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Diamondback 2016 MASON TRAIL Mountain Bike SAVE $650 - $749.99 +FREE SHIPPING

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Last Edited by mlacey3 June 3, 2016 at 09:12 AM
Just got an email direct from Diamondback selling the Diamondback 2016 MASON TRAIL Mountain Bike for $749.99 [diamondback.com]. Looks to be a great deal, over $650 off list.

Amazon is currently selling for $1202.44.

If I didn't just buy an awesome Haanjo I would bite.

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Our popular Mason mountain bike line is comfortable at the front of the pack. An established leader in the slack big-wheel hardtail category, it made sense to continue to push the limits with the emergence of 27.5 Plus and Boost technology. In a nutshell, this new configuration means significant gains in traction and wheel stiffness, with very little loss from its 29" wheel. If you've ridden a previous incarnation of the Mason, this may be hard to believe. But it's true. We made sure to keep the ride characteristics as similar as we could: the butted/formed aluminum frame is low-slung and slack, with a 120mm fork. The ride has stayed distinctly all-mountain, especially with the increase in traction from running this wide of a tire. Tektro hydraulic brakes, a wide-range 1x10 drivetrain, and wide bars indicate that the Mason Trail is ready to lead the way again.

Frame Mason 27.5" Plus 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube / Seatstays, Tapered Head Tube, ISCG, 148x12mm Boost Spec Dropouts
Fork SR Suntour Radion 27.5" Plus Suspension Fork, 120mm Travel, Air Spring, 6061 Forged Alloy Crown, Alloy Tapered Steerer Tube, 32mm Alloy Lower Stanchions, 15mm Thru-axle
Cranks FSA Comet Boost 148mm, 30T Mega Tooth Chain ring
Bottom Bracket FSA Mega EXO
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M615 10 Speed
Shifter Shimano Deore M610 10 Speed
Brake Levers Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc Brake Levers, Two Finger Design
Brakes Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Rotors
Cogset Sunrace MX3-T 10 Speed, 11-40T
Rims DB U32, 32h Tubless Compatible
Tires Chaoyang Big Daddy 27.5x3.5"
Pedals DB4L Alloy w/ molded traction pins
Handlebar DB35, 760mm width, 15mm rise, 35mm barbore
Stem DB35, 60mm length, 35mm barbore
Seatpost DB Micro Adjust 30.9mm
Seat DB Race M-series saddle
Headset FSA No57 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8" Alloy cups, Sealed Cartridge
Chain KMC X10
Front Hub Alloy Disc 32h Boost 110x15mm Thru Axle, Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Rear Hub Alloy Disc 32h Boost 148x12mm Thru Axle, 4 Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
Extras Owner's Manual
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I'm 5'4, which size would be appropriate for me? Any issues with using this for long rides along the boardwalk and trails?
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Not a bad deal but the 1500 list is not realistic... IMHO anyway.
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Google will help with sizing, likely small or medium. This would be overkill for road rides, but would do just fine. It's a plus bike (big tires but not quite fat bike) so it'd be decent in sand too.
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Quote from kenstogie View Post :
Not a bad deal but the 1500 list is not realistic... IMHO anyway.
I agree.

This might be around $100 less than a comparable bike shop bike (Trek, Giant, etc) that has been professionally assembled and tuned.

$1,500 get's you a nice hardtail or entry-level full suspension.
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Thats a pretty damn good deal on a boost spacing complete 27.5+ bike with hydros and an air fork. Heck, it's like 600 bucks for a boost spacing fork alone. Yes, MSRP is always inflated, but 1500 is not that far out of reality considering how expensive boost/plus components are.

Anyway, I cant say enough good things about plus bikes. If youre on the fence, do it! I have three bikes, all similarly spec'ed with 1x11 drivetrains and shimano XT and deore hydros, direct mount cranks, etc. I have a 120mm carbon XC bike, a 140mm 27.5+ hardtail, and a full fat bike. Unless there's a specific need to take the XC or the Fat bike, the plus bike sees 90% of my riding. The traction! MY GOD, THE TRACTION!
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Quote from executivedealer View Post :
I'm 5'4, which size would be appropriate for me? Any issues with using this for long rides along the boardwalk and trails?
S or M (probably S)
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can you put narrower tires on its wheels? something like 2.8?
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can you put narrower tires on its wheels? something like 2.8?
Should be able to.
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Ordered this last night. After a ton of research, seemed like it was worth every penny over the Diamondback Overdrive 29er and Hook bikes. Feedback has been that even at retail, this is a great value for a bike, when taken from $1,200>$749 its a stellar deal.

I went to Dicks and sat on Both Medium and Large Models (Hook/Line have very similar geometry) and I found at 5'10" the Medium Frame was a better fit for me.
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Quote from ShadowGLI View Post :
Ordered this last night. After a ton of research, seemed like it was worth every penny over the Diamondback Overdrive 29er and Hook bikes. Feedback has been that even at retail, this is a great value for a bike, when taken from $1,200>$749 its a stellar deal.

I went to Dicks and sat on Both Medium and Large Models (Hook/Line have very similar geometry) and I found at 5'10" the Medium Frame was a better fit for me.
I just ordered one myself as well after quite a bit of looking around. Seems to be a great bang for the buck with decent components. I was also considering Commencal Meta HT AM 650B which is also a tremendous bike for the money. I decided on DB as I wanted to try out the boost technology with plus size tires on the terrain I'm riding. The price is also great for my budget and will allow me to buy one more toy to make this season more fun Smilie

Simply can't go wrong with this bike.
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#12
Mason Trail [diamondback.com] is still available for $750. Also available is the Mason [diamondback.com] with better fork and brakes for $999.
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#13
Actually, the Mason Trail Dropped to $700.
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Quote from MiMtnBiker View Post :
Actually, the Mason Trail Dropped to $700.
Looks out of stock now. Frown
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