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    New question here. [PICTURE] What mountainbike is this?

    Hi everyone, I'm currently searching for a second hand beginners mountainbike, and I came across this bike which has gotten a paint job:






    Does anyone know what brand/model it is?
    Thanks in advance!


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    Im prob. wrong but it looks like this 26 Nashbar frame that i saw come through a few weeks ago. I say that only because of the boxy shape of the seat stays that really stood out to me.

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    I checked, and I don't think it's a nashbar frame. The rear frame connection to the vertical bar of the frame is different. Thanks for the input though Ron!

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    hard to say, but initially I'm thinking its a big box store bike. The fork stanchions look pretty small underneath those rubber boots. Also looks like an integrated 7 or 8 speed trigger shifter/brake, normally used on cheaper LBS or the more expensive big box store bikes. Can you get a better picture of the area around the rear axle and the fork tube?

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    Looks to me like a chinese catalog frame or an older Nashbar Access frame.

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    Alright guys thanks for all the quick replies. I can see the bike has some rust at the front fork t-bone, which means there's probably some rust in other places as well. I thought I could live with that if the brand/parts are of quality, but the three reactions in this thread impart that this is a big box store bike or other cheap/no brand bike. Thanks for helping figuring that out!

    If anyone is curious, the seller is asking 100,- for the bike.

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    I think thats too much if thats in EUROS. It looks like it has a shimmed 1 inch steerertube with a 1/8th stem on it and no matter what the frame is the cranks look super cheap which makes me think the rest of the comps are not that much better. If dollars sure 100 bucks is fine if that euros thats a bit steep.
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    Looks like a Diamondback Response frame to me, possibly 2010 or 2011?

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    Or possibly an Old Devinci Desparado by the look of the cable routing... not really sure sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakpal73 View Post
    Looks like a Diamondback Response frame to me, possibly 2010 or 2011?
    I wanted to say Diamondback when I first saw it, but feared that I was way wrong. Glad to see that I am not the only one who thought this.
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    Ok thanks,

    I set my mind on a different bike now, a giant xtc 840.





    this one is almost the same price and seems like a better deal.

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    I would go a 100 on that
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    much better, I'd grab that quick. Actually a decent deal for $100. looks like they set it up for road/gravel based on mudflaps and tire tread, but that's an easy fix to get it back on the trail. That fork is decent to. Not great, but at least it is hydraulic dampened. Looks like hydro brakes too. Not bad at all.

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    It looks a lot like my Trek 4500... except mine doesn't have disc brakes.
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    Go for it

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