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    Clipless pedals in the near future, after that I will upgrade components as needed or when they break. This is my first mtn bike and really just getting going in the sport. I gotta say though, i am hooked!

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    Here's my new steed...

    08 Diamondback Sortie 3, built up from a frame. Still a number of upgrades I want to do to it, but already very happy with it so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadKarma145
    08 Diamondback Sortie 3, built up from a frame. Still a number of upgrades I want to do to it, but already very happy with it so far.
    Beautiful. Very nice setup as well.

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    Thanx Haven't been able to ride it much since I got it built....the rain has turned everything into quicksand out here. I'm hoping to take it out for some nice singletrack here in the near future.

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    Rain usually doesn't slow me down, but quicksand will, lol. Where do you live/ride?

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    I live in the mojave desert. We basically get two sorts of weather here....hot & windy, and cold & windy. Throw in some rain, and it's just soup.

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    Got a bash ring, I love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    Got a bash ring, I love it
    Very nice! Btw, how do you like the x9? I was thinking of getting that or the x0 (don't know if it comes in 8 speed though).

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    According to the SRAM user manual X0 - X5 work on 8 and 9 speed. Never tried any of the SRAM stuff myself tho, always used shimano.

    "SRAM X.0 / X-9 / X-7 / X-5 rear derailleurs are designed for use with:
    · SRAM 9/8-speed 1:1 Actuation Ratio trigger or twist shifters
    · 9/8-speed cogsets
    · 9/8-speed chains: SRAM Power Chains™, and Shimano® HG"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadKarma145
    According to the SRAM user manual X0 - X5 work on 8 and 9 speed. Never tried any of the SRAM stuff myself tho, always used shimano.

    "SRAM X.0 / X-9 / X-7 / X-5 rear derailleurs are designed for use with:
    · SRAM 9/8-speed 1:1 Actuation Ratio trigger or twist shifters
    · 9/8-speed cogsets
    · 9/8-speed chains: SRAM Power Chains™, and Shimano® HG"
    Awesome, thank you.

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    I love the Sram, solid stuff . Got them on both bikes, but the big difference is the smooth shifting from the xo shifters on my Black, I have X7 shifters on the mission. They still are great shifters, but x0 or x9 shifters are nice! X0 has more adjustablitiy and lighter. BTW, I had been using Shimano xtr, xt , lx components since 97, switched to sram with the purchase of the Mission in 08 and I love Sram 1:1 ratio and there derailleurs feel smoother and shift better IMO, I love my NOIR carbon crank but still love XT cranks, there great. I am really into FSA too, I am thinking about a new FSA double BB30 in the near future,

    If you upgrade go for x9 shifters and derailleur, not uberexpensive and won't feel bad if you smash your rear derailleur up!! I love the 990 Sram cassette too.
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    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchale20
    Very nice! Btw, how do you like the x9? I was thinking of getting that or the x0 (don't know if it comes in 8 speed though).
    FYI, the 2010 SRAM X9 and X7 rear derailleurs are almost identical according to a SRAM tech I spoke with. He said the only difference is that X9 has a couple more parts in aluminum to save weight. Everything else including the pulleys is the same.

    Based on that, I replaced the X9 that came on my Mission with a 2010 X7 rear derailleur when it wore out.

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    Upgraded Recoil FS. Fox Van RC shock, Stylo crank, X9 RD, Titec stem, Truvativ Hussefelt bar, Easton post, Forte T1 Ti seat, Singletrack/XT wheels. Rides like a dream but fork is next.

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    Wow! That's an awesome looking Recoil. I love the olive green and black color combo.

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    Not bad at all. Good looking ReCoil. Just looks funny to me the way your saddle is so far forward, Maybe you'll like a little shorter stem and slide the seat back a inch and youll be balanced over the bike better, IMO. Ofcourse it is your bike and all you Just my opinion. Enjoy That is what it is all about.
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    Thanks, the stem worked with the other seat well, but I have to slide this new one forward to reach the bar. As it happens though, I find myself more over the top of my cranks, like on my Specialized, seems to work for me and its easier to get behind the saddle for the descents.

