The Diamondback Mason 29er hardtail mountain bike is built and designed for all-mountain versatility, delivering a solid, stable ride for those tackling aggressive lines.
Large 29er wheels roll over obstacles easier and faster thanks to more momentum and a decreased angle of attack; plus, you get more tire contact for enhanced traction
6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum frame boasts an array of formed and butted-and-formed tubes along with a tapered head tube to deliver a strong, stiff and responsive ride
Slack 66.5° head tube angle offers stable, confidence-inspiring handling on aggressive trails; 16.77 in. long chainstays make it easier to get the front up over obstacles
Fox 34 Talas 29 CTD Air fork has a butted 1.5 in. tapered steerer, 34mm Easton aluminum stanchions, magnesium lowers and QR15 thru axle, all with 140mm of adjustable travel
Fork travel can be simply tuned between the 3 CTD settings (Climb, Trail, Descend); also has external rebound adjustment for easy tuning
RaceFace Respond single-ringed crankset with MRP chain guide is paired with 10-speed, 11-36t cassette for good all-around gearing; ISCG 05 tabs make an upgrade easy
SRAM X9 shifter guides the X9 Type 2 rear derailleur quickly and precisely through the 10 gears
Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes deliver responsive braking thanks to a 200mm rotor up front and 180mm rotor in the back
WTB I-23 rims spin smoothly around sealed cartridge bearing hubs and are wrapped with Kenda Nevegal 29x2.2 (front) and Slant 29x2 (rear) tires
KindShock 125mm dropper seatpost offers remote, bar-top control of your saddle height for that "just right" position at any point during your ride
15mm thru axle up front and 142x12mm thru axle in the rear ensure stiff, strong performance at the critical wheel/frame interface
Specs on the Diamondback Mason 29er hardtail mountain bike are subject to change
All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.
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Comments about Diamondback Mason 29er Bike - 2013:
This bike is a joy to ride and is only limited by the riders skill level. I mostly ride all mountain and this seemed like it would be fun for my riding style, and it is. I swapped out a few things; tires were the first to go, ardent 2.4's, put on a lighter handlebar, swapped the shifter for an xx grip shift, and swapped the saddle for a WTB titanium railed saddle.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend