Jon Kennedy shows off his Diamondback at White Mesa. Photo: @portermtb.
Review season is upon us here in Santa Fe, with stacks of bikes arriving on the UPS truck each day, daily rides underway, and Outside's annual Tucson test trip just a month away. Rather than ship us their bikes, the guys from Diamondback decided to drive down and drop off their testers. Given the 1,400-mile drive from Seattle, that might sound excessive. But what mountain biker doesn't want to trade northwest rain for a few days of southwest high pressure? And besides, we love it when companies visit and we can get the skinny on the bikes straight from the source.