Video: Mike Hopkins, Micayla Gatto & Reilly Horan Ride Diamondback's All New 2019 Mission Carbon

Jul 18, 2019 at 14:41
by Diamondback Bikes  


PRESS RELEASE: Diamondback

Ladies and gentlemen, we have lift off!

Forest rocket, lunar lander, shred sled — call it whatever you want. Bottom line is, the new Mission Carbon was built for the pilot in all of us.

27.5 wheels, 180mm up front and 160mm on the rear, the newly re-engineered Mission is set to jet. The slacker carbon fiber frame built around the Level Link suspension platform gives this machine one seriously stiff upper lip. But the machine that takes you to the moon also needs to be the one to bring you home, so we built the Mission to be the only shuttle you'll ever need.

So what’s your jam? Blasting park laps, whooping off-camber roots, or maybe it’s throwin’ ’er sideways and grabbing a fist full of afterburner… whatever your mission, the Mission’s got you covered.


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Diamondback Mission Carbon

We threw it through the rooted and rowdy, launched it lap after lap in the park, cornered it 'till the wheels screamed, hell we even bike packed it through Scotland... and came up with one equation:

Mission Carbon + Level Link Suspension Platform = All Systems Go!

Full Spec Breakdown of the Mission 2c and Mission 1c

Learn more about the Mission Development and Re-Design



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Presented By: Diamondback Bikes

Athletes:
Micayla Gatto
Reilly Horan
Mike Hopkins

Directed By: Mike Hopkins
Produced By: Mike Hopkins and Juicy Studios
Cinematography: Scott Secco
Editing/VFX: Scott Carlson
Sound Design: Keith White Audio
Photography: Damon Berryman and Bruno Long


164 Comments

  • + 149
 Yeti: Look at our new longer-traveled carbon 27.5! Only $3,999!*
*for the frame
DB: *Pssst* Hey guys, if we don't pepper it with robin eggs, we can get a complete to you for the same price, with a Super Deluxe&Yari, Guide, GX...
PB snobs comments: Really Mad But Sram is the devil! Fox is best! Guides are trash! Growl grumble... *pitchforks*
DB: Ok. It'll cost you another grand, but we'll give you 36/Performance Elite X2, Codes, XO1, ...
So we'll admit, in this case Yeti wins the price war, $3,999 vs $4,999. Just remember, ours is actually a bike.

Wink
  • - 135
flag theunknowncustodian (Jul 19, 2019 at 1:07) (Below Threshold)
 but...it's still a diamondback...
  • + 33
 @Calkodawg96: DB were once a highly regarded BMX manufacturer, excellent cromoly frames that 1980's kids like me lusted after at the racetrack. It's weird to see the brand held in such low regard. And then there's Mongoose, not really made it in the MTB world either.
It's interesting how once mighty brands have gone for bulk sales and are now considered substandard.
  • + 17
 @Steventux: the answer is easy: big consortium buys the brand, want to make maximum profit in short time, sells shit bike through shit distribution circuits, milk the image out of the brand, usually dump the brand and do it again with the next one. The brand is now with bad rep, mostly shit bikes in their range and all to rebuild, yeay !
  • + 17
 @Balgaroth: Agree, I remember MTB coming to the UK, we BMXers were all like "Wow! Muddy Fox is the shit"
now worse than shit.
Everyone loves a comeback though and this doesn't look like a bad bike.
  • - 13
flag theunknowncustodian (Jul 19, 2019 at 5:49) (Below Threshold)
 @Steventux: I'm not sure if I like a comeback...their image has been well and truly ruined for me i'm afraid. Call me superficial for going for image but it's really not about that - why can't they stay at the high-end of the market? I'll explain, 2008. GFC. Brands all over the world drop pricing in an effort to stay competitive because the directors are more interested in the turnover numbers there and then rather than establishing a highly sought-after name which flourishes when the good times are back. It's a completely short-sighted and short-term way of doing business. Saracen is another brand I wouldn't touch.
  • + 5
 @Steventux: it works both ways though. Ten years ago yeti didn’t mean much and now there’s a yeti catalog in every dentists office in the world.
  • + 3
 @Steventux: Had a Muddy Fox around '92. Great bike. Much fun was had! I learned so many things with that bike - how to wrench, how to mod, and most importantly how to ride!
  • + 4
 @Calkodawg96: Yeah I agree, the short-termism of the Walmart sellout is telling on brands like DiamondBack and my all time favourites Mongoose.
GT seemed to stay in the light even when BMX bikes weighed more than tractors and were in less demand.
Cheapening your product to the extent that it's a mockery of the original is evidently profitable but the only way is down, all the way down to Sports Direct.
I'm interested to see if DB can reverse the process. I'm not arsed either way, let it be a lesson to the rest.
  • + 2
 @Calkodawg96: Then you must hate Saracen as well. It is nothing but brand snobbery masquerading as whatever your reasoning actually is.
  • - 3
 It's like a pivot for hobos
  • - 1
 @thenotoriousmic: There's also one in our diesel shops janitorial room....
  • + 11
 @makripper: If hobos are now riding around on $4k bicycles I want to be a hobo! LoL
  • + 3
 @thenotoriousmic: where TF were you 10 years ago to say that ? 10 years ago Yeti had rad DH bikes with their sliding rails, pretty expensive and people were drawling on them ! And those 4x bikes ! Even their entry level ASX was quite appreciated and definitely not cheap. Now they reach a whole new level but sure they kinda created that new level as 10 years ago no boutique bike/brand were as ridiculously expensive as today Yeti/SC/Unno and others.
  • + 6
 Another sick Big Country bike!!
  • + 1
 @Balgaroth: I rode a asx at the time hence why I’m saying this.
  • + 6
 @thenotoriousmic: 10 years ago was peak Yeti. Gwin, Blenki, and Leov were consistent and they were always the top DH team. Graves was dominating 4x, Olympic BMX, and the first enduro races... prior to that, Yetis XC racing track record goes deep.

