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    I got my because the overall quality in my opinion was better than what other models were in it's class. The frame build was what sold me I know the components aren't meant for hard riding which was perfect for me cause it's more of a commuter bike than trail bike. And if your patient and look you can find upgraded components at great prices.

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    I bought mine because it was cheap. I don't care about bells and whistles. Whatever breaks gets replaced with better spec. The frame welds were perfect. I've seen other bikes more expensive with worse welds. I admit I did everything possible not to buy one but for the price I couldn't pass it up. I've changed everything but the wheels and frame and it's a great bike. Besides like everything else now a days the bikes are all made in the same factory most likely so it didn't really matter to me.

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    Re: Why did you buy a Diamondback?

    Bought my Overdrive because it was cheap & I was broke. Wanted something to ride. Rode it for awile then parked it. Didn't live in a area good gor cycling.
    last year I moved. MUCH better area for cycling & mtb riding.

    I cracked the frame on that bike. My Warranty thread. This is the bike Diamondback replaced with.

    I do like the new bike but wish it had SRAM instead of Shimano. Mostly I do not like integrated shifters and brake levers. Entry level SRAM X4 just seemed to work better shifting than Acera.

    But it gets me on the trails grinning like a lunatic.

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    Are you going to swap out the shimano for sram?

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    Maybe. Just going to ride the snot out of it. Need to pay a few bills off then change the fork.

    Oh, the brakes are Promax not the Tektro speced on website. Still does the job and I do have a new set of BB7s to swap out

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    Oh ok got ya I hear you on the paying bills part!

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    I bought my 2011 Recoil Comp as my first real mountain bike, with full suspension at that. Its a good frame to slowly upgrade on, and not a lot of people own them either, so it is slightly unique. I haven't been riding all too much this summer, because I needed money to upgrade the pogo stick of death fork. Have a SR Suntour Epicon in the mail which I plan on using 120mm travel. I'll hopefully live in Utah next year, which is going to be some really good riding (I'll just have to watch for those pesky rattlers). Eventually I plan on having a nice little 1x10 trail bike that would probably retail for around $1,200-1500

    Eventually I'd love to get into downhill/freeride style riding (I already pretty much the down parts of trails) and I would love to buy a upper Mission or Scapegoat once my riding abilities of that type riding outgrow my Recoil Comp (so, after I master beginner trails basically)

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    Because $500 for brand new 2011 Scapegoat frame.....

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    Money

    I bought my used 2011 sortie 29er 1 frame/fox fork/+ a few extras off ebay for the same price I would have paid just for a comparable frame from one of the big names. I've had it for 2 years now and it is still joy to ride. 75% of the bikes around here a Trek, specialized, or cannondale so it is kind of cool to have something different.

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    Why did you buy a Diamondback?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Bought my Overdrive because it was cheap & I was broke. Wanted something to ride. Rode it for awile then parked it. Didn't live in a area good gor cycling.
    last year I moved. MUCH better area for cycling & mtb riding.

    I cracked the frame on that bike. My Warranty thread. This is the bike Diamondback replaced with.

    I do like the new bike but wish it had SRAM instead of Shimano. Mostly I do not like integrated shifters and brake levers. Entry level SRAM X4 just seemed to work better shifting than Acera.

    But it gets me on the trails grinning like a lunatic.

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    Totally agree with you on the sram stuff...I switched out my Altus stuff to all sram x4 components, it's like night and day, and I know the x4 stuff is entry level, but I haven't had an issue with it yet, and I've romped it pretty hard lol

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    I bought my overdrive sport because it was the first "like new" condition bike that came available within my price range on craigslist. I wanted 29er/27.5er, hydro discs, and lockout fork for under $400.00. Looking back I could have done without the LO fork as I never use that feature.

    No regrets whatsoever. This bike got me back into a sport I forgot I loved. Sometimes I wish I was on a full suspension, sometimes I want more slack, sometimes I miss my old 26er, but sometimes this bike is nearly perfect. Just depends on where I ride and which lines I choose. I probably wont buy another Diamondback anytime soon because my next bike will be a 26er full squish AM bike and I plan to keep this 29er my lighter duty bike.

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    bought mine because i got 40 percent off of it through Apple.
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    I bought my 2014 Sortie because I had a considerable discount. Nothing could come close spec - wise for the money. Most folks seemed to speak highly of the Knuckebox design so I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did, I absolutely love the bike. The welds on the frame are well done and all else is good quality. I wouldn't hesitate to buy Diamondback again.

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    I think DB gets a bad rap is because they make low end bikes, but they also make High end bikes. I bought mine as a leftover waaaaaay back in 1998, beautiful black sorrento. I am a cheap @$$ by nature so it was a struggle to spend $300+ on a bicycle, but I did it, that bike is still in my garage I just put another 23 miles on it yesterday. I think DB changed ownership shortly after that, and the started selling bikes at dept stores I think I saw one at Target even. That has a way of setting a tone for "walmart bikes", I think though that the good ones are as good as any others in their price point. I just found out that I get 40% off DB through work. so as soon as I get the money togeather I think I am going to drop some cash on DB axis comp or overdrive comp. I hope I am right and not setting myself up for failure, but I just cant cut loose with $1000+ for a bike right now.

