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1/10/2015 8:00 PM

I am looking into getting 2 new bikes and here are what I've decided on. Could you give me your opinions on the choices and which look better with parts and angles, etc.

I am sticking with one brand. Either Devinci or Diamondback. Both come out the around the same price after tax and all that. Please help me decide.

Pros form devinci is the lifetime frame warranty, and pros from diamondback im saving a couple hundred right now and it has 5 year frame warranty. But id like to know which bikes have better components and what not. I mean i know a decent amount but so far all the bike shops have been saying the devinci's are the better option but I've always been a fan of diamondback. Either way i will be happy but i want the most for my money.

DOWNWHILL Choices
http://www.devinci.com/bikes/bike_543_scategory_131
http://www.diamondback.com/bikes-mountain-full-suspension-downhill-full-suspension-27-5-db-8#_fit-calculator-next


Enduro Choices
http://www.devinci.com/bikes/bike_531_scategory_132
http://www.diamondback.com/bikes-mountain-27-5-mission-2#_fit-calculator-next

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1/10/2015 9:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2015 9:53 PM

Devinci all the way.
Also: you wanna buy a Wilson and a Spartan?
I'd go with Wilson and Troy for more versatility. The Troy is waaaaay more capable than what you'd expect from a 150mm bike, and I'd say it makes more sense than a DH bike AND a long travel trail bike (notice my refusal to use the E-word).

Then again, it depends what you're doing. If you're gonna be racing EWS-type stuff and take it very seriously, then yeah, Spartan makes sense.

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1/25/2015 12:56 PM

fabdemaere wrote:

Devinci all the way.
Also: you wanna buy a Wilson and a Spartan?
I'd go with Wilson and Troy for more versatility. The Troy is ...more

+1 to the Devinci
Especially the Troy for it's versatility.
Some people may disagree with me,but Diamondback have went backwards over the years.
Not unless I have missed something ?

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1/26/2015 11:02 AM

The Mission has VERY long chainstays, so consider that before buying. It changes the ride a bit, especially if you enjoy tight/twisty/jumpy trails.

That Diamondback DH bike looks rad though. Great value.

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1/26/2015 5:21 PM

First, Diamondback isnt what it used to be. They are trying to make a come back but still arent there quite yet in my opinion. Stick with Devinci. Second. What type of rider are you? A beginner, intermediate, advanced. What terrain will you be riding? These all come in to play when picking a bike.

The Wilson will be harder to handle unless you are really pinning it in steep, rough terrain.
A Spartan can handle all but the rowdiest of downhills and still be pedaled around.
So for your choices I would just get a Spartan as a do everything bike. If you really feel the need to buy two bikes. Get a Wilson and a Troy. A DH bike and a Trail bike. One for downhill/park days the other for everything else.

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Its not how fast you ride,....Its how you ride fast

2/6/2015 7:16 AM

The Wilson looks much more like a modern DH bike whereas the DB8 looks a bit more dated. If the chain stays were arched on the DB8, it would closely resemble an Iron Horse Yakuza Kumicho.

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