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    Ha! My kids both have big-box mountain bikes, so I slowly transfer parts from my DB to theirs as needed.

    One thing I'll mention, though, is to anybody disassembling a Recoil or Atroz, be careful with the pivot bolt for the suspension. Mine was seized and the bolt side snapped like a twig with very little effort. A new kit from DB is $60 and has to be ordered through a dealer, which probably means they'd have to install for you as well (liabilities).

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    2013 Diamondback Recoil 29 Upgrades

    Just completed upgrades for my 2013 Diamondback Recoil 29

    Upgrades
    -Shimano XT M8000 Crankset 175mm
    -Shimano XT M8000 Crankset Chainring 32
    -Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000 11-Speed Cassette - 11-42
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 GS Rear Derailleur - 11-Speed
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 Shifter
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 Bottom Bracket
    -Shimano Ultegra 6800-XT M8000 HG701 11sp Chain
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 Disc Brake Front and Back
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 SPD Trail Pedals
    -Shimano XT-Saint RT86 Ice-Tech 6 Bolt Disc Rotor 180mm & 160mm
    -RockShox 30 Gold TK Poploc Remote
    -RockShox Monarch R
    -Cane Creek 40-Series Zerostack Short Cover
    -Renthal Apex Stem 60mm

    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-recoil.jpg

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    It was just a fun hobby to do in between BJJ days, but now, I look forward to Tues & Thurs. Maybe even Sunday. I beat the shit out of this bike, I popped my WTB seat from a fall and ordered a Selle something, might return it for a WTB Volt again, I like how skinny the Volt is, easy to hang off the rear. Might finally get a new stem, I was sliding the seat rails as far back so I could avoid getting a stem, now I feel like I have to.

    Anyone know what the stock one is again? Might get new bars too for bling IDK yet.

    The wheels are my friends, it's a 2.8 lbs difference from the stock DB wheels, Ill ride tomorrow to see what a $600 upgrade feels like.
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    No pictures. - stripped hanger installing rear derailleur, so that is on order. Will get weight once part comes in mail and I can bolt it all together.

    Updated list as I went along and in order I purchased. Prices listed include shipping, Prices in parenthesis are suggested retail.

    Recoil 2015 29" $501. ($800). Outdoor pro link
    Rockshox Monarch R rear shock $97. ($150) eBay
    Shock mount brackets $24 eBay
    Wellgo MG-1 platform pedals $27. ($35) eBay
    Suntour Raidon fork $205. ($270) Suntour loyalty program
    Wtb pure v saddle $31 ($40) eBay
    Avid db3 hydraulic brakes $85 ($124) Amazon
    SRAM Rise 40 Front Wheel $82 ($312) Bikewagon.com
    SRAM Roam 30 rear wheel $150 ($267) Craigslist
    Grips $15 Amazon
    SRAM x1 1200 Crank 28 tooth $70 ($220) eBay
    SRAM X7 rear shifter and derailleur $65. ($90) pinkbike
    Sunrace 11-42 10 speed cassette $66.50 ($70) eBay
    Chainstay protector $5 ($15) bikewagon.com
    WTB Bronson/Vigilante tires (tubeless) $56 ($95) promotive
    SRAM 1051 chain ($21) ($25) eBay
    SRAM GXP bottom bracket $25 $($48) pinkbike

    $1525.50 ($2600)

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    I could have gotten a better price buying a hgher spec'd bike up front, but for me half the fun was learning how to wrench on bikes again. Also paying in $100 increments wasn't as painful on the wallet.


    If anyone is looking for stock replacement parts, brakes, wheels, drivetrain, shock, etc. let me know.

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    Seems like I am hijacking this thread lately.
    Cheap eBay scale says 25 pounds? Me standing on bathroom scale holding bike says 29 pounds. Guess we are going somewhere around 27 pounds.

    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-image.jpgYour Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-image.jpgYour Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-image.jpg

    Snowed 6 inches yesterday, hopefully get to field test before Fruita in a week.
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    ^^^ Nice looking bike! Bet it rides well! I've been riding a lot, maybe a new bike next year.

