Diamondback Mission Bike

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Diamondback Mission Pro Bike 2014.

The diverse range of terrain encountered in all-mountain/enduro riding calls for a bike that is rugged yet adaptable. Trailriders search far and wide for a bike with a responsive drivetrain and plush suspension, powerful braking and a bombproof frame that can stand up to rocks, roots, and high pressure landings—the kind of obstacles the raw forces of nature present at every turn. All of this in the pursuit of a trail bike that can truly do-it-all, that won't keep you guessing as the landscape changes, but will instead prove itself a tool to take you as fast, far, and high as your imagination desires. Your tiresome search ends with the 2014 Mission Pro. The elusive holy grail is found, a textbook happy ending unfolded, the fabled bike that can do-it-all has arrived.

The 2014 Mission All Mountain 6" frame is built from 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum and features a hydroformed top tube, a butted and formed downtube and seatstays, seatstay bridge, a tapered headtube, ISCG tabs, a 142×12mm E-Thru Axle drop out and Diamondbacks legendary Knuckle Box Suspension technology.
The Knuckle Box, or bell crank, is the core of Diamondback's single-pivot four-bar suspension platform. Optimally placed pivots equate to a low leverage ratio, and ultimately to superior pedaling efficiency and small-bump compliance. This also allows the shock to work more efficiently and reduces pedal induced motion, reducing the overall load on the system which will lead to improved shock and bearing life. Placing the Knuckle Box low within the frame, situates the greatest weight of the bike closer to the bottom bracket, which lowers the bike’s center of gravity and allows it to better track and corner.
A benefit of Diamondback's four-bar linkage is increased control over the wheel-rate. Wheel-rate is also one of the most significant aspects of a suspension system. Wheel-rate is the effective spring-rate when measured at the wheel. Working closely with Fox, Diamondback was able to optimize the wheel-rate to be linear-to-slightly progressive. This results in superb small-bump compliance, more perceived travel and excellent bottom-out protection. For the Mission Pro, Diamondback chose to run a Fox Float CTD adjust Air Shock with Boost Valve Technologies. The “LV” 216×63mm air shock with rebound adjust has a three position “adaptive logic” Propedal Platform to keep the rear riding plush. Three other adjustments put your bike in the perfect place for Climb, Trail, and Descend. The CTD’s patented Boost Valve technology provides a feeling of endless travel and plushness like that of a downhill rig, but with XC pedaling efficiency.
The Mission springs to life on the descent. Seeking a perfect fork for this all-mountain steed, Diamondback chose a Fox 36 Float R Air Fork. A 160mm fork up front allows the front end to sit slack at a capable 67 degrees. The slacker front end eats obstacles with ease and ads more stability on the descents but doesn’t compromise ones climbing ability. With 160mm of travel, open bath w/ external rebound, a tapered steerer, 36mm Easton aluminum stanchions, and magnesium lowers, this is a fork that means business.
In addition to top notch Fox Suspension, the simple, yet dialed Mission Pro drivetrain is comprised of a Sram XO X-Horizon rear derailleur type 2, X-0 11spd trigger shifters, and a SRAM XO 11spd Cassette (10-42t). The SRAM X1 X-Sync 11spd crankset with outboard bearing bottom bracket (24/36/AM) provide just the right combination of stiff, light and durable to make this the all mountain riders dream set up. A Crank Brothers Kronolog dropper post hoists a WTB Silverado saddle, while RACEFACE Atlas stem and handlebars round out the cockpit.
Supreme stopping power is supplied via the AVID XO Trail 4 piston Hydraulic disc brakes (200mm front / 180mm rear), which are anchored to the EASTON Haven 26” clincher wheelset.