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    In that case, consider a seatpost without setback if you're ever in the market for a new one. Riding with a saddle that far off center makes bending the rails a lot easier.

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    Diamondback Response 14"
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    Quote Originally Posted by beetlejuice
    Diamondback Response 14"

    I am actually thinking of getting a medium size response frame for my DJ project.
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    Diamondback Sortie 1 just got it yesterday, taking her out tomorrow to Skookum Falls, WA.

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    Great rig hope you can go riding in your neck of the woods. No snow I mean! enjoy the ride.
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    First one is my 1990 (I think) Topanga, 2nd is my 2007 Response XE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Great rig hope you can go riding in your neck of the woods. No snow I mean! enjoy the ride.
    haha i already went hiking on the trail last weekend it was pretty great and no snow. its supposed to be a super nice day out so i am stoked!

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    2010 Black

    Just really bad ass looking is all I can say, rides like a dream
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    looks amazing

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    Looks very nice!

    Is that your old fork though? Looks like it has the Enduro seals.

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    All the parts minus seatpost swapped over. the new frames run 31.6 post.
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    I see. So you just got the frame. Well, enjoy.

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    new '08 Mission3

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    Here's my new ride, I just got it this week. Can't wait to throw on a few upgrades...


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    WOW! That's a nice looking ride!

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    On the trail yesterday, southwest of Phoenix, AZ. 07 Mission 1.


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    Sweet!. That looks like the perfect terrain to play with a Mission. How is AZ these days? I used to live in Tucson. I need to come visit sometime. I really miss the desert and mountains.

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    I just recently got into MTB'ing this past month and purchased a DB Response base model. However, after some shopping around yesterday, I was able to upgrade my purchase through my LBS and get the DB Response "Sport". I also ordered the Tora 318 Solo Air Fork for it..

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    ^^^^^^^^^ You know, you have to be a real hardass, to ride a matte black hardtail ^^^^^^^^^
    Sweet bike you have there, I really like the contrasting white rims.

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    My current bike, swapped from a 05' Coil Ex, that bike picture is still in this thread

    Work done on it:
    Modded the fork from Vanilla internal to Float internal.
    Hope vented 8' front with substitute Shimano caliper (Hayes Ace being bled)
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    Oh, wow. That bike really looks sharp! Is it the 4" or 5" version?

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    you mean the bike travel? It's 6" version

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    Oh, my bad! I was thinking that was a Sortie for some reason. I don't know why since the Sortie doesn't mount the shock to the top tube like that...

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    Nice 09 Mission one frame, that color is really nice looking, have some on the sales floor, look at em everyday

    So your Fork is now a Float instead of a Van. still 140mm or??
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    It's a little hard riding through cities without people staring at it. I think the red might be a tad bright XD

    I took the the whole Vanilla internals out, and I had spare Float, popped it in with new seals and oil. and it's running 140mm.

    Next thing that will be changed probably will be the rear shock. Fox DHX air

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    Yes, yes! I agree about the DHX-Air. I have one and love it. I just got it custom tuned at Suspension Experts, and it feels even better now than stock. I really can't think of a single thing I'd like to improve on it, and that saying a lot since I'm usually pretty picky about suspension performance.

    I suggest picking up a good-condition used shock for cheap, and sending it off to S-Ex (or some other reputable place) when it's due for service.

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    Got the idea from looking at your bike few months back. Gotta find time to hunt one down.

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    please delete

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    ^^^^^^^^Very nice Dave^^^^^^^^

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    Got a cool video from this position I'll post up soon.
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    My Mission so far

    My M2 so far......
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    Frankenstein

    So Dave finally let go of his mission 2 thank God. Just the framset though. I think it was when I told him I'd throw in the go pro cam that he agreed. Anyway, so my first bike was a response sport. Loved that bike, but needed something more. I transfered all the components from my response sport over to the mission. For now it will do. I was able to convert a sr suntour epicon lod to 140mm travel. The air fork makes a huge difference over the spinner fork. I have ordered my pedals and shoes for the next upgrade then I will prolly move on to the drive train or brakes. I've only had 3 rides for about 30 miles on it and about to go on my fourth after i'm done with this post. If she rides so nice now....i can't wait for a new fork, drive train, and brakes.

