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2013 Diamondback Overdrive Bike (discontinued)

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2013 Overdrive
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2013 Overdrive makes a great gravel bike

Great gravel convert project

Rating:
The Good:

Frame and wheelset are solid for rough roads and gravel tours. Great bike for upgrading and fun riding.

The Bad:

Suntour XCT fork is an abomination and stock components are bottom line.

Overall Review:

Got mine for $250 off Facebook Marketplace and that's about the max I'd pay for one. Honestly got it for the frame and wheels.

I enjoy more road and cross racing but wanted to give mountain biking another try! The Overdrive is absolutely enjoyable and good enough to find the trouble you seek. A joy to ride but I'm honestly not too great at technical descents, so when I wrecked on a rocky staircase, breaking off the derailleur I figured it was time! 

This bike helped me improve singletrack skills well beyond where I was a year ago, without a doubt, but after a year of honest effort I just kept wanting a more stout gravel bike, opposed to a MTB...

I swapped the gawd-awful "suspension" fork for a rigid (Salsa Firestarter) fork, drop handlebars (FSA to match the current components), MicroSHIFT 2x8 "brifters" and switched to a set of tubeless 29x2.0 Maxxis Ikon tires. Replaced rear derailleur with a new one of the same (Sram X4) but upgraded  to an 11-42t 8-speed cassette for a wider range. I will likely go to a 1x front crankset soon but am currently enjoying the 2x and leaving the small front ring simply unused. The smidge of weight and minor change in gear range will be an alright trade, when I get around to it but no hurry.

Yes the stock SL7 rims setup tubeless just fine with a tubeless compatible tire. They take a day or so, depending on your luck, but all is well with using 1" wide gorilla tape and Stan's sealant (got a deal) but might stick with Orange Seal as I have on other bikes and like it a little better. 

All is well and I'm planning on riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route on this beast! As a beginner mountain bike, stock without my changes, this bike is still great for whatever you want to throw at it, until the time comes that you can invest in something better. 

Specifications

Product Diamondback Overdrive Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Cross Country
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S / 16, M / 18, L / 20, XL / 22 View Geometry
Size S / 16 M / 18 L / 20 XL / 22
Top Tube Length 22 23.5 24.5 25.5
Head Tube Angle 70° 71° 71° 71°
Head Tube Length 3.7 4.1 4.7 5.3
Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73 73
Seat Tube Length 16 18 20 22
Bottom Bracket Height 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3
Chainstay Length 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3
Wheelbase 41.8 43 43.8 44.5
Standover 29.5 30 31.5 32.75
Reach
Stack
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum with Formed Top / Down Tube, Machined Head Tube, Forged Dropouts with Replaceable Hanger, Disc Only
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork SR Suntour XCT MLO, 28.6mm Stanchions
Fork Travel 100mm
Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8"
Headset Integrated FSA Drop-In ACB Upper, Zero Stack Lower Internal Cup and Cartridge Bearing
Handlebar DB Lazer Series, 31.8mm Diameter, Low Rise, 670mm Width
Stem DB AL6061 Ahead, 7° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, Size S=60mm, M=75mm, L/XL=90mm Length
Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
Brakes Tektro Novela Disc with 6" Rotors
Brake Levers Tektro Alloy with Reach Adjust
Drivetrain
Shifters Sram X-4 Trigger 8-Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano TX50 Dual Pull, Top Swing, 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur Sram X4 8-Speed
ISCG Tabs
Chainguide
Cranks SR Suntour XCT
Chainrings 22/32/42 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Pedals Wellgo Alloy Forged, CNC MTB
Chain KMC-Z82
Cassette Sram PG-820 8-Speed Cassette, 11-32 Tooth
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
Spokes Black 14G Stainless Steel
Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29" x 2.2"
Saddle DB Race
Seatpost DB Lazer Series Micro Adjust
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Gloss Red
Warranty Frame: Lifetime, Components: 1 Year Unless Stated Otherwise
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous
Price $650
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