Anyone has the 2013 Diamondback recoil 29er?
I cant seem to find enough users to comment about this bike. Amazon has a handful of them but they are not really from mountain bikers.
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Frame DB Recoil 6061 T-6 Aluminum Trail w/ 4" travel, Optimized Single Pivot, Machine Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed
Down Tube, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Pivot, replaceable hanger
Fork SR XCT 100mm travel w/external preload adj.
Rear Shock Tuff Shock Coil 190x51mm w/ oil Damping
Cranks SR Suntour XCC T202 24/34/42t
F. Derailleur Shimano Altus dual pull, top swing, 34.9
R. Derailleur Shimano Acera SGS 8spd
Shifter Shimano SL-M310 8spd Rapidfire
Brake Levers Tektro Alloy w/ reach Adjust
Brakes Tektro Novela Disc w/ 6" Rotors
Cassette Shimano HG31 8spd Cassette (11-32t)
Rims 32h Weinmann SL-7 Doublewall
Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2
Pedals DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform
Handlebar DB SL318b Oversize 31.8mm Mid Rise
Hubset (F) 32h SL-7 Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount (R) 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount
Spokes Black 14g Stainless Steel
Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
So you think this is a good frame to build on eventually?
I have been riding a 26er HT for 2 years on single track trails here in south florida.
Of the 83 people who have viewed this thread, no, it is a safe bet no one has this bike.
I would suggest you get the next model up as it has a vastly improved fork and shock. This bike is a step above a wal-mart full suspension bike, but it's not ready for serious trail use.
is it good as a base bike for the frame? So even if with the better fork and shock it still isn't good for serious trails?
Originally Posted by ColinL
thanks for the reply!
I'm sure it is a very basic frame with a very basic rear suspension linkage. If you're concerned about that kind of stuff, the cheapest full suspension bike with a good frame is a Giant TranceX 3 with retails for $1550. You can also get a used bike instead, there are many on the market although you can't test-ride bikes on ebay.
I just saw a 2013 diamondback recoil in the trails today. I talked with the owner and he let me ride his bike. He was very happy with his bike. He just got it and it was his first time riding it. He has been riding for quite a while tho so he isn't exactly a newbie.
I rode it. The rear shock was locked out. There was clunking in the back. Geometry was good too. It is a solid bike in my opinion. Over all I think my Trek Marlin rides better. So glad I made my choice. I think I am not ready for a full suspension bike. But if I were to choose a frame for a single pivot full suspension, I would get this over those at bikes direct.
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