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    Costco sells diamondback?

    So why buy at a bike shop? Or at Dick's? Do they also sell in Wal-Mart for less?

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    Walmart doesn't sell DB. They sell REAL low end mongooses. At least from the Walmarts I have been in.
    I give positive rep all around but then I get negative rep from all the clowns.

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    Here we go...
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    Yup here we go.....

    Do you understand the difference between a bike shop and deptartment store ; Bikes shops and Dick's provide service after the sale. Depends on who is running the show
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    Sadly, Diamondback is sold exclusivly in BigW (our version of Walmart/Costco) stores in Australia now.

    Nothing personal, but the sales staff in these stores could not identify parts on these bikes and I would not even trust the bike has been assembled correctly. The number of bikes I see on the floor of these stores with the forks and/or handlebars on incorrectly defies belief.

    Fortunatly I have an excellent LBS with great staff that you would not get from BigW.

    Shame on DB for allowing this to happen! We have Focus bikes here I guess who now sell their version of the Sortie and Mission but at premium retail prices.

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    Dude, the Aussie DB is not affliated with Diamondback USA or UK. No relationship but the same name!
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    Hi David

    There must be some affiliation, same name, same bikes. Who would be the parent or controlling arm? DBUSA, DBUK, Raleigh or Derby cycles?

    This is the Australian site.
    http://www.diamondback.com.au/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nath69
    There must be some affiliation, same name, same bikes.

    Those are Walmart grade versions of the entry/intermediate level bikes they sell in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nath69
    Hi David

    There must be some affiliation, same name, same bikes. Who would be the parent or controlling arm? DBUSA, DBUK, Raleigh or Derby cycles?

    This is the Australian site.
    http://www.diamondback.com.au/

    NOPE, do some research....Raleigh America owns DB in USA, the US and UK slpit a long time ago.... DB UK is part of Raleigh UK, DB for Aussie is Pacific Cycles

    Wow, in 20 seconds I got this off of the DB site from Aussie site...

    DIAMONDBACK BIKES ARE EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED BY:
    Pacific Brands Leisure & Fitness
    A Division of Pacific Brands Sport & Leisure PTY LTD
    ABN: 53 098 742 708
    47-67 Westgate Drive, Altona North, Victoria, 3025
    PO BOX 490, Altona Victoria 3018

    Customer Service
    Freecall: 1800 333 054
    Fax: 03 9369 2999
    Email: customer.service@pacbrands.com.au
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    As a DB owner I am forced to admit that not everything with a DB logo on it is any good. Diamondback has two good full suspension frames right now: the mission/goat frame and the sortie. The response frame and overdrive frame are entry level. I don't know much about the road or street stuff, but almost everything else is only just above walmart, or on par with it.
    The bikes on the Aussie site are clearly connected with the US stuff, but not the good frames. That is a knuckle box bell crank on the one, that is a recoil frame.

    What I want to know is how are these bikes affiliated with DB:
    http://www.focus-bikes.com/us/en_us/...ject-20-7.html

    That is a mission frame all the way.

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    I used to sell DBs... yeah they make some lower stuff the outlook, sorrento ect.... But i think all manufactures make lower end stuff.. Lets face it not everyone wants to spend 1500+ on a bicycle. So DB needs to diversify, and fund projects some how. Maybe back in there hay-day DBR and sponsor racers, they would not be able to get away with it. As far as Department stores go. Yeah i would not buy a bike from wal-mart, but i and you know better not too. For the people who dont have mountain biking as a life style, they could really give two shits who built it and where its from, its like her Johnny, a new bike, it will be collecting dust in the garage when he turns 16.

    In NY i don't see any DBs in "department stores". ***** is pretty much a department store that sells sporting goods. They really don't carry high end stuff, just stuff that sells quick(DBX). But i can only speak for the stores in NY, at least they have a "bike department" with someone who kinda knows what he is doing, and is responsible for the bikes. The guy at costco or wal-mart might be the janitor/bike tech

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    Some ***** sell high end diamondback, even here in new york. But yeah, not everyone needs a top notch bike. We all started out on something cheaper before we realized what we wanted. Some people just never care that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    DIAMONDBACK BIKES ARE EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED BY:
    Pacific Brands Leisure & Fitness
    A Division of Pacific Brands Sport & Leisure PTY LTD
    [/email]
    Key work here is "distributed". The Pacific Brands area sales rep informs me they have no financial or corporate interest in Diamondback, Raleigh or Derby. Pacific Brands also import and distribute Malvern Star and Repco bikes in Australia.

