Count Diamondback among the bike makers embracing the “playful” hardtail market. Coming later this summer is the new Sync’r Carbon, which replaces the outgoing aluminum Sync’r Pro.
The primary difference, of course, is that the frame will be constructed from carbon, which will help shave significant weight. The playfulness comes from the inclusion of a 140mm Fox 34 fork, which will play nice with the 66-degree headtube angle and short 435mm chainstays. Seat tube angle is set at 74 degrees and the frame can handle 27.5+ or 29er wheel set-ups.
Final spec has yet to be set, but the matte black frame will likely come dressed with Diamondback house brand aluminum wheels and a SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain. Expect price to fall in the $2200 to $2400 range (sold direct to consumer), and the bike will be part of the Diamondback Custom Studio where you can upgrade various parts to suit your budget and desires.
Keep an eye on www.diamondback.com for more details.