Diamondback 2nd Assault Bike 2014.
Since 1978, the Diamondback brand name has been synonymous with precision, durability and integrity. Diamondback is a brand that built its reputation on top of the line BMX bikes. 30 years later, they are bridging that gap from their high end BMX to high end mountain bikes. Designed and refined through feedback from DF5 Factory riders, the 2nd Assault is a burly little low slung rig designed to trick, flip, stick and hit.
The 2nd Assault takes its cues from it's high-flying brother: the Assault. Sharing the same 6061-T6 Aluminum frame w/ tapered head tube, Mission formed top tube and steel reinforced horizontal BMX dropouts, the Assault frames are stout and fully capable of going big. Weighing in at a respectable 4.5 lbs makes this one of the lighter dirt jump frames on the market.
Rocking a single speed specific horizontal dropout keeps things clean and simple. 69° head and 72° seat angles combined with significantly compact 15.3" chain stays and a 22” sloping top tube make the 2nd Assault easy to throw around and manual for days.
The 2nd Assault comes spec’d with a Manitou Circus Dirt Jump, 100mm travel fork with a Maxle 20mm thru axle. This keeps the front end stiff and burly. Tubular chromoly cranks provide a solid jumping platform while the 32h Alienation PBR front and Black Sheep rear rims provide stout landing gear for touchdown. A Hayes HMX-5 Mechanical Disc rear brake with a V6 Rotor and Diamondback stem, bars, pedals, and signature Pivotal seat posted atop an Alienation Billy Club seatpost round out the package.