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    Looking good, maybe that's the way I need to go. Get a frame, swap parts from my response and slowly upgrade....

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    I miss it !!!!!!!!!

    Looks good Jimi, The Silver is so sexy You are doing it up right my friend.
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    the big bud

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    its and old one but I cant get off it 1998 v-6 team

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    The Response Project gone horribly right?

    Still I few minor tweaks but it is fast and really fun. Can't wait to get some time in the saddle. My convert to SS later, and I think I'am going to put on some lighter WTB 2.2 wolverines on it for a more XC race bike and different saddle. Weight is ~25 lbs, who cares really.
    The bike:

    18" Response frame, surprisingly light frame, weighed the same as my old Schwinn Homegrown frame! I was impressed with the frame weight, wanted to build it up around the red CK headset I've owned for ever!
    Parts are:

    -100mm Manitou Black comp coil

    - X9 rear der

    -Sram 990 cassette 11-34

    -Sram 991 chain

    -Truvtaiv FireX EXO crankset alloy rings

    -X7 shifters

    -XT front der

    -Avid BB7s brakes with 8 inch frt rotor! Avid levers This a 10yr old Brakeset and the most reliable ones.

    -CK headset

    -Easton 80mm EA50stem and EA50 bars

    -ODI lock ons

    -Sun Ringle Equalizer rims ( off M2) brand new, Joy Tech hubs.

    -Thomson layback post

    -old Titec Bezerker saddle

    -2.3 Nevegal R 2.4 Motoraptor F

    -shimano pedals


    Will get some pictures once I got it dialed in! Thinking about racing it soon!!
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    You sure went with a happy theme on that bike.

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    ^^^ Nice... just picked up the same bike! Mine is stock for right now as I this is my first MTB ever.

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    Diamondback Response XE

    Here is my first MTB! Completely stock right now... any suggestions for upgrades and places to find parts? I am really new to this so any help is greatly appreciated.



    I took it to Michigan for a weekend and it rides nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowland
    Here is my first MTB! Completely stock right now... any suggestions for upgrades and places to find parts? I am really new to this so any help is greatly appreciated.



    I took it to Michigan for a weekend and it rides nice.
    You should look at my thread called "2009 Diamondback Response parts" on the diamondback forum to get some ideas on what to upgrade.


    I got the 2010 Diamondback Response all stock except for clipless pedals. Rides very smooth and only 25lbs. Will be changing tires, stem and possibly getting disc brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    Will get some pictures once I got it dialed in! Thinking about racing it soon!!
    Is your fork backwards

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    No. That's just how Manitou makes their forks. DT Swiss also does that. That "reverse arch" design came about to increase fork stiffness when using rim brakes. Magura uses a dual arch design.




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    Thats pretty cool, thanks for the info

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    Hi everyone. I'm new here so I guess ill start off with a pic of my 2009 Diamondback Outlook. I really enjoy this bike and I'm planning on doing a few upgrades and a bunch of additions here and there.
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    not mine

    its my friends, he stores it in my garage. i ride it of course and it climbs like a beast.
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    Mine

    I really enjoy this bike.... everything from Pump track (where this picture was taken) to woodsy single track to ripping DH to technical climbing...
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    My Upgraded DB Coil EX: 6 ft. 3 in. / 225 Lbs

    I am relatively new to MTBing. Age: 59, Height: 6 foot, 3 inches, Weight 225 pounds -- an old clyde!

