• 12-30-2012
    blackohio
    Picked up a 2011 Mission Pro for the parts spec recently. Blew my knee apart in whistler so I parted my Evil Undead and bought this for rehab. It wont stay around long (the frame at least) as im ordering a Evil Uprising to replace the DH bike.

    http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/v...psf194928a.jpg

    http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/v...443AD38D68.jpg

    Im close to being able to ride so im interested in seeing how the Mission rides.
  • 01-05-2013
    drorn
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    sl super
    sl super
  • 01-09-2013
    tigerrreyes
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    My 2012 Sortie 29er 3
    Attachment 752095
    I have upgraded a lot of the parts to make it almost the same as the Sortie Black, but quite a few $$ less :)

    Attachment 752097
    Here is my Sortie 29er 3 and my wives Santa Cruz Juliana :)
  • 01-15-2013
    timeslot
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    2013 Sortie 2
    Just got this yesterday. Put it together last night. It weighs in at 34lbs with pedals, size large. Wish it would stop raining.
  • 01-16-2013
    Pyro Tim
    94 Axis
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8...34c9311e_c.jpg
    93 Axis Pro
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8053/8...f4b6c2b9_c.jpg
    96 Axis R
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/8...18caa29c_c.jpg
    I have stripped this, and am building up at mo, with stem right way up ;)

    I'll put pics up of me WCF 4.0 when I rebuild it. Not happy enough with it at the mo to post in public
  • 01-16-2013
    Pyro Tim
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by timeslot View Post
    Just got this yesterday. Put it together last night. It weighs in at 34lbs with pedals, size large.

    34 lbs???? Christ, if my bikes weigh more than 24lbs I'm looking at what needs changing. Don't think I'll buy modern at those weights. My 1st DB Topanga, in 92 was less than that, and it was low spec, basic heavy components. I swapped them and got it to 28lbs.
  • 01-16-2013
    socalkev
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    Attachment 753690 Brought out the old dblwalled zac 19 from storage rear is a new matrix single track made by trek in the USA feels like an early bontrager and the freewheel is a zachs pre sram freewheel!
  • 01-16-2013
    Pyro Tim
    is that an Axis Pro?
  • 01-17-2013
    socalkev
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pyro Tim View Post
    is that an Axis Pro?

    Mine?
  • 01-17-2013
    Pyro Tim
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by socalkev View Post
    Mine?

    yeah, who else?;)
  • 01-17-2013
    presta24
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    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/18/8uqybyme.jpg2012 db response sport

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
  • 01-17-2013
    socalkev
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pyro Tim View Post
    yeah, who else?;)

    It's an Ascent ex 1993 geometry is almost very similar to the Axis pro but if you look closer the BB. On the axis pro is lower a bit not much but lower
  • 01-17-2013
    socalkev
    Ascent ex is a Defunct brand of DB its current counter parts aka Descendamts are the Response and Recoil. Comp!
  • 01-17-2013
    socalkev
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by socalkev View Post
    It's an Ascent ex 1993 geometry is almost very similar to the Axis pro but if you look closer the BB. On the axis pro is lower a bit not much but lower

    Attachment 753956 Attachment 753957 the bb on the axxis to the left is lower than the ascent ex to the right btw the ascent ex's frame looks like an early 2011 2012 2013 response 20 years before they were released axxis and ascent ex bikes where years ahead of their time
  • 01-18-2013
    Pyro Tim
    I'm pretty sure there isn't any difference in geometery between them. Different tubing and spec. It would have been cheaper for them to design once, and roll them out. It makes more sense as a business model. I wouldn't have a clue about the modern bikes, as they were / are heavy, and not worth buying. The old ones however, are vastly underrated. I've had 2 Ascents, a 94 and 5, and they were identical shape to my 94 Axis and 93 Axis Pro and even my 96 Axis R. Tubing however is different on all of them. I even think my WCF is the same, but it's snowing here at the moment, and I'm not going to the garage to check.

    Is that Axis Pro yours? Its lovely. I have one as pictured above
  • 01-21-2013
    jafstl38
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by timeslot View Post
    Just got this yesterday. Put it together last night. It weighs in at 34lbs with pedals, size large. Wish it would stop raining.

