Diamondback has released a new line of affordable 27.5″ wheel hardtail mountain bikes, named the Hook, Line and Sync’r. The line of three new models checks off the boxes of all the features wanted in a modern bike – 27.5″ wheels, 120mm travel fork, and 1X drive trains. Offering this line for $600-$1,200 is what makes them impressive.
Entry level mountain bikes typically make a sacrifice in features, trading ride experience for cost savings. Roll past the break to find how Diamondback is keeping the singletrack experience modern and affordable with a parts mix good enough to get newbies caught up in the sport hook, line and, well, you know…
Topping out the line at $1,200, the Sync’r comes in with a 1×10 drive train that includes a RaceFace cockpit and Narrow/Wide chain ring. With a through-axle Rockshox XC32 fork and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, this model packs the features of a much higher price point.
The Line drops below the $1k threshold, and still hits every feature point of the higher end model. Using a Suntour fork, 9 speed drive train, and chain guide in place of a Narrow/Wide ring, $900 will still get this bike on the trail with nothing left for want.
Rounding out the line, the Hook is enough to get almost anyone onto the trail with a 27.5″ wheel and no sacrifices. At $600, there is a 1×8 Sram drivetrain, 120mm travel Suntour suspension fork, disc brakes and double wall rims.