Diamondback continues the freeride/park bike legacy for 2013 with the Scapegoat. With a gravity-oriented geometry and spec coupled with a 180mm front, 160mm rear chassis, the Scapegoat is light and nimble enough for all mountain use, but carries a burly, goat-like build for rugged downhill pursuits. The versatile Scapegoat with its top-tier parts retails for $5,999, but read a little more into it to find a special deal for one lucky rider.Scapegoat Frame
The Scapegoat frame is based around Diamondback's Mission, all-mountain frame, with the addition of a reinforced downtube and nearly an inch more travel up front for a stable 66 degree head angle. Like the Mission, the Scapegoat features full-length downtube cable routing, full-length seat tube for saddle height adjustment, a 142x12mm thru-axle, single-sided hardware for ease of maintenance without removal of the crank, and of course Diamondback's Knucklebox suspension platform for efficient pedaling and a low center of gravity.
| The heart of Diamondback's full suspension bikes - the Knucklebox.|
For 2013, the Scapegoat sees little revision other than an update in component spec, which is one of the most impressive build specs found on any stock bike. A Fox 36 Float 180mm keeps the front end under control, while a Fox DHX Air damps the rear. Shimano Saint brakes provide maximum braking power. Shimano XTR shifter and rear derailleur control a 1x10 setup, with a 34t ring and an 11-34t cassette makes for uphill pedaling capability. Easton Havoc DH wheels make for a light and stiff ride, as well as Havoc cockpit parts to add to the high end spec.
Pro Rider Impressions
| The 2013 Scapegoat features robust component selection as well as frame construction.|
Scapegoat is the bike of choice for Diamondback pro rider Kelly McGarry, whose desire for a flickable yet strong chassis led him to the 'Goat. Justin Olsen interviews McGarry on some of what he likes most about the 'Goat:
The 2013 Scapegoat certainly appears to be one heck of a do-it-all machine for those whose need for downhill speed matches up with an insatiable appetite for airtime. All this versatility and top-shelf parts' spec could be yours for free if you're the winner of Diamondback's 2013 Scapegoat giveaway!
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