Featuring 6” of front and rearTravel,The Mission isTruly an all mountain specialist. Light onThe climbs and confident onThe descent,The Mission is spec'edTo be a versatile and efficient rideThat is sureTo please riders of all styles. Frame: Mission All Mountain 6" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/HydroformedTopTube, Butted / Formed DownTube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge,Tapered HeadTube Knuckle BoxTechnology, ISCG, 142x12mm E-Thru Axle Drop out Rear Shock: Fox Float, Adaptive Logic
Strengths: I got this bike last year and it is fantastic. It eats up the trail, loves to jump, and sucks up steep rollers. You can ride it everywhere. It is stiff, strong and instills confidence in the rider. It has been extremely dependable and has been riden hard 3-5 times a week. It wanted fox suspension at an affordable price and Diamondback was a great choice. Specialized and Giant were 1500 -2000 more. The 36 Fox float fork was icing on the cake.
Weaknesses: It is heavy but the stiffness and dependabilty more than makes up for it. It is tough to make very steep climbs which is also made up for on the downhills and everywhere else. I replaced the weak wheelset after a few months with $300 freeride wheels from Spank.