    Damn that's a good looking bike
  • 01-21-2013
    jafstl38
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bmxconvert View Post
    I've been sitting on the new DB Mission 4x since August. I kind of forgot about it the last few months. It's a great bike, pedals great, jumps awesome, manuals well. I've got a Kashima Float fork to install from my TRc, some XTR cranks, new rims, brakes, chainguide, seatpost, and cassette to mount up if I ever find motivation.
    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9-28192820.jpg
    http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8914443/p4pb8914443.jpg
    http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8914444/p4pb8914444.jpg
    http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8914441/p4pb8914441.jpg
    http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8914447/p4pb8914447.jpg

    Here's a quick little video just toying around on a line we just built at the skills park. Certainly not what the bike was designed for but it was fun.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/53764427" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p></p>

    This is such a sick bike, I'm a sucker for orange. I love my 06 DB response sport in rust orange
  • 01-24-2013
    jdrums
    http://images.craigslist.org/3Gf3Fd3...04127f10b2.jpg
    I hope it shows .. this is my new bike Diamondback sorrento sport 2002 ...Got it for 80 bucks .. ride fine ...it has a SRAM 3.0 derailler, 7 speed .... I wanna upgrade that derailler and go to 8 speed ... Any suggestions for both ? PLease let me know
  • 02-11-2013
    ansonwatkins
    Is this the sport? And if so how hard was it to upgrade from 8 to 9 rear cassette? Nice bike by the way...
  • 02-11-2013
    kwxvii
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ansonwatkins View Post
    Is this the sport? And if so how hard was it to upgrade from 8 to 9 rear cassette? Nice bike by the way...

    Yes, I've got the Overdrive Sport (2012). Changing to 9 speed is not that hard if you have the right tool (cassette remover). You have to change your rear derailleur to 9-speed as well as the stock (Acera) is 8-speed only.
  • 02-11-2013
    ansonwatkins
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kwxvii View Post
    Yes, I've got the Overdrive Sport (2012). Changing to 9 speed is not that hard if you have the right tool (cassette remover). You have to change your rear derailleur to 9-speed as well as the stock (Acera) is 8-speed only.

    Awesome! Thanks for the quick response. Also how well do you like this bike? Does it have remote lockout? Does it perform well on trails, rocks, roots, jumps? Is it durable? Reason I ask is I just ordered the 2013 model.... I will post pics once it arrives this week. Thanks
  • 02-11-2013
    kwxvii
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ansonwatkins View Post
    Awesome! Thanks for the quick response. Also how well do you like this bike? Does it have remote lockout? Does it perform well on trails, rocks, roots, jumps? Is it durable? Reason I ask is I just ordered the 2013 model.... I will post pics once it arrives this week. Thanks

    You're welcome. I like this bike as it is a solid, albeit considered beginner's bike; I was able to ride it on pretty technical trails (singletrack, rocky terrain (Ringwood State Park in NJ), and log jumps) on the stock fork (SR Suntour XCR V3). Yes, the stock fork has remote lockout but there's no dampener, so it is quite harsh on rocky and/or rooty terrain. Lockout works but the preload adjust is a guess work at best. That was the first thing I have upgraded. I now have an air shock (X-Fusion Slide in white) that I got for $255 (>$400 MSRP) online. If there is one thing that you need to upgrade first, I suggest you start with the fork. You'll do just fine with the rest of the stock parts, and probably just replace them as they wear out or if you find deals online (Jenson USA, PricePoint, BlueSkyCycling, eBay, Amazon, etc.).
  • 02-11-2013
    jdrums
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ansonwatkins View Post
    Is this the sport? And if so how hard was it to upgrade from 8 to 9 rear cassette? Nice bike by the way...

    Yeah that's a sorrento sport and as said earlier with the right tools . Also check the hub for the rearwheel
  • 02-12-2013
    Pyro Tim
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ansonwatkins View Post
    Awesome! Thanks for the quick response. Also how well do you like this bike? Does it have remote lockout? Does it perform well on trails, rocks, roots, jumps? Is it durable? Reason I ask is I just ordered the 2013 model.... I will post pics once it arrives this week. Thanks

    You don't need to change the rear mech, an 8 speed will work with 9 speed cassette and shifters, but you should change it because Acera isn't very good. You will need 9 speed shifters though
  • 02-12-2013
    kwxvii
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pyro Tim View Post
    You don't need to change the rear mech, an 8 speed will work with 9 speed cassette and shifters, but you should change it because Acera isn't very good. You will need 9 speed shifters though

    Yup, thanks for the correction Pyro :thumbsup:...rd's are like "black boxes"; all depend on the shifter.