[First Look] Marin Bikes Wolf Ridge


We just stopped into the Marin booth at Sea Otter to check out their new Wolf Ridge. It’s a 29″ 160mm bike utilizing the same Darrell Voss designed “NAILD R3ACT- 2Play” suspension platform that the new Polygon Square One EX9 is based around. The wild looking new suspension design is drawing loads of attention and the buzz is that it’s quite a game changer. Said to climb like a hardtail and descend like a DH bike…

According to Marin:

Naild’s R3ACT – 2 Play system has unique core kinematics which manage the inertia of acceleration loads. The system does not require platform/lockouts from external devices on any travel applications, even the 160mm travel of the Wolf Ridge. A custom kinematic was developed with Naild to ensure that the Wolf Ridge would have the pedaling prowess previously unattainable in a long travel bike.

Details

• Full carbon fiber frame, developed with biometric data to localize weight on each size
• Naild patent-pending R3ACT – 2 Play rear frame member
• Trail geometry with a low BB height, 66.5° head tube angle, 435mm chainstays
• 29” wheels, 160mm front and rear travel
• Exclusively 1x drivetrains

Geometry

Specs

Wolf Ridge Pro

• SRAM XX-1 Eagle drivetrain
• Fox 36 Performance Elite & Float X2 suspension
• E*thirteen TRS Race Carbon wheelset
• US MSRP $8599

Wolf Ridge 9

• SRAM X0-1 Eagle drivetrain
• RockShox Lyric RCT3 & Monarch Debonair R suspension
• Stan’s NoTubes Flow MK3 wheelset
• US MSRP $6799

Availability: Summer 2017

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