We’ve just been sent some first spy shots of the new Marin Rift Zone, which is due to be released at the Eurobike trade show next week.
For 2011 the Rift Zone, it appears from these pictures, has been updated with a revised frame that loses the curved top tube for a straighter item. The shock mounts have also been redesigned and the swingarm is also lighter with smaller section tubes used.
Expect to see similar changes to the Quad Link design as already revealed on the Whyte some time back, with a revised upper linkage and swingarm design. We imagine it still pumps out 100mm of travel from the Fox air can as well.
More news when we get it.