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anyone have exp. with a Diamondback response?

my buddy just offered me one when he moved up, its like brand new..are they any good?


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Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:54 am
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iv never had any experience on one but they seem to be a perfect bike if your just getting into mountain biking id take him up on his offer

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Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:57 am
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I'm not new to riding, but I'm not hardcore either (junk knee).

I had asked on another forum and they bashed the hell out of it and said the frame is a P.O.S :shock:

is there a problem with DB? I have a iron horse warrior team right now, but like the look of the DB frame? I was gonna take most of my parts off my IH and put em on the Db frame.


Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:13 pm
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get it if the price is right why not....i knew kids back in the day that race dbr they held up find. so would it be just the frame???

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Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:15 pm
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its a whole bike,sweet green color and free :twisted:

but most of my components are better than whats on the DB, so I would switch them.


Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:19 pm
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my first mtn bike was a DB response..older model.. but the newer ones look pretty nifty. i say go for it. your not the person whos putting a super t on it are you?

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You have a great opportunity to make the best bike you can out of two. I would ride both, choose the frame that fits you best, and swap the better parts over. Then you could sell or donate the other bike to a beginner or deserving kid.

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Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:25 pm
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KevinM wrote:
my first mtn bike was a DB response..older model.. but the newer ones look pretty nifty. i say go for it. your not the person whos putting a super t on it are you?



no super t here


Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:27 pm
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I say go for it. I mean it's free... how can you go wrong?

A lot of people will bash it just cause it's a Diamondback but who gives a rats a$$.

I've got a friend on a DB Assault and he beats the hell out of it and it holds up great. I've ridden it a few times as well and the bike is very comfortable and solid.

These are not the same db bikes you can buy in department stores.

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Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:37 pm
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well, I got the response and rode both bikes.

I like the feel of the response better, so I switched my parts over to the response.
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race face bb, tru-vative fire-x isis with e.13 basher
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easton stem/bars/seatpost

I have a marzocchi Exr pro from my iron horse but they dont like my weight, so I will run these gila plus forks for now, while I look for a better fork.
I will prob. be able to sell/trade the iron horse and get a better fork.
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wow man, looks much better than the catalog version. nice build, looks like a fun bike to take out on the trails. that green is an awesome color too.


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my first mountain bike was an 04 Diamondback Topanga comp. its basically the same bike except for componentry, i hated it, period


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skierdude52689 wrote:
my first mountain bike was an 04 Diamondback Topanga comp. its basically the same bike except for componentry, i hated it, period


Wow, that rings a bell. My cousin had one of those in the mid 90s and I thought it was the bees knees! Rigid fork and cantilever brakes... sweet hucker brah! Ah, what I wouldn't give to be that happy on a bike again.


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