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Old 02-18-07, 11:43 PM   #1
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How is this bike?

I am looking into the 2007 Diamondback Response Comp.. I want a hardtail that will take a pretty good beating.. my friends both have Haro V3's and they're just not handling it... the Response Comp is around $560.. I am VERY impressed with the bike. I just would like to hear some input on this bike, i see few reviews..
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Old 02-18-07, 11:57 PM   #2
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If you like it, get it.
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Old 02-19-07, 12:17 AM   #3
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So, how exactly does Diamondback compare with the mainstream guys like Treck, Cannondale, Specialized etc.?
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Diamondback is a lower-pricepoint brand that mangages to pack a decent amount of value into their bikes for the money (think Iron Horse). Their distribution criteria must be pretty liberal, because almost any shop can pick them up as a secondary brand.
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Old 02-19-07, 03:51 AM   #5
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I think the geometry looks good. A lot of bikes in that price range seem to have a far forward handlebar configuration (100mm stem?) but the diamondback looks to have a shorter stem and the rider further over the back wheel than most. My $0.02.

Scratch the rest of the original response, I looked at the wrong bike on diamondback's site.

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Old 02-19-07, 05:52 AM   #6
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I love the bike, I just want to hear some input from people who may have heard or have any experience with this bike as far as the quality goes and long-term durability.
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Old 02-20-07, 12:05 PM   #7
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I'm gonna be getting my bike from Dick's Sporting Goods.. do they have any lower quality parts compared to the others?
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Diamondback used have some of the best BMX bikes back when I was a kid. It was Diamondback, Redline, and Mongoose.
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So what do you know about their MTBs?
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No personal experience with the bike, but based on the pricepoint it probably has a pretty bombproof but heavy frame and... alivio and deore components? just a guess. If that's the case you can upgrade eventually but for most riding the stuff will work fine. Just make sure you take care of it.
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Have to experiment. Go out and ride it, if you don't like it, sell it and get a different. Live and learn.
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