Eurobike: 2015 Marin Rift Zone 8 carbon trail bike

New trail bike platform part of brand’s resurgence

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Eurobike 2015 Marin Rift Zone 8

Storied NorCal brand Marin debuted their revamped 29-inch wheel Rift Zone platform trail bikes at Eurobike this week. The 110mm-travel bike is yet another sign that the brand is back on track after a detour into the weeds a few years ago.

Eurobike 2015 Marin Rift Zone 8 Multi

The Rift Zone comes in four versions from the top-of-the-line carbon model at $6,699 to the entry-level aluminum model at $2899.

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This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2014 Eurobike trade show in Freidrichschafen, Germany. For more from Eurobike CLICK HERE.

About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.

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  • Mark says:

    29″ trail bikes…

    First time I got on one it was a friends letting me use it. After five hours of trail riding I came to a small jump and jumped it, flat spotting the front wheel, not excessively, was able to get out of the park without walking the bike out, but it left a bad taste in my mouth about the 29″ wheel. I had flown his ’12 Glory down Mt. Hood many of times; jumps, drops, gaps, rock and roots; and those wheels never let me down no matter how hard I pounded the Glory.

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