Diamondback 2013 Sortie Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike with 26-Inch Wheels (Black, 17-Inch/Medium)
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The Diamondback Sortie series is the quintessential trail bike. Responsive enough for challenging epic trail rides or those all day XC grinders, the Sortie dominates the singletrack. The Sortie is designed to strike a balance of agility and stability. It rides well at all speeds and is as nimble climbing up the mountain as it is stable descending. Years of product testing and refinement have gone into the Sortie’s platform. For 2013 we’ve continued to tinker with the rear triangle, making it stronger and stiffer than ever before. Put simply, the Sortie is a bike that’ll make you feel like you are cheating. Diamondback’s Design Philosophy is a no-nonsense approach to building quality bicycles. We want our bike designs to be straightforward: their hardware accessible and their suspension simple. 2013 Sortie frames are created from 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum and feature a hydroformed top tube, a butted and formed downtube and seatstays, an under arch seatstay bridge, a tapered headtube, a standard 9x135mm vertical drop out, and Diamondback’s legendary Knuckle Box Suspension technology. 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. Wheel-rate, the effective spring-rate when measured at the wheel, is one of the most significant aspects of a suspension system. A benefit of our four-bar linkage is increased control over the wheel-rate. Obtaining the spring-rate curves in a shock allows us to determine the wheel-rate. We’re then 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 this application we’ve chosen to run a Rock Shox Monarch R 200x57mm Air Shock with external rebound adjust – keeping things simple and effective.
- Weapons Grade Aluminum Sortie 5? Trail Frame w/ Knuckle Box Suspension Platform
- Rock Shox XC32 120mm Fork w/TurnKey Lockout / Rock Shox Monarch R Rear Shock
- Shimano Alivio 9spd Crankset, Alivio frt and SLX rear Derailleur?s
- SL-6 Double Wall Disc Rims
- Shimano M395 Hydraulic Disc Brakes