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Diamondback's New Sync'r

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10/6/2014 11:37 AM

Hey everyone,

So I am currently looking into buying the new 2015 Diamondback Sync'r 27.5 and it looks to me as it could be a great starting point to learning how to ride downhill.

It has 120mm travel and the slacked geometry of a downhill as well as gear ration 1x10 so its pretty nice. Diamondback's description of the bike is in the picture I posted. Sounds all to fun for a hardtail and a great way to learn downhill, could even take on some moderate downhill courses?

Please let me know your thoughts, I'd love to hear them.Photo



10/7/2014 1:24 PM

Regardless of the brand, a hardtail will not qualify as a true DH bike. Sure, you can bounce down the hill on one, but it's far from a proper DH experience and capability of having ~200mm of travel front and rear. I'd call the Sync'R an aggressive hardtail. You could ride it really hard and it would likely keep up, just know that it's not a downhill bike, won't ride like one, and you won't be able to tackle the same terrain at the same speeds. While it would be an upgrade from your the Overdrive hardtail that you already own in terms of capability, I'd still recommend saving up for a full suspension bike.

If you're set on a new Diamondback, the Mission 1 offers a good package at a good price. This bike is capable of a lot, and will be much more enjoyable to ride at a resort or while shuttling. -

Diamondback's new $3500 DB-8 downhill bike, would be the best option if you want a true DH experience. It's a really good value. -