Their bikes have always been lusted after (at least at the shop I worked for as a teenager). Their brand has taken a new direction being super high luxury but I don’t think anyone has ever thought of them the way people currently think of DB.
  • + 5
 @m1dg3t: Dunno where you're at, but some hoboes around here ride that and more... Not saying they bought them...
  • - 4
flag mtbikeaddict (Jul 19, 2019 at 12:07) (Below Threshold)
 @Calkodawg96: LoL found another Yeti fanboi... Why do you insist on spending more for an exclusive image?
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: Hmmm.... I've never seen one in mine??
  • + 4
 @mtbikeaddict: yep some hobo is riding my carbon norco sight...
  • + 5
 @thenotoriousmic: I wouldn't say Yeti have ever been anything but a highly sought after brand. Even back to the original Easton tube ARC frames of the nineties, then through stuff like the 303, 575 and Four Cross in the 2000s.
  • + 1
 @Fix-the-Spade: they’ve always been well respected and always made awesome bikes just seem to have more prestige these days and cost way more and actually sell. When I had a asx I got it second hand super cheap a year old respected but wasn’t lusted after. Shame really because if I remember correctly it had a made in Colorado sticker on the back of the seat tube where these days they come from the same factory in China as all the other bikes.
  • + 1
 @Fix-the-Spade: not saying yeti were ever considered shit just not where they are these days
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: no need lower your standards to us thinking!
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: my dentist ain’t got one , Frown
  • + 11
 As an old school, 80’s BMX racer, seeing DB make cool shit, makes me happy.
  • + 2
 Oh good grief what have I done bringing Yeti into this article. Facepalm Redface lol Wink
  • + 1
 @Steventux: yep I had a db venom back in the day and it was the second best bmx I ever owned my free agent was a bit better only because it was lighter and had the built in gyro mount.
  • + 1
 @mhoshal: It's a shame they can't fit that iconic diamond gusset to this new bike, it looks pretty sweet anyway, I wouldn't feel bad owning one.
  • + 3
 @ChachiArcola: With you on this, for all their crimes they were one of the innovators in BMX, cool graphics, beautiful frames that stood out from their competitors, never owned one but often drooled over them.
Also their race team had the coolest racewear... i.pinimg.com/originals/4a/5f/91/4a5f91ec08668827de971b1257be4bcd.jpg
  • + 5
 @ChachiArcola: with ya on that! I had a Harry Leary turbo. few years back my son rode a db grind one of the few bikes that could withstand the abuse he put it though. My riding partner has a a db mission and is fast as hell on it, just converted him over to the hardtail side and he is still fast as hell!
But anyways regardless of part of db past they are making some top of the line mtb bikes now. Happy to so them back. Now if they would only make a modern aggressive ht!!!!
  • + 3
 @mtbikeaddict: why do you insist on caring so much what others spend? Get a life, and or a better job. These bikes aren't Bugatti or Aston Martin!
  • - 1
 @Matt115lamb: my lbs shop bitch has one.
  • + 1
 @mtbikeaddict: I didn't spend "more". I bought a second hand SB130 frame because it's a sick looking bike with great suspension, great geometry, great frame and most importantly...great resale value...
  • + 4
 @Calkodawg96: Ok, that's smarter, I can get that. So let me rephrase the question in that light. Why do you insist on condescending every poor wretch who doesn't ride Yeti SB's?
  • + 6
 @mtbikeaddict: Because it's the 'cool' thing to do. Anybody who makes a comment about pricing being/getting high is instantly derided.

