Diamondback XSL All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • XSL 7005 All Mountain 5" Frame
  • Rockshox Dart 1 120mm Fork
  • Hayes HMX-4 Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Truvativ X Flow Crankset w/ Sealed Bottom Bracket
  • Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur
  • Weinmann XTB-26 Double Wall Rims
  • WTB Pure V Comp Saddle


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 6t8cat a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2008

Strengths:    Great bike, Rock Shox front end. Brakes will stop with the quickness.

Weaknesses:    Brake and shifter cables will wear through the frame up front from the constant rubbing, recommend zip in a couple of spots

Bottom Line:   
I am 67inches, the bike is maybe a half inch or so too tall for me, but I use clipless pedals that put me into a good body position. As with all my bikes I check every bolt. I have no doubts this bike will compete with many other FS bikes at half the cost. I plan to use this bikes in several MTB races here in Germany.

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Favorite Trail:   Tour 3

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   a friend

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback Outlook. Great bike but heavy as a boat anchor and only 21 speeds.

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alfonso Pinto a Cross Country Rider from Whittier

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2007

Strengths:    Very nice ride quality. Name Brand Parts(Rockshox,Truativ,Weinmann,WTB,Shimano Deore) Nice disc brakes, Nice Bright Red paint, Jealous friends/neighbors/family,Tires,Constant Compliments,Comfortable Seat, I find it a pretty good Climber

Weaknesses:    Might Be a Little Heavy for some, but im just speaking in general. Weight seems reasonable to me. Had some problems with the pedals and Brakes but the guys at the shop took care of that fast. Also had some derailer problems but no biggy. Seat may be too high for some but that can be solved by obviously cutting it, the guys at the shop did that for me

Bottom Line:   
Diamondback makes a great bang for your buck bike that really proves to be a good value. I'm very satisfied with this product and will definitely buy another Diamondback product(Im really interested in the Mission 3 as my next bike). Though this is an "entry level" bike its good quality and feels more expensive. If you have the money upgrade the rear shock to an air shock like myself. This bike has an Msrp of $699 so you know your getting something good. I got the 2006 model but its relatively the same as the 2007 except for a different fork and brakes....I recommend this bike to anyone who wants a full suspension bike at a great price with great parts.

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Favorite Trail:   Turnbull Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $530.00

Purchased At:   Whittier Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Everything on my bike is stock except for the rear shock. The shock the bike comes with is ok but i upgraded to a Fox Float Vanilla R that was slightly used but works real good and got it from a guy for only $20 bucks! The air shock really changed the whole ride quality on the bike

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2001 XSL Race questions....

so I picked up a factory stock 01 XSL race that had been in storage for the past 8+ years. noticed the recall online before buying it and asked the original owner if he had said recall done he said he did not and he never had an issue.. The bike is pretty damn flawless except for needing tires/tubes ... Read More »

2006 Diamond Back XSL

2006 Full Suspension Brand New Bomber Fork Rear shock is 3 way swinger manitou Frame size Is 16.5 Med....well kept & maintained....how much would you all pay for this bike??? im thinking about getting it.....Read More »

Thanks XSL Will!! Brake forum sensei

I must congratulate [B]XSL Wil[/B]l for all the good advice he's given through all these years. Advice that has come from years of experience (bike wrench I guess?) and which has helped a lot of people in this forum. There are almost no threads from people requesting help or advice that he has no ... Read More »

06 XSL Trail delimma

So, I have a whole stable of bikes. One of them is a 2006 Diamondback XSL Trail. In '06 it was the most capable Diamondback Mountain bike you could get....and I had an itch to try full suspension. I was later lucky enough to nab an '08 Sortie 3, which is perfect for me, because I like the steepe ... Read More »

2002 XSL Travel Adjust

I have a 2002 XSL and was wondering how to change the travel to the longer setting? Do I need to flip the links, or just move the shock position on the links? Thanks, JeffRead More »

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