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Diamondback Mission Review
One thing that is difficult to deny about the Diamondback Mission is its weight. This, by no stretch of the imagination is a lightweight bike. However, as far as mountain bikes go, it is not too far out of the range either. Needless to say, we were a little bit concerned about how this weight would affect our ride.
We did notice the heft as we were headed uphill. Overall, the components did do as much as possible to make sure that the transition was as smooth as possible. Nonetheless, we did find ourselves having to work for it as we struggled up the hill. However, what came next showed us that that this effort definitely paid off in the long run.
When headed downhill, the Mission comes alive. With all thoughts of weight discarded, this bike just slides down the mountainside, simply sailing over rocks and pebbles. It really does feel like nothing was going to stop us. Headed down is where the weight actually comes in quite handy. Despite the considerable speed that we encountered, the bike never strayed off course. This, in part, at least is due to the extra weight of the Mission. Clearly, the designers knew what they were doing for the downhill part at least.
The steering is also quite good. We turned corners even at breakneck speed without too much worry. It was all very precise. The brakes were also quite good, helping to bring the hulking Mission to a stop with not much energy expended. Overall, it was quite a good ride.
- Tough and durable
- Comfortable ride
- Good brakes
- Rides downhill well
- Good steering
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- Quite heavy
- A bit difficult heading uphill
The Diamondback Mission is a good bike to absolutely wreck on the mountainsides. It is brutal and offers a lot of power.
Although not your cheapest option, if you are looking for a bike that you can really have a good time with, the Diamondback Mission is a good choice.