Whatchoo know ‘bout going big, boy? I can tell you what our DF5 Factory riders know and that is that there ain’t no street, park, or jump line that can throw off the 2012 Assault. Designed and refined through feedback from our riders, the assault is a burly little low slung rig designed to trick, flip, stick and hit. Boom!
Diamondback DF5 Pro Factory Team Rider Kelly McGarry sums it up like this: “The Assault is one of my favorite bikes in the Diamondback line up. It’s quick and snappy in the turns and fly’s predictably and smooth. The geometry works well for my style of riding, whether that be two, one, or zero wheels on the ground!”
The 2012 Diamondback Assault boasts of a 6061-T6 Aluminum frame with a tapered head tube, Mission formed top tube and steel reinforced horizontal BMX dropouts, these frames are stout and fully capable of going big. And weighing in at a respectable 4.5 lbs makes this one of the lighter dirt jump frames on the market.
Rocking a single speed specific horizontal dropout keeps things clean and simple. 69° head and 72° seat angles combined with significantly compact 15.3" chainstays and a 22” sloping top tube make the Assaults easy to throw around and manual for days.
The Assault comes spec’d with a Fox 32 “831” RLC “FIT" fork. The fork has100mm of travel, a 15mm quick release thru axle and is internally adjustable to 110mm or 120mm. This keeps the front end snappy and agile. Tubular chromoly cranks provide a solid jumping platform while the Alienation wheelset provide a stout landing gear for re-entry. A single rear Shimano M505 hydraulic disc brake with a 6-bolt XT SM-RT76 160mm rotor provide ample stopping power. And we finish off this package with a Gravity Light stem and 800mm bars and an Diamondback signature Pivotal seat and Alienation Billy Club post.
Diamondback is a brand that built its reputation on top of the line BMX bikes. 30 years later, we’re bridging that gap from our high end BMX to our high end mountain and road bike s. The Assault and Assault 2 are just the rigs to do this.