Diamondback’s Scapegoat is for riders who spend their weekends shredding bike parks, scouring new freeride lines, and shuttling screaming downhill runs. Its stout 6061-T6 aluminum frame sports the Knuckle Box linkage system for a low center of gravity, while the stiff tapered head tube and burly 142 x 12mm rear through-axle offer phenomenal control and confidence on tricky, fast descents. The slack, gravity-slaying head tube angle is enhanced by the smooth 180mm Fox 36 Float RC2 FIT fork, and the Fox DHX Air 5.0 shock is tuned for big hits while maintaining efficient pedaling. You’ll love the rugged 1 x 10 drivetrain powered by a Gravity Light DH crankset and Shimano’s XTR shifter/derailleur combo, while Shimano’s super-powerful Saint brakes bring you to a short stop in any condition. Dressed to the nines with Easton’s full Havoc downhill group, you’ve got outstanding strength, stiffness, and durability for worry-free days of pinning it harder and faster.
For awesome control out on the trail, Diamondback's full-suspension models use their innovative Knuckle Box rear linkage. This beautiful piece of machined aluminum may be small, but its impact on the rear suspension is huge. It creates a rear wheel rate that is linear in the beginning part of the shock stroke and is progressive at the end for an excellent combination of small-bump compliance and big-hit resistance. It also optimizes the axle path to limit chain growth and prevent pedal feedback to ensure that all of your power is turned directly into forward momentum. Try out the Knuckle Box and see for yourself!
|Frame||Diamondback All-Mountain 6061-T6 aluminum, w/Knuckle Box linkage, 142 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||Fox 36 Float RC2 FIT, 180mm-travel; tapered steerer, 20mm QR, w/Kashima|
|Rear Shock||Fox DHX Air 5.0, 160mm-travel w/ Kashima|
|Rims/Wheels||Easton Havoc – UST|
|Tires||Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.5|
|Crankset||Gravity Light DH, w/ bash guard|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR, 10-speed: 11-34|
|Handlebars||Easton Havoc; 750mm width, lowrise|
|Tape/Grips||Diamondback Lock-on, Kraton|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Saint|
|Brakes||Shimano Saint, 4-piston hydraulic disc; 8/7-inch rotors|
|Pedals||Diamondback Sound aluminum platform|
|Seat Post||Easton Havoc|