Tuesday, March 1, 2011
2011 Super D bike, Diamondback Mission
Check out the SD bike for 2011!
I have decided to go back to a longer travel, more aggressive all mountain bike this season. Super stoked so far on this bike! It handles great and I built it with a much burlier build than my bike last season and it weighs the same. The Knuckle box rear suspension has a very DH bike feel to it while descending, having that stuck to the ground sensation, while still pedaling well for a 6 inch bike. It all has to do with the wheel path manipulation and the low center of gravity.
My reason for going aggro on the bike build this season is because the majority of the super d courses in the NW cater to a more aggressive set up and more aggressive descending. It's awesome to be able to build a super tough long travel bike with a no compromise build and still have it come in under 30 lbs.! It's also awesome to live in an area with courses like this!
Here is the build so far,
Diamondback mission 3 frame w/fox rp23 large volume shock
Fox 36 Float RLC FIT Tapered
Stans Flow Rims/ Hope Pro 2 Hubs
Sunline AM 65mm stem, Sunline 745 V-One bars
MRP Lopes Guide
36 tooth E13 ring
WTB Bronson AM TCS 2.3 tires Tubeless
WTB Silverado Ti saddle
SRAM 990 cassette
SRAM 991 chain
SRAM XO rear derailleur
Rockshox Reverb post
Avid Elixir CR Brakes 203mm front, 185mm rear
T.H.E. mud flap