    I still love my Mission though and may have to buy a new one from the USA and ask my sister to bring it back early this year.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by taletotell
    As a DB owner I am forced to admit that not everything with a DB logo on it is any good. Diamondback has two good full suspension frames right now: the mission/goat frame and the sortie. The response frame and overdrive frame are entry level. I don't know much about the road or street stuff, but almost everything else is only just above walmart, or on par with it.
    The bikes on the Aussie site are clearly connected with the US stuff, but not the good frames. That is a knuckle box bell crank on the one, that is a recoil frame.

    What I want to know is how are these bikes affiliated with DB:
    http://www.focus-bikes.com/us/en_us/...ject-20-7.html

    That is a mission frame all the way.
    It is. Focus bought design and DB lincesed it. To them. DB in house design by Mark Landstaat..
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    Pretty awesome knowing some german company lusted after my frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taletotell
    As a DB owner I am forced to admit that not everything with a DB logo on it is any good. Diamondback has two good full suspension frames right now: the mission/goat frame and the sortie. The response frame and overdrive frame are entry level. I don't know much about the road or street stuff, but almost everything else is only just above walmart, or on par with it.
    The bikes on the Aussie site are clearly connected with the US stuff, but not the good frames. That is a knuckle box bell crank on the one, that is a recoil frame.
    Have you even looked at the Diamondback catalog or website? The Response frame is not entry level. The frame itself is very light and I know because I built one up and I was surprised how light the frame was and the total bike build got down to ~25 lbs. The Response frame is made by Kinesis Pro which makes a lot of companies frames in Both Taiwan and China factory. The Bikes are welded in Taiwan and shipped to China for parts assembly, Thats why most bike now a days, even Specialized, come out of the box with a made in China sticker. Because most of the bike was assembled there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taletotell
    Pretty awesome knowing some german company lusted after my frame.
    It is cool, The Germans know there $hit. Canyon in Europe make the same kind of Knuckle box design out of carbonfiber!! really cool. You know it is a solid design when Germans get in on it
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    David just because you think the response frame is good doesn't mean the response isn't a entry level bike. I would personally classify any hardtail in the 900 dollar and less range entry level.

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    I agree, entry level to me would still be under 1k, just saying the frame is nice. Depends on what you, or anyone, would call "entry level" price point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bballboy388
    David just because you think the response frame is good doesn't mean the response isn't a entry level bike. I would personally classify any hardtail in the 900 dollar and less range entry level.
    Oh and for most people looking to buy "entry level" bike on average want to spend less then 1k for sure. The average "avid" cyclist spends around $1500~$3000 on a bike,. I would really say IMO that the Response Sport and MSRP of $550 is a good "entry level" bike. Can be found for $450-$500 range. Lots of company have great "entry level" bike for ~$500-$800.
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    That Canyon Strive is a nice looking bike.

    How many different branded bikes are there out there that have a knucklebox style of linkage same or similar to the Mission?

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    There is also comencal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    Oh and for most people looking to buy "entry level" bike on average want to spend less then 1k for sure. The average "avid" cyclist spends around $1500~$3000 on a bike,. I would really say IMO that the Response Sport and MSRP of $550 is a good "entry level" bike. Can be found for $450-$500 range. Lots of company have great "entry level" bike for ~$500-$800.

    I used to have a complete topanga comp (now just stripped to frame and collecting dust), and a 01 or 02 Apex...the apex was a pretty sweet bike...wish i still had it

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    oops

    Looks to be the wheel arch on the seat stay is wrong. Have they assembled the bike with the whole seat stay upside down including the stickers?

    I would hope there is not enough travel from the rear shock for the arch to hit the seat tube.

    http://www.bigw.com.au/sports-leisur...-dual-susp-mtb

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    Wow! no kidding. I wonder how many inches of travel it has.

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