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Hey guys im looking for a nice all mountain bike and found this 2012 diamondback mission comp for $1000. Im looking to some single track, dowdownhill and xc. Im 6'4" 200lb, what do you guys think of this for my first bike.
Frame Size XL
This is a 6'' travel trail bike capable of shredding rocky trails and boosting big airs whenever possible. The Fox Float 36 160mm fork was recently serviced by Fox. The Fork has new uppers and cartridges which cost me $380 and I kept the receipt from the Fox service. If your looking for a bike that can roll rock gardens and smooth out drops this 26'' trail bike is a solid choice. It also has the stronger 142X12mm rear thru axle making the rear end way more solid than the old school quick release. The bike has nice Crank Brothers Candy 2 pedals with Race Face cranks. The XL frame would be a good fit for a rider that is about 6'2'' or taller and wants a 6 inch travel trail bike capable of stepping up to bigger and badder trails.

Frame Mission All Mountain 6" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/Hydroformed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge, Tapered Head Tube Knuckle Box Technology, ISCG, 142x12mm E-Thru Axle Drop out
Fork Fox 36 Float R air, 160mm travel, open bath, w/ ext. rebound, butted Alloy 1.5 Tapered steerer, 32mm Easton aluminum stanchions, magnesium lowers, w/20mm thru axle
Rear Shock Fox Float, Adaptive Logic, RP23 "XV" extra volume 216x63mm Air, DB Mission Spec, w/rebound adj, w/NEW 3 position "adaptive logic" Propedal Platform, with On/Off lever
Cranks RACEFACE Respond 10 spd w/outboard bearing BB w/All Mountian guard 24/36/AM
Bottom Bracket Raceface BB
F. Derailleur Shimano Deore dual pull, top swing 34.9
R. Derailleur SRAM X-9 10spd
Shifter SRAM X-7 10spd trigger
Brake Levers Hayes Stroker - Trail w/ Reach adj.
Brakes Hayes Stroker Trail Hydraulic V8" frt / V7" rear Rotors
Cassette SRAM PG-1030 10spd Cassette (11-36t)
26'' Rims 32h AM260HD Doublewall Disc, Mavic Rear
Tires Maxxis Minon DH 2.3 , Conteniental Trail King 2.3
Pedals Crank Brothers Candy 2
Handlebar DB PROBAR 25mm Rise 740mm width 31.8mm
Stem Easton 31.8mm
Seatpost Easton EA30 Double bolt clamp 30.9mm
Seat WTB SILVERADO
Headset FSA No55 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8" Alloy cups, Sealed Cartridge
Colors Matte Grey
Chain SRAM PC-1031 Power Link - Gold
Hubset (F) 32h 20mm thru axle, Alloy, sealed cartridge bearing Disc (R) 32h 142x12 sealed cartridge bearing, 12mm thru axle, Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount, w/ Shimano E-Thru QR Axle
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Grips Lizard Skins screw-it
 

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That is a lot of bike for trail riding , meaning that it is more of a downhill bike.It looks to be in good shape . Go test ride and see what you think.
 

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Somebody spent a lot of money pimping that bike, and is selling it to move to something lighter in all likelihood. I'd wager that's a 32lb bike, even with that light wheelset.


At that price, it's a great deal... but it's a whole lot of bike. The RP23XV is a great shock, but it'll still pedal a bit meh and just be slow for XC - upside is that downhill that thing will slay. Throw a KS eTen (or better dropper) on it and you're dialed for the forseeable future.
 
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