As some of you know, I have been riding an old beat up 15 year old Nishiki Pinnacle for the last year. I finally pulled the trigger and bought a new bike. I didn't have the budget to go to the step I wanted, but I definitely think this is an upgrade and a half on what I did have. I went with the Diamondback Overdrive 29er.
It was last year's model and they had it on sale for a $100 cheaper. But ultimately price isn't why I went with it. I just loved the feel of it, it fit me to a tee. I looked at a Trek Marlin, Wahoo, Felt Trail 9 and a Specialized Hard Rock. I didn't like the feel of the Specialized and Felt. I found the Wahoo didn't have double walled rims, so it went out. I was pretty set on the Marlin because I had tested it and loved its feel. The Diamondback for me felt just like the Marlin did, maybe even a bit better, and it was $180 cheaper. Had to pull the trigger on that. Plus, the LBS gave me a deal where I paid $55 bucks and get free repairs and tuneups for a year. Thought that was a good plus.
I can't wait to ride it on the trail tomorrow.
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