Mission frame features & Characteristics:
Tapered Head tube – Today’s longer travel forks generate more stress on the head tube. Add in today’s more aggressive rider and the need for additional strength in that region becomes imperative. Thus the 2014 Mission frame is equipped with a tapered head tube for enhanced steering and extra strength.
142×12 mm Thru Axle – Employing Shimano’s new 142×12 mm E-Thru design makes for a stiffer and stronger rear-end on the bike.
Single-Sided Hardware – Single-sided oversized heat treated hardware is used for the three main pivot points allows for easy access to your 14 high-quality Enduro Max bearings simply with standard tools. No more removing the crankset to tighten or service your pivots.
Partnership w/ Fox – By providing suspension kinematics early in the design process, Fox is able to custom tune their shock to work precisely with DB frames, improving performance.
Knucklebox Technology.
LOW AND TIGHT – The Knuckle Box platform was designed specifically to be low and tight:
Low center of gravity: All suspension parts are positioned farther down on the frame for a stable and balanced ride.
Low leverage suspension design: Lower air pressure results in longer shock life, less frame loading and better pedaling.
Tight , compact linkage system of the Knuckle Box bell crank isolates and cradles the rear shock.
Tight and large anodized aluminum hardware, matched with Force-Rated Enduro Max Bearings: Withstands higher loads and better handles oscillating motion.


  • DB Mission All Mountain 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Full Suspension Frame w/ Proprietary Knuckle Box Technology
  • 6061-T6 Weapons Grade aluminum frame boasts an array of hydroformed and butted and formed tubes along with a tapered head tube to deliver a strong, stiff and responsive ride


  • At the heart of the Mission is the Knuckle Box platform, which keeps rear suspension low, tight and plush to optimize efficiency, small-bump compliance and leverage ratios
  • Specs on the Diamondback Mission full-suspension mountain bike are subject to change
  • FOX front and rear Suspension for a superior feel and ride
  • Fox Float CTD Air rear shock features Boost Valve technology along with the CTD ProPedal platform to give the bike plush, efficient suspension with great bottom-out protection


  • 2x10 drivetrain offers weight savings with fast, precise shifts and a gear range savvy enough to handle races and all-day riding
  • 15mm thru-axle up front and 142x12mm thru-axle in the rear ensure stiff, strong performance at the critical wheel/frame interface
  • Fox 34 Float CTD Air fork delivers 160mm of smooth travel thanks to Easton aluminum stanchions, tapered and butted 1.5 in. alloy steerer and QR15 thru-axle
  • Drivetrain highlights include the stiff and tough RaceFace Respond crankset with bash guard, SRAM X9 Type 2 rear derailleur and SRAM X7 shifters
  • SRAM XO Trail hydraulic disc brakes for steadfast braking ability on or off the beaten path
  • 11spd SRAM XO drivetrain
  • Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes deliver responsive braking thanks to a 200mm rotor up front and 180mm rotor in the back
  • CTD settings (Climb, Trail, Descend) and external rebound adjustments make it simple and easy to tune the ride to the trail
REI (2014)

The capable Diamondback Mission full-suspension mountain bike boasts a solid pedaling platform with 6 in. Fox suspension for great all-mountain performance.

All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.


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Activity:Mountain biking
Bike frame material:Aluminum
Bike style:Mountain bike
Bike suspension:Full suspension
Bike weight:How we measure bike weight
Bottom bracket:Raceface
Brake levers:Avid Elixir 5
Brake type:Disc brake
Brakes:Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc
Chain:SRAM PC-1031
Crankset:RaceFace Respond, 36/24
Fork:Fox 34 Float CTD, 160mm travel with lockout
Frame:6061 aluminum
Front derailleur:Shimano Deore
Front hub:Alloy, 32h
Handlebar:DB PROBAR
Handlebar shape:Riser bar
Headset:FSA No57
Number of gears:20 gear(s)
Pedals:DB Sound Alloy platform
Rear cogs:SRAM PG-1030, 11-36t, 10-speed
Rear derailleur:SRAM X9, Type 2
Rear hub:Alloy, 32h
Rear shock:Fox Float CTD
Saddle:WTB Silverado Race SL
Seat post:Easton EA50
Shifters:SRAM X7
Stem:Easton EA50
Tires:Kenda Nevegal Folding, 26 x 2.35
Wheel size:26 inches

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