The Sortie29 Black has essentially taken the very best components in the world and built you a pro caliber race build. Featuring Diamondback’s legendary Knucklebox suspension and EA90 29er wheels, the Sortie Black is ready to leave your opponents in the dust. If you are searching for the top of the line full suspension 29er capable of sustained trail climbs or descents, super D’s, Enduro’s or all day in the saddle XC rides, you just found it.
The Sortie 29er Black Starts with the Fox 32 Float CTD adjust 29 FIT RLC 120mm travel air fork. This top end Kashima-coated fork comes with low speed compression, rebound, lever actuated lockout, alloy tapered 1.5 steerer, 32mm Easton aluminum stanchions, magnesium lowers, and a 15mm thru axle. Fox’s isolation technology (FIT) employs a bladder system that simply keeps the oil and air from mixing to provide optimal performance in all riding extremes. The lockout function is essential for long sustained climbing.
Complementing Fox’s stellar suspension package on the Sortie29 Black is a full Shimano XTR drive train including XTR 10spd Rapidfire shifters, XTR derailleurs (front and rear), HG980 XTR 10spd Cassette (11-36t), a XTR Hollotech Dyna-Sys 10spd Crankset w/ XTR BB (26/38t) and an HG94 10spd chain. IT also comes equipped with XTR hydraulic disc brakes with ICE technology. These brakes have incredible modulation for the ultimate control over your breaking powe, while ICE technology helps keep the 180mm front / 160mm rear rotors cool.
Last but not least Diamondback has finished off the Sortie29 Black with a set of Easton 24h EA90 XC, 29" Clincher/UST compatible wheels, an FSA No57 headseat, an EA90 Stem, an EC70 Carbon post and XC CNT LoRise Carbon 31.8mm wide handlebars.
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.
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 Black
- Weapons Grade Aluminum Sortie 29 4.5” Trail Frame w/ Knuckle Box Suspension Platform, Taper Head Tube, and 142x12mm Thru Axle Drop Outs
- Fox 32 Float CTD adjust, F.I.T. 29 120mm Fork, Taper,15QR / Fox Float CTD adjust, Boost Valve "LV"
- Rear Shock w/KASHIMA COAT
- Easton EA90 29 Wheelset 15QR / 142x12 E-Thru rear axle
- Shimano XTR10sp DYNA-SYS Trail Triple Crank, XTR Shadow Plus rear Derailleur
- Shimano XTR Hydraulic Disc Brakes
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