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Is it 2013 yet? Because we'd really like to swing a leg over some of the new bikes that have been launched recently. Here's another one that we're interested in - the 2013 Diamondback Scapegoat. This 160mm frame has good geometry numbers, a great build kit, and definitely looks the part. Coupled with a 180mm Fox fork, it'll probably handle just about anything on the way back down.

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Diamondback DF5 team rider, Kelly Mcgarry, gives us an overview of the gravity inspired 2013 Scapegoat at the Diamondback 2013 product launch in Park City, Utah:

Frame wise, not much is new for 2013, but the build kit is getting a few big upgrades. Right out the door it's spec'd with some impressive parts that you can trust.

Highlights:

  • 6061-T6 aluminum frame
  • Tapered headtube
  • 66-degree head angle
  • ISCG 05 tabs
  • Knucklebox suspension platform
  • Full-length seat tube
  • 142x12mm thru-axle
  • Full-length downtube cable routing
  • Single-sided hardware
  • Easton Havoc UST compatible wheelset
  • Shimano Saint 4 piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes (8” front/7”rear)
  • 10-speed Shimano XTR drivetrain
  • Gravity Lite single ring crankset and guide
  • Easton Havoc Post, Handlebar and 50mm stem

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Dig what you see? Diamondback is giving away a complete 2013 Scapegoat to one lucky rider! Just cruise over to diamondback.com/2013-scapegoat-launch to enter. It's easy.

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