- Axis 27.5” Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum Frame for a lightweight and agile feel in the saddle
- SR Suntour XCR-LO 27.5 fork with 100mm travel and Speed lock for a dialed performance on the trail
- Custom 27.5” Diamondback SL-7 Doublewall Wheelset for a lightweight and durable ride
- Shimano 8 speed drivetrain with Rapidfire shifters so you find the right gear
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes for premier stopping power
Whether you are new to the trails or a seasoned singletrack rider, our Axis series models offer an uncompromised quality without compromising your bank account. The perfect blend of hardtail performance with rugged utility, the Axis is a value oriented build ready for any new rider or trail enthusiast looking to jump into the mountain bike scene. For 2014 our Axis series models are combining the trail crushing dominance of the 29” wheel with the agility of the 26” wheel; bring on the 27.5!
Why 27.5” Wheelset?
While this is an ongoing debate amongst the masses there are notable benefits to the 27.5” wheel that continue to contribute to its growing popularity. Lower rolling resistance and better traction giving you a smoother ride similar to that of the 29”, but with less geometry and suspension travel limitations, or toe clearance concerns. In the end you have a smoother ride than a 26” wheel and greater torsional stiffness and durability than a 29” wheel. Our new, custom SL-7 27.5” Doublewall wheels have been served up to keep you charging ahead on every trail.
At the core of our new Axis 27.5 series is the Diamondback Axis 27” Butted 6061-T6 aluminum frame with formed top and down tubes, machined headtube, and forged drop outs with replaceable hanger. Sure to turn heads on the trail, the ultra-sleek yet simple lines of this frame blends uncompromised strength with unique style like only we know how.
The components provide more proof of our commitment to providing you with the most appropriate package and value for your money. An SR Suntour XCR-LO 27.5 fork with 100mm travel and Speed Lock out feature gives you command of the trail. The Speed Lock feature allows you to adjust/limit the rebound of the fork to maximize your pedaling efficiency. Engage the Speed Lock feature to help you on those long ascents or enduring flat sections so you can go further and faster with less energy exerted.
The Avid DB-1 Hydraulic Disc brakes are trail-tuned with 180mm front and 160 mm rear rotors to provide plenty of stopping power, while the grippy Schwalbe Rapid Rob tires give you balanced control on every surface.
SRAM takes total control of the 8 speed drivetrain with features like the S600 crankset (22/32/42t), X-4 Trigger Shifters and rear derailleur, and PG-820 cassette (11-36t). This set up provides the gearing options to get you where you want to go.
Our DB detailed cockpit is nothing but pro with features like the 3D forged 7° rise stem, ‘no-rise’ Flat Bar, and a 30.9 Micro Adjust Seatpost topped off with a DB Race Saddle.
If a solid and reliable, all-purpose mountain bike is what you’re after, the Axis Sport is the one for you.
The 2014 Axis Sport is black and comes in four sizes: S (16″), M (18″), L (20″), XL (22″).
|Sizes||16″ Small 18″ Medium 20″ Large 22″ X Large|
|Frame||Axis 27″ Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum w/ Formed Top / Down Tube, machined headtube, forged drop outs w/replaceable hanger, disc only|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCR-LO 27.5 100mm travel, 30mm stanchions, Speed Lock, Magnesium Lower, Alloy Crown|
|Cranks||SRAM S600 for 8spd, 44/32/22t|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed Cartridge|
|F. Derailleur||Shimano Acera dual pull, top swing 34.9|
|R. Derailleur||SRAM X-4 for 8spd|
|Shifter||SRAM X-4 8spd trigger|
|Brake Levers||Avid DB-1 Hydraulic|
|Brakes||Avid DB-1 Hydraulic Disc w/180mm frt / 160mm rear G2CS Rotors|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-820 8spd Cassette (11-32t)|
|Rims||32h Diamondback SL-7 Doublewall|
|Tires||Schwalbe Rapid Rob Kevlarguard, Wire Bead, 27.5X2.26|
|Pedals||Wellgo Alloy forged, CNC MTB|
|Handlebar||DB 31.8mm “No Rise” Flat Bar|
|Stem||DB 3D Forged 7° 31.8mm|
|Seatpost||DB Micro Adjust 30.9mm|
|Seat||DB Race saddle|
|Headset||Integrated FSA Drop-in ACB upper, Zero Stack lower internal cup and cartridge bearing, 1 1/8″|
|Hubset||(F) 32h SL-7 Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount (R) 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount|
|Spokes||Black 14g Stainless Steel|
|Grips||DB4L 135mm Kraton|
|Extras||DB Key Chain, Owner’s manual, H20 bottle mounts, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat|
|Note||Specifications Subject to Change|
|Size||16″ Small||18″ Medium||20″ Large||22″ X Large|
|Seat Tube Length **||16.0″||18.0″||20.0″||22.0″|
|Top Tube Length *||22.6″||23.6″||24.4″||25.2″|
|Head Tube Length||105.0mm||125.0mm||145.0mm||165.0mm|
|Chain Stay Length||430.0mm||430.0mm||430.0mm||430.0mm|
|Seat Post Length||350.0mm||350.0mm||350.0mm||350.0mm|
* Measured Horizontally