Marin Wolf Ridge 9 Unique suspension platform that does almost everything well
Marin’s striking new Wolf Ridge 9 is hailed as a true do-it-all trail bike. Its innovative “R3ACT – 2 Play” suspension system, outsourced from a company called Naild, is claimed to provide unparalleled pedalling efficiency with superb terrain tracking. But how does it ride?
The frame is constructed from unidirectional carbon fibre, delivering 160mm of suspension travel. The carbon swingarm houses a pair of bushes and a seal — just like a fork leg — allowing it to slide up and down on a cylindrical stanchion, which in turn pivots on the mainframe just in front of the bottom bracket.
|Model||Marin Wolf Ridge 9|
|Front triangle||Unidirectional carbon fibre, 160mm travel|
|Rear triangle||carbon / Boost 148x12mm|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik RCT3, 160mm travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch R DebonAir|
|Drivetrain||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RS, 200mm/180mm rotors|
|Handlebar||Deity Blacklabel, 800mm|
|Stem||Deity Copperhead Stem, 35mm|
|Dropper seatpost||KS LEV SIO, Custom Offset Head|
|Tyres||Michelin Wild Enduro 27.5" x 2.4, Gum -X TS TLR, tubeless|
|Wheels||front: Mavic Deemax Elite, 27.5", 15x110mm, rear: Mavic Deemax Elite, 27.5", XD, 148x12mm|