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Diamondback overdrive 29er

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8/23/2013 12:20 PM

just picked this up through my work, and for being a diamondback i must say it is extremely well built for the price i paid ($357)
just wanted to share it with you guys as this is my first mtn bike in 3 years. the ride so far on road is extremely smooth and when i built it up i got everything shifting perfect. this is also my first bike with disc brakes and i must say i love it so far.


now for that upgrade itch. i know im going to be replacing the stock welgo metal pedals it came with. they just dont feel good under my foot. im definitely sticking with a platform pedal too. what other upgrades would you guys recommend? here is a parts list straight from DB.

Frame Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum w/ Formed Top / Down Tube, machined headtube, forged drop outs w/replaceable hanger, disc only
Fork SR Suntour XCT 100mm travel, 28.6mm stanchions
Rear Shock N/A
Cranks SR Suntour XCT 22/32/42t
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur Shimano TX50 dual pull, Top swing, 34.9
R. Derailleur Shimano Acera 8spd
Shifter shram x4 8spd
Brake Levers Shram lever
Brakes Tektro IO Plus Disc w/ 6" Rotors
Cassette Shimano HG31 8spd Cassette (11-32t)
Rims 32h Diamondback SL-7 Doublewall
Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2
Pedals Wellgo Alloy forged, CNC MTB
Handlebar DB Lazer Series 31.8mm low rise
Stem DB AL6061 Ahead 7° 31.8mm
Seatpost DB Micro Adjust 30.9mm
Seat DB Race saddle
Headset Integrated FSA Drop-in ACB upper, Zero Stack lower internal cup and cartridge bearing, 1 1/8"
Colors Red
Chain KMC-Z82
Hubset (F) 32h SL-7 Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount (R) 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount
Spokes Black 14g Stainless Steel
Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton


9/1/2013 10:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/1/2013 10:59 PM

Right; Forks, Brakes, Cockpit. I've never ridden one of those forks, but I haven't heard many raves. Ride it, love it, find it's limits, hate it, and replace it when you can afford to. Cable operated disk brakes just aren't as good as hydraulic, but with careful tuning they can be made almost as good. When you get tired of tuning and your pads are worn out and you can afford it, go hydro. Before any of that wears out and you can afford it, make the cockpit your own. If your bars don't feel right, or they're not in the right place, you'll be thinking of that instead of watching and enjoying the trail. Save up and enjoy the miles in the meantime. Grind the rest away with the miles and upgrade as you can afford.