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.
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 1×10 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