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    Overdrive Carbon?

    Does anybody have experience with the Overdrive Carbon / Expert / Pro? They appear to have good specs for the money, especially at the discounted price that I could get them for. I'm most likely looking at the Expert, which compared to the Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon HT, is a much better price/components.

    Hopefully somebody could chime in with some trail time / suggestions.

    Thanks,

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    The bike is sick!! My buddy has the 2014 Carbon Pro. I built it for him. Little skeptical because it's their first line of carbon mtb, and nobody had any real experience with one. But let me tell you... I was impressed. Bike was 22lbs out of the box. As soon as he put about 50 miles on it, he sold his Specialized.

    He's got several hundred miles on that bike now, and couldn't be happier. He's pretty darn fast too.
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    Thanks for the information. It would be appreciated if anybody else has some thoughts.

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    Have you made a decision yet? Can I ask why you're looking at the Expert over the standard?

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    Sorry for the late response. I haven't made the decision yet.

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    Any news?

    Quote Originally Posted by D_Rainman View Post
    Sorry for the late response. I haven't made the decision yet.
    Hi there. I'm in a similar situation, trying to figure out whether to go with the S or give DB a try. DB definitely has the better components at the Expert level, but it is hard to find any good reviews. I'm very tempted but would also love some more input from riders with actual ride time on the Overdrive.

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    The problem is the bike is new. Diamondback has been getting some pretty nice reviews on their carbon road bikes. Now they have taken their pretty successful aluminum line of mtb, and gone carbon. But you're not going to see the reviews pouring in like you do for all the big names.

    All I can go off of is the bike I have ridden. I've ridden countless bikes over the years. Honestly, I think the bike ranks right up there with anything else out there at a comparable price point...
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