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    Diamondback XTS?

    What are your thoughts on the 04 xts bikes for freeride? seem like good prices, for 03 the xts moto was $1700 and came with a jr.t

    http://www.diamondback.com/dept.asp?deptid=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamburgler
    What are your thoughts on the 04 xts bikes for freeride? seem like good prices, for 03 the xts moto was $1700 and came with a jr.t

    http://www.diamondback.com/dept.asp?deptid=1
    Looks like a nice frame with a good component spec. It is a single pivot however. Check out iron horse bikes, they are very affordable like the DB bikes but their frame designs are nicer.

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    Agreed, the Diamondback has a sweet component mix. The design seems like a solid one, however Klein, look closer, it's not a single pivot but a 4-bar. It is however NOT a HORST 4-bar, meaning the pivot at the drop-out is on the seat stay, not the chain stay. Although this is a good deisgn, it's not fully active like the Horst (The one Specialized holds the patent for) and will produce a bit of brake jacking under hard braking.

    The Iron Horse Klein mentioned does license the Horst from Specialized.

    A buddy bought the SGS Expert, and it was a killer deal! Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
    Agreed, the Diamondback has a sweet component mix. The design seems like a solid one, however Klein, look closer, it's not a single pivot but a 4-bar. It is however NOT a HORST 4-bar, meaning the pivot at the drop-out is on the seat stay, not the chain stay. Although this is a good deisgn, it's not fully active like the Horst (The one Specialized holds the patent for) and will produce a bit of brake jacking under hard braking.

    The Iron Horse Klein mentioned does license the Horst from Specialized.

    A buddy bought the SGS Expert, and it was a killer deal! Nice bike!

    L8R
    It is 4 bar but I believe that when a frame has the wheel connected to the main pivot, its still a single pivot.

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    Could just be a matter of semantics, but I consider a single pivot to be a bike like the Cannondale Jekyll or Gemini, or the Santa Cruz Bullit.

    At least, that's my interpretation of it!

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    i had a 2001 xts-3.hated it! geometry was all wrong for me and while it did come with a nice package at a nice price it was uncomfortable and i broke the bolt at the top of the rear shock on a smaller than 1' jump at low speed.if it feels comfortable go for it.i am 200 pounds so if you are heavy look elsewhere(imo)i mostly cross country with a little extreme so it depends on what you ride.
    diamondback is good stuff just try it out first

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