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Diamondback Sortie 29er 2.0 Bike 2013

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Diamondback Sortie 29er 2.0

The Diamondback Sortie 29er 2.0 demonstrates that you no longer need to sacrifice. If you haven't made the leap to a 29" bike yet, now is the time. 29" wheels allow you to roll over obstacles more easily than 26" wheels. A larger wheel allows the rider to carry momentum through obstacles. Lastly, the larger diameter wheels are less prone to sinking in the sand and mud, due to lower ground pressure.

The Sortie 29er was inspired by the Sortie 26" platform. Diamondback wanted to retain the essence of the 26" platform with the added benefits of the 29" platform. Diamondback was successful; the 2013 Diamondback Sortie 29er is a lean mean trail-riding machine. The responsive nature of the suspension design allows you to spend half the day riding up the side of the mountain and the other half riding back down.

The Dimaondback Sortie 29 2.0 begins with 6061 T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum with hydroformed top tube, a butted and formed downtube, a seatstay bridge, tapered headtube, and a 142x12mm E-Thru Axle drop out. Every aspect of the frame was built to be strong and durable without breaking the scale. The tapered headtube improves handling abilities and is stronger, which is essential for aggressive riders.   The E-Thru Axle is strong and adds stability and rigidity to the rear end.

The Sortie 29er features Diamondback’s legendary Knuckle Box suspension design. Knuckle Box suspension is a single- pivot four- bar suspension platform. There are many benefits with this suspension design including better small bump compliance and improved tracking and cornering. The Sortie 29er 2.0 runs the Fox Shocks Float with CTD technology and Boost Valve. The Boost Valve provides the feeling of endless travel, like a downhill bike. Fox Shocks CTD (Climb Trail Descend) suspension technology allows you to adjust your shock on the fly to adjust to the terrain you are riding. Zip and zoom through single track without a care in the world. The nimble geometry allows you to clear tight corners, maneuver around ruts, roots, and sticks, without dropping a foot for balance. No matter what mountain bike trail you may find yourself on, the Sortie 29 2.0 will ensure you’re having fun.

The Diamondback Sortie 29er 2.0 was paired with high end components that are performance oriented and durable. Diamondback worked closely with Fox to custom tune the rear shock to work perfectly with the Sortie. Diamondback also paired the Sortie 29er 2.0 with the Fox 32 Float CTD 29 RL fork. The Fox Shocks fork provides 120mm of buttery smooth suspension. The CTD (Climb Trail Descend) technology allows the rider to adjust their fork on the trail for the varying terrain. Since adjusting the fork is quick and easy, riders are able to adjust the fork to each section of the trail for optimal performance. The 15mm thru axle rids the front end of any lingering flex. As you’re sticking the jump or swishing through the single track, your front end will remain stiff. The Shimano drivetrain provides reliable results and is durable. The Shimano SLX shifters paired with the Shimano SLX front derailleur and Shimano XT Shadow rear derailleur provide unparalleled shifting performance. Shift through each gear with confidence. The WTB Speed Disc wheels feature a wide profile that improves the tire’s contact patch. The Speed Disc features sealed cartridge bearings that work well in all weather conditions. WTB Speed Disc is prided on its strength and durability. The cockpit features Easton components. The Easton EA50 handlebar and stem are strong and allow you to torque on the bar during a harsh climb without fear of snapping it. Each component that Diamondback selected for the Sortie 29er 2.0 was chosen for its magnificent performance as well as durability. The Sortie is a bike you will keep for years to come, and will provide fun and enjoyment for many, many seasons.

Innovative Technology

Diamondback full suspension mountain bikes are known for their Knuckle Box suspension design. The Knuckle Box, or Bell Crank, is Diamondback’s single- pivot four- bar suspension platform. The ideally placed pivots create a low leverage ratio which creates superior pedaling efficiency and small bump compliance. By placing the Knuckle Box low within the frame, the bulk of the weight is closer to the bottom bracket. This lowers the bike’s center of gravity which helps to improve tracking and cornering. The four bar suspension design further increases control over wheel- rate. Wheel rate is the effective spring rate when measured at the wheel. Diamondback worked closely with Fox Suspension to optimize the wheel rate to be linear to slightly progressive. This results in small bump compliance, more perceived travel, and bottom- out protection.

Diamondback History

Since 1978, Diamondback has been at the forefront of innovative bicycle design. Diamondback produces bicycles suitable for every rider type. Whether you are an avid road cyclist looking for the newest, lightest frameset on the market, or crushing the downhill trails of Moab, or just looking to cruise the boardwalk, Diamondback has a bike to suit your needs. Diamondback believes that every bike they produce is a reflection of who they are. Therefore, each bike that rolls out of Diamondback’s factory embodies their core values which are precision, durability, and integrity.

2013 Diamondback Sortie 29er 3.0 Specifications

  • 6061- T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum
  • Hydroformed top tube
  • Butted and formed downtube
  • Seatstay bridge
  • Tapered headtube
  • 142x12mm Thru Axle
  • Knuckle Box Suspension technology

2013 Diamondback Sortie 29er 2.0 Components


Fox 32 Float CTD 29 RL 120mm travel air fork, open bath cartridge, rebound, lever actuated lockout, alloy tapered 1.5 steerer, 32mm stanchions, magnesium lowers, QR 15mm thru axle

Rear Shock

Fox Float with CTD technology and Boost Valve


Shimano FCM552 Dyna- Sys with an outboard bearing bottom bracket (24/32/42T)


Shimano SLX 10 speed Rapidfire shifters

Front Derailleur

Shimano SLX

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT SGS Shadow Plus 10 speed


Shimano HG81 SLX 10 speed cassette (11-36T)


Shimano HG74 10 speed chain


32H WTB Speed disc 29 double wall rims laced to sealed cartridge bearing hubs (15mm front/ 142x 12 rear)


Shimano M445 hydraulic disc brakes 180mm front/ 160mm rear rotors


Easton EA50


Easton EA50 Stem

Seat Post

Easton EA50

Saddle WTB VIGO Comp

2013 Diamondback Sortie 29er 2.0 Geometry

Extra Large
Top Tube
Head Tube
BB Height
Seat Angle
73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Head Angle
69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°


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