Feb 28, 2015 at 10:492 days
$300 local, $350 shipped within Continental US. Paypal accepted. The Diamondback Mason HT is a highly under-rated bike. One of the new breed of playful and aggressive 29ers. Haters gonna hate, but only because they haven't ridden it (and they are probably small minded). It's got a slack 66.5* head angle, short chainstays, reasonable bottom bracket height(not so low that it loses the "poppy" feel of a taller BB, but not so high that you don't feel planted). The frame is stiff as you pedal, but there's a feeling off compliance while blasting through the gnar. Not exactly a champion climber but it does put the power down (hardtail..) and loves to pump off any sort of transition you can find on the trail. Jumps and descends like a raving lunatic. Instills confidence. I loved the Mason but I am in a perpetual state of trying different bikes. I was skeptical at first, but have enjoyed and learned so much on this frame. One of my favorite frames, ever. Frame: Diamondback Mason Medium 17" Bottom Bracket: accepts 68/73mm with one spacer on the drive side. I ran 175mm cranks. Headset: accepts tapered zero stack 44/56mm Fork: 140mm is what I ran Stem: 50mm was the sweet spot. I had trouble on the steep climbs with a 35mm stem. Seatpost: 30.9" - get a dropper, seriously. Seatclamp: Diamonback Q/R (included) Front derailleur: accepts a direct mount Rear axle: Rockshox maxle (included) with 12x142mm spacing Weight: I haven't a clue, but feels pretty darn light I've probably ridden this frame more during the past season than any other bike I've owned previously. As result, the frame has some blemishes: scuffing on downtube from tailgate pad, some clearcoat discoloration, and a few scratches here and there. But no dents or cracks. http://www.diamondback.com/bikes-mountain-hardtail-all-mountain-29-mason .
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PDX Sunday Service - A Secret Revealed
awesome article Roo and thanks for the info! IMO, should be a required visit for anyone visiting Portland.
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Video: Flying 29ers in a Land of Dinosaurs
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Great condition, minimal use. Any scratches are from shuttling and trail debris off the tires. Upgraded rear shock to a dhx4 which was sent to/rebuilt by Fox in October with 2014 internals. Brand new Maxxis 2.5 DHF and Highroller2 EXO tires with heavy duty Kenda dh tubes. Funn Combat II grips. 170mm Rockshox Domain R fork (basically brand new.. but the Totem pictured was removed). Avid Code R brakes. E-thirteen bash + chain guide. Will include some cheap plastic pedals you'll want to replace. I'm 5'9" and I like the fit. It's definitely a cool bike, but I rarely ride it. Will trade for a Kona Process 111 or a Banshee Phantom (yes, 29er) frame or complete +cash. I accept paypal. Add $75 for shipping. .
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