With all the mega-expensive and intimidatingly high-priced bikes out there it's nice to see the Diamondback Catch 1 Mountain Bike hit the shelves. Making trail-shredding a priority is the goal with this new iteration of the Catch 1 and the progressive geometry game doesn't escape the new rig. A wider range of gears than ever seen adorbs the aluminum frame and its chunder-eating Level Link suspension platform. We use the Catch 1 to get into new terrain no matter what part of the country, or local trails, we're getting ourselves into. Geometry with the Catch 1 shows that Diamondback hasn't given up on the proper trail bike, and throws us a frame with geo that's suited for local flowy singletrack. The bike is adorned with a 68-degree head-tube angle, steep for modern times, but until recently bikes with these angles would be shredding most local mountains. The steep headtube angle lends the bike to be great at tight and twisty bits of the trail while the 130mm fork soaks up big hits along the way. Kit on the Catch 1 is highlighted with the mega-range giving SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Offering fast and precise shifts, the 12-speed range brought by the bike gets us up and over the steepest of climbs. Suspension duties are supported by the steadfast Suntour shock and fork, offering different adjustment options depending on the trail. The Catch 1 offers us a machine that'll get us where we're going quickly, confidently, and ready to take on tougher trail as we progress our skills.