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    Just joined the Diamondback family

    Purchased a Diamondback overdrive from the Navy Exchange (active duty navy) because it looked like the best Mountain Bike they carried. Put about 15 miles on it and started having some issues with the chain rubbing the fron der. Have it sitting at a local shop right now for a tune up (figured Id have to eventually anyway cause the local exchange doesn't know their ass from a whole in the ground for putting a bike together haha). I will figure it out enough eventually on how to fix things myself but hopefully when I pick her up tomorrow she will be running good. I will post up pics once I get her back. Great bike so far though. I haven't rode in 18 years lol so I am basically new to it. 29er is deffinately an awesome ride compared to what I remember of my old mountain bikes.

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    That's just typical cable stretch common on any new bike. They'll have it dialed and back in your hands in no time!

    Welcome to the family!

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    Enjoy! And many thanks for protecting our great country!

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    Welcome and enjoy that Overdrive!

    Thank you for all you do!
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. Being in the military is no more or less important than any other person's job. I volunteered for mine just like you did for yours.

    And thanks for the warm welcome to the Diamondback family (which apparently is not the most loved MTB out there lol).

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    Congrats and Welcome.

    All that matters is that you love your new ride and enjoy it.
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    Got her back from the shop today. Didn't ride it far cause I just came off a 14 hour shift but I did test ride her and everything is better. Brakes feel tighter, shifts more solidly, and no more chain rub. Very happy. Cant wait to take her out on the train ride tomorrow. Farthest I have gone so far is 12 miles. Don't have a deffinate distance in mind but I figure Ill get to where I break 20 miles and then figure out a new goal haha.

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    Yall got a specific seat you would suggest for this bike by the way? I am a bigger guy a 5'11" and 220 lbs.

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    Just from my experience on them, I always recommend WTB saddles. I have a WTB Laser V (recreation oriented, and so comfy on long rides in the saddle) and a WTB Silverado (more race oriented). If you can get your hands on one, then I say go for it. Be warned though, I haven't had any personal time on one of their entry level saddles, but I know plenty of people who have bent the seat rails on their less expensive $30-$40 saddles you sometimes find in shops.

    I'm glad to hear you like your Overdrive. They really are fun bikes, especially in the XC Trail realm.

    Thanks for all you do in the military. While we may volunteer for our jobs, not many of our jobs are life threatening. Granted neither are all military jobs, but in times of war, you guys are on the front line defending us here at home. So for that, you have my thanks!

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    Did 15 miles trail riding today. Bike feels a TON better after the tuneup. It is amazing how different everything feels from the rear brake to the shifting to the handling. Deffinately well worth the 70 bux after taxes.

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    I'll second the WTB saddle. I have been using the Pure V on each bike for several year now and have loved them. Saddles are a "personal preference" so if you can find a shop that has a "demo" fleet of saddles then try a few out.

    I havent been on my Overdrive in a while but that is about to change...I'm changing it over to a Single Speed!
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    broke my 20 mile goal today. though not very fast 1 hour 40 minutes total ride time. New goal 30 miles lol.

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    By chance have you, or any others with the Overdrive converted the tires to tubeless, if so how did the process go, and are they holding up, as well as what product did you use?

    For reference:
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    32h Weinmann SL-7 Doublewall
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    WTB Prowler SL 29x2.1

    Interested in the viability of going tubeless with the standard wheels/tires.

    Sorry for the off topic, but I also just joined and was curious.

    Also did you find a saddle that worked out for you?

    And Congrats, hope you're enjoying it as much as me.

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    I a currently awaiting wenesday impatiently as I found a WTB SLT rocket V on y at a steal of a price. Cant wait to try it out cause the stocker on this bike sucks.

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    Im in a tuff deciding spot. I was gonna get a trek but i can get 55% off any bike at *****, so Im thinking of buying a $2000 diamondback. Im just wondering if it will be that much better then a trek for 1000?

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    will be opening a thread on my above post now

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    Rav3n

    The bike I was riding prior to buying my Overdrive was a Trek 4500. Price wise it is a similar "level" bike. It was my patrol bike (military police). I loved it but I am far more comfortable on the Overdrive. Granted this could be the difference between being on a 26inch wheeled bike (the trek) and a 29inch wheeled bike (my overdrive).

    As I see it you are saying you get 55% off. That would mean the diamondback would actually cost you less correct? Only incidental expense you should have is about 60 bux for a tune up at a local bike shop because it will not be tuned correctly coming from the sporting goods store. once you get her broke in a bit (2 rides or so) she will need to be "buttoned" up. Though I am not sure what diamondback bike you are talking about that is at that price point. I think the most expensive diamondback they carry is the Overdrive Pro and its around 1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpreachers View Post
    Rav3n

    The bike I was riding prior to buying my Overdrive was a Trek 4500. Price wise it is a similar "level" bike. It was my patrol bike (military police). I loved it but I am far more comfortable on the Overdrive. Granted this could be the difference between being on a 26inch wheeled bike (the trek) and a 29inch wheeled bike (my overdrive).
    Wow, really, did not realize military police got bikes?
    Too many hobbies and not the proper income to support them all. Where's my karma boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltoy View Post
    Wow, really, did not realize military police got bikes?
    Most dont but my command is in downtown new orleans so we have regular patrol vehicles and bikes because if it floods cars are useless
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpreachers View Post
    Most dont but my command is in downtown new orleans so we have regular patrol vehicles and bikes because if it floods cars are useless
    Yeah that makes sense.


    .............wait, if it floods how useful is a bike?
    Too many hobbies and not the proper income to support them all. Where's my karma boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltoy View Post
    Yeah that makes sense.


    .............wait, if it floods how useful is a bike?
    Its useful after the flood when the roads are all torn up and undrivable
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