Mission Pro

  • DB Mission All Mountain 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Full Suspension Frame w/ Proprietary Knuckle Box Technology
  • FOX front and rear Suspension for a superior feel and ride
  • Hydraulic Disc brakes for steadfast braking ability on or off the beaten path
  • 11spd drivetrain catered by SRAM so nothing will slow you down

“If you could only have one bike”… You hear it all the time. But what would you look for in that bike? A great pedaling platform? Got it. A balanced ride? You bet. Increased bottom out resistance and a ton of perceived travel for any hit? Done deal.

With 6 inches of front and rear travel, the 2014 Mission series caters to the all mountain/Enduro riders. Super D’s and single track, up and down… the Mission continues to be the go-to steed for almost any situation.

“I spend 90% of my time on my Mission. It’s the bike that got me excited about Diamondback. It can be set up to do everything. If I could only have one bike in my quiver, it would be my Mission,” states Diamondback DF5 Pro Factory Rider Kyle Thomas.

Diamondback’s Design Philosophy is a no-nonsense approach to building quality bicycles. We want our bike designs to be straightforward: their hardware accessible and their suspension simple.

The 2014 Mission All Mountain 6" frame is created from 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum and features a hydroformed top tube, a butted and formed downtube and seatstays, seatstay bridge, a tapered headtube, ISCG tabs, a 142×12mm E-Thru Axle drop out and Diamondbacks legendary Knuckle Box Suspension technology.

The Knuckle Box, or bell crank, is the core of our single-pivot four-bar suspension platform. Optimally placed pivots equate to a low leverage ratio, and ultimately to superior pedaling efficiency and small-bump compliance. This also allows the shock to work more efficiently and reduces pedal induced motion. It also reduces overall load on the system which will lead to improved shock and bearing life.

Placing the Knuckle Box low within the frame, situates the greatest weight of the bike closer to the bottom bracket, which lowers the bike’s center of gravity and allows it to better track and corner.

Wheel-rate is also one of the most significant aspects of a suspension system. Wheel-rate is the effective spring-rate when measured at the wheel. A benefit of our four-bar linkage is increased control over the wheel-rate. Obtaining the spring-rate curves in shocks from Fox is necessary to allowing us to determine the wheel-rate. Working closely with Fox, we’re able to optimize the wheel-rate to be linear-to-slightly progressive. This results are superb small-bump compliance, more perceived travel and excellent bottom-out protection. For this application we’ve chosen to run a Fox Float CTD adjust Air Shock with Boost Valve Technologies. The “LV” 216×63mm air shock with rebound adjust has a three position “adaptive logic” Propedal Platform to keep the rear riding plush. Three other adjustments put your bike in the perfect place for Climb, Trail, and Descend. The CTD’s patented Boost Valve technology provides a feeling of endless travel and plushness like that of a downhill rig, but with XC pedaling efficiency.

Where the Mission comes to life is on the descent. On previous versions of the Mission, we’ve run both 150mm Fox 32’s and 160mm Fox 36’s. Time and testing have proven to us that a 160mm fork with larger 36mm stanchions and a 20mm thru axle are a perfect fit for this All-Mountain steed. A 160mm fork up front allows the front end to sit slack at a capable 67 degrees. The slacker front end eats obstacles with ease and ads more stability on the descents but doesn’t compromise ones climbing ability. For this application we’ve gone with the Fox 36 Float R air. With 160mm of travel, open bath w/ external rebound, a tapered steerer, 36mm Easton aluminum stanchions, and magnesium lowers, this is a fork that means business.

In addition to the top notch Fox Suspension, the simple, yet dialed Mission Pro drivetrain is comprised of a Sram XO X-Horizon rear derailleur type 2, X-0 11spd trigger shifters, a SRAM XO 11spd Cassette (10-42t) The SRAM X1 X-Sync 11spd crankset with outboard bearing bottom bracket (24/36/AM) provide just the right combination of stiff, light and durable to make this the all mountain riders dream set up. A Crank Brothers Kronolog dropper post hoists a WTB Silverado saddle, while RACEFACE Atlas stem and handlebars round out the cockpit.

Supreme stopping power is supplied via the AVID XO Trail 4 piston Hydraulic disc brakes (200mm front / 180mm rear), which are anchored to the EASTON Haven 26” clincher wheelset.

Mission frame features & Characteristics:

Tapered Head tube – Today’s longer travel forks generate more stress on the head tube. Add in today’s more aggressive rider and the need for additional strength in that region becomes imperative. Thus the 2014 Mission frame is equipped with a tapered head tube for enhanced steering and extra strength.

142×12 mm Thru Axle – Employing Shimano’s new 142×12 mm E-Thru design makes for a stiffer and stronger rear-end on the bike.

