Marin Rift Zone 29er XC6 29er Full Suspension

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1999.99

Product Description

  • Chain: KMC X10, 10-Speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1030, 11-36, 10 Speed
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Sport
  • Grips: Marin Double Locking

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dirkdaddy

    Date Reviewed: February 8, 2014

    Strengths:    Geometry / Steering
    Beefy thru-axles on both ends
    Suspension design
    Tapered steerer
    Triple crank for all around riding
    roller bearing suspension - rare and lifetime guarantee

    Weaknesses:    Cables are long, didn't like clamps
    Brakes are not great but work
    Headset low-end
    Rockshock fork not stellar but works well

    Bottom Line:   
    I needed to get my wife a bike and decided after much looking to get the XC6. It had reasonable spec, a great looking frame design. We were not disappointed when the mail delivered the bike. The beefy through axles, well designed frame, etc. The frame fit her short torso very well, and the front end steering is excellent and tight for technical trails. The shifters are precision and solid for being value oriented. We love it and at the price of below $1400 was a huge bargain.

    I did swap out the fork for a Manitou Tower Pro which really enhanced the performance of the bike. The headset is caged ball instead of sealed and was short on grease, but otherwise very impressed. I like the ability to upgrade to specific parts we want instead of buying higher spec models that still may not have what you want. The XC6 is a great bike for starters and can be ghetto tubeless converted. With some heavy pedals (huge rat trap ones I had laying about) it in 17" size weighs about 32-33 lbs (bathroom scale).

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