If you’re looking to dive into the world of mountain bike trail riding, the Lux 2 is a great place to start. This women’s-specific bike is built with a 6061-T6 aluminum frame that provides a perfect balance of durability and light weight. What’s more, Diamondback has equipped all of their Lux models with a low-slung top tube for extra standover clearance to make maneuvering the bike easier when you’re challenging yourself out on the trail. And when it comes to challenging yourself, the Lux 2 is up to the task, thanks to its smooth-riding SR Suntour XCM-HLO suspension fork, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and reliable, precise Shimano shifting.
The classic 29er hardtail — that’s the best way to describe Diamondback's premier aluminum model. They've taken their strong and light aluminum 29er frame and increased the stiffness and handling precision by adding Boost 148 rear spacing and thru-axles front and rear. The Overdrive 29 2 is also dressed in an envy-provoking parts package that includes a plush and confidence-inspiring RockShox Reba RL fork, strong Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and a SRAM GX/NX 1x drivetrain that provides you plenty of granny gear for the ugliest of climbs, without the complexity of a traditional front derailleur system. Thanks to its 29er wheels, cleaning tricky rock sections and log-overs is a whole lot less tricky on this big wheeler, and since you can never have enough traction — particularly on a hardtail — Diamondback equipped this Overdrive with their own Blanchard 25 tubeless ready wheelset.
It’s not easy — creating a race-ready, lightweight bike that sacrifices nothing in performance but doesn’t break the bank in the process. But you’re looking at that very bike right now. The Overdrive 1 29 C features a stunningly lightweight carbon frame as well as a competitive mix of components that includes RockShox’s Recon Gold RL fork, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and a simple and precise SRAM NX single-ring drivetrain. Want to ditch the tubes and enjoy the maximum grip and comfort that tubeless tires bring to the party? Diamondback's own Blanchard 25 wheelset is tubeless compatible. And since this is a 29er we’re talking about, you’ll find those big Blanchard wheels maintain their speed incredibly well and roll easily over rock gardens and roots.
The Release 1 is proof positive that getting a great bike doesn’t always require that you fork over a great big pile of cash. Diamondback has taken their much-lauded Level Link suspension design and constructed a light yet tough aluminum frame that isolates chain forces from trail inputs. Or to employ less tech-geek speak, the suspension doesn’t bob when you stomp on the pedals, yet becomes extremely plush the moment your wheels start smacking roots and rocks. The entry-level Release 1 is actually anything but “entry.” It's equipped with an SR Suntour Aion suspension fork and X-Fusion 02 Pro R rear shock, Blanchard tubeless-ready wheelset, and a Shimano Deore drivetrain. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes help bring you to a stop, though stopping is probably going to be the last thing you want to do when you bring this bike up to speed.
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