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. Component Spec
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
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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