Known the world over for designing some of the most durable, high-quality, and affordable-enough bikes on the market, Diamondback releases their latest iteration of the Sync’r that continues to impress with its low-slung frame, nimble feel, stable 27. 5in wheels, and attractive price range. The 6000-series aluminum frame retains high levels of strength and stiffness without incurring the cost of fancier carbon frames, thus making this a smart buy for those that don’t want to break the bank. Breaking down this hardtail’s build, stellar components can be found everywhere you look. From a durable RockShox Recon RL suspension fork to confident Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Diamondback went all-in with upper-mid range features despite the lower price tag. Jump into the saddle and the gear options quickly become apparent as you tackle various terrain with 11 gears to choose from. Moreover, the trigger shifter offers the ability to quickly and smoothly shift gears with minimal effort. Because this is an all-mountain hardtail, riders may expect the suspension to be muted and rough, but the RockShox Recon RL air suspension offers an impressive 140mm of travel to provide a remarkable amount of stability. Formed tubes, a tapered head tube, and a thru-axle rear end only add to the fun on this go-anywhere platform. Though it may not be the fanciest ride in the mix, the Sync’r fits any riding situation, whether it’s surrounded by full-suspension enduro bikes or pedaling on doubletrack.