Diamondback Overdrive Pro 29er Hardtail

4/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $1700.00

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Product Description

The Overdrive is a great wayTo get into 29ers. Designed with XC riding in mind, Diamondback chose a comfortable and efficient geometry and combined it withThe rolling efficiency of 29” wheels in orderTo create aTrue cross-country machine. Frame: Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum w/ FormedTop / DownTube, machined headtube, forged drop outs w/replaceable hanger, disc only Fork: FOX 32 FLOAT RL 29" 100mmTravel, open bath, ext. rebound and lock out, QR15Thru axle, butted Alloy steerer, 32mm

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2013

Strengths:    Component group
Great Fork

Weaknesses:    Wheel set

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 2013 overdrive Pro
I was able to get a good deal on this bike at around $1200. There was nothing else remotely close at this price point. I was a little concerned about its weight prior to ordering. After assembly it weighed in at 30.5 lbs with my eggbeater pedals. Knowing that the wheelset was pretty much crap i switched that out immediately to a sun ringle black flag comp wheelset with an XT cassette and discs running tubeless 2.2 continental xking. Huge difference. Bike weighs in at 27.5 now.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chuch in VA

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2013

Strengths:    Components, value, strong frame

Weaknesses:    wheelset, on the heavy side

Bottom Line:   
Just picked up an Overdrive Pro after searching long and hard. I came accross a deal that made the value of this bike overcome any other advantages of some bigger brands, so I will throw that out there. I bought the bike mostly for the component set, which was far greater than that of comparably priced Trek or Spec models. This bike really does well. The geometry works and its pretty darn agile. ITs a beefy bike and frame and you can tell she's got a few lbs to lose. The wheelset appears to be the weak spot for sure, so that will be my first upgrade. I get it...one may be hesitant to purchase a Diamondback, but this is a strong player.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by scwman1 a Weekend Warrior from Cleveland, Ohio, USE

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2010

Strengths:    Good value. Reba fork was 1/2 the reason I bought the bike. Fork works great. Good shifting. I like the 20 in. frame as opposed to 21 with other manufacturers. I

Weaknesses:    Seat tube is oversize resulting in a sliding seatpost even with a second clamp underneath. Wheels are poorly built. Loose spokes everywhere after 3 months. I've never seen anything like it. Rims are OEM version and lack eyelets. Huge brass nipples add to the weight. OEM prowlers ($15 tire) are wearing out before your eyes and weigh a ton. Rear hub has looseness that is not caused by the bearings. Speak of the bearings, they are louder than any bike I have had. BB5 brakes are hard to adjust. Loose screws everywhere: brake, derailleur, etc.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the Overdrive Pro because I did not want to spend a lot of money to see what the 29er thing is about. I've dialed the bike in and love to ride the Overdrive, so much so that I am selling my 26 in bikes. But I think that my enjoyment is due to my skill setting up the bike and the fact that it is a 29er. The fork is great based on the others I have used and was 1/2 the reason I bought the Overdrive Pro. I thought I had a deal at $825 but really the price is fair. There are a lot of minor issues after 3 months that I am getting very annoyed. I don't ride very hard and weigh in the mid 180's. I think/hope the bike is settling down now and I have my fingers crossed.

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Favorite Trail:   Mohican St Pk

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $825.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Similar Products Used:   Rockhopper, Sugar 3, Cake 3

Bike Setup:   Stock, thudbuster LT, Ignitor tire in front, stock oem prowler in rear,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DavidNeiles a Cross Country Rider from Chattanooga Tn

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2009

Strengths:    THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2009 MODEL.
Great value for what you pay for. Paint job looks really awesome!! Great geometry; I am on a 20" frame with a 24" toptube, 100mm stem and its a perfect fit. Solid and smooth shifting and I just fell in love with the Reba SL

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Diamondback is producing bikes now that are so much more than one would come to expect. The 09 line up is pretty sweet. I plan to get a Sortie Black soon. I have been in love with my 2008 mission 2 and still ride it a lot. But I have been itching to get on a 29er and see what was so great. WOW!! I really love it. Can't stop riding. With my new light system I have been riding every day after work. I love this bike and the way it just seem to flow over the rocks and drop a take my mission off of. Sometimes I feel faster on this 29er than my mission, mostly long climbs and such. But I would tell anyone thinking about a 29er under $1500 range to buy it. I have been riding this thing like an all mountain bike and the compents hold up better than I would think, having been a long time shimano xt rider who just switched to x9. This x7/x5 stuff is not to shabby. I really love the smooth and responsive handling of the Reba SL. Really nice Fork. BOTTOM LINE just test one out and you'll be sold. Don't let the Hubs fool you, Joytech makes other company hubs like Real Design!! and such, Just a little insider info. They really do hold up and yeah not a light as some wheel sets, but a great upgrade later I say.

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Favorite Trail:   Racoon Mtn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Good

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback Mission 2 08, Tomac Eli 04, Many Schwinn Homegrowns from 97 thru 00 and many more to list

Bike Setup:   Stock setup with Sram x7 rear der and deore frt. x5 shifters and sram chain/cassette. avenir handle bars with 100mm easton stem and seatpost. Avid BB5 with 6" rotors and Avid levers: Joytech hubs laced to wtb speed disc rims wrapped w/ WTB Prowler SL 2.1 Tires shimano clipless pedals and Truvativ powerspline BB and 5D Crankset.

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