I know for myself that I can afford whatever I want, and by afford I mean actually pay for it. Not just slap it on the CC or line of credit like the vast majority of consumers in the world today. Just because I can pay for something doesn't mean that I'm going to. They can try all the marketing tricks they want.

Yeti's, as nice as they are, are massively overpriced. Like most things.
  • + 1
 @brncr6: The Harry Leary was the shit! I dreamed of that bike! I raced a kid that had one and him and I had major battles, with me on my Schwinn Predator! My brother was lucky enough to roll with a JMC Daryl Young! He so wishes he still had that!
  • + 1
 @brncr6: Thanks for the link on their kits! Yes, they were the most bad ass looking kits around! DB, GT, so many cool brands back then!
  • + 1
 @mtbikeaddict: because I'm an arrogant weirdo i guess...
In all honesty though, I would never spend 5 grand on a bike but if I did, I would want to buy something that I know I could still sell on at a decent price. I just feel that I wouldn't be able to do that with a diamondback...
  • + 2
 @m1dg3t: i get two years out of a bike before it gets to the point where it’s cheaper to replace than repair. This won’t change if I stopped buying £3k bikes and started buying £7k bikes. So what’s the point? I’m not racing most people aren’t what does a £7k bronson offer that my process doesn’t? Fractions of a second on a race track I’m never going to be on? I’d rather buy last years colours for near enough half price put the rest of the money into a hardtail and parts. Just a tool for a job to me.
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: one word “ maintenance “ usually stops repair !
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: Dude what are you doing to your bikes?! Between suspension services, tyres, brake pads, chains and other stuff I get through about £500 of parts a year across two bikes. New bike or old bike I get through those wear parts the same. How on earth are you getting repair bills into the thousands?
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: PS, fair enough about Yeti.
  • + 1
 @Fix-the-Spade: gets to the point where your looking at new everything not a set of bearings and some dot fluid and your spending £1500 on a bike that’s worth £1200 second hand.


It’s like yeti and intense have swapped places. Yeti are where intense was in 2009 and intense are where yeti were in 2009.
  • + 2
 @Steventux: I worked for DB in Camarillo, CA in the late 90's, before they were bought by Derby Cycles and moved to Kent, WA. Derby also owned Fuji, Raleigh and couple other popular brands from that period, at the time, DBR was the racing brand for Diamondback and they were really good bikes and had a pretty big presence in racing, but Derby came in and immediately shut down the DBR brand and basically relegated DB to big box stores like WalMart, etc.
  • + 84
 am i the only one who thinks black Foxes are way more sexy than kashima ones?
  • + 17
 So tired of seeing all the kashima coating on every bike. It's so monotonous...
  • + 8
 Ever seen a orange 36 with black stanchions? Trust me it is sexy
  • + 1
 I often like the look of Kashima, but I'd b too worried about damaging it, so black wins that. That is, if I could afford either. Razz
  • + 3
 @mtbikeaddict: I think people also tend to forget that there are brands that are just as good, if not better. They see those shiny stanchions and hop on the bandwagon. Just like anything else, the brand whore mentality translates everywhere. And that's not to say Fox does not make top notch quality stuff, because I know they are one of the best.
  • + 33
 What a lovely looking bike - its been some years since I've looked at a DB and thought "Ooooo I wouldn't mind one of those!" but after seeing the likely of Micayla and Reilly posting videos of smashing down trails on one of these I've really grown fond of the DB......may have to take one for a demo Big Grin
  • + 14
 Looks sick but where do you mount the water bottle?
  • + 12
 @colincolin: Just do what every self respecting person and tuck a 650ml behind your boxer and shorts,also if you're immune to side comments and judging look from fellow pinkbikers, just buy a trail running fanny pack with bottle slots.
  • - 5
flag oskare (Jul 19, 2019 at 0:49) (Below Threshold)
 @colincolin: My thought also. 2020 and they bring out a bike on PB with no water bottle mount.

