The 2014 Scapegoat 6" frame is created from 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum and Diamondback's legendary Knuckle Box Suspension technology. The Knuckle Box, or bell crank, is the core of our 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. 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. We started by designing the Scapegoat around a 180mm fork up front which allows the front end to sit slack at a hill shredding 66 degrees. The slacker front end eats obstacles with ease and ads more stability on descents. For 2014, we gave the Scapegoat the ultimate build starting with an Easton Havoc UST compatible wheelset wrapped in KENDA NEVEGAL 26x2.35 w/STICK-E rubber compound. The only thing that can stop these bad boys from spinning is the set of Shimano Zee 4 piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes with Zee servo wave and tool-free reach and stroke adjust (8" front/7"rear). Pair that with the Shimano Saint drivetrain including short cage rear derailleur and 10spd cassette (11-34) and you've got the ability to crush any descent. A Gravity Lite Mega Exo single ring crankset and guide offer simplicity and strength to the mix. The 2014 Scapegoat is built for the biggest and baddest of the bunch. Choose your weapons wisely.
Weapons Grade Aluminum ScapeGOAT 6" Aggressive All-Mountain Frame w/Knuckle Box Suspension Platform w/142x12 thru Axle Drop Outs
Fox 36 Float RC2 FIT 180mm Fork / Fox Float X CTD Adjust Rear Shock w/KASHIMA COAT
Gravity Light Mega EXO Crankset with Mega EXO Bottom Bracket
Easton HAVOC Wheels-UST
Shimano Saint Short Cage rear derailleur / Zee 4 Piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes with 203mm front and 185mm rear rotors