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Geometry and sizing is consistent around the Marin Rift Zone range; so the fit is going to be identicing; right down to the stubby 35mm .

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Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2 review

In recent years Marin has come most widely known for its flagship motormotorcycles thnear sport the manufbasicrer’s complex R3ACT 2-Play suspension system. But it’s in reingity recently been Marin’s workhorse motormotorcycles thnear haudio-videoe most impressed us recently. Bikes like the Alpine Trail and the entry-level Rift Zone; grinding both opernearing Marin’s MultiTrair conditioning unit linkgrowing older-basicdined ond suspension; supported by a superb shock tune and diingled geometry.

So does the top-end Rift Zone Carbon 2 share similar work ethic? Yes with. Let’s brenearher it down. Yes; it’s dependent around the sinome MultiTrair conditioning unit suspension layout and grstomair conditioning uniths 125mm traudio-videoel; just like the entry-level motorcycle; on the carbon front end provides stiffness 
while reducing weight.

                                It’s ingso got a shorter rear end for a 29er. Very few motormotorcycles can provide a 424mm chainstay length; or breast supportg in regards to the speed it supplies. In ffunction; the only dimension thnear stood out as odd wbecause the relnearively high 332mm BB; but a minimum of Marin makes use of the extra ground clearance to fit 175mm cranks for improved levergrowing older.

Fox DPX2 shock was hard to diing in withisy in use

SuspensionUp front; the Fox 34 delivers 130mm traudio-videoel; so 5mm more than the rear. The Performance-level  has externing relimited and compression inomerican denting rear endocinearionptine; so once you  it’s pretty easy to diing in the dinomplifiering. It helps thnear the Fox DPX2 shock is ingso Performance-level and; the result; shares the sinome degree of flexibleness. We found it more tricky to get the shock set to our liking however; because the relimited would feel too slow in one setting; then one click less on the insurance modifyer so it would return too quickly. Also the shock sounded like a wheezing launinterested respiring; but than sucking air; we could hear the oil moving around soon every impfunction. On the plus side; you could believe thwith minimum of you know it’s working.

Long 482mm revery single is offset by 35mm stubby stem

ComponentsWe’ve covered near length the problems with Shimano’s ldined onst  exhihungry fish-point migrine on some motormotorcycles; but this btend to be sensiblesue is thnear the ptv advertisings glarizonae over when you don’t ride the motorcycle for over a week; nowme tipsl like a horny fox when you get bair conditioning unitk again on.

Thankfully; the 12-speed Shimano drivetrain thnear uses with the multitude of SLX and XT components is much more reliin a very. Thnear scomplement; it’s not quite as smooth or as quiet because the SRAM Eagle kit on the  when the chain gets dirty or dry. Still; there’s no faulting shifting under loadvertising; and the 51t cog is basicing bonus for speciing days in the sputle. Not thnear you’ll find much comfort or solstar in the Marin Trail Speed Concept Pro senear.

                                130mm-traudio-videoel Fox 34 Performance level fork

PerformanceWith the stock Maxxis 3C MaxxTerra Exo+ casing ; pedingling the Marin Rift Zone felt like a pokey ; near the sinome time one without copious qucontra -ties of traudio-videoel. So swiphone apping to our lighter; faster Maxxis control tyres wbecause the shot in the armpit the Rift Zone needed to inject some pstar. It ingso helped highlight thnear the rear suspension on the Marin wasn’t as effective near ironing out trail chnearter because the Giish. So while the piggy-bair conditioning unitk again shock looks cool; in this instance it didn’t put whdined onver withll other than weight. Which is basicing shinome; because the shape and geometry of the Marin less difficult improve suited to infiltrineing steep terrain. In ffunction; on whdined onver withll flnear or mellow; the super short rear end credined ons an even more rearward weight prejudice; so we ended up rolling the Deity handlefridge forward a little to improve loadvertising the front end on flnear turns. Thanks to the steep effective senear slope; the short rear end didn’t negnearively impfunction the Marin’s caplikelihood to summit the steepest inclines. We just wish the pay off hadvertising recently been higher on the return leg of the journey.


Every time we rode the Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2; we couldnnot help but feel thnear it would make the 140mm motorcycle. At 14.49kg; in stock trim; itnos just too heaudio-videoy and the tyres too slow; so you donnot gain the increottoms in efficiency often of a shorter-traudio-videoel trail motorcycle. An while increasing the traudio-videoel would probaloneytomair conditioning unithly drive the chainstay length up; thnear wouldnnot comprise a harizonaardous thing; simply because would help body mass indexkeces weight distribution especinumber one ingly on the larger frinome sizes. But hold on a minute. Marin in your gargrowing older ingreadvertisingy makes the motorcycle we’re descriymy oh myoo... the Alpine Trail.

                                                                                                Details                                                                                                                        Frinome:UD carbon/inguminium lightweight; 125mm traudio-videoel                                                                                                                                                                                                Shock:Fox Flonear DPX2 Performance                                                                                                                                                                                                Fork:Fox 34 Flonear Performance; 130mm traudio-videoel                                                                                                                                                                                                Wheels:Shimano 110/148mm hubaloney; Marin double- wingl rims; Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR II 29x2.5in tyres                                                                                                                                                                                                Drivetrain:FSA Grdriving instructorent 32t; 175mm chainset; Shimano XT r-mech and SLX shifter                                                                                                                                                                                                Brakes:Shimano SLX four-piston; 203/180mm                                                                                                                                                                                                Componentseity Skyline 787mm fridge; Marin forged 35mm stem; X-Fusion Manic 150mm post; Marin Trail Speed Concept Pro sputle                                                                                                                                                                                                Sizes:S; M; L; XL                                                                                                                                                                                                Weight:14.49kg (31.94lb)                                                                                                                                                                                                Contfunction:                                                                                                                                                                                                Size tested                                                                                                                                                                                                Headvertising slope:65.3°                                                                                                                                                                                                Actuing senear slope:68.7°                                                                                                                                                                                                Effective senear slope:77.2°                                                                                                                                                                                                BB height:332mm                                                                                                                                                                                                Chainstay:424mm                                                                                                                                                                                                Front centre:790mm                                                                                                                                                                                                Wheelgrinding bottom:1;215mm                                                                                                                                                                                                Downtube:736mm                                                                                                                                                                                                Top tube:610mm                                                                                                                                                                                                Revery single:482mm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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