and began selling mountain bikes and road bikes in the early 90’s. Located in Kent, Washington Diamondback was known for its mid-range bikes until 2011 when they started to produce higher end mountain bikes. High profile riders like Eric Porter, Kelly McGarry and Carson Storch brought international recognition and value to the brand by showing what Diamondback bikes were capable of.
For years Diamondback was known for their Knuckle Box suspension design that was found on its Sortie, Mission and Scapegoat full suspension bikes. In recent years Diamondback has gone away from the Knuckle Box suspension design and has started using their patent-pending suspension called Level Link. The Level Link suspension is based on a dual counter-rotating links in a similar fashion to the Virtual Pivot Point system. The Release, Clutch and Catch all use the Level Link suspension platform.