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    Update

    Hi all

    New pic after many upgrades.

    Not a lot is left stock...
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    nice response

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    Officially nothing left on it that is stock, just changed the brakes to Avid BB7's

    That pic from above was taken Saturday ( June 16 ) and the brakes where the only stock part left.

    Really enjoying my bike!

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    why is your response look like a matte finish. i have the same response and mine is shiny did urs came like that?

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    Yup its a matte finish, 2011 Response Sport all came like that I thought?

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    2008 Response Comp










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    anyone with warranty issues here? my Sortie 2 frame just broke... and they say that there´s only a 1 year warranty on swing arms...

    anyone?

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    Caved in and picked me up a new XE with 20" frame this morning. I had the white one from a year or so back, I couldn't find a 20" frame so I had to get the XL and it was always to big. Glad to stumble on this one in just the size I needed, awesome bike. Been a long time Diamondback owner since back in the day when I had my V-Link 1.0 back in 96, great bikes, had quite a few road and mountain models since then. Here's some new pics of the whip.

    Well, looks like i'll have to be a post whore another 5 posts before I can post pics.
    If your seat post is sticking out of your frame further then 6 inches, you need a bigger bike.

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    Sick bike, that blue is tight.


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles View Post
    sturmruger - Nice bike
    Dagair002 - Nice review, I always say to ditch those tires asap! lol You see what I mean. I Love Kenda Nevagals,2.1 or 2.3, by far the fastest, best handling tire I've had, compared to a lot of tires. I too love the WTB Motoraptors, I have the same 2.24 Kevlar Motorator and love it. Those avid rotors are crappy and the Avid clean sweeps are the way to go, I love 7 or 8 in rotors!

    This is now my friends sub 26lbs Response Custom. Really cool bike
    If your seat post is sticking out of your frame further then 6 inches, you need a bigger bike.

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    Ok, here she is, sorry for the kitchen pics, yesterday it was blowing sheets of cold blue steel and today its raining. I added a Trek inverted bmx stem and a set of Gussett open prison bars with a set of Redline Lo pro pedals. Bike is awesome, I have to say that the Suntour suspension is better then the Spinner on the Response Sport I had as well as the drive train components, I didn't care for the Sram components, honestly didn't work for me as well as the Altus Shimano stuff on this one, Shimano's workhorse, I also like the Suntour drive cranks, very sturdy and seem very lite weight. The Adjustable preload is a nice feature that helps when your a muscular 215 lbs. bike just feels like a straight up dirt bike. I was impressed to find that every bolt and nut on this bike was greased, even the seatpost, most bikes come with next to none. She's dialed in perfectly and shifting is fast and smooth. The Kenda tires look super sick and will work perfectly for the lite trail riding I do, she'll be pampered and imacculately cared for.




    If your seat post is sticking out of your frame further then 6 inches, you need a bigger bike.

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    Nice looking responses in here! I'm gonna pick up a new fork for mine soon.

    I've got a new derailer hanger in the mail, a raceface Deus XC, and some better tires going on it soon. I'm looking for some 780mm bars and a new 130mm fork, and a stinger chainguide.
    It will be a 1x and hopefully will rip on the DH when it's all done up.
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    Anyone have a 18 inch 08 or 07 frame? Absolute silver or Burnt Orange? I really want one really bad.
    I like to ride my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecube89 View Post
    Anyone have a 18 inch 08 or 07 frame? Absolute silver or Burnt Orange? I really want one really bad.

    Mine is an 06 burnt orange 18" frame, still riding strong.

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    any pics of it?
    I like to ride my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecube89 View Post
    any pics of it?
    Yes sir

    Just took these pics tonight on my way to WiFi access.





    18 inch frame


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    So I am now on my 3rd response, everytime I sell one for parts for something else I come back to this bike. Lesson learned to stop selling these! Ive had a 09 response sport, and a 11' response.

    Anyways I found a 2011 Response Sport on CL for a good price, and will be building off this bike to make it my fun everyday bike.

    Also found a good deal on a brand new leftover 2011 Fox F120 RL 15QR
    Still on training wheels

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    Trial fit, waiting on brakes, 15mm wheelset, and headset
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    Still on training wheels

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    For the above bike ^^

    15mm Wheelset shows up today, along with my Stroker trail brakes and FSA Carbon ZS headset, should get it put together soon!

    Just ordered Alligator 180mm front and 160mm wavy rotors also.

