Marin Rift Zone All Mountain Full Suspension

4.86/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $2350.00


Product Description

  • Front Hub
  • Avid Hydraulic
  • Front Derailleur
  • Shimano Deore


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Digitaldon1 a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, Florida

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2009

Strengths:    Very balanced Bike. Handles great and doesent feel fragile like some older Marin designs. It is a great all around bike. (All Mountain)? I like the rear susp just fine. I am a Large Cat at 6'2 265lbs

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Killer Bike, love it more everytime I ride it. Plus you dont see many Marins on the trails around here, Specialized owns Florida. 2007 Model

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Favorite Trail:   Ridgeline

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpjumper, Ellsworth, Klein Attitude

Bike Setup:   Fox Float front and rear, Azonic outlaw wheels, Thompson seatpost and Stem, Ergon Grip, WTB SL Seat, Deity Handlebars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ming the Mercyless a Weekend Warrior from Oregon, U.S

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2007

Strengths:    Fast, Quick responses, Superb climber, Stable descender, Completed sorted geometry and stiff rear end, exciting to ride.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Mine is also the 2006 model and I have to agree that this is the most sorted and very best of the Marin quad-link designs. Stiffer rear end and better pro-pedal shock gets the best out of the suspension and it really is one of the best full suspension cross-country rigs out there. Some clever little gussets have stiffened the frame in different places and the forks, together with the whole package for me is brilliant. Just a point...I also have tried the new shape 2007 model and it is much heavier/chunkier bike, less nimble and more a Freeriders bike than a sorted and fast XC bike like this one!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allan Ballard a Weekend Warrior from Scotland

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2007

Strengths:    Fast and light. Very good climbing abilities and traction with excellent rear shock and front forks. Feels quick and handles line turns quickly. Responsive and nimble yet strongly built. Stiffer rear triangle than previous models and triple sealed cartridge bearings. Lifetime warranty on the frame and bearings.

Weaknesses:    Just slightly high bottom bracket.

Bottom Line:   
Mine is the 2006 model, and it is the best of the quad design that Marin have made.
Demo rode the new 2007 model last week (the weird shape) and was well disappointed as it is heavy, a poor climber and slow at turning, especially tight turns ...I felt like I was riding on top of a Cart Horse!!. Not agile like this 2006 one and that is what made me write thios review. If you can still get a 2006 one then get it because it is the best of the Marin's as they have sorted out all the minor niggles and it's cheaper. Mine is just so quick and feels exciting. An extra inch of travel (if you can get that) does not make up for weight and slowness.

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Leisure lakes

Similar Products Used:   Too many to write down in 25 years of riding.

Bike Setup:   Stock except I have fitted Formula Oro K24 brakes....excellent!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony Hatcher a Cross Country Rider from U.K.

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2006

Strengths:    Low weight and a very well balanced, quick and responsive. Upgrades to previous models have made the steering quicker. Quad Link system is plush and the pro-pedal Fox shock allows for efficient climbing.

Weaknesses:    A little high off the ground.

Bottom Line:   
This is for the 2006 model.
Small changes to the frame to stiffen the swingarm together with the pro-pedal Fox R shock makes this bike a real winner. As far as XC full suspension goes this is a blast to ride. I have returned to short travel suspension after a year with 6" of "All Mountain" bike and I have to say that it is much more versatile and engaging to ride a "short" travel bike like this. Well made and well designed, fast and engaging. Also....let me say..this bike sells for a very reasonable price compared to most competitors and it has a Lifetime Warranty on the Frame and all the Bearings!!

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Favorite Trail:   Marin

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Leisure Lakes


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by steve a Weekend Warrior from Reading

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2006

Strengths:    fast and rides like its stuck to the floor

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
awsome bike looks geat rides even better!
would recomend to anyone beats my hard tail by far am now a full sus convert.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   mountain high

Bike Setup:   standard apart from front and rear mech changed to xt and stem changed to fsa carbon and bars to raceface next carbon weave.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Richard Gibson a Weekend Warrior from Houston,Texas,u.s.a.

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2006

Strengths:    frame structure, suspension, wheels

Weaknesses:    crank barings, had to replace after about 16 rides@ 130 miles. break fluide is weak.

Bottom Line:   
As a has-been BMX racer converted to a trail rider, i enjoy going out every weekend thrashing on my rift zone. It has been able to perform to my expectations. I like to get air, I dont like braking for turns. During up hill challenges i give out before the bike does. There hasn't been a desending trail that I've shied from yet. Bottom line if I had to purchase another bike I would special order a rift zone if it was avalible locally.

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Favorite Trail:   memorial park houston texas

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   sun&ski sports

Bike Setup:   raceface crank baring and front outer sprocket. planet x down hill bars with wodoo riser. ODI lock grips. thompson seat post with WTB gel seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Emma Long a Weekend Warrior from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2006

Strengths:    Rear suspension

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Great bike. Climbs great, rolls over anything. Fast.

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Favorite Trail:   Emma Long

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   1800

Similar Products Used:   Marin Bear Valley Hardtail

Bike Setup:   2005 model - LX derailleurs and shifters, FOX F100R fork, FOX Float R shock, Avid Juicy Hydraulic Brakes, Truvativ crank and chainrings

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