The Diamondback Catch 1.0 Mountain Bike is a member of DB’s new generation of serious trail performer. The bike combines Diamondback’s new Level Link suspension with the 27.5 Plus wheel standard, and the result is astounding. Running almost three-inch wide tires set at low pressure, the Catch 1.0 serves up grip that can only be called voracious, more than has ever been possible with traditional tires.
The real game changer could very well be Level Link. This is Diamondback’s patent-pending short-bar four-link suspension platform, and it’s designed to isolate horizontal pedaling forces and control chain growth for increased pedaling efficiency. Take the Catch 1.0 and roll some single-track, gas it out of tight corners: You’ll discover right away how fully responsive this suspension is. The bump compliance is excellent, soaking up small and large hits. Take on a climb, and you’ll feel how the rear wheel stays planted for the kind of grip you need on long fire roads and punchy technical sections. In short, the Catch 1.0, thanks to level link, climbs like a cross-country machine without compromising its ability to attack the most aggressive lines. That’s a lot of performance in one trail bike.
But let’s not forget the other reasons Diamondback makes such great bikes. The hydroformed alloy frame features formed tubes for durability and light weight, while the geometry also reflects the adventurous focus of the bike, with a just-slack-enough front end, a Fox Float 34 27.5 fork, and the Level Link rear configuration. The 130mm of travel, front and rear, works with the high-volume tires to deliver traction everywhere: on soft surfaces, loose dirt, technical rocks and roots, really anywhere you decide to explore. That’s the beauty of the Catch 1.0.
A SRAM 2×10-speed drivetrain with SRAM GX shifters smoothly and crisply lets you choose the right gear for the terrain ahead, while DB3 hydraulic brakes, with 180mm rotors
Diamondback hydroformed alloy frame with Level Link Suspension and Fox Float 34 fork.
SRAM GX Type2.1, 10-Speed drivetrain with GX shifters deliver unmatched shifting performance and dependability.
Diamondback Blanchard 32R, Tubeless Compatible wheelset and SRAM DB3 hydraulic disc brakes provide a solid riding experience.
DB4L “Lock on” 135mm Kraton grips and WTB Volt Comp saddle keep you in touch and control