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2013 Diamondback Response Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
2013 Response
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2013 DiamondBack Response review

The Good:

Solid Frame - Beefy but light
Wheels seem sound
100mm fork is a plus

The Bad:

Not the best deraileurs
the fork is not that great will need to be replaced within the year (for me)
V-brakes are ok, but I will be replacing with disk

Overall Review:

I picked this bike up for around $220 I believe, brand new, from HUGE step up from the walmart mongoose I was riding. Very responsive (pun intended) and well built Bike.  I cannot complain too much.  I put the cons out there but really you get what you pay for, and I expected as much.  Whenever something breaks I will upgrade it.  Took it out on a couple hard rides and did very well.  My buddy bought an Airbourne Sabre at the same time, and on both of our 2nd runs, he taco'd his wheel.  I had no fear of it happening to this bike because the wheels seem to be quality enough.  I recommend if on a budget, but not for the 500$ asking price.  Wait until it goes on sale, or look for it cheaper elsewhere.


Product Diamondback Response Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Cross Country
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
XS / 14, S / 16, M / 18, L / 20, XL / 22 View Geometry
Size XS / 14 S / 16 M / 18 L / 20 XL / 22
Top Tube Length 21.6 22 23 24 25
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70° 70° 70°
Head Tube Length 4.7 4.7 5.1 5.1 5.7
Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73 73 73
Seat Tube Length 14 16 18 20 22
Bottom Bracket Height 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1
Chainstay Length 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7
Wheelbase 40.7 41.3 41.9 43.2 44.3
Standover 27.5 28 30 31 32.5
Wheel Size 26"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Response 6061-T6 Aluminum, Formed Top Tube, Formed Down Tube, Machined Head Tube, with Disc Mounts, Forged Drop Outs with Replaceable Hanger
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork SR Suntour XCT, 28.6mm Stanchions
Fork Travel 100mm
Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8"
Headset Zero Stack Ahead
Handlebar Steel Riser, 685mm Width
Stem Diamondback 4-Bolt Ahead, 7° Rise, 31.8mm Diameter, 65mm Length
Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
Brakes Tektro Alloy Linear
Brake Levers Shimano Integrated Lever
Shifters Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 7-Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano TX50 Dual Pull, Top Swing, 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus 7-Speed
Cranks MTB Alloy Arm
Chainrings 24/32/42 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Pedals DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform
Chain KMC-Z51
Cassette Shimano HG20 7-Speed Cassette, 12-28 Tooth
Rims 32 Hole Weinmann MX260R Doublewall
Hubs 32 Hole MX260H Alloy Quick Release Front; 32 Hole MX260H Alloy Quick Release Cassette Rear
Spokes Black 14G Stainless Steel
Tires Kenda Klaw XT Large Casing 26" x 2.1"
Saddle DB Low Profile All Mountain
Seatpost DB SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Red/Grey
Warranty Frame: Lifetime, Components: 1 Year Unless Stated Otherwise
Weight N/A
Price $470
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