Diamondback SL Super - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

SMART SPEEDThe Diamondback's straightforwardness is what makes it a standout. This stable, confidence-nurturing cross-country racer holds its line with minimal effort on climbs and descents, and pedals much lighter than its 25 pounds might suggest. A full Shimano XT parts set, including hydraulic disc brakes, makes the SL a steal.

Bonus: The lockouts on the front and rear shocks—less and less common on newer bikes—proved a blessing on the approach to our testing grounds.

Bummer: The Manitou Radium RL rear shock isn't as firm as the company's Swinger models.

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