Diamondback is a company on a mission, and the mission is to provide you with an all-mountain bike that can comfortably handle any rough and complex terrain. With that being said, the Diamondback Mission will ensure that you can enjoy long, smooth rides without getting tired. In this review post, we’re going to look at the Mission 1C Carbon and what makes it the perfect fit for an avid mountain biker.
Diamondback Mission 1 Carbon Product Description
Mission 1 C is undeniably a full-on shred machine. To begin with, this bike boasts of an amazing 180mm of front fork travel and 160mm of rear wheel travel, making this mountain bike an all-mountain ripper. The carbon monocoque frame also features DBs level link suspension system to help you seamlessly pedal right to the top. And when it’s time to point it downhill, the Mission comes to life all thanks to the level link’s playful poppiness. It goes without saying that the bike comes with a powerful Sram Guide R brakes, 27.5” tubeless ready Blanchard rims, and the popular RockShox Yari RC fork.
+ Wheel size: 27.5”
+ Weight: N/A
+ Number of gears: 11
+ MTB Style: All-mountain
+ Bike suspension: Full suspension
+ Chain: KMC X11EL, 11-speed
+ Frame material: Monocoque Carbon frame
+ Brake type: Sram Guide R
+ Shifter: Sram GX Eagle
+ Handlebar shape: Riser bar
+ Gender: Unisex
Diamondback Mission 1 Carbon Features
1. Quality Tires
The 27.5” wheels are fitted with the quality Maxxis tires. This feature gives this bike enough traction to negotiate rugged terrain than the smaller 26” size. And unlike the common 29” wheels, the mid-range wheels are very easy to maneuver.
2. Durable Frame
We all agree that the frame is the main foundation of any mountain bike. With that in mind, the Mission 1C frame is made using monocoque carbon that makes it tough and lightweight at the same time. The frame also features a threaded BB, post mount disc, and a tapered head tube.
3. Quality Suspension Fork
The fork used on the Mission 1C is the industry-renowned Yari RC. This simple-to-use air sprung fork features rebound and compression adjustment. The 180mm front fork travel, as well as the rock-slamming 160mm of rear travel, also ensures that this bike can handle any trail. All in all, you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of riding a full-suspension mountain bike.
4. Powerful Braking System
This mountain bike comes with SRAM lever hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm front and rear centerline. This ensures that you get instant stopping capabilities with very minimal pressure.
5. Quality Gearing
The Sram GX Eagle 11-speed rear derailleur and the Sram Eagle 10-50T cogset allow smooth, near-silent shifting. And who doesn’t know the quality of SRAM products?
Diamondback Mission 1 Carbon Performance
You’ll get to enjoy a super-stiff and comfortable ride thanks to the KnuckleBox suspension system and the monocoque carbon frame that also makes this MTB ultra-durable. This coupled with the quality gearing system means that this bike can take you up and down the hill with very minimal issues.
Diamondback Mission 1 Carbon Final Verdict
First and foremost, the omission of a bottle mount is a big letdown. And at $3,999, Diamondback Mission 1C is definitely not the cheapest full suspension mountain bike out there. But don’t let that fool you because this bike is a true example of how engineering has revolutionized mountain biking. The components used on this enduro style bike are definitely of high quality, making it a good fit for many avid riders.