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Old 01-14-11, 10:24 PM   #1
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The following words are either very common, too long, or too short: Diamondback

When I search for the word Diamondback, I get the following error message:

"The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search:
Diamondback"

How can this be? This word is a common brand of bicycle and the forum won't let us search for it??

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Old 01-15-11, 12:03 AM   #2
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Gotta love the search. Whatcha wanna know about Diamondbacks?
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OK - all fooling aside, try entering this into the Google search bar: site:bikeforums.net diamondback

I stumbled on that trick a day or two ago...seems to work more betterer than the BF search function
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OK - all fooling aside, try entering this into the Google search bar: site:bikeforums.net diamondback

I stumbled on that trick a day or two ago...seems to work more betterer than the BF search function
^^^ This. The built-in forum search is fairly useless.
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Unreal. All I wanted to know is why Diamondback mountain bikes only come with 42T cranks when you used to be able to get 48T. I was looking to get a new Diamondback, but I guess not now.
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Oh, that's not really a DB thing necessarily. 48T cranks were more common overall back in the day when bikes had 14 as the smallest cog in back instead of 11.

The DB Overdrive Pro and Comp have 44T big rings and they're 29ers, so 44x11 on niners is a fairly big gear.


I imagine bigger rings can be retrofit on many models.
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Didn't realize all that. "29ers" means 29-inch diameter wheels, right or wrong? What I REALLY want is a mountain bike with flat straight handlebars and no suspension shocks with a 48T and an 11 cog for under $300.
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Many bikes at the $300 pricepoint will have 7-speed 14-xx freewheels fitted.

Your best bet for new stuff would be hybrids. The Motobecane Elite, for instance. It may or may not have a 13 or 14 small cog in back, but it's got 48T up front and 700c wheels which equate to bigger gear inches.

What kind of riding you looking to do? I have a 44x11 that I rarely spin out.
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It's just a 2-3 commute every day one-way. But There's a lotta crap and dirt and bumps and stuff to go over and I feel like those puny little 700c wheels aren't strong enough. I also lock up the bike so it can't be anything expensive that would be a thief magnet.

I like these 26-inch Armadillo tires I've been using that hardly get any flats. I only max out the gears once in a great while, but it's nice to have going down slope or with the wind.

So that's what "29ers" means?
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29er is marketing hype code for 700c mountain bikes.
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When I search for the word Diamondback, I get the following error message:

"The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search:
Diamondback"

How can this be? This word is a common brand of bicycle and the forum won't let us search for it??
Yes, "common" is the key word here. What the search engine is telling you is that there are a bazillion results if you just search on Diamondback. Too many to display. It's asking you to be more specific. Try "Diamondback cranks" or the advanced search.
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Didn't realize all that. "29ers" means 29-inch diameter wheels, right or wrong? What I REALLY want is a mountain bike with flat straight handlebars and no suspension shocks with a 48T and an 11 cog for under $300.

Rigid $300 bike with a 48x11? I think I'd go used. Used rigid MTBs can be had for good deals. Cruise craigslist for one with a 44x11 for $100 or so, then get a 48T ring or 28/38/48 cranset. Might need a front derailer if the one on it can't handle a 48, but they're pretty cheap.

Something like this Trek 930 would be awesome. This particular one's for a smaller rider. Looks like a 1994 model with a 7-speed 11-28 in back.

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