Rated 1 out of 5 by kesosip No better then a walmart bike!
I owned this bike all of three months before, I replaced it with a specialized hardrock. The diamondback response xe uses a freewheel hub which places the weight of the rider on the outer edges of the axle. Its very easy to bend or even break the axle in the rear wheel. The one bolt seat post is also poorly designed, and makes it dificukt to set the seat angle with out slipping occuring, mine eventually broke all togeather.The original price of this bike is $575.00, while the specialized hardrock a much better bike is $550 and made in America to boot! Diamonback is no longer a top brand, your first clue to this is they are now sold in department stores. Do your self a favor and look in to specialized bikes.
October 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jasper C Excellent bike, but made to be proprietary.
Pros: So I have had this bike for about 2 years I think, and it still works great. It's pretty sturdy and has nice brakes.
Cons: Cause it ways 45 pounds your brakes will become useless of about a year of biking. Many people (even me) had to go back to the shop they got it from to get the bike maintained for gearing issues. As the title says this bike is made to be proprietary, as in racks are hard to find along with front fenders.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by red diamondback
Bike does everything i need it to far! better quailty than any Wal-Mart or Kmart bike ever thought about being an worththe price too
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by snow-man "A REALLY NICE MOUTAIN BIKE"
I have had a lot of bike's most from walmart but a voo doo was not that I had. but none were like this one this is a very nice bike go get one
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trail Rider Awesome Mountain Bike
I have had my bike for about a month now and have taken it through some really rough trails here in Richmond, Va. For those familiar with the area the Buttermilk Trail is a serious ride. I have had a wonderful experience with this bike. I bought this bike at Dicks Sporting Good. The quality is top notch. Everything has worked as it should from day ONE. The Gear shifting is smooth and is very dependable.The chain is not a high end chain but does the job just fine. The frame is light weight and sturdy. The from suspension system is easy to adjust for different terrain. The grips are great but when they get wet can be a bit slippery. I recommend some good gloves. The Tires grab on to everything from rocks, roots, leaves and grass. The quick release wheels are awesome for throwing this bike on the fork mount roof rack of my car and for removing for cleaning up after a ride. The disc brakes stop you on dime even when muddy and wet. I'm not sure why some have had problems. The bike whisperer, Ashton, at Dicks Sporting Goods assembled it and tuned it for me and I haven't had any problems. All in all a very good deal on an awesome bike. PROPER MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING IS A MUST
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DKauf93 Great bike for a great price - lots of potential for upgrades
So I have been riding this bike for a few months now and I have come to a few conclusions about this bike:
1. It is a GREAT entry level bike if you keep all of the original parts
2. It can be an amazing bike if you are willing to upgrade a few of the parts
3. The disc brakes are an attractive feature, BUT the tektros that come on it constantly need adjusting
4. The frame is without a doubt the most attractive aspect of this bike. It can take all kinds of abuse
But the bottom line is for the money whether you plan to modify it or not, this bike is a steal!
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bridgesurf Good value
Quality bike at a good price. Disk brakes performed well. Would buy another one.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by whitehawk2729 Great bike
I love this bike I have the option to adjust the front suspension. Now what makes this bike shine is the flawless shift points and disk brake front and rear. If you want a reliable bike for under 400 this is your ride!!
July 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by let down I've had it for 3 weeks. It has spent 1 of those getting repaired!
Pedals broke on day 3. Entire hub assembly failed in week 2. Absolute garbage. When the Dick's tech contacted Diamondback, they acted like they were doing me a favor to send a replacement part. What a joke!
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bobcat Excellent online deal!
After looking in the store and only wanting to spend around $300.00, we realized it would be tough. The leap from a $300 bike to a $400 Is significant in terms of better equipment. We went to Dick's online and found this bike for $299.00 (msrp $529.00). We ordered it,come to the house in 3 days,we took it to our local store and they built it for free in less than a day. This bike was last years model ( looks better than this year). It comes with disc brakes ( cable but hey disc brakes!!), aluminum frame, and a better quality Suntour fork set. I recommend bar ends and a water bottle cage which we bought for 20.00 total and they installed for free. The bike looks great and rides very well. We did put on a new more comfortable seat ( all these style bikes come with terrible seats ,if you are older than 14 years old you will want more comfort). All in all great value, pleased with Dick's, and my 22 year old stepson loves it.
July 8, 2013