Whatchoo know ‘bout going big, boy? I can tell you what our DF5 Factory riders know and that is that there ain’t no street, park, or jump line that can throw off the 2012 Assault. Designed and refined through feedback from our riders, the assault is a burly little low slung rig designed to trick, flip, stick and hit. Boom!
Diamondback DF5 Pro Factory Team Rider Kelly McGarry sums it up like this: “The Assault is one of my favorite bikes in the Diamondback line up. It’s quick and snappy in the turns and fly’s predictably and smooth. The geometry works well for my style of riding, whether that be two, one, or zero wheels on the ground!”
The 2nd Assault takes its cues from the (1st) Assault. Sharing the same 6061-T6 Aluminum frame w/Taper head tube, Mission formed top tube and steel reinforced horizontal BMX dropouts, these frames are stout and fully capable of going big. And weighing in at a respectable 4.5 lbs makes this one of the lighter dirt jump frames on the market.
Rocking a singlespeed specific horizontal dropout keeps things clean and simple. 69° head and 72° seat angles combined with significantly compact 15.3" chainstays and a 22” sloping top tube make the Assaults easy to throw around and manual for days.
The 2nd Assault comes spec’d with a Manitou Circus Dirt Jump, 100mm travel fork with a Maxle 20mm thru axle. This keeps the front end stiff and burly. Tubular chromoly cranks provide a solid jumping platform while the Alienation wheelset provide a stout landing gear for re-entry. A Hayes HMX-5 Mechanical Disc brake with a V6 Rotor and Diamondback stem, bars, pedals, and signature Pivotal seat with Alienation Billy Club post round out the package.
Diamondback is a brand that built its reputation on top of the line BMX bikes. 30 years later, we’re bridging that gap from our high end BMX to our high end mountain and road bike s. The Assault and Assault 2 are just the rigs to do this.