DiamondBack 2013 range unveiled02 October, 2012 0 comments
Diamondback MTB 2013 range launched
Diamondback UK is proud to unveil its class of 2013.
From high-end aggressive full suss 26″ and 29ers to hard tails for weekend warriors, this is the complete mountain bike package, set to take the Diamondback brand to a whole new level this coming year.
2013’s range, which is expected to be in stores by December 2012, brings an increased number of 29er bikes and bikes featuring Diamondback’s patented Knuckle Box platform. The Knuckle Box is a bell crank that sits low within the frame, placing the greatest weight of the bike closer to the bottom bracket, which lowers the bike’s centre of gravity, allows it to track and corner better, provides superb small-bump compliance and gives more perceived travel and excellent bottomout protection.
Diamondback Product Manager Jason Boness, who joined the company in mid- 2011 and has been living and breathing this range over the last 15 months said:
“This new range surpasses anything we’ve done previously and I’m super proud of the results. The full suss 26” and 29ers with their Knuckle Box dual pivot platform is amazingly good to ride. And our hardtails and sports/leisure bikes certainly pack a punch. We’ve put in long hours and a lot of hard work to get to this stage but we’ve had lots of great feedback along the way from Diamondback riders and dealers so we can’t wait until these bikes hit the stores.”
Diamondback 26” Dual Suspension
These are serious bikes for serious money and serious riders. If you’re looking for a bike to nail that enduro race, this range is the answer. The Diamondback full suspension range utilizes our patented Knuckle Box suspension technology, cushioning the rider and bike from rough terrain. The Knuckle Box, is the core of our single-pivot four-bar suspension platform. Optimally placed pivots equate to a lo leverage ratio and ultimately to superior pedaling efficiency and small-bump compliance, giving you the perfect off-road, XC, trail, all mountain or gravity bike.
The range features five bikes, from the SCAPEGOAT at £4,400 (below) to the MISSION PRO and MISSION and SORTIE COMP and SORTIE.
The SCAPEGOAT features a 6” travel frame built from 6061-T6 weapons grade aluminium with hydroformed top tube, butted and formed downtube seatstays, seatstay bridge, tapered headtube, a 142°—12mm E-Thru Axle drop out and Diamondback’s legendary Knuckle Box suspension technology.
Long live the 29er revolution! Bigger wheels result in more ground covered from each pedal stroke and a faster ride. XC racers have known this for years. Our 29er range from last year is expanding and we’re introducing the technology across our full suss and hard tail bikes. These 29ers allow for increased cornering and straight line traction, easier obstacle clearance, greater stability and momentum, as well as offering taller riders more of a ‘natural’ frame geometry.
Dual Suspension 29ers: Again featuring our patented Knuckle Box suspension technology, these bikes are so comfortable that you can ride them all-day, every-day and they come purpose-built for the UK market (in other words, enough clearance to stop your bike getting clogged with mud). The new SORTIE NINER 1 and NINER 2 (below) feature our patented Knuckle Box technology and weapons-grade aluminium with 4.5” of travel. The
DIAMONDBACK SORTIE 2 comes with Fox 32 Float on the rear, Shimano 2pc crankset, Shimano XT (rear) and Deore (front) derailleur and WTB rims and tyres.
Diamondback Sortie Niner 2
The DIAMONDBACK RECOIL dual suspension bikes are equally at home on the same terrain but are all wallet friendly, coming in between £800 to £1000. These sleek 29ers are stacked out with quality components from Shimano and WTB and feature 4” of travel on an aluminium frame with Rock Shox or Suntour rear shocks.
Here is what Raleigh & DiamondBack had to say at the NEC Show a few days ago: