With 160mm of enduro-grade travel, Diamondback's Mission 2 GX Complete Mountain Bike makes a worthy companion for all-day, all-mountain adventures. Whether you're taking advantage of the nimble 27. 5in wheels while navigating switchbacks through dense trees or tracking confidently across rock gardens, this capable machine will make you want to stay out all day long. The Mission 2 features a frame made with 6061-T6 aluminum, a treated version of the metal with an ideal blend of low weight and high strength for long-term durability and plenty of responsiveness. The geometry, as in the entire Mission family, is relaxed and stable with a slack, 66. 5-degree head tube angle and a long, low posture that sticks lines and tracks through corners. This year's version of Diamondback's Knuckle Box suspension platform remains efficient and responsive through the travel arc, with FOX's re-worked 36 Float fork lending 160mm of plushness to your ride and a FOX Float EVOL LV rear shock to complement it with 160mm of its own travel for hitting the kind of features that tend to hit back. For consistent pedaling through a diverse mix of terrain, Diamondback includes SRAM's one-by GX 11-speed drivetrain on the Mission 2 for smooth, quiet shifting. You'll get a wide range of gear ratios without worrying about chain-slap or the added weight and complexity of a front derailleur. For easy, on-the-fly seatpost adjustments mid-ride, Diamondback includes a KS LEV Integra dropper post and remote. Rounding out the build kit, the Easton Arc rims paired with tubeless-ready Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires will grip when you need them to and roll when you don't.
Frame Material: 6061-T6 aluminum
Suspension: Knuckle Box
Rear Shock: FOX Float EVOL LV
Rear Travel: 160 mm
Fork: FOX 36 Float