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    Checking a good deal or no? Diamondback Adult Response XE 2014 Mtb $299.

    So this is on sale right now at Dicks Sporting, for $299 and a friend is considering it for his wife. Looks like a fine starter as far as I know, for the price, and if she rides it a lot may just replace it next year. I don't expect it to be perfectly assembled or tuned, but I can help with that.

    Is there better deals - better new bikes in the same range?

    Diamondback Adult Response XE 2014 Mtb

    Fork: SR Suntour XCT 100mm travel, 28.6mm stanchions
    Cranks: MTB Alloy Arm 24/32/42t
    Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
    Front Derailleur: Shimano TX50 dual pull, Top swing, 34.9
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus 7spd
    Cog Set: Shimano HG20 7spd Cassette (12-28t)
    Shifter: Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 7spd
    Hub (F): 32h SL-7 Alloy with CNC Disc Mount
    Hub (R): 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette with CNC Disc mount
    Rims: 32h Diamondback SL-7 Doublewall
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    Brakes: Promax DSK-310 Mechanical Disc with 6" rotors
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    If you can work on a bike for them, you may find a better deal on a slightly used bike for her on craigslist. For the same money, a couple year old bike with better components would be a better deal. Then just give it a once over and she'll be ready to roll.

    If she's dead set on new, that one is ok...nothing special, will handle easy to moderate trails.

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    Ok thanks. He might pick up a bike this weekend. Decided a shiny new one would be the best surprise for his wife. I'll know Monday at work if he bought it or not.
    FB4K - This December, 2014, 5288 kids received bikes for Christmas. For many, it was their first bike, ever. Every bike, new and used, was donated, built, cleaned and repaired. That amounts to well over 10,000 volunteer hours this fall, just in the Twin Cities. Check us out on FaceBook: FB4K.
    Disclaimer: 99% of what I know about cycling I learned on BF. That would make, ummm, 1% experience. And a lot of posts.

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