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    Just got done adjusting my rockshox xc32tk from 100mm-120mm...head angle is now at 68 degrees. Haven't ridden it yet except for around my parking lot, seems stable enough, I'll know more this weekend when I ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmc168 View Post
    Just completed upgrades for my 2013 Diamondback Recoil 29

    Upgrades
    -Shimano XT M8000 Crankset 175mm
    -Shimano XT M8000 Crankset Chainring 32
    -Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000 11-Speed Cassette - 11-42
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 GS Rear Derailleur - 11-Speed
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 Shifter
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 Bottom Bracket
    -Shimano Ultegra 6800-XT M8000 HG701 11sp Chain
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 Disc Brake Front and Back
    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 SPD Trail Pedals
    -Shimano XT-Saint RT86 Ice-Tech 6 Bolt Disc Rotor 180mm & 160mm
    -RockShox 30 Gold TK Poploc Remote
    -RockShox Monarch R
    -Cane Creek 40-Series Zerostack Short Cover
    -Renthal Apex Stem 60mm

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    Those are some great upgrades? What did that all cost if you dot mind me asking?

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    Double tap
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    Double post
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    Recoil


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    My 2016 Recoil.






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    Do any one knows if I can use a rear shock 200x57.2 on my recoil wich is 190x51

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    Not sure, but I'd love to know...I'm getting ready to get one...

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    A 200mm shock won't fit. There is only 6mm air between an 190mm shock eyelet and the seat post bar of the frame. A 200mm shock would be 4mm too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in Austria View Post
    A 200mm shock won't fit. There is only 6mm air between an 190mm shock eyelet and the seat post bar of the frame. A 200mm shock would be 4mm too long.
    Thanks for the help i just goin to look for one that fits right in the money .... Do you know any one that will fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xjtim View Post
    Not sure, but I'd love to know...I'm getting ready to get one...

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    I guess wi won't be able the use one 😥

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    ^ Very nice Recoil!

    I'd recommend an Rockshocks Monach R. If you are on a budget, you can get an DNM aoy-36rc for $79 on amazon. A lot of people are very happy with the DNM. I have an DNM for a few months now and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in Austria View Post
    ^ Very nice Recoil!

    I'd recommend an Rockshocks Monach R. If you are on a budget, you can get an DNM aoy-36rc for $79 on amazon. A lot of people are very happy with the DNM. I have an DNM for a few months now and love it.
    Thanks for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in Austria View Post
    My 2016 Recoil.





    Is that a 120mm fork

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    It's a 100mm RockShox Recon Silver.

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    Here's my 29er. (photo taken with potato)
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    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-img_0376.jpg

    New Easton EA70XL wheels and a EA50 Handlebar. The bike fits perfectly now. I liked that I upgraded each component one at a time, it let me feel what each upgrade did. It now weighs 30.4 lbs. I made a climb on it today that I've never been able to so my skills are getting better too. Anyone who has $500 which was what I paid for it, should definitely invest. I wont be buying anything else, maybe an XT cassette when this one wears out and lighter tires the next time around. Have fun riding guys!

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    Is the crankset a raceface ride x1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksu515 View Post
    This is probably not the right place to ask this question, but here goes.
    I managed to bend up my chain rings on my stock Suntour crankset on my '12 Recoil.
    So I replaced the crankset with these Vuelta Montagna Pro set I picked up for $20 new.Attachment 897304
    MTB Pro Crankset 44/32/22 104-64/BCD

    MTB Comp Crankset 44/32/22 104-64/BCD
    110/64 BCD triple steel chainrings
    44/32/22 gearing, designed for indexed shifting
    Fits square taper 110mm bottom bracket
    Cold-forged extra strong alloy crank arms,
    Available with 170mm and 175mm Lengths, Black finish

    I didn't change the stock bottom bracket.Attachment 897306
    I don't know what any of these numbers mean.
    But here's the problem. When I installed the new cranks they seem to stick out farther away from the frame than the stock cranks did on either side.
    The Vuelta site recommends a 118mm BB, but wouldn't that make it even worse??
    I torqued them down to the specs in the instuctions. Basically I'm not sure what to do. Do I need another BB? if so what size or # should I get?
    Thanks for any advice.
    I think that you problem is the crankset you got is for 110mm bottom bracket and I don't think is going to work with other bb you need to get a crankset that is 73mm bb with a 73mm bb


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thegogetter View Post
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    New Easton EA70XL wheels and a EA50 Handlebar. The bike fits perfectly now. I liked that I upgraded each component one at a time, it let me feel what each upgrade did. It now weighs 30.4 lbs. I made a climb on it today that I've never been able to so my skills are getting better too. Anyone who has $500 which was what I paid for it, should definitely invest. I wont be buying anything else, maybe an XT cassette when this one wears out and lighter tires the next time around. Have fun riding guys!