    I bought my 2007 Diamondback Coil EX as a starter MTB. Found that I love trail riding -- so some upgrades were in order:

    - XTR rear derailleur / SLX front derailleur
    - Hollowtech II type crank / external bearing BB
    - SRAM chain / cassette
    - BB7 brakes front / rear
    - Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turn fork

    Since I ride on the roads early mornings as well as the trails (live about a mile from Itusi trail in NC), I have an LED headlamp, taillamp, mirror, GPS, bell -- and the spoke reflectors -- all to try and keep the cars from turning me into roadkill!

    The DB frame is very strong and the seat very soft -- handlebars are comfortable where I have them set -- really high. It is a heavy bike -- and I added a couple of security cables and a toolkit to the saddlebag just to make sure I would always get a good workout.

    I do all my own work and have tools, stand, bulk XTR cables and housings, etc.

    See you all on the trails! 73 de Ken - N4OI
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    Quote Originally Posted by kstovesand

    The DB frame is very strong and the seat very soft -- handlebars are comfortable where I have them set -- really high. It is a heavy bike -- and I added a couple of security cables and a toolkit to the saddlebag just to make sure I would always get a good workout.

    That is crazy looking, Looks like that stem riser could snap like a twig if you hit some techy trails since you put some nice stuff on there get the stock coilover off and get a reall shock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel4u2
    Is your fork backwards
    No that is a Manitou fork!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kstovesand
    I am relatively new to MTBing. Age: 59, Height: 6 foot, 3 inches, Weight 225 pounds -- an old clyde!

    I bought my 2007 Diamondback Coil EX as a starter MTB. Found that I love trail riding -- so some upgrades were in order:

    - XTR rear derailleur / SLX front derailleur
    - Hollowtech II type crank / external bearing BB
    - SRAM chain / cassette
    - BB7 brakes front / rear
    - Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turn fork

    Since I ride on the roads early mornings as well as the trails (live about a mile from Itusi trail in NC), I have an LED headlamp, taillamp, mirror, GPS, bell -- and the spoke reflectors -- all to try and keep the cars from turning me into roadkill!

    The DB frame is very strong and the seat very soft -- handlebars are comfortable where I have them set -- really high. It is a heavy bike -- and I added a couple of security cables and a toolkit to the saddlebag just to make sure I would always get a good workout.

    I do all my own work and have tools, stand, bulk XTR cables and housings, etc.

    See you all on the trails! 73 de Ken - N4OI
    By the look of that handlebar height, you should've gotten a bigger frame.

    Nice bike BTW

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    Yep -- Bars a Little Up There!

    Thanks for the comments. Yep, I didn't cut the Recon stem at all and still added the Delta riser extension. It does look spindley -- but feels very strong. (Looks like a praying mantis with the "War of the Worlds" headlamp.) I also added a nice Cane Creek S8 headset to help take the load of the long stem.

    The frame is the large size -- 20 inch. Would be nice to have a 21 or even larger but not sure if the Coil EX offers one. Maybe I'll try a new frame one day, but this one is really comfortable for me now.

    Kind of related to the rear shock situation -- If I keep the frame, the rear shock is the next upgrade. Just feeling my way along here -- thanks again for the inputs!

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    Here's my completely stock '09 Sorrento in RED.
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    my 09' Mission one picture update from last time

    Added from last time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader
    Here's my 1995 Axis TT Pro

    Frame: 1995 Diamondback Axis TT Pro, Ti brake studs, DKG post clamp, Ti bolt
    Fork: Waltworks steel, Ti brake studs
    Stem: Race Face System, Ti bolts
    H'bar: LP composite low-rise
    Headset: Race Face Realseal, Al cap bolt
    Seatpost: Ringle, Ti bolt
    Cassette: XTR M900, Al locknut
    Cranks: Race Face Turbine, Al big ring bolts, Ti granny bolts
    BB: Shimano M900 XTR, Ti bolts
    Hubs: King
    Spokes: Union Ti
    Rims: Bontrager Valient Ceramic
    Brakes: Avid Black Ops Ultimate, Ti bolt kit, including pad holders
    Tires: Varies depending on the course
    Saddle: WTB Shadow, ti
    Derailleurs and cog: M900 XTR, Ti bolts all around including rear der pivot bolt
    Shifters: Suntour XC Pro thumbies, Ti bolts
    Pedals: Crank Bros Ti spindles
    QRs: DKG Ti(pre Salsa)
    Chi-chi: Ringle cage, Ti. bolts
    Weight: Sub 20 lbs

    That bike is beautiful. I just picked one up off craigslist on a total fluke. It doesn't have stickers or anything, ( I will have to find a way to source some), but the potential is there.
    What size is that thing?

