Diamondback Mission Pro 2012

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Brand: Diamondback
Category: MTB Frames: Hard-Tails

Description: “If you could only have one bike”… You hear it all the time. But what would you look for in that bike? A great pedaling platform? Got it. A balanced ride? You bet. Increased bottom out resistance and a ton of perceived travel for any hit? Done deal. | With 6 inches of front and rear travel, the 2013 Mission series caters to the all mountain/Enduro riders. Super D’s and single track, up and down… the Mission continues to be the go-to steed for almost any situation. | “I spend 90% of my time on my Mission. It’s the bike that got me excited about Diamondback. It can be set up to do everything. If I could only have one bike in my quiver, it would be my Mission,” states Diamondback DF5 Pro Factory Rider Kyle Thomas. | Diamondback’s Design Philosophy is a no-nonsense approach to building quality bicycles. We want our bike designs to be straightforward: their hardware accessible and their suspension simple. | The 2013 Mission All Mountain 6" frame is created from 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum and features a hydroformed top tube, a butted and formed downtube seatstays, seatstay bridge, a tapered headtube, ISCG 05 tabs, a 142×12mm E-Thru Axle drop out and Diamondbacks legendary Knuckle Box Suspension technology. | The Knuckle Box, or bell crank, is the core of our single-pivot four-bar suspension platform. Optimally placed pivots equate to a low leverage ratio, and ultimately to superior pedaling efficiency and small-bump compliance. This also allows the shock to work more efficiently and reduces pedal induced motion. It also reduces overall load on the system which will lead to improved shock and bearing life. | Placing the Knuckle Box low within the frame, situates the greatest weight of the bike closer to the bottom bracket, which lowers the bike’s center of gravity and allows it to better track and corner. | Wheel-rate is also one of the most significant aspects of a suspension system. Wheel-rate is the effective spring-rate when measured at the wheel. A benefit of our four-bar linkage is increased control over the wheel-rate. Obtaining the spring-rate curves in shocks from Fox is necessary to allowing us to determine the wheel-rate. Working closely with Fox, we’re able to optimize the wheel-rate to be linear-to-slightly progressive. This results are superb small-bump compliance, more perceived travel and excellent bottom-out protection. For this application we’ve chosen to run a Fox Float CTD Air Shock with Adaptive Logic and Boost Valve Technologies. The “LV” 216×63mm air shock with rebound adjust has a three position “adaptive logic” Propedal Platform to keep the rear riding plush. Three other adjustments put your bike in the perfect place for Climb, Trail, and Descend. The CTD’s patented Boost Valve technology provides a feeling of endless travel and plushness like that of a downhill rig, but with XC pedaling efficiency. | Where the Mission comes to life is on the descent. On previous versions of the mission, we’ve run both 150mm Fox 32’s and 160mm Fox 36’s. Time and testing have proven to us that a 160mm fork with larger 36mm stanchions and a 20mm thru axle are a perfect fit for this All-Mountain steed. A 160mm fork up front allows the front end to sit slack at a capable 67 degrees. The slacker front end eats obstacles with ease and ads more stability on the descents but doesn’t compromise ones climbing ability. For this application we’ve gone with the Fox 36 Float R air. With 160mm of travel, external rebound, a tapered steerer, 36mm Easton aluminum stanchions, and magnesium lowers, this is a fork that means business. | In addition to the top notch Fox Suspension, the complete Mission Pro drivetrain is comprised of a Sram XO rear derailleur, X-9 shifters, a PG-1070 10spd Cassette (11-36t), and Shimano XT dual pull, top swing 34.9 front derailleur for crisp and precise shifting every time. The Raceface SIXC AM carbon 10spd crankset with outboard bearing bottom bracket