    Nice bike! But I'd lose those mechanical brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by pikyn08 View Post
    Is the crankset a raceface ride x1

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    Yes its a RF Ride, Not sure how light or heavy it is but it was on sale and has never let me down.

    Quote Originally Posted by Made in Austria View Post
    Nice bike! But I'd lose those mechanical brakes
    Yea, brakes are one of the things I need to learn how to adjust and do maintenance on them first before I upgrade. I did ride a bike w Hydro brakes... It was nice, but since mine works fine, not gonna upgrade until I know more about. The same goes for going tubeless, just need to do more research and ride more lol.

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    I did hydros as one of my first upgrades, they aren't really that hard to set up, if you know how to bleed brakes on a car, then they're a piece of cake. There's nothing wrong with mechanicals, they work great. As a heavier rider, I appreciate my hydros though lol

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    2016 27.5 recoil


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xjtim View Post
    I did hydros as one of my first upgrades, they aren't really that hard to set up, if you know how to bleed brakes on a car, then they're a piece of cake. There's nothing wrong with mechanicals, they work great. As a heavier rider, I appreciate my hydros though lol

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    I'm on the "If it aint broke don't fix it" train right now lol


    Quote Originally Posted by thecelt View Post
    2016 27.5 recoil

    Did they change the frame for the 27.5 wheelset one? I'd imagine a lot of pedal strikes if they didnt? I wonder how one rides.

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    Not sure, but ill keep it in mind when i get it out on the trails. Ill measure from the center of the crankset to the ground, and someone with 29" wheels could do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in Austria View Post
    My 2016 Recoil.





    I like the stickers you put on there. How do you like the bike so far? I recently bought tge same one.

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    Nice, I love the red colors on yours. Haha, I broke down and put some gun sticker on it. I have ridden it almost everyday on some smaller desert mountains in Nevada. I love this bike so far.

    The bike has now a Shimano ZEE 1x10speed drivetrain on it. Got it cheap from a friend who never installed it. The stock Shimano Acera and Suntour crank set never let me down, it worked great. I couldn't say no to a new $150 ZEE drivetrain set.

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    Nice upgrades. I covered all the blue with red stickers (as you can tell). And im a big firearm/2nd amendment guy

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    Same here!

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    Decided to pick up a DNM shock...went with the ao-42ar instead of the ao36 that some of you have bought...seems like a pretty decent shock, definitely better than the coil shock. The rebound works awesome on this thing. Sag was pretty easy to dial in. I'll know more after I ride this week....

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    Finally pulled the trigger on a 2016 recoil. I am coming off a 26" Walmart Next Mountain Ridge I have been riding since 2008. Hitting the trails after work. Any hints tips or tricks with this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takumi788 View Post
    Finally pulled the trigger on a 2016 recoil. I am coming off a 26" Walmart Next Mountain Ridge I have been riding since 2008. Hitting the trails after work. Any hints tips or tricks with this bike?
    Keep it upright? In all honesty, I would love to hear a report back in the Diamondback general forum about the differences your feel between the two. Obviously we know the Recoil will be far superior to the Next Wally World brand, but I just want to hear your $.02. The Recoil Comp was one of the DB bikes I was looking into to purchase over the next year or less but I don't remember if they make a XL frame for it or not. Most of all, have fun and ride it to the rim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takumi788 View Post
    Finally pulled the trigger on a 2016 recoil. I am coming off a 26" Walmart Next Mountain Ridge I have been riding since 2008. Hitting the trails after work. Any hints tips or tricks with this bike?
    Ride it!



    Picture just because that's what this thread is for.
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    How are you liking the ao42?

