The 2020 Marin Rift Zone Carbon | Everything You Need to Know.

The new 2020 Marin Rift Zone Carbon sports two higher-spec models, a carbon front triangle, 29 inch wheels and 125mm travel.

There is no real surprise to find that the 2020 Marin Rift Zone Carbon is a range extension for the current all alloy-framed 2020 Rift Zone range and pushes the top end into the higher specs, and therefore, higher performance.

Key features:

  • High modulus carbon fibre monocoque front triangle
  • Enhanced Series 4 aluminum swing arm
  • Integrated rubber downtube protector
  • Seat tube supports long dropper posts
  • 130mm fork travel
  • 125mm rear wheel travel
  • 29″ wheels

Touted as Marin’s trail 29er, the Rift Zone comes in with a 65.5° headtube angle on a 130mm fork, 76° seat tube angle, 425mm chainstays, and 480mm reach (size L). Not the most ludicrous or the most conservative, but numbers that should see the Rift Zone Carbon putting in a solid showing wherever you might take it.

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Rift Zone Carbon 2

Key features:

  • Fox Performance 34 Float fork
  • Fox Float DPX2 Performance EVOL shock
  • Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drive
  • Shimano SLX brakes
  • Marin Aluminum Double Wall rims
  • £3,995.00 RRP

Rift Zone Carbon 1

Key features:

  • Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork
  • Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL shock
  • Shimano SLX 12-speed drive
  • Shimano MT420 brakes
  • Marin Aluminum Double Wall rims
  • £3,195.00 RRP

Check out the full specs on the 2020 Marin Rift Zone carbon and the rest of the Rift Zone range on Marin’s website here.

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