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    Long story short I use to really enjoy mountain biking when I was younger before college. Now after a few years of college, a few beers and a few pounds later I wanted to get back into shape. I figured why not combine my health goals with a past love. This led to me ordering a 2015 Diamondback Mission 2.0 (size large). My last bike was a hard tail with a cheapo RockShox. It's been a hell of a learning curve but I've loved every minute of it so far! One of the main reasons I chose diamondback is I work at an outdoor store and was able to order my bike brand new for $1840 shipped to my work. Not bad for a $3800 bike I gotta say lol.


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    I always wanted to try mountain biking so I bought an end of the year 2012 Recoil for $300. Rode it stock for two years until a month ago when I did my first upgrade. A set of Answer Rove pedals. For my style of riding, the heavy 35 lbs weight, the so called "pogo" stick suspensions that every talked about didn't bothered me at all. I made do with what I had for 2 years. Now, slowly but surely, I started eyeing a new rear shock. Looking into a Manitou Radium, a DVM or maybe even an X-Fusion. The annoucement of the new Shimano XT 8000 seems interesting and reasonably priced. Will wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafferty View Post
    Long story short I use to really enjoy mountain biking when I was younger before college. Now after a few years of college, a few beers and a few pounds later I wanted to get back into shape. I figured why not combine my health goals with a past love. This led to me ordering a 2015 Diamondback Mission 2.0 (size large). My last bike was a hard tail with a cheapo RockShox. It's been a hell of a learning curve but I've loved every minute of it so far! One of the main reasons I chose diamondback is I work at an outdoor store and was able to order my bike brand new for $1840 shipped to my work. Not bad for a $3800 bike I gotta say lol.

    Same exact reason for me. I will do it again in heart beat. I got a mission one 27.5 but pretty much upgraded everything besides the brakes, rear shock and crank haha. The bike is so pimp now and rides like a monster truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strife21 View Post
    Same exact reason for me. I will do it again in heart beat. I got a mission one 27.5 but pretty much upgraded everything besides the brakes, rear shock and crank haha. The bike is so pimp now and rides like a monster truck.
    Post up a picture of this bad boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafferty View Post
    Post up a picture of this bad boy!
    Here she is:

    Why did you buy a Diamondback?-img_0847.jpgWhy did you buy a Diamondback?-img_0844.jpg

    Upgrades:

    2015 Fox Factory Float 34 160mm FIT CTD w/ trail adjust
    Race Face Atlas Kash Money Handlebars cut down to 760mm
    Race Face Atlas 50mm Stem
    Ergon GE1 Grips
    Cane Creek 40 Series Headset
    Thomson Elite 367mm Seatpost
    Chromag QR Seatpost Collar
    Spank Oozy Trail 295 Beadbite Wheelset
    Maxxis Minion DHF and Maxxis Minion DHR II tires running tubless
    Nukeproof Electron Pedals

    Total Weight is 31.69 pounds

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    Bike looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafferty View Post
    Bike looks great!
    Thanks man. How do you like your Mission 2? I was a bit worried about the 1x10 drive train but my legs have adapted pretty well and just gotten stronger so I suppose thats a win win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strife21 View Post
    Thanks man. How do you like your Mission 2? I was a bit worried about the 1x10 drive train but my legs have adapted pretty well and just gotten stronger so I suppose thats a win win.
    The more I ride the more I like the 1x10. It is taking some getting use to though. I love having a dropper post now too. It comes in handy so often especially since I'm rusty and have more "oh s!&#" moments than most probably.

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    Why did you buy a Diamondback?

    I just ordered a DB Overdrive Pro online. I came across a deal too good to miss. $1,015 shipped for the bike. I was hesitant at first, so I went to REI to check out the comp model, and really liked what I saw. For the same price, I got the Pro model, with Fox Float 32 fork and a mix of SLX and XT components. I can't wait for it to get to me later this week.


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    I was looking for something that got a decent bang for the buck. I'm 53 years old, and a fairly new mtn bike rider. So I think this bike will do pretty well. I heard the forks are so so. I will ride it and see how I like the fork, and maybe upgrade later.

    I got my Diamondback Axis sport 27.5" bike with an online coupon $560 + $20 + for 1 year membership + tax = $632 MSRP is $800. You can have it shipped to you with assembly required. I ordered it to be delivered to the REI near me where it was assembled by them. I have not even rode it in the dirt yet. Came close to buying a bike on Bikes direct. But I feel I got a decent deal.

    Hydraulic brakes to boot. I'm going to put some clear plastic on some of the frame parts to protect the paint. Pretty good bang for the buck. I have an old 1994 Diamondback Axis TR I've been using over the last few years. I have only been on a real trail 1 time. Forgot about taking it camping, and riding it a few times there. Pretty sad. That is going to change.
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    I got my Overdrive Carbon Sport because the complete bike build put a lot of the more expensive entry level carbon framed XC HT bikes to shame. Specced with WTB Wolverine Tires out of the box is a huge plus, and smartly chosen wheels/fork/cockpit parts for ruggedness over a cumulative 1lb weight savings on my XL/22" model was brilliant decision making.

    Basically, for the price of buying a cheap chinese no-name frame, finding a fork, and buying a discount grouppo, I was able to get a complete bike with warranty support, and a setup I already knew and liked. Even more impressively, the frame itself and graphics package were so well executed, I've only encountered a scant few bikes that are equally or more impressive in terms of finish detail and graphics styling for stealthy/subdued stuff, and all of those bikes are an order of magnitude pricier.





    I'll start tricking some fancier parts over, but in stock form it's really an impressive bike.

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