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    It's nice, its much better than the coil, it soaked up some pretty big hits the weekend. I'm planning on taking it to snow summit bike park in the next couple of weeks. Itll really be tested there. Is your fork at 120mm? I like the colors of your recoil, looks great!

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    Yes, It's a 120mm fork. Thanks! I wish the decals were charcoal or gunmetal instead of white but it is growing on me. The bike without upgrades was just a hair over $400, talk about bang for the buck!

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    I'm running a 120mm too. I like it a bit better. Mine was just over $400 too lol...I've got about another $500 invested, and it's better equipped than a lot of trek and giant trail bikes lol

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    Since I am a newb and posted a non-picture in a picture forum, , here is a picture of my brand new DB Recoil on the way to the trails for the first time.
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    Nice ride! As far as advice on the bike goes: take it to a bike shop and have them give a good once over and then put some miles on it. Figure out what you don't like about it and change it. Any questions you have you can probably find answers for here on these forums. Happy riding!

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    My son picked up a recoil recently. Picked up a Fox Float CTD on eBay cheap and did the Suntour upgrade to the Raid on. Probably will upgrade drivetrain or brakes in the future. Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-uploadfromtaptalk1466147187695.jpg

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    Sorry for the extremely late reply to thecelt. Missed your post. I have included the total cost plus the original approximate weight of each replaced item and the weight of the item it replaced. The ride performed pretty well during my Moab trip this year.

    NOTE: The picture shown does not include the new XT wheels.

    Total Cost = $1,530.00 (February 2016 price)
    Approximate Total Weight Reduction = 3855g = 8.5lb

    Original - Fork - SR XCT 100mm travel w/external preload adj. (2561g)
    Replaced - Fork - RockShox 30 Gold TK Poploc Remote (1801g $319.07: Reduce 760g)

    Original - Rear Shock - Tuff Shock Coil 190x51mm w/ oil Damping (622g)
    Replaced - Rear Shock - (USED) 2014 RockShox Monarch R $80 Mounting Hardware $24 (297g $104.00: Reduced 325g)

    Original - Cranks - SR Suntour XCC T202 24/34/42t (967g)
    Replaced - Cranks - Shimano XT FC-M8000 Single Crankarms Black, 175mm, Single Chainring 32T (698g $141.98: Reduced 269g)

    Original - Bottom Bracket - Sealed Cartridge 1.37x2.4 (339g)
    Replaced - Bottom Bracket - Shimano XT BB-MT800 Bottom Bracket Black (80g $19.99: Reduced 259g)

    Original - F. Derailleur - Shimano Altus dual pull, top swing, 34.9 (303g)
    Replaced - F. Derailleur - N/A (0g: Reduced 303g)

    Original - R. Derailleur - Shimano Acera SGS 8spd (304g)
    Replaced - R. Derailleur - Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleur Black, GS Cage (271g $59.98: Reduced 33g)

    Original - Shifter - Shimano SL-M310 8spd Rapidfire (180g)
    Replaced - Shifter - Shimano SL-M8000 I-Spec II Shifter Black, Rear (187g 41.99: Reduced -7g)

    Original - Brake Levers - Tektro Alloy w/ reach Adjust (294g)
    Replaced - Brake Levers - Shimano XT M8000 (Front) (269g $89.99: Reduced 25g)

    Original - Brake Levers - Tektro Alloy w/ reach Adjust (352g)
    Replaced - Brake Levers - Shimano XT M8000 (Rear) (285g $89.99: Reduced 67g)

    Original - Brakes - Tektro Novela Disc w/ 180mm Front (162g)
    Replaced - Brakes - Shimano XT RT86 ICE-TECH 180mm (146g $30.49: Reduced 16g)

    Original - Brakes - Tektro Novela Disc w/ 160mm Back (140g)
    Replaced - Brakes - Shimano XT RT86 ICE-TECH 160mm (127g $30.49: Reduced 13g)

    Original - Cassette - Shimano HG31 8spd Cassette (11-32t) (315g)
    Replaced - Cassette - Shimano XT CS-M8000 11 Speed Cassette 11-42T. 11 Speed (432g $72.99: Incresed 117g)

