Tomac Diplomat 29er Full Suspension

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

The Diplomat 29 delivers 120mm of travel in a compact, nimble handling package. It features a tapered head tube for additional stiffness, direct mount derailleur for crisp shifting. and plenty of tire clearance to accommodate those high volume tires.

  • 120mm rear travel, designed for 120 travel fork
  • Fits Shimano direct mount front derailleur's
  • Full seat post extension
  • Up to 2.5 tire clearance
  • 71 degree head angle


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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by warimono a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 17, 2012

    Strengths:    Fun Fun Fun. Super plush. Inexpensive. Playful. Likes top hop around and jump. Stable. Plows through chunk. Comes with headset installed.

    Weaknesses:    Too plush as it bottoms the shock too easily. Bottoms on 1" drops, and I can just stand and heave my weight down to bottom, and this is at about 20% sag. Will try a volume spacer to make it bit more progressive but keep the first bit of travel plush.

    Had an issue with the lower main pivot squeaking and even after the fix it likes to loosen up.

    Has a lot of chain growth which has resulted in some chain tension issues with a med cage dérailleur. I had crashed the dérailleur into the cassette before I discovered this. With an extra link to prevent this the small small gear combo is pretty lose.

    Some pedal feedback while cranking and the suspension compresses.

    Another comment is that it has full length cable housing, but the clips it comes with are hard to install and zip ties don't keep the housings in place quite good enough.


    Bottom Line:   
    It seems my weaknesses list is much much longer than the strengths, but that is mostly nit picking. The frame was on sale for $1000 and thus proves to be great value for a 120mm FS 29er. The bike is very fun to ride and I love spending time on it despite some of the flaws. I am sure there are some other overall better bikes, but they are quite a bit more expensive as well.

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    Favorite Trail:   Otero Canyon

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Excel Sports

    Similar Products Used:   Redline Monocog(not that similar but my previous bike), Demos of Stumpy FSR 29ers, Bandit 29er, Anthem X 29er

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Micro 44 Ti 29er at 140mm, Sun Ringle Charger Experts, XT shifters, der, brakes, cassette, chain, SLX 2x front der, Noir Cranks setup 2x, Sunline V1 small riser bars, 90mm XC stem, Thompson seatpost, WTB Pure V saddle.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gsxr a Weekend Warrior from Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2011

    Strengths:    Suspension, Looks, Quality, price

    Weaknesses:    Weight. But than again it is not a xc racebike.

    Bottom Line:   
    Plush suspension. Much comfort. Climbs great and is nice to ride. Feels like it has a litle understeer but this could be the tires or suspension to. Have to play a litle with the fork set up and the tire pressure.
    Great price considering most 29er full suspension bikes.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Giant NSR, Specialized FSR comp (26 inch)

    Bike Setup:   Fox rlc Kashima trough axle. XT group. FRM hubs with Notubes Arch rims.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TomP a Cross Country Rider from Salida, CO, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2011

    Strengths:    This was a bike designed by John Tomac to ride like a 26" all mountain bike, to bridge the gap between 29ers and long travel 26" bikes. It carves turns, climbs great, and has the downhill stability of the 29er. Excellent all-around trail bike.

    Weaknesses:    A little bit on the heavy side, but not meant to be an X/C race bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    Fun bike, handles great, good value.

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    Favorite Trail:   Rainbow

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2800.00

    Purchased At:   Absolute Bikes, Sali

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized StumpJumper29 FSR, Voodoo Canzo29, LenzSport Leviathan 4.0

    Bike Setup:   Reba 120 Maxle and burly hand built wheels on Mavic rims and DT hubs. Lots of Salsa partz!

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    Tomac Diplomat vs. the world?

    Hey all, I am looking to get into a 120-140mm travel FS 29er. I have ridden a stumpy expert which felt great, but I don't actually want to buy one. Don't want to deal with the brain or the bad wheelsets that come on the big S Stumpy's. I have been looking at the Tomac Diplomat and rode one and it ... Read More »

    Tomac Diplomat 29er info ?

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    Tomac Diplomat?

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    Getting Closer! (Tomac Diplomat FYI)

    This was released today on Bike Rumor. My Diplomat frame should be here soon, I'm really pumped! Looking at it in black, makes me second guess my choice for white. [IMG]http://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2011-tomac-diplomat-29er-mountain-bike-2.jpg[/IMG]Read More »

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