    -Rob

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    My 1997 Diamondback Zetec 2.1 frame with all XT components.....super light!

    <a href="http://s868.photobucket.com/albums/ab244/trex0770/?action=view&current=IMG_8876.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab244/trex0770/IMG_8876.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    Heres mine, 2008 Mission 3 fully custom build

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    hmm won't let me post pics, well heres a link: http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5110517/

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    Nice Mission, nicely done Love the build, looks bad ass
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    Sortie Black SS

    Haven't put this on the thread, thought I would add it, really fun bike
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    My '10 Response Sport

    Bone stock except for Bontrager sport saddle, Scott SPDs and Planet bike computer.

    I plan to upgrade the components as stuff starts to wear.



    Last edited by fattybikejones; 09-21-2010 at 02:15 AM.
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    My new DB Overdrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokclmb

    My new DB Overdrive.
    Nice... Have you had it in the dirt yet?
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    Not yet but I'm hoping for this weekend. I've been around town a few times and it has ridden great, even with an almost 40lb 4 year old in a child seat on the back.
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    ^^Cool, I have heard alot of guys using their 29ers for commuting as well as dirt.. I may have to check one out in the future. Let us know what you think should you have a dirt encounter
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    My 2009 DB Response

    With some upgrades:

    -slx crank
    -mz exr 130mm fork
    -thomson seatpost
    -avid bb7 brakes
    -planet x goliath h.bar
    -wellgo b114 pedals
    -mountain king 2.2
    -wtb devo saddle

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    ^^ No pix??^^
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    terdy, you have to add pics using the attachments tool.

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    Hey guys, I'm new here. Just got back into biking recently. Bought a Diamondback Zetec x4. can anyone tell me about them?? heres the pic of how I've got it now (all I added after this was an airzound)




    unfortunately my frame is too big for me. It's a 20' and I need about a 16-18 i think... If anyone has one let me know! thanks

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    Nice lookin' rig^^^

    How did you end up with a bike that doesn't fit? eBay?
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    Bought from a friend who lives about 1200ks away. he reckons it would suit somoene my size as it was too small for him.

    he's 6' and I'm 5'8.. but yeah, still a bit too small. I can ride it fine all day but trails are a bit tricky as I hardly have any gap between my jewels and the top tube... so yeah.. if anyone has a good DB frame for sale HT or FS I'm keen

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    hmmm.. shame as the Zetec was a nice frame for sure..

    You might want to check out a Response frame. They are going relatively inexpensively these days.. You are in the UK...Canada?
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    It obviously isn't the case here, but I've seen a few lousy bike shops put customers on bikes too big or small just to make a sale. Needless to say, I don't do business at those places anymore once I see that happen. I've also seen some shops that cater mostly to road bikers put mountain bikers on a frame that's a size too big purely out of ignorance.

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    I'm in Australia actually. But if I can get a hold of a frame either US or Canadian based I can get my relatives to get it for me and get them to send it out for me.


    Luckily my local LBS is great, he's actually offering me a brand new apollo summit 2010 frame for 100$ bnew just so I can get the right size going

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    Sweet.. sounds like a good deal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fattybikejones
    ^^Cool, I have heard alot of guys using their 29ers for commuting as well as dirt.. I may have to check one out in the future. Let us know what you think should you have a dirt encounter
    I was able to get on a trail today. This is a great bike. I love how smooth it feels. It's been about 10 years since I was really riding last but my new Overdrive feels way better than my old bike. As my skills and strength improve I'll really love to ride this bike even more.
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