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Interbike 2011: Diamondback adds big wheels to the Sortie line

Building on the success of the Sortie line Diamondback is introducing four 29-inch versions of the Sortie in 2012.

The new 29 models will be available at four price points from the $2,600 Deore-equipped Sortie 29 4 to the $6,500 XTR-spec’d Sortie 29 Black pictured here, with XT and SLX bikes in between.

The Sortie 29 sports 120mm of travel up front and 100mm in the rear and uses the same Knucklebox suspension used on Diamondback’s other full suspension models.

All four bikes share the same aluminum frame. The top three models feature 142x12mm thru axles while the entry-level Sortie 29 4 uses the increasingly-rare 135mm quick-release axle.

For 2012, Diamondback will also be offering the Sortie 29 in a frame-only option.

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