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2012 Diamondback Sortie Gets Big Wheels

2012 diamondback sortie 29er full suspension mountain bike
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2012 diamondback sortie 29er full suspension mountain bike

Diamondback’s had the Sortie full suspension mountain bike out for a bit, heading up their trail bike department. For 2012, they’ll add a 29er version, shown above pretty much as it’ll be in production. It uses their Knucklebox suspension design with 100mm in the rear and built around 120mm in the front. More pics and info after the break…

2012 diamondback sortie 29er full suspension mountain bike

The design uses a High Direct Mount front derailleur, which creates the illusion of a slack seat angle, but the reality is about 72.5º to 73º effective.

2012 diamondback sortie 29er full suspension mountain bike 2012 diamondback sortie 29er full suspension mountain bike

The design does give the bike a long-ish 18″ chainstay.

2012 diamondback sortie 29er full suspension mountain bike

Tapered headtube.

2012 diamondback sortie 29er full suspension mountain bike weight

The frame must be a bruiser, which is good for tackling pretty much any terrain, since it comes in at 29lbs 15oz even with Easton EA70 wheels and cockpit and full XTR 3×10.

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Warren
11 years ago

Should have added a 142×12 rear and taken it on up to and even 30lbs!

Bern
Bern
11 years ago

142×12 is for lazy people who can’t operate a proper QR. It has a marginal advantage over a 135x10mm thru axle…

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