Tomac Bikes reveals a new full suspension bike for 2011. The Diplomat 29er is a trail bike that promises little or less impact to the rider as it goes up and down the trail. It has a 120mm front and rear travel fork with a tapered 1 1/8”-1.5” headtube. It has direct mount derailleur and chain stays of 17.5 inches. The front derailleur is attached on the chain stay yoke with removable seat stay arch to give you better handling. It has 71 degree head angle and 73 degree seat angle.
The 2011 Diplomat 29er has maximum tire clearance of 2.5 and uses Fox RP 23 shock with a “XY” secondary air canister. The forks are Fox 15QR and to increase stiffness is a fully triangulated rear swing arm. It also has a 13.1 BB height. It uses IAS suspension system to give the rider more control even through rough terrain. Joel Smith of Tomac Bikes explains how this works:
IAS is a simple yet effective system that improves overall suspension action without sacrificing pedaling efficiency or rear end stiffness. With IAS, a CNC machined link between the rocker pivot and seat stay end, carried by high end full-compliment bearings, allows the rear shock to initiate more quickly and the suspension to be more responsive. IAS suspension makes quick work out of bumps, especially repetitive hits (think braking bumps) where quick suspension action means less transmitted to the rider.
The frame weighs 3100 grams with the Fox RP 23 shock. It uses a 6069 aluminum that has a butted top, down and seat tubes. It also has a full seat post extension and is available is sizes Small, Medium and Large. The frame will have a MSRP of $1399 and comp bikes with XT/XTR components will have a MSRP of $4299. While a complete bike with SLX/XT components will have an MSRP of $2999. The 2011 Diplomat will be available in September.