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.
Rode yesterday with a couple guys. The single track in the middle was widened and flattened to 4' - 5' wide with a mini dozer and it's covered with a good amount of loose dirt. Go easy on the downhill.
The park district has been busy putting a bunch of barbed wire as well, including some on the ... Read More »
Noticed that Pricepoint was selling these for super-cheap ($36.98): [url=http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Vee-Rubber/Vee-Rubber-Mission-26x4-0-Folding-Tire.axd]Vee Rubber Mission 26x4.0 Folding Tire | Vee Rubber | Brand | www.PricePoint.com[/url] so I bought one, thinking to myself, “How bad could an ... Read More »
Has anyone used either of these tires for a rear tire? It looks like both would provide good traction and fairly fast rolling speed, and I want to combine it with a Nobby Nic 2.35" up front. If it matters for comparison's sake, I ride mainly in Colorado on hardpacked trails with varying amount of ... Read More »
I want to upgrade my lyrik r solo air on my 2012 enduro. So, I read a lot of thread on the subject. I'm think I'll upgrade to the mission control dh. The problem is that I can't find the dh dual flow rebound on the internet as everyone suggest. It seems like it's unavailable everywhere. So my questi ... Read More »