Marin Rift Zone
Let’s say that you’re looking for a new Full suspension bike that runs less than $1800. You’ve already checked out Marin’s Hawk Hill and are pretty impressed. But you want bigger wheels.
There’s a bike! Marin does 29’er versions of their Hawk Hill trail bikes called Rift Zones. The Rift Zone 1 closely matches the Hawk Hill 1 in components and price, with the Rift Zone 2 and the Hawk Hill 2 lining up similarly as well.
These are great sporty bikes that do a lot of things well. They’re fast enough to race, they’re stable (and tough enough) to handle the more advanced trails at Whistler bike park, and they’re comfortable enough to leisurely roll through the Grand Forest as you follow your 10-year-old around the park.