Interbike 2011: Diamondback Bikes Prototypes and 2012 Lineup


News & Reviews
Jun 26, 2009

Diamondback Bikes have experienced a bit of a reincarnation over the past few seasons. Having created a solid team to gather feedback from, the bikes are looking great. Inside you'll find the juicy details on the DF5 prototype and more.

The Mission Pro Frameset has 6” of travel, a 142x12 thru axle and a Fox Float RP23 XV rear shock. I also comes with a Rockshox Reverb 125mm dropper post. Bonus!

The DF5 DH Prototype was on display for drooling purposes only.

Optional integrated fork bumpers or internal cable routing, depending on personal preference.

Four bar linkage means predictable, reliable suspension.

Some changes still have to be made to the DF5, but you can expect to see it in production in 2013.

Sortie 29er will come in four models ranging in price. The top of line Sortie 29 Black sports an XTR build.

69.5 degree head angle and 330 mm BB height spans the entire Sortie range.

The Dreamliner is Diamondback's slopestyle weapon. After showing it last year, they've made a few tweaks and it's now ready for production.

The Scapegoat is a 6" freeride bike that is available in an XTR level build or as a frame only. It has a 66 degree head angle and is paired nicely with a Fox 36 180mm fork.

The Dixon is a 29" hardtail aimed at the aggressive trail rider; it won't be available this year but judging by how excited Diamondback's Jon Kennedy was, this setup isn't far off the production line.

Not your average big-wheel.

That's it from the Diamondback booth, but they have a ton more bikes available in all price ranges and for every type of riding, so check them out at Diamondback Bikes.