- DB Mission All Mountain 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Full Suspension Frame w/ Proprietary Knuckle Box Technology
- FOX front and rear Suspension for a superior feel and ride
- SRAM XO Trail hydraulic disc brakes for steadfast braking ability on or off the beaten path
- 11spd SRAM XO drivetrain
The diverse range of terrain encountered in all-mountain/enduro riding calls for a bike that is rugged yet adaptable. Trailriders search far and wide for a bike with a responsive drivetrain and plush suspension, powerful braking and a bombproof frame that can stand up to rocks, roots, and high pressure landings—the kind of obstacles the raw forces of nature present at every turn. All of this in the pursuit of a trail bike that can truly do-it-all, that won't keep you guessing as the landscape changes, but will instead prove itself a tool to take you as fast, far, and high as your imagination desires. Your tiresome search ends with the 2014 Mission Pro. The elusive holy grail is found, a textbook happy ending unfolded, the fabled bike that can do-it-all has arrived.
The 2014 Mission All Mountain 6" frame is built from 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum and features a hydroformed top tube, a butted and formed downtube and seatstays, seatstay bridge, a tapered headtube, ISCG tabs, a 142×12mm E-Thru Axle drop out and Diamondbacks legendary Knuckle Box Suspension technology.
The Knuckle Box, or bell crank, is the core of Diamondback's single-pivot four-bar suspension platform. Optimally placed pivots equate to a low leverage ratio, and ultimately to superior pedaling efficiency and small-bump compliance. This also allows the shock to work more efficiently and reduces pedal induced motion, reducing the overall load on the system which will lead to improved shock and bearing life. Placing the Knuckle Box low within the frame, situates the greatest weight of the bike closer to the bottom bracket, which lowers the bike’s center of gravity and allows it to better track and corner.
A benefit of Diamondback's four-bar linkage is increased control over the wheel-rate. Wheel-rate is also one of the most significant aspects of a suspension system. Wheel-rate is the effective spring-rate when measured at the wheel. Working closely with Fox, Diamondback was able to optimize the wheel-rate to be linear-to-slightly progressive. This results in superb small-bump compliance, more perceived travel and excellent bottom-out protection. For the Mission Pro, Diamondback chose to run a Fox Float CTD adjust Air Shock with Boost Valve Technologies. The “LV” 216×63mm air shock with rebound adjust has a three position “adaptive logic” Propedal Platform to keep the rear riding plush. Three other adjustments put your bike in the perfect place for Climb, Trail, and Descend. The CTD’s patented Boost Valve technology provides a feeling of endless travel and plushness like that of a downhill rig, but with XC pedaling efficiency.
The Mission springs to life on the descent. Seeking a perfect fork for this all-mountain steed, Diamondback chose a Fox 36 Float R Air Fork. A 160mm fork up front allows the front end to sit slack at a capable 67 degrees. The slacker front end eats obstacles with ease and ads more stability on the descents but doesn’t compromise ones climbing ability. With 160mm of travel, open bath w/ external rebound, a tapered steerer, 36mm Easton aluminum stanchions, and magnesium lowers, this is a fork that means business.
In addition to top notch Fox Suspension, the simple, yet dialed Mission Pro drivetrain is comprised of a Sram XO X-Horizon rear derailleur type 2, X-0 11spd trigger shifters, and a SRAM XO 11spd Cassette (10-42t). The SRAM X1 X-Sync 11spd crankset with outboard bearing bottom bracket (24/36/AM) provide just the right combination of stiff, light and durable to make this the all mountain riders dream set up. A Crank Brothers Kronolog dropper post hoists a WTB Silverado saddle, while RACEFACE Atlas stem and handlebars round out the cockpit.
Supreme stopping power is supplied via the AVID XO Trail 4 piston Hydraulic disc brakes (200mm front / 180mm rear), which are anchored to the EASTON Haven 26” clincher wheelset.
