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Old 02-06-08, 12:44 PM
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Diamondback Response for light use

Hey guys,

I typically only ride in the spring and summer months, but I decided to get a head start on finding a new bike. I do light trail riding - essentially cross country. No hardcore drops, etc. I currently have an 8-9 year old specialized hardrock that is a tad too big for me. 19 inch frame - I'm not quite 5'9". I figured if i could find a good sized bike on craigslist, that's the way to go.

I recently saw someone selling a Diamondback Response 07 on Craigslist. It's an 18 inch frame, and I want to get a good feel for it. I've been fitted at the LBS for previous bikes when i road more seriously ( I rode a lot when i was younger), and I always had fallen in a 17-18 inch frame. I wish that I never got rid of my old GT, but I had time in life where I just didn't ride any longer.

This exact bike

http://www.diamondback.com/items.asp...20&childid=426

It looks to meet my needs. he's asking 175 for it. I know that it's not a stellar bike, but I'm leaning toward this unless it just doesn't ride that great. Any thoughts on the hardware?
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Old 02-06-08, 02:03 PM
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Sounds like it would work for ya.No super components but if you keep them adjusted it'll do fine. I know a few folks who ride the same bike, in the same manner as you described and they have held up well.
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Hay did you notice that that bike is a hardtail and not a full sduspension,
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Originally Posted by MUDDY88YJ View Post
Hay did you notice that that bike is a hardtail and not a full sduspension,
OH GOD HELP ME
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Originally Posted by MUDDY88YJ View Post
Hay did you notice that that bike is a hardtail and not a full sduspension,

Where did the OP say he wanted a FS bike?
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Where did the OP say he wanted a FS bike?
Nowhere.

I think Muddy has it in his head that FS is always superior.
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I think Muddy has it in his head that FS is always superior.
As long as the shock is in the right location.
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Wow you guys are funny does anyone really want a hardtail if they can help it.
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I have several bikes. I like riding the hardtail.
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Originally Posted by MUDDY88YJ View Post
Wow you guys are funny does anyone really want a hardtail if they can help it.
Yes. Yes, actually. I do. I'd like a nice Orbea Alma at some point.


The only thing in common with FS and HT is that they're both mountain bikes.
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Originally Posted by MUDDY88YJ View Post
Wow you guys are funny does anyone really want a hardtail if they can help it.
Wow....thats awesome!
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Hey guys, thanks for the responses. Honestly, I've never even entertained a full suspension bike. With the terrain (or lack of it) that I normally ride, it seems like i might just not see any benefit on it.

Any other thoughts on this bike? I won't be able to see it until next week, so i have some time to think it through.
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Usually they sell on the 300 range new ... I bought one and I'm happy with it ..it became my beater bike... although I use it for communting and touring... They are a bit heavy but very strong... but be aware not full suspension...
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It seems like this bike should fit the bill. I'm really not worried about full suspension. If I were, I feel that I'd have to up my price significantly to get anything worthwhile. Spending 175 as a replacement should be great. If my riding gets hard this summer i can always look to sell off the bike and look for a full suspension model.
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Originally Posted by MUDDY88YJ View Post
Wow you guys are funny does anyone really want a hardtail if they can help it.
I know. Seriously. Hardtails are for losers. I wouldn't ride with someone on a hardtail because it would mean they SUCK at riding. And then people would think I was a loser for hanging out with such losers. I don't want to be viewed as a loser, so I wouldn't ride a hardtail.
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I know. Seriously. Hardtails are for losers. I wouldn't ride with someone on a hardtail because it would mean they SUCK at riding. And then people would think I was a loser for hanging out with such losers. I don't want to be viewed as a loser, so I wouldn't ride a hardtail.
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Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
........ I don't want to be viewed as a loser.

hmmmmmmmm, too late for that.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
hmmmmmmmm, too late for that.
That was harsh.

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i actually have the exact bike, and use it for essentially the same type of riding. the hardtail is helpful since most of my riding is on the street, and the trails i ride dont call for a FS bike because I'm in florida. If you get it, i think you be very happy with it.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
hmmmmmmmm, too late for that.
Is it all the lycra?
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Is it all the lycra?
Kinda........but I'm working on something that will get you back where you need to be.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
Kinda........but I'm working on something that will get you back where you need to be.
Is it what I think it is?
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