Sortie 3 29"

When considering your choices for great XC/Trail bikes, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better partner than the Sortie 3 29. The 6061-T6 aluminum frame is so light and stiff that you will be whipping off laps on your local trails like you never would’ve thought possible. The FOX CTD enabled 125mm KnuckleBox suspension platform turns all the trail chunder buttery smooth, while the tapered head tube and 142×12mm rear through axle keep you snapping in and out of turns. A full Shimano XT build makes shifting and braking effortless and a Fox 32 Float CTD F.I.T. 29 Air fork makes the ride smooth as can be. Bolt it all atop fast rolling Stan’s No Tubes 29” wheels, and you’ve got a dream come true.

Upgrades over Sortie Two 29

  • Shimano XT drivetrain
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
  • RaceFace Turbine cranks
  • Stans Rapid 25 Tubeless Ready rims


  • Hand built 125mm full suspension 6061-T6 weapons grade aluminum frame is strong and light
  • Tapered head tube, formed and butted tubes, and under arch seat stay bridge for near flex-free performance
  • KnuckleBox Technology and FOX Float CTD rear shock for a buttery ride
  • Fox Float CTD FIT 29" Air 130mm fork absorbs rough terrain with ease
  • Shimano XT 2x10 drivetrain is the ideal balance of performance and durability
  • Single sided hardware offer easy maintenance access to main pivots
  • Stans Rapid 25 Tubeless Ready rims

Diamondback Bicycles - Knucklebox Technology

Bike Specs

Sizes 15.5" Small  17" Medium  19" Large  21" XLarge 
Frame Sortie 29r Trail 125mm 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
Fork Fox 32 Float CTD F.I.T. 29 Air, 130mm travel, "FIT" cartridge, with ext. compression / rebound / lock out, butted Alloy Tapered 1.5 steerer, 32mm Easton aluminum stanchions, magnesium lowers, QR15mm Thru Axle
Rear Shock Fox Float CTD adjust, Boost Valve "LV" eyelet 7.875x2.00" Air w/ rebound adj, Climb, Trail, Descend lever, 3 levels of pedal platform
Cranks Raceface Turbine, 36/24T
Bottom Bracket Raceface BB
F. Derailleur Shimano XT M785 High Direct Mount 2x10
R. Derailleur Shimano XT M786 SGS Shawdow Plus, 10spd
Shifter Shimano XT M780 10spd Rapidfire
Brake Levers Shimano XT M785, w/tool-free reach adj. free stroke adj.
Brakes Shimano XT M785 Hydraulic Disc, Rotors - XT ICE - 180mm Front/160mm Rear
Cassette Shimano M771 XT 10spd Cassette (11-36t)
Rims Stans Rapid 25 Tubeless Ready, 32h
Tires Kenda Honey Badger 29x2.20 Pro Level w/Stick-E compound, Folding Bead
Pedals Shimano 520 Clipless
Handlebar Raceface Turbine 3/4 Rise, 725mm, 31.8mm
Stem Raceface Turbine, 31.8mm
Seatpost KS LEV DX Dropper 30.9mm
Seat Prologo Nago Evo X8
Headset FSA No57 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8" Alloy cups, Sealed Cartridge
Colors Dark Orange
Chain Shimana HG75 10spd
Hubset (F) 32h Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc w/ 15mm Thru Axle (R) 32h 142x12 sealed cartridge bearing, 12mm Thru Axle, Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount, w/ Shimano E-Thru QR Axle
Spokes Black 14g Stainless Steel
Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
Extras Knuckle Box Shock Pump, Owner’s manual / Sortie owner's manual cover, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat
Note Specifications Subject to Change


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" 30.0" 31.0" 32.5"
Top Tube Length * 22.5" 23.5" 24.0" 25.0"
Stack 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Reach 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Head Tube Length 100.0mm 110.0mm 130.0mm 140.0mm
Head Angle 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
Seat Angle 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Wheel Base 1107.0mm 1133.0mm 1149.0mm 1163.0mm
Chain Stay Length 455.0" 455.0" 455.0" 455.0"
Fork Offset 44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm
BB Height 330.0" 330.0" 330.0" 330.0"
BB Drop 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Stem Length 90.0mm 90.0mm 100.0mm 110.0mm
Handlebar Width 685.0mm 685.0mm 685.0mm 685.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm
* Measured Horizontally ** Measured from Center

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