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    Overdrive comparison

    Hey all,

    Im trying to decide between the 2017 Overdrive Pro 27.5 and the 2018 Overdrive 29 2. They seem to have very similar specs. The price difference is roughly $200. My uses would be flowing SE MI single track, with a few adventure races throughout the year.

    2017 Pro 27.5

    FRAME: Overdrive 27.5" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum, Formed Top / Down Tube, Machined Headtube, Forged Drop Outs w/ Replaceable Hanger
    REAR SHOCK:
    FORK TYPE: Rockshox Reba RL 27.5", Solo Air, 32mm Stanchion,120mm Travel, w/ Rebound Adjust, Lockout, 15mm Thru-axle, 1.5" Taper Steerer Tube
    HEADSET: FSA NO.42, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
    CRANKS: SRAM NX 1x, w/ X-Sync 30T Chain Ring
    SPROCKET:
    BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM GXP
    FRONT DERAILLEUR:
    REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX X-Horizon, 11 Speed
    SHIFTER: SRAM GX 11 Speed X-Actuation Trigger
    COG SET: SRAM PG1130, 11 Speed, 11-42T
    CHAIN: KMC X11EL, 11 Speed
    FRONT HUB: 32h SL-7, 15MM Thru-Axle, Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount
    REAR HUB: 32h SL-7,142x12mm Thru-Axle, Alloy Cassette w/ Center Lock Disc mount
    SPOKES: 14g Stainless Steel
    RIMS: Diamondback Blanchard 25, Tubeless Compatible
    TIRES: Kenda Honey Badger 27.5x 2.2"
    BRAKES: Shimano BR-M447 Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Front /180mm Rear Center Lock Rotors
    BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano BR-M506 Hydraulic Lever w/ Reach Adjust
    PEDALS: DB4L Alloy Platform
    HANDLEBAR: Diamondback "Pro Bar", 740mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 31.8 Bar Bore
    GRIPS: DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
    STEM: DB 3D Forged, 7 Rise, 31.8 Bar Bore
    SEAT: DB Race M-series Saddle
    SEATPOST: DB Alloy Micro Adjust 30.9mm
    DETANGLER:
    EXTRAS: Owners Manual, Assembly Guide, Tool Kit*


    2018 29 2
    Frame: Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum, Tapered Head Tube, Formed Top / Down Tube, Machined Headtube, Forged Drop Outs, 148x12mm Dropouts w/ Replaceable Hanger
    Fork: Rockshox Reba RL 29", Solo Air, 32mm Stanchion, 100mm Travel, w/ Rebound Adjust, Lockout, 100x15mm Thru-axle, 1.5" Taper Steerer Tube
    Headset:FSA NO.42, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
    Cranks:SRAM NX 1x, w/ X-Sync 30T Chain Ring
    Sprocket:
    Bottom-bracket:SRAM GXP
    Front-derailleur:
    Rear-derailleur:SRAM GX X-Horizon, 11 Speed
    Shifter: SRAM GX 11 Speed X-Actuation Trigger
    Cogset:SRAM PG1130, 11 Speed, 11-42T
    Chain:KMC X11EL, 11 Speed
    Front-hub:32h Alloy 15MM Thru-Axle w/ Center Lock Disc Mount
    Rear-hub:32h Alloy, Boost 148x12mm Thru-axle, 5 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Cassette w/ CNC Disc Mount
    Spokes:14g Stainless Steel
    Rimsiamondback Blanchard 25, Tubeless Compatible
    Tires:WTB Nineline, 29x2.25"
    Brakes:Shimano MT500 Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Rotors
    Brake-levers:Shimano MT500 Hydraulic
    PedalsB4L Alloy Platform w/ Replaceable Pins
    Handlebariamondback, 740mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 31.8 Bar Bore
    Grips:New DB "Flanged" Lock-on, 135mm Silcone
    StemB 3D Forged, 7 Rise, 31.8 Bar Bore
    SeatB Race M-series Saddle
    SeatpostB Alloy Micro Adjust, 30.9mm
    Extras:Owner's Manual, Assembly Guide, Tool Kit*


    Please let me know your thoughts.

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    I think the big difference would be the wheel size; 27.5 vs 29 and there are plenty of videos/posts making those comparisons

    fwiw, Experticity still has the 2017 pro model in stock for $899 (xl out of stock), which seems like a great deal.

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