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2013 Diamondback Recoil 29 Bike (discontinued)

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2013 Recoil 29
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Good first trail bike but a money pit longer down the line.

The Good:

Very user friendly and comes with a rear lockout which I would have never thought you would get one for it being under $1000.

The Bad:

Like the title says a money pit. I've already had to repair it once and don't even mention the brakes(had to replace those too).

Overall Review:

I like the bike but I feel like I am going to spend more money fixing it than it is actually worth. As a first time mountain bike owner I don't think I would have chose anything else.


Product Diamondback Recoil 29 Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S / 16, M / 18, L / 20 View Geometry
Size S / 16 M / 18 L / 20
Top Tube Length 22 23 24
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70°
Head Tube Length 3.5 3.9 4.7
Seat Tube Angle 74 74 74
Seat Tube Length 16 18 20
Bottom Bracket Height 13 13 13
Chainstay Length 18.3 18.3 18.3
Wheelbase 43.6 44.3 45.6
Standover 29.5 30.5 31.5
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details DB Recoil 6061 T-6 Aluminum Trail, Optimized Single Pivot, Machine Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Pivot, Replaceable Hanger
Rear Travel 101.6mm
Rear Shock Tuff Shock Coil 190mm x 51mm with Oil Damping
Fork SR XCT with External Preload Adjust
Fork Travel 100mm
Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8"
Headset Zero Stack Ahead
Handlebar DB SL318b Oversize, 31.8mm Diameter, Mid Rise, 685mm Width
Stem DB AL6061 Ahead, 7° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, Size S=60mm, M/L=75mm Length
Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
Brakes Tektro Novela Disc with 6" Rotors
Brake Levers Tektro Alloy with Reach Adjust
Shifters Shimano SL-M310 8-Speed Rapidfire
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus Dual Pull, Top Swing, 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera SGS 8-Speed
Cranks SR Suntour XCC T202
Chainrings 24/34/42 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Pedals DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform
Chain KMC-Z82
Cassette Shimano HG31 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 Rear
Spokes Black 14G Stainless Steel
Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29" x 2.2"
Saddle WTB Volt Sport SE
Seatpost DB SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors Black/Red
Warranty Frame: 5 Years, Components: 1 Year Unless Stated Otherwise
Weight N/A
Price $750
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