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2013 Diamondback Overdrive Comp Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
2013 OverdriveComp
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Assembly and Initial Opinion

The Good:

Bike comes with some great components.
Hayes Hydraulic Brakes
RockShox with remote Lockout
Priced lower than most other mid-range models (bought for $671 on, the $499 price is for last year's model)

The Bad:

Shifting doesn't seem as smooth as I would expect with 30-spds
Stock seat not very comfortable, even for shorter urban rides (To be expected I guess)
Had to pre-load the front fork to the max in order to get desired stiffness in the lock-out feature

Overall Review:

Assembly was pretty straight forward on this 29er. My first experience with disc brakes, front-suspension and a 29er. I am impressed by the braking feel and power and rolling over curbs, roots, etc. with these 29" is awesome. The front-suspension seems to leave al ittle to be desired as the lock-out feature requires a full pre-load to obtain the stiffness. For the price I was unable to find a comparable bike as far as components and quality of brand were concerned.


Product Diamondback Overdrive Comp 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 71° 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 43.0 43.8 44.5
Standover 29.5 30 31.5 32.75
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 Rock Shox XC 30, TK-29" with Turn Key Lockout, External Rebound, Compression Adjust
Fork Travel 100mm
Head Tube Diameter 1.5" Tapered
Headset FSA No.42 , Sealed ACB for Taper Headtube
Handlebar DB Lazer Series, 31.8mm Diameter, Low Rise, 670mm Width
Stem DB 3D Forged, 7° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, Size S/M=70mm, L/XL=90mm Length
Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
Brakes Avid Elixir-1 Hydrualic Disc with 180mm Front / 160mm Rear G2CS Rotors
Brake Levers Avid Elixir-1 Hydrualic
Shifters Sram X-5 10-Speed Trigger
Front Derailleur Sram X-5 for 10-Speed, Low Clamp, Dual Pull, 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur Sram X-5 for 10-Speed
Cranks Sram S800 for 10-Speed
Chainrings 44/32/22 Tooth, Replaceable Rings
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Pedals Wellgo Alloy Forged, CNC MTB
Chain Sram PC-1031 10-Speed
Cassette Sram PG-1030 10-Speed Cassette, 11-36 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 Rear
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 Matte Green
Warranty Frame: Lifetime, Components: 1 Year Unless Stated Otherwise
Weight N/A
Price $1,100
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