    Original - Wheels - 32h Weinmann SL-7 Doublewall Front + Rear + Tubes = 1679g + 1828g (3507g)
    Replaced - Wheels - Shimano XT M785 Wheelset UTS ready Front:895 Rear:1077 (1972g $300.00: Reduced 1535g)

    Original - Tires - WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2 (1608g)
    Replaced - Tires - Continental X-King ProTection 29x2.2" Mountain Tire 1310g (1310g $81.65: Reduced 298g)

    Original - Pedals - DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform (401g)
    Replaced - Pedals - Shimano Deore XT M8000 SPD Trail Pedals (401g $43.22: Reduced 0g)

    Original - Stem - DB AL6061 Ahead 7° 31.8mm (163g)
    Replaced - Stem - Renthal Apex Stem 70mm, 31.8mm, 6° (142g $32.24: Reduced 21g)

    Original - Headset - Zero Stack Ahead 1 1/8" + spacer 7g (alloy) (101g)
    Replaced - Headset - Cane Creek 40-Series Zerostack Short Cover Complete (82g $49.18: Reduced 19g)

    Original - Chain - KMC-Z82 (323g)
    Replaced - Chain - "Shimano Ultegra 6800-XT M8000 HG701 11sp Chain" (287g $22.49: Reduced 36g)

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    Hi! I just pulled the trigger on a Recoil online. Hopefully it will ship soon. This thread helped me make the decision to buy it, thanks for all the pictures! BTW, I got the 29er in the red color. The DB website didn't have Recoil in a 29er for 2016 (and the color was black). Is it possible I bought a 2015?

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    I think so. It was the last year of the 29er....it's a great bike. Mine has been tons of fun. It's just a good, solid trail bike....congrats!

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    Made the switch to a Raceface NW 32T cog....1x10 now, I'll be riding mammoth bike park next week, so I'll see how I like it. Seems kinda simplistic riding around the neighborhood, I keep forgetting there is no front derailleur now lol

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    I finally got mine! So far only added the DNM rear shock and it's so much better. What do you guys think of changing my wheels from 29" to 27.5"? BTW, it's a 16" frame with 170mm cranks.

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    I'd keep the 29ers...it's not an enduro/am bike, its a trail bike. I don't think you can throw some 27.5s and huck it at a bike park. You'll run into pedal strikes and all that, unless you swap the cranks to the proper length. Then you'll have to address more travel, at that point, I'd buy a mission. What is your motivation to swap wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xjtim View Post
    What is your motivation to swap wheels?
    I'm pretty short and I just want a little more stand over clearance. When I stand over it now the top tube rests right against my boys. I've scoured the interwebs and everything I've seen says the 29ers and 27.5s have the same geometry. Correct me if I'm wrong but if the geometry doesn't change and you put a smaller radius wheel, wouldn't the bike's clearance be lower? If that was so, why didn't DB adjust the geometry to address that? If they didn't think it was a problem, why should I? Also, my cranks are 170mm (which is only about 3/16 of an inch shorter than 175mm) but I don't think I'll have to worry about pedal strike. I do like the 29er because I only ride trails, but I would just feel more comfortable with an extra inch of stand over height. Maybe I'll do as my friend suggests and wear platform shoes when riding, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker73 View Post
    I'm pretty short and I just want a little more stand over clearance. When I stand over it now the top tube rests right against my boys. I've scoured the interwebs and everything I've seen says the 29ers and 27.5s have the same geometry. Correct me if I'm wrong but if the geometry doesn't change and you put a smaller radius wheel, wouldn't the bike's clearance be lower? If that was so, why didn't DB adjust the geometry to address that? If they didn't think it was a problem, why should I? Also, my cranks are 170mm (which is only about 3/16 of an inch) but I don't think I'll have to worry about pedal strike. I do like the 29er because I only ride trails, but I would just feel more comfortable with an extra inch of stand over height. Maybe I'll do as my friend suggests and wear platform shoes when riding, lol.
    I am 5'4 w the small frame. I completely understand how you feel. When I bought the bike I instantly asked the same question. Now I finally have an answer. I highly recommend you NOT to swap to 27.5 wheels. I did it yesterday and took pics but I can't upload since I'm on mobile. Very rarely when I'm trail riding I get a pedal strike w 29er wheels. But once I swapped to 27.5 my first turn was a pedal strike. It dropped the bike by almost an inch. It felt great being lowered but you lose the ability to ride over things and the ability to lean your bike over. But I have gotten used to the bike being so tall. I've had mine for two years and I do prefer the 29er now. Ride it often, it will grow on you. Good luck.

