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  1. #1
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    looking to buy a diamondback...

    hey looking for my 1st decent mountain bike to buy. iv always used just crappy bikes iv found in the trash for about 5 years now (shame on me.)

    i found this guy selling a diamondback, is this a good bike/buy?

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    looking to buy a diamondback...

    Not a good buy, considering you can buy a new DB 29er from REI for close to the same price. That bike is several years old IIRC.

  3. #3
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    Agreed. Its clean... but it IS several years old. If you go to Dick's or REI or even Sports Auth. you can score the newer model for $329-399 and use a coupon if you can scratch one up, or like 45ronin said $449 you can get a 29er overdrive... I'd go with the overdrive. This guy's re-sale price is a bit over inflated.

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    Kick stand ? That's worth a few bucks extra.

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    looking to buy a diamondback...

    Nope. Not a good deal, my two cents is; save the couple hundred bucks you have now and keep adding to it....bikes are all about components and if you buy something for a couple hundred bucks you will end up putti g a couple hundred bucks into it for upgrades and tires and ohh yeah it needs new cables before you know it you have $800-$1000 in a bike that is worth maybe half that.

    Save up an get something nice out the gate....I bought a Kona frame and built a bike thinking it would be more custom and cheaper.....custom yes cheaper hell no! I most recently purchased a DB Sortie Comp best money ever spent on a mountain bike!

    But I am stuck with a Custom Kona Cowan I have a thousand sunk into and it is really worth about $600

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