and bash guard (24/36/AM) provide just the right combination of stiff, light and durable to make this the all mountain riders dream set up. A Rockshox Reverb 125mm dropper post with remote raising and lowering a WTB Silverado saddle are simply icing on a very tasty cake. | Supreme stopping power is supplied via the AVID XO Trail 4 piston Hydraulic disc brakes (200mm front / 180mm rear) and Easton Haven components grace the Handlebars, stem, and UST wheelset. | Mission frame features & Characteristics: | Tapered Head tube – Today’s longer travel forks generate more stress on the head tube. Add in today’s more aggressive rider and the need for additional strength in that region becomes imperative. Thus the 2012 Mission Pro frame is equipped with a tapered head tube for enhanced steering and extra strength. | 142×12 mm Thru Axle – Employing Shimano’s new 142×12 mm E-Thru design makes for a stiffer and stronger rear-end on the bike. | Single-Sided Hardware – Single-sided oversized heat treated hardware is used for the three main pivot points allows for easy access to your 14 high-quality Enduro Max bearings simply with standard tools. No more removing the crankset to tighten or service your pivots. | Knuclebox Technology | LOW AND TIGHT – The Knuckle Box platform was designed specifically to be low and tight: | Low center of gravity: All suspension parts are positioned farther down on the frame for a stable and balanced ride. | Low leverage suspension design: Lower air pressure results in longer shock life, less frame loading and better pedaling. | Tight, compact linkage system of the Knuckle Box bell crank isolates and cradles the rear shock. | Tight and large anodized aluminum hardware, matched with Force-Rated Enduro Max Bearings: Withstands higher loads and better handles oscillating motion. | The 2013 Mission Pro is black and comes in 4 sizes: SM (15.5"), MD (17"), LG (19"), XL (21") and is built for almost everything under the sun. The true definition of today’s “mountain bike,” the Mission Pro is everything you’re looking for—in one bike! | | BIKE SPECS | Sizes 15.5" Small 17" Medium 19" Large 21" XLarge | Frame Mission All Mountain 6" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/Hydroformed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge, Tapered Head Tube Knuckle Box Technology, ISCG, 142x12mm E-Thru Axle Drop out | Fork Fox 36 Float R air, 160mm travel, open bath, w/ ext. rebound, butted Alloy 1.5 Tapered steerer, 32mm Easton aluminum stanchions, magnesium lowers, w/20mm thru axle | Rear Shock Fox Float, CTD adjust, boost valve, "LV" eyelet, 216x63mm Air, DB Mission Spec, w/rebound adj, w/Climb, Trail, Descend, w/3 levels pedal platform | Cranks RACEFACE SIXC AM CARBON 10spd w/outboard bearing BB w/All Mountain guard 24/36/AM | Bottom Bracket Raceface BB | F. Derailleur Shimano XT dual pull, top swing 34.9 | R. Derailleur SRAM X-0, Type 2 10spd | Shifter SRAM X-9 10spd trigger | Brake Levers AVID XO Trail Hydraulic Levers with external pad contact, and reach adj | Brakes AVID XO Trail 4 piston Hydraulic Disc w/200mm frt 180mm rr HS-1 rotors | Gear SRAM PG-1070 10spd Cassette (11-32t) | Rims Easton HAVEN 24h, 26" Clincher - UST | Tires KENDA Nevegal 2.35, w/STICK-E rubber compound, Folding | Pedals DB Sound Alloy w/ molded traction pins | Handlebar Easton HAVEN 20mm Rise 711mm width 31.8mm | Stem Easton HAVEN CNC 0 degree, 31.8mm | Seatpost Rock Shox Reverb 30.9 125mm Dropper Post | Seat WTB SILVERADO | Headset FSA No57 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8" Alloy cups, Sealed Cartridge | Colors Black | Chain SRAM PC-1031 Power Link - Gold | Hubset (F) Easton HAVEN 24h, 20mm thru axle, Alloy Sealed Cartridge Bearing Disc (R) Easton HAVEN 24h, 142x12 thru axle, Alloy Sealed Cartridge Bearing Disc, w/ Shimano E-thru QR Axle | Spokes Easton SAPIM butted Spokes | Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton | Extras Owner’s manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, H20 bottle mounts | Note Specifications Subject to Change

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