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    I see...sorry I can't relate, I'm 6'2"! I can understand your motivation though. Makes sense, I think you can convert, but you'll have to get a shorter crankset and possibly a fork designed for 27.5 wheels...I literally just got done at mammoth bike park a few hours ago. On my 29er recoil. This thing shreds so much better than I expected, mine is almost completely upgraded though. I wouldnt recommend riding a stock one up there....

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    Just put together a 2016 recoil comp. Good stuff, derailleur was a touch off but no big deal. Gonna take it out today, sorry I don't have photos now

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    is it possible to use the stock sun tour crank and just replace the chainring?

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    Just got my 2016 Recoil Comp about a week ago, rode it about 9 miles so far. Love the bike. Just took off the reflectors and stickers on the wheels, love how it looks! Not the best photo though, didn't feel like breaking out the Nikon


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    Here's a better photo. I really like the way it looks without the stickers on the wheels.


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    That color is awesome. Congrats!

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    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-img_20160731_090621062.jpg

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    I have the 27.5 2016 bike and need to upgrade the fork but not sure if i need straight or taper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coondog13 View Post
    I have the 27.5 2016 bike and need to upgrade the fork but not sure if i need straight or taper...
    The website says Zero Stack Ahead 1 1/8" for the headset, so it's straight. You can also tell from the pics on the website too. I have the 2015 29er and just did the Suntour Upgrade with the Raidon XC LO. It is worlds better, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucker73 View Post
    I've scoured the interwebs and everything I've seen says the 29ers and 27.5s have the same geometry.
    The DB website now advertises a 2016 29er too. The geometry between the 27.5 and 29 are definitely different, which wasn't apparent before they offered the 2016 29er. It looks like switching to 27.5 wheels would for sure bring the BB and cranks lower to the ground. Oh well, anyone with a 2016 27.5 16" frame want to trade?

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    My latest pics. Since last time I posted a pic I've done some changes. Raidon forks (Suntour upgrade program), Alivo Hydraulic brakes, SLX Crankset, SLX 10-speed cassette, Deore HG-X chain, XT rear derailleur (Shadow+), XT rear shifter. I plan on going full 1x10 and have a Narrow Wide 32T chainring on the way. I've removed the 22T and front derailleur/shifter in the meantime. I have not had any chain drops with the stock chainring though. Maybe it's because the 42T is still on as well or the clutch in the rear mech. Anyway, enjoy the Fall weather, it's a great time to ride!Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-img_2212.jpgYour Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-img_2214.jpgYour Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-img_2213.jpgYour Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-img_2211.jpg

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    Upgrades

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    -Shimano Deore XT M8000 GS Rear Derailleur - 11-Speed
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    -Shimano XT-Saint RT81 Ice-Tech CL Disc Rotor 203mm Front & Rear
    -Stan's Flow EX w/ Shimano XT M8000 Hubs (custom wheelset)
    -Schwalbe Hans Dampf Tires
    -RockShox Recon Silver RL w/ Poploc Remote
    -RockShox Monarch R
    -RockShox Reverb Dropper Post
    -Truvativ Hussefelt Bars
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    Wow, you threw some cash at that thing...How's it ride? Looks like a nice build for sure!

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    Pretty nice. Bought it stock for about 400. First replaced the suspension and I thought that was a huge upgrade/difference. Then changed up to the m8000 groupset and shifting/braking was just that much nicer. Then installed the dropper, stem and bars and the ride went to a different level. Its crazy how much a dropper post makes the way you ride a bike so different. Last I threw on the wheelset and it stiffer/more responsive. Not a crazy amount but it was noticeable.

    I gotta say I do love riding this bike. =)

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    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-20161209_175558.jpg

    My Diamondback Recoil Akira 29er

    compact, low center of gravity.. kinda like flying a tank

    these aren't the last of the mods; but i wanted to show what $1000 bike looks like, before i press on.

    Chao!

