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2013 Diamondback Response Bike

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “2013 DiamondBack Response review”

    The Good: Solid Frame - Beefy but light Wheels seem sound 100mm fork is a plus

    The Bad: Not the best deraileurs the fork is not that great will need to be replaced within the year (for me) V-brakes are ok, but I will be replacing with disk

    Overall Review:

    I picked this bike up for around $220 I believe, brand new, from Promotive.com. HUGE step up from the walmart mongoose I was riding. Very responsive (pun intended) and well built Bike.  I cannot complain too much.  I put the cons out there but really you get what you pay for, and I expected as much.  Whenever something breaks I will upgrade it.  Took it out on a couple hard rides and did very well.  My buddy bought an Airbourne Sabre at the same time, and on both of our 2nd runs, he taco'd his wheel.  I had no fear of it happening to this bike because the wheels seem to be quality enough.  I recommend if on a budget, but not for the 500$ asking price.  Wait until it goes on sale, or look for it cheaper elsewhere.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Cross Country
    Sizes and Geometry

    XS / 14, S / 16, M / 18, L / 20, XL / 22 View Geometry

    Size XS / 14 S / 16 M / 18 L / 20 XL / 22
    Top Tube Length 21.6 22 23 24 25
    Head Tube Angle 70 70 70 70 70
    Head Tube Length 4.7 4.7 5.1 5.1 5.7
    Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73 73 73
    Seat Tube Length 14 16 18 20 22
    Bottom Bracket Height 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1
    Chainstay Length 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7
    Wheelbase 40.7 41.3 41.9 43.2 44.3
    Standover 27.5 28 30 31 32.5
    Frame Material Response 6061-T6 Aluminum, Formed Top Tube, Formed Down Tube, Machined Head Tube, with Disc Mounts, Forged Drop Outs with Replaceable Hanger
    Rear Travel N/A
    Rear Shock N/A
    Fork SR Suntour XCT, 28.6mm Stanchions
    Fork Travel 100mm
    Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8"
    Headset Zero Stack Ahead
    Handlebar Steel Riser, 685mm Width
    Stem Diamondback 4-Bolt Ahead, 7° Rise, 31.8mm Diameter, 65mm Length
    Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
    Brakes Tektro Alloy Linear
    Brake Levers Shimano Integrated Lever
    Shifters Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 7-Speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano TX50 Dual Pull, Top Swing, 34.9mm
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus 7-Speed
    ISCG Tabs
    Cranks MTB Alloy Arm
    Chainrings 24/32/42 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
    Pedals DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform
    Chain KMC-Z51
    Cassette Shimano HG20 7-Speed Cassette, 12-28 Tooth
    Rims 32 Hole Weinmann MX260R Doublewall
    Hubs 32 Hole MX260H Alloy Quick Release Front; 32 Hole MX260H Alloy Quick Release Cassette Rear
    Spokes Black 14G Stainless Steel
    Tires Kenda Klaw XT Large Casing 26" x 2.1"
    Saddle DB Low Profile All Mountain
    Seatpost DB SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors Red/Grey
    Warranty Frame: Lifetime, Components: 1 Year Unless Stated Otherwise


    Price $470.00
    More Info Diamondback website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry