Diamondback Mission 4

Next up on the chopping block at Bike198 is the Mission 4 from Diamondback. This 150mm rear wheel travel all mountain styled mountain bike comes kitted out with some of the best the industry has to offer with the Truvativ Hammerschmidt AM mated to a 9 speed X.0 drivetrain with top of the line Fox Racing Shox components to handle the suspension work. The Mission 4 is the top of the line in the Mission lineup with several more options all the way down to the Mission 1. All of the bikes carry the same frame (different paint) but the component spec changes to bring the price down to around $2,400 for the lower model.

Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to start beating up on the Mission 4, so stay tuned for the review as we get this 6″ travel mountain bike dirty.

From Diamondback.com:

  • Weapons Grade Aluminum Mission 6″ All-Mountain Frame with Knuckle Box Suspension Platform
  • Fox 36 Talas RC2 Fit 160/130/100MM Fork / Fox Float RP23 XV Rear Shock
  • Truvativ Hammerschmidt AM 2-SPD Transmission
  • Mavic Crossmax ST Wheels
  • X.0 Drivetrain
  • Avid Elixir CR Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Easton Easton EA90 31.8mm Stem, EC-70 Carbon HiRise 31.8mm Bars and EC90 Double bolt clamp 30.9mm Post
  • 150mm Rear Travel
  • MSRP: $5,660

Note: The 2011 frame pictured will come stock with a SRAM X.0 10 speed drivetrain and the new X.0 hydraulic disc brakes.

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11 comments

11 comments

Rickdk September 7, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Does it include the worlds longest seatpost as pictured?

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Energetik September 7, 2010 - 3:59 pm

They retail for around $4999. At least the 2010 model did. I’m very interested in what you think of this one!

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Shanti August 31, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Seems pretty pricey for an aluminum frame. Great build but still…

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[email protected] Mountain Biking August 26, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Nice bike , love the color but little bit expensive 🙁

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Mike August 25, 2010 - 10:40 pm

At that price and no adjustable seat post? Only thing missing IMHO.

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SS August 25, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Holy flagpole seatpost!!! Is there any left in the frame?

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Robb Sutton August 25, 2010 - 6:03 pm

All of my setups look that way. I am all legs.

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Gregory Heil August 25, 2010 - 4:02 pm

Sweet ride!

I totally saw you riding last night at Big Creek and thought, “He looks oddly familiar.” We were asking you about how the Hammer Schmidt worked. I was riding the Airborne Taka and had the white Bell full face helmet…. Totally random!

Sweet looking ride, looking forward to hearing how it holds up!

-Greg

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Robb Sutton August 25, 2010 - 6:03 pm

Very cool. Great to see you guys out there.

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Greg @ Greg Rides Trails August 25, 2010 - 11:01 am

Sweet ride!

I totally saw you riding last night at Big Creek and thought, “He looks oddly familiar.” We were asking you about how the Hammer Schmidt worked. I was riding the Airborne Taka and had the white Bell full face helmet…. Totally random!

Sweet looking ride, looking forward to hearing how it holds up!

-Greg

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Cris August 25, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Looks good… keep us posted, Robb!

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