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Old 04-13-05, 08:49 AM   #1
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Did I do good for $320

I got a brand new 2004 Diamondback Topanga Comp yesterday the orignal price was like $699 but I got it for $320 out the door including a pump, water bottle, cage, and a small bag. Did I do good or should I return it and wait for my order on a non disc trek 4300??

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Frame Vectra 7005 Aluminum w/Butted Downtube, "D" Gusset, OS ZeroStack

Fork RockShox Judy TT, MCU/Coil w/preload 100mm Travel

Headset OS ZeroStack Ahd

Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge

Crankset Truvativ Five D

F. Derailleur Shimano Deore, 31.8TP

R. Derailleur Shimano LX

Shift Lever Shimano Deore

Cog Set Shimano Cassette 11/32t 9spd

Chain SRAM PC-49

Hubset Shimano M475 Disc Specific 32h

Spokes 14g SS

Rims Alex DM18 Double Wall Alloy w/ Machined Side 32h

Tires WTB Velociraptor 26x2.1

Brakes Shimano Mech. Disc M475

Brake Levers Shimano Deore

Pedals ATB

Handlebar ATB Alloy 30mm Rise

Grips WTB Dot Grip

Stem DB Chaos 4-Bolt Alloy OS Ahd

Seatpost Alloy w/ Micro Adj 27.2 x 350

Saddle WTB Speed V
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Old 04-13-05, 09:00 AM   #2
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The components seem strong, but (and this is not a troll, merely ignorance,) does Diamondback make high end bikes?
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Old 04-13-05, 09:27 AM   #3
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Keep it, you did good.
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Old 04-13-05, 09:51 AM   #5
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Lets see a picture!
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Sounds like the one I was looking at Dick's Sporting Goods. Only, they only had it marked down to $439. I wasn't quite willing to spend that much just yet. Plus, I had never heard of them. Definitely can't be any worse than my Mongoose Tech-4 I picked up for $299. Only, now I'm adding the extra money anyway to upgrade the shifters. Stupid me!

Where did you pick it up for that price?

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Old 04-13-05, 11:02 AM   #7
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Yes, you did well, i like the color scheme! Enjoy it
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Thats a good deal on the Diamondback Topanga Comp. Plus Speed Stack lemon lime to drink in the cooler. Very good deal.
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You got a sick deal! Those components rock for $320. Great tires too. Like the color also. I was surprised to see disc brakes as well. Enjoy that thing.
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$320 not bad.
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Looks like you got a sweet deal! Looks like you might want new pedals though. other than that you have a sweet ride!
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Thats a sweet deal you found....I may have to spend more than that on a wheelset
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Thanks guys good to hear I did something right for a change...
By the way I did get it at dicks sporting goods.
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By the way I did get it at dicks sporting goods.

OH BOY! I see nothing but department store bikes on DICKS web site.
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You did good. That bike goes better with dirt.
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The one I was thinking was a full-suspension bike. I think it was a XC style frame and suspension. It was on sale for $439. I'm kicking myself for not getting that instead of my Mongoose Tech 4. For $299, it's not a bad deal and I like the bike except for the shifter setup. Which now I'm upgrading. Spending the same money and it seems Diamondback is looked on a little better here than Mongoose.

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