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    Has anyone cyclocrossed a 90 allure with 27.5 wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hdpearson13 View Post
    Has anyone cyclocrossed a 90 allure with 27.5 wheels
    Odds are it has happened at least once - somewhere.

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    Ascent Bottom bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    Odds are it has happened at least once - somewhere.
    Hey, I've search this thread and I have yet to find out anything about a bottom bracket on the diamondback ascent. I've got one from 92 I think # as U92021533. The BB measures 73mm. Can anyone tell me which BB fits? I've looked on ebay but not sure what would fit. I've got some old Truvativ FiveD cranks I want to use if it's doable. I want to get this thing on the mountain! Thanks!

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    Here is my 1993 Apex. 1993 was my favorite year, because the Head Tubes were bigger than usual. This 18" frame, measures 19" the traditional way. It has a big 5.5" Head Tube. I am a 6'1" rider with long legs, with a strong preference for smaller frames. More fun, flickable. Transports me back into time, to my BMX childhood. This bike fits me well, even for long rides. Much better than the 18" 1994 GT Bravado LE, that it replaced. That frame only had a 4" Head Tube. The Top Tube was basically horizontal. It felt like a road bike. Even with a 2" riser bar, it was quite uncomfortable. Especially on the neck. (I should have gotten the 20"). What a brilliant riding frame though.

    As for this Diamondback, it is a superb frame. Quick and Nimble, with good geometry. I know quality when it comes to vintage steel mtb's. Owned a 1994 GT Bravado LE, and my other bike is a 2006 Jamis Dragon Team. This one is a keeper, it rides well. Have her set up for Street and Hardpack, fun times. I probably would have had to get a 20" Diamondback frame in the 94-97 years, because of their smaller Head Tubes, due to my height. Yet you lose some nimbleness with the bigger size. And my torso is small, so I prefer small Top Tubes. Yes it is hard to find a good frame me!
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    The Diamond Back thread?-img_20150527_165918591.jpg
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    Top is DB Sorrento from '97 bought it as a leftover but new. And have rode the heck out of it. But the kid seat makes it hard to ride on single track. The bottom one I just bought for $35, couldn't pass it up. It's a DB override, don't know much about it, cro-mo frame 700c wheels, 21spd trans.

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    $35 for the Overdrive is a good score.

    Going off the decals, that looks to be a 1991 (or thereabouts).

    Remember how in about 2001, there was all this talk about a new wheel size, the 29er? And then a couple of years ago someone decided to coin a phrase for a new type of niche bike called a "gravel grinder"? Well, as usual, there's nothing new under the sun and all that was done years ago before the marketing departments spoke to the magazine editors and all of a sudden we had a new must-buy. This is one such bike.

    Set it up with slicks and have a great commuter. Put on the biggest knobbies it will fit and have a great bike for long days of smooth(er) trails.

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    Good job! 1994 Diamondback Apex

    Here's my 1994 Diamondback Apex in size 20". It has few nicks and scratches over the years, the worst being on the stickers, but overall it is in excellent shape. It has mostly stock components. The only exceptions are the tires and barends. As is, it currently weighs 28.0 lbs. With lighter kevlar tires and barends removed, it should come down to ~26 lbs range...maybe even to ~25 lbs range with few other changes. But for now, will keep it as is.

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    Here you can see the shine of the paint pretty clearly.
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    Nice Apex. I've always liked those and that one looks in nice condition.

    Did those Bontrager bars come stock too?

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    Should be a cool little workhorse. I have an Axis from that era and it was a great ride. Bontrager bars were stock, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahoebeau View Post
    Nice Apex. I've always liked those and that one looks in nice condition.

    Did those Bontrager bars come stock too?
    Yup, the Bontrager Titec bars are stock.

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    my 1994 Apex 4th rebuild...

    I have had this bike since it was built in front of me at the shop I worked at in 1994-95. I am constantly upgrading it to this day, next will be a Renthal Carbon Lite riser bar/ Race Face Respond stem.
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    Here it is today...
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    XTR, XT, RS XC32 solo air, Mavic 717, Renthal Carbon... the Apex had the same frame as Axis TT-Lite Chromoly, snake stays. Vintage race whip, 26er style!
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    My Diamond Back Response Elite 1993

    Hello People,

    New to the Forum, and here is my Diamond Back Response Elite 1993 which my wife rides every week. Changed out both front and back wheels just last week, as the 20+ years old originals were warped badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_guy View Post
    Here's my current ride. 22yr old Diamondback Ascent EX 18" frame, 21 spd. Had it since 1991 *new* still have the owners manual too, in near mint shape, and I still ride it weekly, a very dependable ride.
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    I've got the same bike (but Brahma handlebar) - think it is a 'Limited Edition' hence the flash paint job - my daily ride to work & had it since 92 - it does around 5,000km per year - so the only original bits are the frame, handlebar & seat stem (mine carbon) - did buckle the forks in a prang a while ago & so ruined the colour sheme with generic black forks - have been looking for those forks without success, for quite a while, so if anyone sees a frame like this, am keen to hear. Great bike, cheers, Damien

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinian36 View Post
    XTR, XT, RS XC32 solo air, Mavic 717, Renthal Carbon... the Apex had the same frame as Axis TT-Lite Chromoly, snake stays. Vintage race whip, 26er style!
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    I have a 94 Apex, too and this is giving me all kinds of bad ideas I really like how that looks. Do you have that set up for 100mm of travel and does it throw off the handling at all?
    It's all good!

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    ^ I had a 1994 axis, put on a 100mm fork and personally I thought it sucked big time...just my opinion though, reduced it to 80mm, perfect (and had had 80mm before changing to 100mm. It just made the front really high and slowed the steering a little too much.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    ^ I had a 1994 axis, put on a 100mm fork and personally I thought it sucked big time...just my opinion though, reduced it to 80mm, perfect (and had had 80mm before changing to 100mm. It just made the front really high and slowed the steering a little too much.
    Thanks for the reply.
    It's all good!

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    I like a taller front end myself, but I have ridden this bike for the last 10 years or so in this configuration. It feels fast and nimble to me, I have ridden everything from urban to Big mountain(Silver Mt., Kellogg, ID.) on it. I bought this bike new when I was 15ish working at a bike shop in 94'-95'. I have rebuilt it a few times and just picked up an 18" to rebuild. 100mm air fork with 20%-25% sag works sweet IHO. Thanks for the compliment...

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    Hi! Here's my lightweight climbin' machine. DB Axis '94 or '96 year made
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