I picked up the new 2012 Diamondback Assault frame before heading out on a little trip to Windells. Nothing like building up a new bike then breaking it in proper on the road. The new graphics look awesome and DB is sticking with the Air Diamondback theme. There are also a few updates to the frame this year aside from color.
There are a few key things changed that make this Assault beat its predecessor The head tube is now a tapered 1-1/8″ to 1.5″. The new head tube with the larger steer has stiffened up the front end by a considerable amount. There is also a new top tube and down tube giving the bike a cleaner look. The new top tube also allows for more clearance while doing tables. The Assault is looking and riding better than ever!