But still looks really nice.
  • + 19
 @Zuman: I got to agree that water bottle mounts would not make the slightest bit of difference when buying a bike.....am I the only person still rocking a hydro pack? ha
  • - 1
 @adzrees: Hydro packs are for dorks on 160 bikes and Bell super, Big Grin A lot of frame designers are sacrificing aesthetics for bottle cage. and they are all starting to look the same Yeti/Cannondale/YT/Canyon.
  • + 2
 @colincolin: Up your... You know what I mean Wink
  • + 5
 yup, I had the impression that Diamondback just re-brands Chinese catalogue frames lately, but this looks really great
  • + 1
 My thoughts on it too!


It does #lookLikeANukeproofMega but I don't even care. More beautiful actually
  • + 2
 @colincolin: Fidlock or SKS Universal Mount FTW
  • + 8
 @adzrees: I’m with you. Hydropack all the way.
  • + 2
 Coming soon - DMR Sled - Carbon....
  • + 1
 @barbarosza: Ive actually got the New Mega Worx 290 ha
  • + 2
 @scotttherider: Old skool - got to have room for trail snacks init! ha
  • + 3
 @adzrees: right I’m fat old outta shape and need snacks!
  • + 1
 @scotttherider: Im older than you dude haha
  • + 1
 Except they all look very different????@Zuman:
  • + 1
 @adzrees: oh my bad....lol
  • + 9
 @adzrees: Nope! I love my hydropack! My bottle always gets bounced out, the pack hold more, I can put snacks/tools/maps/etc everything in one, and it's a poor man's spine protector. Big Grin
  • + 1
 @mtbikeaddict: If you're a gimp like me you toss an icepack or 2 in with the bladder so the beer stays cold all ride... Wink
  • + 2
 @Zuman: hydro packs are for dorks eh? More like people who say hydro packs are for dorks are dorks bud. Been rocking camelpaks since the beginning and Id never switch to a bottle!!
  • + 3
 @m1dg3t: I always put beers in a nearby creek to keep cold.
  • + 1
 @mtbikeaddict:@mhoshal: @m1dg3t: they're awesome! the only places I don't use mine is on the DH rig or smashing parks like Morzine etc
  • + 30
 Seth has created so much interest in Diamondback bikes for me, a brilliant ambassador for the brand. Hope to see him riding one soon.
  • + 7
 He rides one in new Whistler videos.
  • + 6
 the carbon hardtail looks really nice!
  • + 8
 For me it's Mike Hopkins! Their bikes look really cool.
  • + 10
 DB was good enough for Kelly McGarry.
  • + 1
 @funkzander: friends of mine bought one and loves it, fast as hell on it as well!
  • + 22
 60 seconds of rad tracking shot and a damn good looking bike!
  • + 2
 Yeah, bike looks good! Curious what the data looks like for the rear kinematics.
  • + 9
 DB's fell into my lap as a dealer of bikes when Accell North (the parent company) made some changes to what they sold. I poo-poo'd the brand for a while, dealing with the fact that they sold too many of the super cheap models at the big-box stores bringing down the cool factor for their nice bikes. for shits n giggles, only because I got a super low price on it, I bought their DB 8 frame. it was just a tad heavy and the tail didn't have any adjustments you could make like the Tranny TR500's BUT... damn, that thing was a nice ride. sold a few MIssion, Clutch and Catch series to locals, I was like... hmm, these are pretty nice bike. biggest problem as a dealer, it's just too easy for customers to find them dirt cheap through easy-to-get employee discounts and big on-line deals.. the lower level bikes are so-so but, their nicer bikes are pretty darn nice. they know what they're doing for sure
  • + 9
 I am interested to know what the geometry experts would say to a mullet conversion on this new Mission.

What about:
-- 170mm fork / 29er wheel for a more "super enduro," less freeride option, or..
-- 160mm fork / 29er wheel for a steeper seat / head angle and more big mountain day enduro / AM bike.

