2017 Diamondback Mission 2
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2017 Diamondback Mission 2

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 DB is a brand that sorta fell into my lap... I had been buying from Seattle Bike Supply for the Redline products and Torkers. DB was brought in somewhere along the way. I don't care much for the low-end bikes they sell. I see them at places like REI, Dick's Sporting and I think EMS used to stock them. The low-end stuff needs to stay in China but, the nicer bikes are pretty damn nice. I had the DB8 built as a shop demo twice. Loved it... Bought it cause, at the time, the Transition Tr500's were sold out and I just wanted something like the Tr. The DB8 is a lot like the Tr.. it doesn't give travel and the long/short wheel base options like the Tr but, it rides really well stuck on 200mm. It handles both 26" and 27.5" wheels just fine too (just like the Tr500's)

I have seen the Mission's in person and sold just a couple. Really dig em.. they're sorta a mini Tr500 if you look how the suspension works. and the Release, that's just a cool little rig. I really like that bike. I think the only thing that really holds me back buying a Release is the "boost". I'm wishy washy about that spec. I have some inner doubt whether that spec is here to stay. I totally get the concept but, is it gonna stick.
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 Man, F that... ROFL I just sold my Mission... Still not happy about that, really. I'm looking at building a Canfield Bros and buying a DB Catch 2 later, but I'm completely bike-less for the first time in 16 years. Good spec though! I like what I'm seeing from DB.
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 might be a tick off on the DB spec sheet.... looking at the write, it reads more on the SRAM end of things but, the pic and the spec sheet lower on the DB Mission page says it's mostly ShiTmano stuff:

Made for riders who are looking to knock out as many trail miles as they possibly can, the Mission Two is the quintessential all mountain bike. It all starts with a robust hydroformed aluminum frame with our famous KnuckleBox suspension and a beefy thru-axle, keeping it solid and flex-free. Fox handles the bumps, with a Float 36 fork and Float Evol LV rear shock each providing 160mm of travel. The SRAM GX 1×11 drivetrain stays silent whether you’re pedaling or coasting, free of chain-slap and a pesky front derailleur. Easton Arc 27.5” wheels and tubeless-ready Schwalbe Hans Dampfs grab every last bit of traction on the trail, and stopping power comes from hydraulic SRAM brakes with 180mm rotors. With a dropper post standard, there really isn’t a bike that competes at this level. The Mission Two is absolutely equipped to exceed your expectations.
HIGHLIGHTS
Hand built All Mountain 160mm travel 6061-T6 aluminum frame with KnuckleBox suspension is super stiff and ultra durable
Single-sided hardware on three main pivot points allows convenient bearing access
FOX 36 Float front and rear suspension is a staple for all mountain riding
SRAM GX 1x11 delivers wide range of gears for any terrain
Sram DB5 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
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 Built with:
Cranks Raceface Æfect SL, 32T Direct Mount "Narrow Wide" Single Ring
Bottom Bracket Raceface Outboard Bearing
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX M7000, Shadow Plus, 11 Speed
Shifter Shimano SLX M7000, I-Spec, 11 Speed
Brake Levers Shimano SLX BR-M7000 w/ Reach Adjust
Brakes Shimano SLX BR-M7000 Hydraulic Disc, Metal Cooling Fin Pads, w/ 180mm Front / 180mm Rear Rotors
Cogset Shimano SLX M7000, Cassette, 11 Speed, 11-42T
Rims Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Compatible, 32h
Tires WTB Vigilante Race, DNA Compound, 60TPI, 27.5x2.3"
Pedals DB4L CNC Platform, Sealed Cartidge Bearing w/ Replaceable Pins
Handlebar DB35 Alloy, 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
Stem DB35 Alloy, 50mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
Seatpost KS LEV Integra Dropper, w/ SouthPaw Remote, 30.9mm
Seat DB Race M-Series Saddle, w/ Cromoly Rails
Headset FSA No-57E Taper 1.5 /1-1/8" Standard Cups, Sealed Cartridge
Chain KMC X11EL, 11 Speed
Front Hub 32h Alloy, Boost 110x15mm Thru-axle, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, w/ CNC Disc Mount
Rear Hub 32h Alloy, 142x12mm Thru-axle, 4 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, w/ XD Cassette Body
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
Extras Owner’s Manual, Assembly Guide, DB Shock Pump, Tubless Valves, DB Torque Wrench w/ 3mm/ 4mm/ 5mm/ T25 Hex Bits, Diamondback Mud Guard, Extra Derailleur Hanger

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