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    Diamondback Ascent?

    Anyone have one of these, or know where it stood in the lineup? Mid-range? Thanks.

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    that is a bit older than I recall selling but the Ascent was one of the first real Mountain bikes in the line. thew one oyu could really beatup. ChroMo everything. what does this have Shimano Exage trail or Mtn? or is it suntour?

    BTW whats with the CL Pic? as a senior member you should know better LOL
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    Here is the 1989 catalog.

    I have the 22.5" Ascent EX with Deore LX. It's the nicest mountain bike I've come across over 22" that wasn't a boat anchor.

    Ascent looks to be right in the middle in 1989 with Exage.

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    Mid/High-level model. I have a '95 Ascent EX frameset, all True Temper AVR tubing. Nice construction, only inferior point were the decals. Not under any clearcoat; they are drying out and flaking off. According to BikePedia, mine came with Shimano Deore LX and STX components.
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    OH what kind of cages are those? I think the OPs bike is older than '89. they don't show yellow in the catalog, but those smoke colors were groovy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    I think the OPs bike is older than '89. they don't show yellow in the catalog
    I agree. It also lacks the straight blade fork.

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    ah I recognize that picture. I emailed the seller a few months ago and he said it was stolen from his yard back in august. nice looking bike. you in chicago due ruote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    that is a bit older than I recall selling but the Ascent was one of the first real Mountain bikes in the line. thew one oyu could really beatup. ChroMo everything. what does this have Shimano Exage trail or Mtn? or is it suntour?

    BTW whats with the CL Pic? as a senior member you should know better LOL
    Uh-o; did I break a rule? Maybe I better go back and re-read the fine print. This isn't mine; it's for sale nearby, and I'm not asking for a valuation per se. I don't know about the components as it's a wrong-sided pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Chicago View Post
    ah I recognize that picture. I emailed the seller a few months ago and he said it was stolen from his yard back in august. nice looking bike. you in chicago due ruote?
    Yeah, must be the bike you called about. I guess this is all moot.

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    I believe it was second from the top, with the top being the "Apex". Some of the "Ascents" had the rear brake on the lower chain stays.
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    Here is my 1992 DB Ascent EX puchased NOS last year (this is a 20" frame - bought a matching one with 18" frame for my wife):
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    I love the feel of the early DBs. Along with these two, one son has a 20" Sorrento and other son has a 21" Topanga. Only the Sorrento has the tapered forks.

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    I remember my DUI roommate having one as his vehicle. He couldn't decided between that or his old-school Stumpjumper as far as best to ride.

    BG is right, hard to break those bikes.
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    I believe the Ascent and Apex traded the "top of the line up" a couple of times. I think yours is a mid 80's. Probably second from the top. Later models were Axis, Apex, Ascent ex, Ascent and something else. Its one of the nicer Ascents. I had an Apex. Great bike. Sold it to another BF member. Wish I would of kept it. I missed an 85 Ascent on Ebay.
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