Single-Sided Hardware – Single-sided oversized heat treated hardware is used for the three main pivot points allows for easy access to your 14 high-quality Enduro Max bearings simply with standard tools. No more removing the crankset to tighten or service your pivots.

Partnership w/ Fox – By providing suspension kinematics early in our design process, Fox is able to custom tune their shock to work precisely with our frames, improving performance.

Knucklebox Technology
LOW AND TIGHT – The Knuckle Box platform was designed specifically to be low and tight:

  • Low center of gravity: All suspension parts are positioned farther down on the frame for a stable and balanced ride.
  • Low leverage suspension design: Lower air pressure results in longer shock life, less frame loading and better pedaling.
  • Tight, compact linkage system of the Knuckle Box bell crank isolates and cradles the rear shock.
  • Tight and large anodized aluminum hardware, matched with Force-Rated Enduro Max Bearings: Withstands higher loads and better handles oscillating motion.

Truly, the 2014 Mission Pro is built for almost everything under the sun. The true definition of today’s “mountain bike,” the Mission Pro is everything you’re looking for—in one bike!

The Mission Pro comes in a black and green color scheme and is available in SM (15.5"), MD (17"), LG (19"), XL (21") sizes.

 

Bike Specs

Sizes 15.5" Small  17" Medium  19" Large  21" XLarge 
Frame Mission All Mountain 6" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/Hydroformed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge, Tapered Head Tube Knuckle Box Technology, ISCG, 142x12mm E-Thru Axle Drop out
Fork Fox 36 Float R air, 160mm travel, open bath, w/ ext. rebound, butted Alloy 1.5 Tapered steerer, 32mm Easton aluminum stanchions, magnesium lowers, w/20mm thru axle
Rear Shock Fox Float, CTD adjust, boost valve, "LV" eyelet, 8.5x2.5" Air, DB Mission Spec, w/rebound adj, w/Climb, Trail, Descend, w/3 levels pedal platform
Cranks SRAM X1 X-Sync 11spd, 32T, w/ GXP Sealed Outboard Bearing BB
Bottom Bracket GXP Sealed Outboard Bearing
F. Derailleur
R. Derailleur SRAM X0 X-Horizon, Type 2 11spd
Shifter SRAM X0 11spd trigger
Brake Levers AVID XO Trail Hydraulic Levers with external pad contact, and reach adj
Brakes AVID XO Trail 4 piston Hydraulic Disc w/200mm frt 180mm rr HS-1 rotors
Cassette SRAM XG-1195 XO 11spd Cassette (10-42t)
Rims Easton HAVEN 24h, 26" Clincher - UST
Tires KENDA Nevegal 26x2.35, w/STICK-E rubber compound, Folding
Pedals DB Sound Alloy w/ molded traction pins
Handlebar RACEFACE Atlas 785mm riser bar 31.8mm
Stem RACEFACE Atlas CNC 0 degree, 31.8mm
Seatpost Crank Brothers Kronolog Dropper 30.9
Seat WTB Silverado Race SL w/ NiTi Rails
Headset FSA No57 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8" Alloy cups, Sealed Cartridge
Colors Black
Chain SRAM PC-XX1 11spd
Hubset (F) Easton HAVEN 24h, 20mm thru axle, Alloy Sealed Cartridge Bearing Disc (R) Easton HAVEN 24h, 142x12 thru axle, Alloy Sealed Cartridge Bearing Disc, SRAM Compatable 11spd Driver, w/ Shimano E-thru QR Axle
Spokes Easton SAPIM butted Spokes
Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
Extras Knuckle Box Shock Pump, Sag Gauge, Owner’s manual / Mission owner's manual cover, Chainstay Protector, H20 bottle mounts
Note Specifications Subject to Change

Geometry

Size 15.5" Small 17" Medium 19" Large 21" XLarge
Seat Tube Length ** 15.5" 17.0" 19.0" 21.0"
Standover Height 29.0" 29.5" 29.5" 30.0"
Top Tube Length * 22.0" 23.0" 24.0" 25.0"
Head Tube Length 120.0mm 130.0mm 145.0mm 145.0mm
Head Angle 67.0° 67.0° 67.0° 67.0°
Seat Angle 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0°
Wheel Base 1087.0mm 1109.0mm 1140.0mm 1172.0mm
Chain Stay Length 440.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm
Fork Offset 42.0mm 42.0mm 42.0mm 42.0mm
BB Height 348.0mm 348.0mm 348.0mm 348.0mm
Stem Length 55.0mm 70.0mm 70.0mm 70.0mm
Handlebar Width 711.0mm 711.0mm 711.0mm 711.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 380.0mm 380.0mm 380.0mm 380.0mm
* Measured Horizontally ** Measured from Center

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