Diamondback SL Super - Mountain Bikes: Reviews
(Mark Wiens)

Diamondback SL Super – Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Diamondback SL Super - Mountain Bikes: Reviews
John Bradley

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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.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: Mark Wiens
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