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Since 1978, Diamondback has been at the forefront of innovative bicycle designs. 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.
If you haven't made the leap to a 29" bike yet, now is the time! 29" wheels have become superior to 26" wheels for there ability to rollover obstacles easier and carry more momentum to reach greater speeds.
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" wheel size. It's safe to say 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 3.0 begins with 6061 T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum with a hydroformed top tube, a butted and formed downtube, a seatstay bridge, a tapered headtube, and a 142x12mm E-Thru Axle dropout. 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 which is a single- pivot four- bar suspension platform. There are many benefits with this suspension design, including better small bump compliance, improved tracking, and more confident cornering. The Sortie 29er 3.0 runs the Fox Shocks Float with CTD technology and Boost Valve. The Boost Valve provides the feeling of endless travel, much like a downhill bike. Fox Shocks CTD (Climb Trail Descend) suspension technology allows you to adjust your shock on the fly, ensuring you're always dialed in to tackle the upcoming terrain. 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 rocks, without dropping a foot for balance. No matter what backwood trail you may find yourself on, the Sortie 29 3.0 will ensure you’re having a ball.
Diamondback brought monumental quality and value to the Sortie 29er 3.0 through its plush component package. The Sortie 29er 3.0 is outfitted with Fox Shocks suspension and Shimano XT drivetrain components. To start, Diamondback chose the Fox shocks 32 Float with 120mm of travel, tapered steer, and quick release 15mm thru axle. The Fox fork is part of Fox’s 2013 lineup with CTD (climb, trail, descend) technology. CTD technology allows you to adjust the fork numerous times throughout the trail with the flip of a dial to adjust for changes in the land. Built for strength and durability, Shimano XT shifters, crankset, and derailleurs provide smooth seamless shifting between gears. The Shimano XT crankset is lightweight, flex- free, and provides unparalleled power transfer. Shimano XT is designed as much for everyday riding as it is for racing. The Shimano XT brakes offer smooth powerful braking power that'll have you stopping on a dime. Making up the cockpit, an Easton EA50 series handlebar and stem were chosen for there impressive strength, performance, and price. The EA50 bar and stem excel at staying stiff when climbing up hills or bombing down the face of the mountain.
The Dimondback Sortie 29er 3.0 is a rock-solid package. 29” wheel bike with spot-on geometry, Knuckle Box suspension technology, Fox suspension, and Shimano XT drivetrain components, there is no compromise made with this bike.
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.
|Frame||Sortie 29r Trail 4.5" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/ Taper Head Tube / Hydroformed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge, Knuckle Box Technology, 142x12mm E-Thru Axle Drop out|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float CTD F.I.T. 29 Air, 120mm travel, "FIT" cartridge, with ext. compression / rebound / lock out, butted Alloy Tapered 1.5 steerer, 32mm Easton aluminum stanchions, magnesium lowers, QR15mm thru axle|
|Headset||FSA No57 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8" Alloy cups, Sealed Cartridge|
|Rear Shock||4Fox Float CTD adjust, Boost Valve "LV" eyelet 190x51mm Air w/ rebound adj, Climb, Trail, Descend lever, 3 levels of pedal platform|
|Rims||32h WTB Laser Disc Trail w/single eyelets|
|Hubs||Front: 32h 15QR Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc w/ 15mm Thru Axle, Rear: 32h 142x12 sealed cartridge bearing, 12mm thru axle, Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount, w/ Shimano E-Thru QR Axle|
|Tires||WTB Wolverine 2.2 Comp, Folding|
|Brakes||Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc w/ XT ICE 6-bolt, 180mm frt / 160mm rear Rotors|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT, w/tool-free reach adj. free stroke adj.|
|Shifters||Shimano XT 10spd Rapidfire|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XT High Direct Mount 3x10|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT SGS Shawdow Plus, 10spd|
|Crankset||Shimano FCM780 XT, Dyna-Sys 10spd Crankset w/Shimano outboard bearing BB w/ replacable rings 24/38t|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano outboard bearing BB|
|Cassette||Shimano M771 XT 10spd Cassette (11-36t)|
|Chain||Shimano HG74 10spd|
|Handlebar||Easton EA70 LowRise 31.8mm|
|Stem||Easton EA70 31.8mm|
|Grips||DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton|
|Saddle||WTB VIGO comp|
|Seatpost||Easton EA70 Double bolt clamp 31.6mm|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|Top Tube Length||22.5"||23.5"||24.0"||25.0"|
|Seat Tube Length||15.5"||17.0"||19.0"||21.0"|
|Head Tube Length||100.0mm||110.0mm||130.0mm||140.0mm|
|Head Tube Angle||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°|
Jenson USA is an authorized Diamondback retailer and this product is covered by Diamondback's warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. The warranty term varies by model. To see the full, printable warranty statement, please click here.
In the event of a warranty claim, the retailer (Jenson USA) will be your primary point of contact and will facilitate the claim on your behalf. Call us at (888) 880-3811 x149 or click "Email Us" from our Help Desk page and select "Warranty Claim" as the reason for the inquiry.
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Comments about Diamondback Sortie 29Er 3.0 2013:
This bike does a lot of things well. cleans very technical climbs and eats up backcountry chunder. fun to jump but doesn't manual for beans. XT build at this price is a great buy on a long travel 29er.