2019 Marin Rift Zone 2 Full Suspension Bike

The Marin Rift Zone 2, 29er mountain bike is a stellar full suspension trail bike that builds on the already competent Rift Zone 1 but adds more versatility for improved performance across a wider range of terrain.

The front and rear triangle are now controlled through the upgraded Rockshox Delux Debonair rear shock. There is some credibility added when the sticker on the front fork reads the same as the rear shock. Additionally the front fork also now uses a Maxle Stealth, rather than the Maxle lite – which saves precious grams from the front unsprung weight. At the rear of the bike, stability is enhanced through the boost thru-axle from TranzX on the rear.

TranzX also provides the internally routed dropper seat post. The ability to adjust the saddle height on the fly is a huge advantage. Need to put the power down whilst ascending a ridge? Lift the saddle to get maximum power out of your legs. When you get to the other side and want to descend with confidence, you can lower it out of the way, knowing you won’t get bucked off the bike like a bronco.

The lock on grips also keeps you firmly engaged with the bike at all times.

A SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain provides a wide range of gears so you'll be ready no matter how flat or hilly the terrain. Being 11 speed also gives you further gear range should you need it. Improvements have been made to the crankset too. FSA provides a direct mount chainring – which again saves weight from those critical rotating components.

The Rift Zone 2 rolls on a set of Marin aluminium double wall rims that sport a wide, 29mm inner width, laced up to a set of alloy, Centerlock disc hubs that fit the wider boost spacing.