicier take on the Rift Zone with some of the best bang-for-the-buck suspension and drivetrain spec available.

The New Marin Rift Zone Alloy

RIFT ZONE 29”/27.5” 1

• All-new Series 3 MultiTrac frame, 130mm travel
• X-Fusion Slide (29”) & Sweep (27.5”) Boost RC forks
• X-Fusion O2 Pro R shock w/custom tune
• Shimano Deore 1×11 drivetrain
• Shimano MT201 hydraulic disc brakes w/180mm rotors
• Vee Tire Crown Gem tubeless-ready tires
• 27.5” available in XS frame size
• $1799 US/$2299 CAD/£1695GBP/1999€

The New Marin Rift Zone Alloy

RIFT ZONE 29”/27.5” 2

Key upgrades from Rift Zone 1:

• Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork
• RockShox Deluxe Select RT Debonair rear shock
• Shimano Deore 1×12 drivetrain
• TranzX dropper post
• Vee Tire Flow Snap 2.35” tires
• $2399 US/$2999 CAD/£2195 GBP/2599€

The New Marin Rift Zone Alloy

RIFT ZONE 29”/27.5” XR

Key upgrades from Rift Zone 2:

• 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
• $3499 US/$4449 CAD/£2995 GBP/3499€

The New Marin Rift Zone Alloy


• All-new Series 3 MultiTrac frame, 130mm travel
• X-Fusion Velvet Boost RC fork, 130mm travel
• X-Fusion O2 Pro R shock w/custom tune
• Shimano Deore 1×11 drivetrain
• Shimano MT201 hydraulic disc brakes w/180mm rotors
• Vee Tire Flow Snap 2.4” tires
• $1799 US/$2299 CAD/£1695 GBP/1999€

All models are scheduled to be available in global markets in November/December 2022.

Marin Bikes are Made For Fun. Whether your idea of fun involves riding rugged trails to that remote alpine lake, pinning on a race number and entering your first race, taking the long way home on your commuter bike, bikepacking to that remote campsite, or just exploring the neighborhood bike paths, Marin brings the fun to your ride. It’s the principle that guides us when developing new bikes, from long-travel, trail devouring machines that are at home in some of the world’s most challenging race circuits to the multi-surface capable pavement collection. Each model is designed to be playful and to maximize the opportunities for two-wheeled fun. Learn more about Marin’s critically-acclaimed models at

The New Marin Rift Zone Alloy


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