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    Bad pic, I'll post a good one once the trails dry out around here. I got a few gift cards to jenson usa for xmas, so I picked up some 29x2.4 maxxis minion DHR II's. Also picked up a KS Eten dropper. Just about done with this build...

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    Nice Recoils! I see a lot of you have replaced your rear shock with RockShox Monarchs. I just replaced mine using the stock hardware and I have tons of play. What rear shock hardware dimensions did you all buy to make it fit right? Both sides of my shock are loose. Thanks!

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    I love my Recoil! Paid $150 used for it on CraigsList.

    Upgraded:
    DNM Rear Shock
    Holzfeller Cranks
    1x8 Drivetrain
    Howitzer BB
    Clarks M2 Hydraulic Brakes
    Hussefelt Stem
    LockOn Grips
    Waiting on my fork, Box components complete drivetrain.

    Will tear it down completely to bare frame and strip paint. Cut and relocate upper shock mounts with brace. Cut and reshape rear swing arm pivot to improve suspension travel. Widen rear drop outs to boost setup so I can run a 27.5+ 3" tires.
    Brace frame with small dimple dies gussets. Internal cable routing added to the frame and lighten non integral points.

    I love to fabricate and weld by the way!







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    Updated my new 2017. Added Tubeless Exiwolf Tires on Azark Outlaws, Rockshox Reba 2 Air with remote lockout. Dmn A042RC rear shock and Raceface single crank with 32t chainring to go 1x8. Everything free by buying and flipping bikes.....Never spend you own money

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    This is the last of upgrades for this Recoil. I bought new in 2014, did all the work on it myself, learned a lot but Its time to ride something else. The dropper was the last upgrade and my only complaint with the bike is the pedal bob. I upped the air in the rear to see if it will help, I am riding flats so it could be my technique but I'm looking for something that pedals better. I have my eye on an Orbea Occam. Cheers Recoil Gang. 酪酪酪





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    Can I fit shimano saint xm80s on my recoil comp 2011?


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    Tapered fork

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddioDan View Post
    Here's mine, she's a work in progress. Looking to replace all the components over the winter.

    Upgrades:
    Easton EA70 low-rise handlebar
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    Kore Elite 110mm Stem
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    Fox Float RP2
    Hey DaddioDan, is that a tapered fork? I was wondering if you could let me know exactly which headset you used? It's tough to find straight forks these days. Thanks!
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    The Babygirl with brand new tires and brand new pedals!


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    Every one with higher end forks on their bikes is there any conversion kit to be able to run qr wheels in a fork with a 15 mm bolt thru Axle?

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    Check this out: Mavic 15mm to 9mm Quick Release Front Axle Reducer

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad220 View Post
    Check this out: Mavic 15mm to 9mm Quick Release Front Axle Reducer
    Thanks, but I am confused. Will this let me use a qr wheel with a fork that has a a 15 mm thru Axle?

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    I see what you are saying. That is for wheels with a 15mm thru axle to convert to a 9mm QR. I was looking at those to use with my QR fork because many wheels now have thru axel hubs. My mistake, I got a little confused myself.

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    I saw someone sucessfully fottes 2.4s. I know my 2.8s work in my fork.

    Im looking at a 2015 recoil 27.5 frame on ebay.

    Doesn anyone have any info on if a 2.8 rear tire will work?

    Can anyone measure for me?

    To the guy who has the 2.4s... Hows the clearance?

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    2.8s fitted tight into a Recoil
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    Ordered it directly from diamondback, to replace my very old 26" Schwinn

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    Sorry to hijack..

    I have a '17 recoil 29er and i am looking for a new front shock.

    What size\length of tube do i need?

    Is it 1 1/8" non-tapered, non-threaded with a tube length of 8 inches?

    again, sorry and thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vendetter13 View Post
    I saw someone sucessfully fottes 2.4s. I know my 2.8s work in my fork.

    Im looking at a 2015 recoil 27.5 frame on ebay.

    Doesn anyone have any info on if a 2.8 rear tire will work?

    Can anyone measure for me?

    To the guy who has the 2.4s... Hows the clearance?
    mine has 2.4s, a couple of pics up....doesn't climb worth a shit but rails dh like a mofo! plent of room for the 2.4s.

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