What do you all say, a waste of DB's engineering? A poorly functioning frankenbike?
  • + 1
 Well, bikemag.com just confirmed some suspicions that a 160mm forked front 29er Mission might just be the ticket.
  • + 11
 That is some groovy vid of the suspension working
  • + 11
 best bike they have made in 20 years ...... looks killer
  • + 8
 that really is a good looking bike + numbers seem to be pretty dialed too ...
i have just never seen a db bike anywhere in europe. do they even sell them here?
  • + 3
 around 93-94 they were everywhere over here...db topanga was a best seller
  • + 3
 Diamondback used to be huge in Europe, back in the 1990’s especially. I’m unsure what happened to them, but it’s good to see them producing some note-worthy machines again.
  • + 1
 @funkzander: All over really, I had a topanga back in the day. Rode it until the frame was misaligned and the fork was begging to be put down.
  • + 1
 Brother had a 1995 welded carbon fibre (WCF), three carbon tubes glued into steel lugs and chain stays (way before it came a thing for robot bikes/Atherton).
  • + 8
 I think that is a kick ass looking bike. Well done DB. I also remember mowing a lot of fucking lawns as a kid for a Silver Streak and Viper to race.
  • + 6
 Wow it even comes with a shock pump and aluminum pedals. This has to be the best value bike in this spec/category?? Seriously considering this
  • + 9
 looks like a v3 nomad
  • + 5
 hey, don't compare this to the nomad. nomad was so much more enduro - it got freakin' water bottle mount!
  • + 2
 thought the same , also looks nice, nice price. i am not a fan of driving the shock from the top link though.
  • + 2
 Yeah similar era. I thought the front end looks like an Ibis Mojo. All good comparisons. This bike looks great.
  • + 7
 Great looking back, decent price shame there is no XL and XXL frame...
  • + 3
 The reach on the large is only 9mm shorter than the XL Bronson. People above 6'3”/192cm might end up left out, but the large fits bigger than some larges.
  • + 3
 Yep reach is only 476 compared to say the new high tower which is 493 in XL so taller riders are out.
  • + 0
 @MarcusBrody: I don't ride anything with a reach under 500mm and I'm 180cm/5`11". Current bike has a reach of 520mm.
  • + 7
 Get Harry Leary on it. More “Turbo”!!!
  • + 3
 Hell ya!! Your old school!!!!!
  • + 5
 I think its sweet! I hope Diamond Back keeps killing it with their new bikes. Good philosophy, solid spec, and good looking frames!
  • + 6
 More micayla gatto please
  • + 2
 New Mission looks great. Persuaded my fiancee to pick up a Clutch 2 before they discontinued that and kept the lower spec. Honestly great value for the buck. Got a GX drivetrain, Pike fork, Monarch Deluxe, dropper, and after a steep discount from DB she was able to get the whole bike for less than $1800 new, shipped to her door. Other than being a little weighty and only having room for a water bottle under the down tube, I have zero complaints about that bike. DB has really impressed me and I can thank Seth for getting me to consider brands that don't start with a big S, T, or G.
  • + 4
 Any bike looks good on such a trail. Roots and rock gardens please, otherwise why have all that travel?
  • + 1
 I still don't understand why DB don't sell full suspension bikes over here in the UK, I know a DB stockist and they spoke to the sales rep who said they just can't get hold of any in Europe, very weird.


Also how come they only go upto a Large with no XL :/
  • + 1
 Buyer Beware, Diamondback only provides spare parts support for a few years. If you break something on this bike, you may be out of luck. From DB-Raleigh corporate to me trying to get a spare derailleur hanger for my 2015 DB8:

"We have had most of our bikes for years and years with parts and support, like our Release and Mission lines. The DB8 was more of a one off at the time and parts may be found online used."
  • + 6
 I want a Diamond Back !!
  • + 3
 Just took a look through their catalogue. Damn they have some nice stuff at fantastic prices. Considering the Syncr now
  • + 4
 If it's good enough for Seth's Bike Hacks.... Just sayin'....
  • + 4
 Hopkins is still a steeze meister. \m/
  • + 3
 I could watch vids like that all day long !
  • + 2
 I test rode an original Mission back in 2006. Loved it! This looks like a even better value!
  • + 2
 DB possibly made in the same factory as a name brand that's heaps more expensive . Good design
  • + 3
 Name it Viper or Harry Leary and i'm a deal.
  • + 3
 Nice looking bike, nice ads, nice geo
  • + 2
 Finally someone signed Reilly Horan. Bout time, dude rips. Stoked to see more.
  • + 2
 Ffs.. i don’t even want an enduro bike but seeing reilly shred makes this bike look so G
  • + 1
 First real mtb back in 1989 , good to see them back . Bit of a cynical copy of a you no who , no bad thing for the fashion followers and marketing
  • + 3
 Would take this bike over any Trek, Specialized or Giant in a heartbeat!
  • + 1
 No waterbottle mount = Freeride!!!

