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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Marin Rift Zone. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
14 reasons to buy
- The Marin Rift Zone is an affordable trail bike that can take on cross-country and enduro terrain.
- Experts found the bike to be precise and accurate when cornering at speed.
- The X Fusion Manic dropper post worked well. Test riders described it as smooth and flawless.
- The Rift Zone’s high bottom bracket allows plenty of clearance for its 175mm cranks.
- Marin uses an easy-to-maintain, threaded bottom bracket on the Rift Zone.
- The geometry of the bike allows riders to easily shift their weight for a balanced ride.
- Short chainstays and wide handlebars provide riders with control through tight and twisty trails.
- Marin utilizes a PNW Loam dropper lever on the bike. Test riders were impressed by this upgrade, as the lever has a wide and easy to use paddle.
- The Rift Zone's 76° seat tube angle places riders in a position that's ideal for generating power.
- The bike has integrated downtube and chainstay protection.
- Experts were pleased to find that brake levers are adjustable without a tool.
- There is room for a water bottle on the Marin Rift Zone.
- The Rift Zone is compatible with a coil shock.
- With short chainstays, riders found it easy to manual on the bike.
2 reasons not to buy
- Experts agree that Vee Flow Snap tires are slow and heavy.
- One tester found the Fox DPX2 shock was hard to adjust on the Rift Zone.
Expert Reviews77/100 based on 4 expert reviews
Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2 Review
Every time we rode the Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2, we couldn’t help but feel that it would make a much better 140mm bike. At 14.49kg, in stock trim, it’s just a little too heavy and the tyres too slow, so you don’t gain the increases in efficiency often associated with a short-travel trail bike.