    Havent even riddin this bike once... :P
    Still on training wheels

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    My second Response xe build, still need a lighter fork though.

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    Here she is all finished up,

    2011 Response Sport
    2011 Fox F120 RLC
    Hayes Stroker trail 180/160
    FSA Carbon ZS headset
    Thomson Elite seat post
    Alex SX44 wheelset
    Race Face Evolve bars
    Stock drivetrain and tires need adressing
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    Still on training wheels

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    Looks exactly like mine!

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    will be posting some pics of my 2006 once my post count gets up....

    Alot of nice bikes on here. Ive found the response to be a great hardtail that ranks up there with the big boys. Ive pounded on mine since 2006 with no problems....Of course The only thing original on mine is the frame, seat, and seat post.

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    Nice looking bike there DMehalko, what kind of headset did you put in? Is it 1 1/8 threadless zero stack?

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    At last after getting over the 10 post limit hump.....

    Here is my 2006 Response. Picked her up from the back of a Sports Authority that was gonna throw her away because it came with missing parts.

    Mods:

    -Cane Creek Sealed Wheelset (Not in production anymore...but very good so far)

    -Chris King headset

    -Easton Stem

    -Truvative Hussefelt Bars

    -Shimano XT Crankset

    -Shimano XTR Front Derailleur

    -Shimano XTR 9 Speed Chain

    -Shimano XTR Rear Derailleur

    -Shimano XTR Cassette

    -Ceramic Bottom Bracket...got it from a local team rider forgot the brand. But he rides professionally so Ill take his word for it.

    -Azonic Sealed Team Pedals...(Found at swap meet, apparently only offered to team riders)

    -Rock Shox Recon 351 fork....Steering tube too small currently looking for a new setup or to do the daunting pressout everyone says to avoid.

    -Maxxis Advantage Tires....my favorite tire ever.

    -Avid Mechanical Brakes....(Yeah yeah I know- But For some reason Ive never felt the need to upgrade. I always keep the cable lubed and setup right and had no trouble braking) I will be going Hydro eventually.

    So here she is....Shes no $4500 bike but I have a lot of fun on her. Im in the Northern VA area so riding fountainhead alot on a hardtail is starting to be a pain. I hope to someday get a 2nd rig that is full suspension... preferably a Mission frameset.

    COMING SOON: New seatpost and seat since they are the only thing on the bike thats stock left. Hydro brakes maybe. Bigger tire size when the this set goes out down the road.

    Click pics for bigger dreary colored versions from my cell phone....(Sorry!)











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    Quote Originally Posted by CDR_18 View Post
    Nice looking bike there DMehalko, what kind of headset did you put in? Is it 1 1/8 threadless zero stack?
    That is correct sir!
    Still on training wheels

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    have you found a new swing arm? If so, for how much and where? I want an upgraded swing arm for my mission.

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    New fork arrived today! Traded some parts for 180mm Ashima rotor upgrade. Test run tomorrow morning
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    new Contis!
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    no pics of mine...But have one of the blue XE's with lizard skin protector and some ergon grips that I am not sure if I like. When I look for fork and drive train upgrades what kind of size requirements do I need to look at?

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    I went with a RS Sektor, 130mm to replace the Suntour 100mm stock fork. Dropped over 1lb on the front end and made riding so much more enjoyable. The hub you have, the 7speed, will allow you to run an 8 or 9 speed cassette. Go for a 9 speed 11-36. Buy a medium cage x7 or x9 derailleur, x5, x7, x9, or x0 shifters, lose the large chainring for a bash guard and shorten the chain for a great 2x9 setup. I am running 1x10 x9, but had to use a rear wheel from an 8speed response to use a 10speed cassette. The derailleur hanger on mine was weak, leading to shifting issues, so I got a machined one off of eBay. I hate the paint job.

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    whats the pros to running only 2 on the front instead of 3? wouldnt you only have 18 gears to play with then? What about the front derailleur?

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    I went to a 1x setup to lose the front derailleur and shifter and to simplify shifting. For the trails I ride, I found I was only using the middle ring up front, and the bashguard that replaced my big ring, is much more useful than the taller gearing. I went with a 11-36 cassette to give me both a lower and higher gear that I did not have with my last cassette. It makes up for not having the granny or big ring and I lose the weight of the shifter, cable, and chainring.
    You may need all three rings, but I think a 2x system would work for most situations and you lose some complexity and bar clutter. I suggested SRAM, because I love how the x7 and up components have worked for me.
    I have a long cage (3rings) now, but I am upgrading to a Type2 short cage(1ring) x9 derailleur.
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    Thinking of going satin black for frame color and losing those horrible graphics. New Elixir7 brakes!
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    my 2008 Response Comp
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    Re: Upgraded DB Response! Post your pics!

