Interbike 2010: Prototype Diamondback Dream Liner Slopestyle Bike
Slopestyle contests are evolving on a regular basis, and as the tricks get bigger and the terrain becomes more gnarly, companies are forced to build new school park bikes for their pros. Diamondback is no different and is showing their commitment to the DJ/FR scene with plans to eventually build and produce the Dream Liner which is a 100mm travel slopestyle frame that will also perform great in 4X events.
The Dream Liner is built around the proven Knuckle Box suspension design, and undoubtedly will have the ability to run extremely stiff suspension for huge landings.The rear suspension is matched up with an extremely capable Fox 831 with a tapered steerer and QR15. While currently only in a prototype form, I was assured that the Dream Liner will eventually be built and to be on the lookout for it in the next couple years.
Close ups after the break!
With an extremely low stand over, reinforced seat tube, super short chain stays, and ISCG tabs for chain guides, the Dream Liner boasts all of the necessary features needed for going big, yet keeping the bike small. Also I like how the rear shock is so protected, meaning if you dead sailor your bike into a rock pile of a lip, the frame will be taking the brunt of the impact.