Hardcore hardtail fans who have been pouring over the prototype photos of Diamondback’s new Sync’r Carbon can now have one of their very own. The brand has revised the geometry, build, and overall attitude of the Sync’r since releasing the alloy model, and this new bike looks ready for full-gas fun.
The frame may have lost weight, but the component spec on this carbon version is quite robust. The new Sync’r Carbon includes a sturdy SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, Fox 34 Performance 140mm Boost fork, 780mm-wide Race Face Aeffect 35mm diameter bars, X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post, and SRAM’s GXP external bottom bracket to keep repairs simple. Finishing off the components with Shimano’s MT501 hydraulic disc brakes, the build appears well prepared for the rough riding that the geometry begs.
The bike rolls on Boost hubs and wide, house-brand rims, shrouded in 27.5×2.8″ Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR tubeless tires. You can swap out the “plus-tread” for 29er hoops after purchase if you prefer.
On the geo table, Diamondback says, “boasting a 66° head angle and a 74° seat angle, the Sync’r Carbon is long and stable yet nimble and playful.” Given the 438mm reach (size medium), and 435mm chainstays, we are inclined to believe them. With a 50mm bottom bracket drop, this new hardtail from Diamondback is cut with just the right amount of long, low, and slack, without overdoing any of the three.
Diamondback will continue to offer aluminum models of the Sync’r, though it was not clear as of press time whether the aluminum frames will see similar geometry changes. We’ll update this story with that information once it’s available.