Choosing a mountain bike can be a difficult decision. It all depends on what your requirements are. If you walk into your local bike shop, and the county downhill champ is the one to help you choose, you might end up with a whole lot more bike than what you really need.
Diamondback realized that there is a large number of riders that would like the looks of a mountain bike, without paying for all those expensive parts that come with most mountain bikes today. Manufacturers have been convincing recreational riders to buy bikes priced well over $2000 for far too long. It is refreshing when a company like Diamondback listens to their customers and create products for riders of all ages, shapes, and sizes.