Diamondback Mason 29er Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2199.99

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Product Description

Tired of the draw backs of traditionally XC oriented 29ers, Diamondback set out to build a 29er that could handle a little more. Featuring a slack and low slung geometry, the Mason hardtail is designed for those who don't mind a stiff clim...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Siverback G a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2013

Strengths:    Overall great build spec. Stiff frame. Very fun and flickable ride.

Weaknesses:    Surprisingly very difficult to find and very unfortunate that your every day sporting good store/2nd rate bike shop is the actual go to for this specific model. Wish my LBS carried it because I'd rather keep my business with them. Anyhow, overall the build spec is nice, stock tires are weak and the KindShock Drop Zone 125mm dropper seat post is very short in length.

Bottom Line:   
Great, fun, flickable bike to ride as long as long you don't take yourself to serious. It climbs well enough for what it is and coming downhill is a kick. Like I said, I feel this bike does not get enough credit and deserves to be sold in an actual bike shop, not a sporting good store or these weekend warrior bike shops. In fact, it's a great feeling passing these carbon fiber skinsuit riding weight weenies on a hardtail Diamondback Mason. Those in touch with the MTB industry know this bike deserves some respect. BIKE Magazine said it best, "The Mason’s spec is perfect for its niche. It’s like some backwoods, mad scientist’s personal build."

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Price Paid:    $1999.00

Purchased At:   performancebike.com

Bike Setup:   Stock minus easton havoc stem and havoc carbon handlebars. Switched the stock tires for High Roller 2's. Lastly, switched out the KindShock seatpost for a Command Post due to the length. Oh and removed the stock saddle for an SDG FXR.

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Mason Owners Alert: 30.9 spec'd in 31.6 frame!

This seems like a pretty big snafu, but one easily remedied. I had started a thread about this, but have come up with more concrete info. The short of it: I had to warranty my first Mason frame due to a seat tube crack. VERY loose seatpost fitment. New frame arrived about a week ago. VERY lo ... Read More »

Cross Post: DB Mason Review

Just cross posting my review from the 29er bike forum. [url]http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/db-mason-review-865903.html[/url]Read More »

DB Mason Review

So, I’ve been endurance racing for about 12 years from 26” XC bikes to 29” hardtails including one speeds. I’ve had 5” travel bikes and just sold a full suspension 29er for the DiamondBack Mason. Yeah, I fell hard for it. Granted, I did not demo all of the All Mountain 29” hardtails on the market ... Read More »

2x10, 130mm fork, 67HA?...or do I just buy the DB Mason

Well fellow riders, the post says it all. I am looking for a complete bike. 2x10 Drive train 130 mm minimum travel fork No greater than 67 degree Head Angle Hardtail 29er Does anyone build this for around $2,000, Ideally less. The closest I can find is the Stache, with less aggressive geo; or the ... Read More »

cant find hanger for diamondback mason

Ive checked many online websites and cannot find a replacement. I also called diamondback and their warranty and received no response. I ordered the bike directly from diamondback and it arrived bent. The bike has the new sram x9 type 2 clutch derailleur and a solid 12mm axle. [IMG]http://img.ph ... Read More »

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