Diamondback Mason 27.5 Mountain Bike - 2017
With so many mountain bikes designed for a particular kind of riding, the Diamondback Mason is a refreshing all-mountain solution for anyone who wants to explore it all. With 2.8-inch wide 27.5 Plus tires, wider rims, Boost technology and a slack frame geometry, this versatile hardtail is right at home tackling downhills or soaking up an undulating, twisting trail. As with the Mason before it, this latest iteration is all-mountain yet with a very plush, responsive ride that will encourage you to test your limits in different terrain.
The Mason's plus size tires and wide DB Blanchard rims translate into significant traction and wheel stiffness for easier cornering and more bite for your buck over standard 27.5 wheel/tire combos. You'll run lower pressures in these higher volume tires, and this means excellent small-bump compliance. The easy handling and terrain absorbing ride quality are instantly noticeable. The other vital part of the equation is Diamondback's Weapons Grade alloy frame, which is low-slung and made slack and paired with a Rockshox Sektor RL 27.5+ fork with 120mm of travel. Trust us, you'll enjoy the ride.
The all-mountain performance of the Mason is completed with SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes, a wide-range 1×11 SRAM NX drivetrain, and wide alloy handlebars. They add up to deliver reliable, consistent performance, even after repeated assaults on technical single-track. The Mason rolls on a rugged set of tubeless compatible DB Blanchard rims with an internal width of 38mm, and a set of Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5"x2.8" tires.
- 6061-T6 aluminum frame with 148x12mm Boost dropouts
- Rockshox Sektor RL 120mm 27.5+ fork with 15mm thru axle
- Diamondback Blanchard rims (38mm internal width)
- SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes with 180 rotors
- SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain
- Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.8" tires