Diamondback History Designed using the most advanced materials Diamondback Bicycles started life in Camarillo, California in 1978 as a radical new BMX brand and it wasn't long before the brand expanded into the brave new world of mountain biking. Since that time hundreds of riders have successfully competed under the sponsorship of Diamondback, either as BMX riders or as mountain bikers following the creation of the famous Diamondback Racing (DBR) team in 1993. MTB It all started for us with the Diamondback Ridge Runner (1982), which, along with the Specialized Stumpjumper, was one of the world's first production mountain bikes. Following the launch of DBR (Diamond Back Racing) in 1993 we dominated the global mountain bike scene, winning the US men's National XC championships, a silver medal at the 1994 World's Women's XC, a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in Women's XC, the 1996 Men's Downhill World Cup Championships and in 1997 the World Championship Men's XC, helping to launch the careers of notable riders including Cadel Evans, Susan DeMattei and Helen Mortimer. Further into the 2000s Diamondback was represented by trials legend Martyn Ashton and his Ashton/Diamondback team, who propelled dirt and slopestyle star Sam Pilgrim onto the world scene. This multi talented mix of riders also put Diamondback in front of millions of consumers at the famous Animal/Relentless Bike Tour. Over in the US at the same time Diamondback sponsored the Development Force 5 (DF5) team, which comprised some of the most influential and progressive riders in the sport, including Kelly McGarry, Billy Lewis, Eric Porter and Kyle Thomas. Over the years Diamondback has been constantly striving for mountain bike perfection, always being associated with innovative mountain bike designs such as the Dual Response, WCF bikes and Knucklebox suspension design for cross-country and all-mountain use. This patented Knucklebox suspension platform now features on a number of high-end Diamondback mountain bikes. To truly state the credentials of the bikes, Diamondback returned to professional downhill racing in 2013 with the sponsorship of the UK-based 44Racing / Rockstar team.