    My 2013 Response XE 29er

    Diamondback Response XE 29ER
    Mavic Crossmax ST 29ER Wheelset
    Magura TS6 120MM DLO2
    Avid BB7 200mm f/r
    WTB Wolverine 2.2 running TUBELESS
    WTB Team Valcon carbon Saddle
    Raceface bars and stem
    DMR Vault Mag v3 platforms
    Jagwire white MTB housing/cables
    Oury grips
    Shimano sealed bb


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    Anyone here wanna sell a medium? Please message me..
    I like to ride my bike.

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    I need a medium strong box.. Please help.. !
    I like to ride my bike.

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    My Diamondback Response Sport, powder coated Black

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    Loving how this Custom Paint job came out!
    Specs are,
    -Sunline V-One Handlebar and Stem with TLD red ODI grips
    -Rockshox Tora (Decals removed)
    -Avid Elixir 1 brakes
    -Gravity FSA Cranks with XT SPD's
    -SRAM X9 Shifter and Deraileur
    -Renthal 33T Chainring with MRP G2 BB mount Chainguide
    -SOS Sunringle wheels with Maxxis 2.35 High Roller in front and 2.1 Crossmax for Rear Tires

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    That is so bad ass. I am looking for an 07 burnt orange response in 18. I have a 20, but really need an 18 for proper fit.
    I like to ride my bike.

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    18 inch burnt orange response?
    I like to ride my bike.

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    Upgraded DB Response! Post your pics!

    Update: 2013 response xe 29er

    -easton havoc carbon handlebar
    -sram x4 groupie minus cranks, still xct's
    -shimano un55 BB
    -crankbros mallet DH race pedals
    -shimano brm446 hydro brakes
    -rockshox xc32tk solo air fork
    -got a deal on some takeoff specialized wheels so I could have an 8/9/10 speed setup



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    anyone have a burnt orange 18 inch response to sell?
    I like to ride my bike.

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    Sup. Guys I'm new to this forum.. I have a db response xe that I've had for like five years now, I luv the bike. I've done everything from mountain to road biking and is an awesome bike. The only upgrades I've done a couple years back are the handle bars- origins 8, saddle- wtb and pdls- wellco and mud guards- topeak.. I'm looking to further upgrade soon

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    what bottom bracket are you guys running? Trying to figure out what groupset I want to put in, I was thinking a 9 or 10 speed.

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    Upgraded DB Response! Post your pics!

    Shimano Un55 for me, it's worked out really nicely so far...as for what size, mine was a 68x100, pull the cranks and it should be stamped somewhere on there...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xjtim View Post
    Shimano Un55 for me, it's worked out really nicely so far...as for what size, mine was a 68x100, pull the cranks and it should be stamped somewhere on there...


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    Ok cool thanks for the info

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    Hello All! I have a Diamonback Response XE 29er and I love this bike. I admit the forks suck and the components are sub par, but the frame is strong, light, and takes whatever I throw at it. I love working on the bike myself and learning and I want to upgrade the drive system to a 2/10 instead of the current 3/7. I take it I need new wheels? I am figuring I will be spending about 800-1000 bucks for all the parts. Is that to low, too high, or about the price range? Any feedback would be helpful on where to start and what specific brands or pieces you guys recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maui Cruz Malabanan View Post
    Hello All! I have a Diamonback Response XE 29er and I love this bike. I admit the forks suck and the components are sub par, but the frame is strong, light, and takes whatever I throw at it. I love working on the bike myself and learning and I want to upgrade the drive system to a 2/10 instead of the current 3/7. I take it I need new wheels? I am figuring I will be spending about 800-1000 bucks for all the parts. Is that to low, too high, or about the price range? Any feedback would be helpful on where to start and what specific brands or pieces you guys recommend.
    If your patient and source out the parts and get them at a good deal hopefully you won't have to spend that much luckily for me I'm picking up a 26" fuji outland 1.3 so whatever parts I take off i can throw on the diamondback. But you just have to keep your eyes open. Good luck on your build and can't wait to see how it turns out!

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