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2012 Diamondback Sortie Black Bike (discontinued)

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Nicely Done and Performed well! Dont knock it til you try it!

The Good:

Fox Float Adaptive Logic, RP23 w/ Kashima Coat (Very Nice)
Knuckle Box Technology
Easton 24h EA90 XC, 26" Clincher - UST
Easton 24h EA90 XC Wheels
KENDA Slant 6 26x2.1 120tpi folding
Full XTR with ICE brakes

The Bad:

Not much that I was able to find riding it for the 2 days i had the chance, but it does get dirty and loves to kick up dust quite a bit. LOL

Overall Review:

Rode this exact bike at Bootleg Canyon, NV the 1st week of Feb 2012. The bike was nicely spec'd with top notch parts! The Knuckle Box performed very well and was plush when it needed to be even when braking in chatter bumps! Climbing was very good and with very little bob if any. Rear shock just got better as you climbed prob due to the Adaptive Logic RP23. Cornering was great and tracked very well! FOX suspension with Kashima and full XTR 10spd along with the Easton goods just added to the complete performance of this bike. The bike felt light and nimble! I would consider this bike for sure as a serious contender in the trail bike market. Dont hesitate! I used to ride Diamond Back long ago when John Tomac was on them winning World Cups and before then raced their BMX bikes. Nice to see the MTBs making a nice come back and looks like they are looking to step it up moving forward. They made some pretty nice DBR Ti hardtails back in the 90s along with some Full Suspension XC bikes. Been on MTBs for a long time. Try one out if you get a chance and be sure the suspension is set up correctly to get full effect! Enjoy! Hope this helps. I am considering buying the frame and doing a custom build for my own trail bike.


Product Diamondback Sortie Black Bike
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size S M L XL
Top Tube Length 22.5 23.5 28.5 29.5
Head Tube Angle 69° 69° 69° 69°
Head Tube Length 120mm 130mm 130mm 140mm
Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73 73
Seat Tube Length 15.5 17 19 21
Bottom Bracket Height 336mm 336mm 336mm 336mm
Chainstay Length 435 435 435 435
Wheelbase 1076 1106 1115 1134
Standover 28 28.5 28.5 29.5
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Sortie Trail 5" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/ Taper Head Tube / Hydroformed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge, Knuckle Box Technology, 142x12mm E-Thru Axle Drop out
Rear Travel
Rear Shock Fox Float Adaptive Logic, RP23
Fork Fox 32 Float RLC FIT Air
Fork Travel 140mm
Head Tube Diameter
Headset FSA No55 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8" Alloy cups, Sealed Cartridge
Handlebar Easton EC-70 XC CNT LoRise Carbon 31.8mm
Stem Easton EA90 31.8mm
Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
Brakes Shimano XTR
Brake Levers Shimano XTR
Shifters Shimano XTR
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
Cranks Shimano XTR Hollotech Dyna-Sys 10spd Crankset w/ XTR BB, 24/32/42t
Bottom Bracket XTR
Pedals Shimano XTR clipless
Chain Shimano HG94 10spd
Cassette Shimano HG980 XTR 10spd Cassette (11-36t)
Rims Easton 24h EA90 XC, 26" Clincher - UST
Hubs Easton 24h EA90 XC
Spokes Easton SAPIM butted Spokes
Tires KENDA Slant 6 26x2.1 120tpi folding
Seatpost Easton EC90 CARBON Double bolt clamp 31.6mm
Seatpost Diameter
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors Ano Black
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Knuckle Box Shock Pump, Sag Gauge, DB Key Chain, Owner’s manual / Sortie owner's manual cover, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, H20 bottle mounts
Price N/A
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