Nice looking bike , still the wrong wheel size Smile . And Diamond Back , you've come along way.
  • + 1
 Are these bikes from DiamondBack only available in the US & Canada? DiamondBack in the UK is a pretty poor name to say the least.
  • + 1
 Can't buy them in Canada. Their main site only ships to the US.
  • + 3
 Really good looking frame, nice a and clean lines
  • + 3
 why no xl size diamondback? that bike looks sweet!
  • + 3
 Chief, this is it.
  • + 2
 Front triangle reminds me of TR11....great looking bike.
  • + 1
 Looks good and it looks like it works good, too bad about the no water bottle in the front triangle thing though.
  • + 1
 Daaamn dat bike looks good.. have seen one with stock 180mm fork in a while
  • + 2
 Hell Yeah Diamond Back! Looks awesome!
  • + 1
 The mission 1 in black with rockshox in peachy if you don't think so you are pissed.
  • + 1
 Soooooo Micayla..... You rode.... The Bike !!! Yeah... Great bike, right !? What I want to know is..... How does it feel !?
  • + 2
 best mtb promo evaaarrrr!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 If it rides as good as it looks..I like Smile
  • + 2
 That's is one seriously sleek looking bike, damn.
  • + 1
 This bike is a great mullet candidate! You can almost preserve the geo perfectly with a 160 fork and 29” wheel.
  • + 1
 If only there was a Shimano/Fox option. Overall a very well put together package for the price IMO
  • + 1
 Was that in jest? The 2c has Fox, but no Shimano, but it's XO1. I think that's sort of missing the point on a 3-4k carbon bike in this time. Big Grin
  • + 1
 @mtbikeaddict: No, no jesting. I dislike SRAM products that much.

Like I said: They are very well put together packages for the price. I believe this to be more realistic pricing (actual value) for modern bicycles, as opposed to the ever increasing MSRPs of the majority of the industry.

If there was a Shimano/Fox build I'd have 1 in my sisters Jeep when she comes up from Georgia for a visit in August.
  • + 1
 They should've put Seth in the video. He's one of the main reasons they even sell their high end bikes.
  • + 3
 Sexy bike
  • + 3
 Sweet bike. Killer video
  • + 2
 I'd ramp it. Hard to beat for that money.
  • + 1
 I'd be interested if there was a frame only option. I'd turn it into a mullet bike with a 160mm 29r fork.
  • + 1
 Nice vidéo, and nice bile. Diamondback, remember I clicked on this news because of Gatto's insta hype about the bike
  • - 1
 If anyone had missed the old pre-650b Nomad your prayers have been answered. Kidding aside, I think it looks great, but I believe skipping a bottle mount in the front triangle was a mistake.
  • + 2
 No xl or xxl!?..did the factory not get the memo. Coulda,shoulda,woulda.
  • + 1
 How does this differ from DW link?
  • + 5
 By a few thousand dollars???
  • + 1
 It's a VPP based design with the lower link being level with the ground.
  • + 1
 Nothing about max tire width.
  • + 1
 Honest question..... bushings or bearings in the pivots?
  • + 1
 Bearings
  • + 1
 Sweet bike. Wish DB would make a short travel 29. Downcountry AF.
  • + 1
 I want to buy one of these if it came in XL
  • - 3
 Looks like a great bike, but the marketing is scaring the shit out of me. “All systems go” and the decorated photography makes me cringe.
  • + 1
 It's more crazy like Transition, Kona, or that recent Spesh vid. Manicured professional high-falutin isn't their deal
  • + 1
 It is called 'mission' and this year is the 50th anniversary of Apollo moon landing so maybe that's why the theme...
  • - 3
 Liking Santa Cruz's new park bike
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