Mission frame features & Characteristics:
Tapered Head tube – Today’s longer travel forks generate more stress on the head tube. Add in today’s more aggressive rider and the need for additional strength in that region becomes imperative. Thus the 2014 Mission frame is equipped with a tapered head tube for enhanced steering and extra strength.
142×12 mm Thru Axle – Employing Shimano’s new 142×12 mm E-Thru design makes for a stiffer and stronger rear-end on the bike.
Single-Sided Hardware – Single-sided oversized heat treated hardware is used for the three main pivot points allows for easy access to your 14 high-quality Enduro Max bearings simply with standard tools. No more removing the crankset to tighten or service your pivots.
Partnership w/ Fox – By providing suspension kinematics early in the design process, Fox is able to custom tune their shock to work precisely with DB frames, improving performance.
LOW AND TIGHT – The Knuckle Box platform was designed specifically to be low and tight:
Low center of gravity: All suspension parts are positioned farther down on the frame for a stable and balanced ride.
Low leverage suspension design: Lower air pressure results in longer shock life, less frame loading and better pedaling.
Tight, compact linkage system of the Knuckle Box bell crank isolates and cradles the rear shock.
Tight and large anodized aluminum hardware, matched with Force-Rated Enduro Max Bearings: Withstands higher loads and better handles oscillating motion.
|Sizes||15.5" Small, 17" Medium, 19" Large, 21" Extra Large|
|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, CTD adjust, boost valve, "LV" eyelet, 8.5x2.5" Air, DB Mission Spec, w/rebound adj, w/Climb, Trail, Descend, w/3 levels pedal platform|
|Cranks||SRAM X1 X-Sync 11spd, 32T, w/ GXP Sealed Outboard Bearing BB|
|Bottom Bracket||GXP Sealed Outboard Bearing|
|R. Derailleur||SRAM X0 X-Horizon, Type 2 11spd|
|Shifter||SRAM X0 11spd trigger|
|Brake Levers||AVID XO Trail Hydraulic Levers with external pad contact, and reach adjustment|
|Brakes||AVID XO Trail 4 piston Hydraulic Disc w/200mm frt 180mm rr HS-1 rotors|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1195 XO 11spd Cassette (10-42t)|
|Rims||Easton HAVEN 24h, 26" Clincher - UST|
|Tires||KENDA Nevegal 26x2.35, w/STICK-E rubber compound, Folding|
|Pedals||DB Sound Alloy w/ molded traction pins|
|Handlebar||RACEFACE Atlas 785mm riser bar 31.8mm|
|Stem||RACEFACE Atlas CNC 0 degree, 31.8mm|
|Seatpost||Crank Brothers Kronolog Dropper 30.9|
|Seat||WTB Silverado Race SL w/ NiTi Rails|
|Headset||FSA No57 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8" Alloy cups, Sealed Cartridge|
|Chain||SRAM PC-XX1 11spd|
|Hubset||(F) Easton HAVEN 24h, 20mm thru axle, Alloy Sealed Cartridge Bearing Disc (R) Easton HAVEN 24h, 142x12 thru axle, Alloy Sealed Cartridge Bearing Disc, SRAM Compatible 11spd Driver, w/ Shimano E-thru QR Axle|
|Spokes||Easton SAPIM butted Spokes|
|Grips||DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton|
|Extras||Knuckle Box Shock Pump, Sag Gauge, Owner’s manual / Mission owner's manual cover, Chainstay Protector, H20 bottle mounts|
|Note: Specifications subject to change at any time|
|Size||15.5" Small||17" Medium||19" Large||21" XLarge|
|Seat Tube Length||15.5"||17.0"||19.0"||21.0"|
|Top Tube Length||22.0"||23.0"||24.0"||25.0"|
|Head Tube Length||120mm||130mm||145mm||145mm|
|Chain Stay Length||440mm||440mm||440mm||440mm|
|Seat Post Length||380mm||380mm||380mm||380mm|