Diamondback Catch 2 27.5+ Mountain Bike

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MSRP: $3,999.99
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Diamondback Catch 2 27.5+ Mountain Bike
The 2016 version of the Diamondback Catch 2 is at the leading edge of current dual suspension trail bikes as it feature's Diamondback's Level Link suspension and 27.5 Plus wheels. Designed for riders who are looking to push their limits, or just want to try out something new, this bike offers a unique yet familiar ride.

Diamondback chose tried and true aluminum for the frame, with modern geometry that enhances the bike's go-anywhere vibe. 130mm of travel feels like a lot more on trail, especially with Level Link and 27.5+ mid-fat tires on Diamondback's signature Blanchard rims. It's consistently surprising how efficiently the Catch 2 pedals and with a SRAM GX 1×11-speed drivetrain there's a gear for the trickiest of sections. A Fox Float 34 suspension fork, SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc brakes, plus a KS Supernatural dropper post round out this forward-thinking bike.
  • Diamondback hydroformed alloy frame with Level Link rear suspension plus Fox Float 34 suspension fork
  • 1x11-speed drivetrain features SRAM GX Type 2.1 rear derailleur plus SRAM GX shifter for unmatched shifting performance and dependability
  • Race Face Aeffect SL crankset with 30T Narrow Wide chainring paired with 10-42T 11-speed cassette delivers a wide range of gearing options
  • SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc brakes w/ 180mm rotors provide solid, dependable stopping power
  • Diamondback Blanchard 32R tubeless-compatible wheelset features Kenda Havok 27.5x2.8" tires for a tenacious grip
  • KS Supernatural dropper post w/ SouthPaw Remote
Diamondback Catch 2 27.5+ Mountain Bike
  • FRAME Catch 27.5+, 130mm, Level Link Suspension Platform. Hydroformed Alloy Tubing, ISCG-05, Boost 12x148mm Maxle Dropout, Tapered head tube
  • FORK Fox Float 34 27.5+, Performance Elite, FIT4 Cartridge, 3-position compression damping, 1.5 Taper, 15mm thru-axle
  • REAR SHOCK Rock Shox Monarch RT3 DebonAir 200x57
  • HEADSET FSA No-57E Taper 1-1/8" - 1.5" standard cups, Sealed cartridge
  • CRANKSET Race Face Aefect SL, 30T Narrow Wide single chainring, Boost compatible
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Race Face outboard bearing
  • SHIFTERS SRAM GX 11-speed
  • LEVERS SRAM Guide R hydraulic
  • HANDLEBAR DB35, 760mm width, 15mm rise, 35mm diameter
  • STEM DB35, 50mm length, 35mm clamp diameter
  • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Type 2.1, 11-speed
  • CASSETTE SRAM XG 1150, 10-42T
  • BRAKES SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc, 180mm front/ 180mm rear Centerline rotors
  • WHEELSET Rims: Diamondback Blanchard 32R, Tubeless-compatible; Hubs: Front=32H sealed alloy disc w/ 15mm thru-axle, Sealed cartridge bearings, Rear=XD cassette body w/ CNC disc mount, 32H; Spokes: 14g stainless steel
  • TIRES Kenda Havok 27.5x2.8"
  • PEDALS DB Platform CNC w/replaceable pins, Sealed cartridge bearing
  • SEATPOST KS Supernatural w/ SouthPaw Remote, 31.6mm
  • SADDLE WTB Volt Race
  • GRIPS/TAPE DB4L Lock-on, Kraton, 135mm
  • Rating 4


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Diamondback Catch 2 27.5+ Mountain Bike

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Outstanding value!

By adam

from denver

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  • Durable
  • Versatile


  • Heavy

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  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Diamondback Catch 2 27.5+ Mountain Bike:

I am very happy with my purchase of Catch 2, amazing build for the money. I got a fantastic deal from Nashbar, and shipping was great. I would have to spend at least 1500$ more on something comparable from other brands. Disclaimer: The below review applies to 2016 catch 2. The 2017 model is a bit different and some of my gripes are not applicable.

I opted to go small for my height of 5.7. I could have gone Medium but very glad i went down a size.
The frame is heavy which is ok in my book, but the welds are a bit sloppy. Considering the MSRP on that bike I would think the QA would be better. The cable routing was also a bit sloppy especially on the dropper post. I ended up replacing the post with an Easton with internal routing to clean things up a bit.
The back wheel hub was very tight and making noises. After adjusting it all seems ok.

The bike is very capable and comfortable and makes me feel like a better rider even though I am not. I am able to do trails that I was not able to complete with my older bike due to more travel and amazing traction. Another surprising aspect is the quality of the high quality pedals included. They are taking a beating, go through water crossing, and are still smooth, comfortable and quiet.

The suspension works great once set up correctly. Supportive, stable and effective when needed. The brakes are very strong but noisy. Might replace them at some point with Shimano XT.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
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