2019 Diamondback Sync'r Carbon Bike

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DB Hardtail Review

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The Good:

For the price I don't know if you can beat what you get with this bike. For me the stand out points are: a solid, lightweight aluminum frame, a SRAM NX/GX drivetrain, a Rock Shox Reba fork (100mm travel), and the WTB Nine Line tires. If you tried to build this bike yourself and bought all the parts separately you wouldn't be able to come close to the under $1,500 price tag. It even comes with some really cool extras that most bikes don't include, like a mud guard, pedals, and a basic torque wrench and tools

The Bad:

There are some parts and components that the typical rider would want to upgrade after purchasing this bike. The handlebars (740mm) are not wide enough for my liking. Even though the rims and tires are tubeless compatible, the bike arrives with tubes. Tubeless stems are included and this would be an easy upgrade. The lack of a dropper post is the most evident missing ingredient, but it is understandable that Diamondback does not include one in this price point. If you plan to do any longer rides on this bike you would want to upgrade the saddle as well. The tread on the WTB NineLine tires are geared for cross-country riding. If you were to use this as a trail bike you would want to have a deeper, more aggressive tread pattern. See my list of Good, Better & Best Tires here https://www.zionbikes.store/extras

Overall Review:

I love reading new MTB reviews but it seems like the reviews are lacking in one area. There are hundreds of reviews of $6,000+ bikes with thousand dollar drivetrains. However, there is a lack of reviews of entry-level bikes and bikes that most people can actually afford. I just purchased a Diamondback Overdrive 2 29er hardtail.

Putting all that aside the most important question is how does it ride? The Rock Shox Reba fork has only 100mm of travel. This bike is not designed to take down rocky, technical terrain. It is very much geared towards cross-country riding. I bought it to keep up with the high school kids on my local NICA team. As long as you stay on the trails that this machine is designed for it is an awesome bike, especially for the money.

Being a hardtail 29er this bike climbs

Overall Review:

I love reading new MTB reviews but it seems like the reviews are lacking in one area. There are hundreds of reviews of $6,000+ bikes with thousand dollar drivetrains. However, there is a lack of reviews of entry-level bikes and bikes that most people can actually afford. I just purchased a Diamondback Overdrive 2 29er hardtail.

Putting all that aside the most important question is how does it ride? The Rock Shox Reba fork has only 100mm of travel. This bike is not designed to take down rocky, technical terrain. It is very much geared towards cross-country riding. I bought it to keep up with the high school kids on my local NICA team. As long as you stay on the trails that this machine is designed for it is an awesome bike, especially for the money.

Being a hardtail 29er this bike climbs very well and is very efficient. It handles smooth trails and some rocky terrain with ease. It climbs easily and carries momentum well. For a hardtail with more traditional geometry it descends remarkably well. If you are looking for a traditional hardtail you will not find a better one for the price. This would be an excellent bike if you are on a NICA team or if you just enjoy riding fast. See more athttps://www.zionbikes.store


Specifications

Product Diamondback Sync'r Carbon Bike
Model Year 2019
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size S M L XL
Top Tube Length 585 610 630 650
Head Tube Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Head Tube Length 105 115 125 135
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length 400 435 485 535
Bottom Bracket Height 50 drop 50 drop 50 drop 50 drop
Chainstay Length 435 435 435 435
Wheelbase 11378 1165 1185 1204
Standover 754 772 808 842
Reach 415 438 455 472
Stack 591 600 610 620
* Additional Info All measurements are provided in mm unless otherwise noted
Wheel Size 27.5+
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details Sync'r monocoque carbon, asymetrical chainstays, internal cable routing
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork FOX 34 Performance Float, GRIP, 3-postion, 15mm thru axle, 44mm offset
Fork Travel 140mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset FSA No. 57E, sealed cartridge, 1 1/2" - 1 1/8"
Handlebar Race Face Aeffect 35, 20mm rise, 780mm width, 35mm diameter
Stem Diamondback Shortie, 35mm diameter, 50mm length
Grips Diamondback flanged lock-on, 135mm, silicone
Brakes Shimano MT501 hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor front and 160mm rotor rear
Brake Levers Shimano MT501
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, X-Actuation Trigger, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs ISCG05
Chainguide MRP
Cranks Truvativ Descendant 6K, 170mm (S), 175mm (M, L, XL)
Chainrings 32 tooth, Eagle
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, threaded
Pedals Diamondback DB4L alloy platform, sealed cartridge bearings with replaceable pins
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50 tooth, 12-speed
Rims Diamondback Blanchard 32R, tubeless compatible, 32 hole
Hubs 32 hole alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, CNC disc mounts, 110x15mm front, 148x12mm rear
Spokes 14g stainless steel
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.8" EXO, TLR, folding
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR 27.5 x 2.8" EXO, TLR, folding
Saddle Diamondback Sync'r Saddle
Seatpost X-Fusion Manic dropper, 125mm (S, M), 150mm (L, XL)
Seatpost Diameter
Seatpost Clamp Standard single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 148mm
Max. Tire Size 27.5 x 2.8" / 29 x 2.4"
Bottle Cage Mounts Two (one on downtube, one on seat tube)
Colors Black
Warranty Lifetime on frame, one year for paint and decals, one year for Diamondback branded components
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Internal dropper post ready
Includes toolkit
Price $2,999
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