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Staff bikes - Si/Marin Rift Zone 3

Tuesday 24 October 2017, Filed in: Product News

Si's new mountain bike!

Continuing our series, here's a little writeup from Si on his new bike, a Marin Riftzone 3

I sold a rather posh Santa Cruz build to fund a Genesis Vapour and a somewhat cheaper mountain bike - the new Marin range fitted that brief perfectly . I've gone for a Rift Zone 3, which is the top of the Rift Zone 29er range at £2300.

The bike has Rockshox Monarch and Revelation for suspension duties, Shimano SLX drivetrain and Deore brakes. The wheels are Formula cartridge bearing hubs on Marin's own rims - which have setup tubeless really nicely. You can view the full spec here.

I'm planning to run the bike basically "as is" - only replacing bits as they wear out, rather than too many immediate swaps. I've changed the saddle to a Burgtec Cloud and swapped on some Schwalbe tyres I've been given to try to persuade us back to stocking them over shop favourite Maxxis. Other than that, I've added a light mount to the bars!


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