Just wanted to share some thoughts about the wheels on the Mission One.
I absolutely HATE these wheels. They look good, but in action they are terrible, especially for an all mtn bike. They are soft and flex way too much. I've ridden about 70 miles or so of rough S. AZ terrain so far. I have been through 7 tubes already and all pinch flats.
My very first day of riding I went through 4 tubes and chipped the rear rim. I have experimented with pressures ranging from 28psi to 45psi and still get pinch flats. I even bought a 4mm thick goo tube and had a pinch I could stick my little finger through.
Since kenda nevegals are not tubeless compatible, I went and bought a set of Specialized Purgatory Grids. I taped the rim, put em on, and pumped the pressure to 35psi. No more flats so far.
The only other thing that may have helped alleviate flats was adjusting the pressure in the shock. I'm 175lbs without gear and the recommended psi is about 160. I upped it to 190. With the psi and tire change I haven't had any flats yet.
A friend of mine bought a new Mason FSR and has had a pinch flat on every single ride so far. Both his and my rear hubs are now grinding and sound like garbage. To top it off, the front rim is already out of true and wobbles like crazy.
I know the bike is not the pro model, but Diamondback should not be selling all mtn bikes with garbage wheels that can't even stand up to the riding they are meant for. I've spent enough money on tubes now to buy a set of Stans Flow hoops.
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