2013 Diamondback Recoil 29 Bike

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    Good first trail bike but a money pit longer down the line.

    The Good:

    Very user friendly and comes with a rear lockout which I would have never thought you would get one for it being under $1000.

    The Bad:

    Like the title says a money pit. I've already had to repair it once and don't even mention the brakes(had to replace those too).

    Overall Review:

    I like the bike but I feel like I am going to spend more money fixing it than it is actually worth. As a first time mountain bike owner I don't think I would have chose anything else.

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    Vital MTB member ChrisandMcEvoy
    26198 ChrisandMcEvoy http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/26198/avatar/c50_2013_05_28_11.30.47_1373156905.jpg?1373156883 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/ChrisandMcEvoy,26198/all 07/06/13 1


    Product Diamondback Recoil 29 Bike
    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
    Rider Unisex
    Sizes and Geometry
    S / 16, M / 18, L / 20 View Geometry
    Size S / 16 M / 18 L / 20
    Top Tube Length 22 23 24
    Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70°
    Head Tube Length 3.5 3.9 4.7
    Seat Tube Angle 74 74 74
    Seat Tube Length 16 18 20
    Bottom Bracket Height 13 13 13
    Chainstay Length 18.3 18.3 18.3
    Wheelbase 43.6 44.3 45.6
    Standover 29.5 30.5 31.5
    Frame Material Aluminum
    Frame Material Details DB Recoil 6061 T-6 Aluminum Trail, Optimized Single Pivot, Machine Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Pivot, Replaceable Hanger
    Rear Travel 101.6mm
    Rear Shock Tuff Shock Coil 190mm x 51mm with Oil Damping
    Fork SR XCT with External Preload Adjust
    Fork Travel 100mm
    Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8"
    Headset Zero Stack Ahead
    Handlebar DB SL318b Oversize, 31.8mm Diameter, Mid Rise, 685mm Width
    Stem DB AL6061 Ahead, 7° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, Size S=60mm, M/L=75mm Length
    Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
    Brakes Tektro Novela Disc with 6" Rotors
    Brake Levers Tektro Alloy with Reach Adjust
    Shifters Shimano SL-M310 8-Speed Rapidfire
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus Dual Pull, Top Swing, 34.9mm
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera SGS 8-Speed
    ISCG Tabs
    Cranks SR Suntour XCC T202
    Chainrings 24/34/42 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
    Pedals DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform
    Chain KMC-Z82
    Cassette Shimano HG31 8-Speed Cassette, 11-32 Tooth
    Wheel Size 29"
    Rims 32 Hole Weinmann SL-7 Doublewall
    Hubs 32 Hole SL-7 Alloy with CNC Disc Mount Front; 32 Hole SL-7 Alloy Cassette with CNC Disc Mount Rear
    Spokes Black 14G Stainless Steel
    Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29" x 2.2"
    Saddle WTB Volt Sport SE
    Seatpost DB SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors Black/Red
    Warranty Frame: 5 Years, Components: 1 Year Unless Stated Otherwise
    Weight N/A
    Price $750
    More Info Diamondback website