Diamondback 1999 Assault EX BMX Bike

3.71/5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $299.99


Product Description

1999 Diamondback Assault EX, BMX


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam clarey a Racer from clinton new york

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2007

Strengths:    3 pc cranks

Weaknesses:    not vary many

Bottom Line:   
great bick for a great price

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   dick sonnes

Similar Products Used:   viper


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steven hicks a Racer from cumming GA

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2007

Strengths:    every part of it is great

Weaknesses:    no Weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
i recamend this bike for everyone who want a nice bike!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   diamondback viper


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by allecks a Weekend Warrior from clinton NY USA

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2007

Strengths:    the frame has lasted all this time and is still great

Weaknesses:    could of hade a better seat

Bottom Line:   
i love this bike and it could and should be bought by everyone looking for a great bike!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $310.00

Bike Setup:   greet i love the 3 peace cranks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jim castanaga a Racer from las vegas,nv

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2002

Strengths:    I WILL END THIS ARGUMENT ONCE AND FOR ALL. the frame is nice, not so rigid and light as the higher end bikes, but diamondback did bring out an affordable yet highly competitive and attractive bike. the bike is well balanced, came with 3pc i was stoked for a few days, the seatpost and seat are pretty good. 9/16 pedals are good a flamin five went down alittle after two weeks...

Weaknesses:    the 3pc. crank feels like a stock 1pc, and its bolts comes loose all the time. tire threads and grips wear very quick,needs chain tensioners,bars are way too long, forks are too beefy for the bike,rims are not so tough,dicta freewheel skips sometimes.

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is...the guy who said that the rear-end flexes in too much, has he considered the rear-end is wide? and that its aluminum?yah aluminum is a much weaker metal you know. and that dude jordan?hmmm mom bought all state-of-the-art parts. i bet my '98 freeagent eluder with 44th gt overdrive chainring, gt stilletto forks, gt mohawk wheelset, specialized spanky tires, xs chaintensioners.odyssey a-brake with tektro talon will make him run for the money. o0o0o00o0ohhhhhhhhhh!!!sorry guys I left this bike stock for a while, but i will build it up once you see this, i know the bike has potential, i raced it once against the big dawgs with bikes like jordan...the bike does have a fighting chance!!!!!i am buying parts for it after my newer bike is really done 125R.

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Favorite Trail:   boulder city

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   bikeworld

Similar Products Used:   back then was the haro sr71, gt box series, yah these are highter end frames for like 450?for a frame? complete? ummm well not too many aluminum complete race bmx bikes yet. more chromoly like the dk legend, hoffman pro series bmx(shortlived) and some others

Bike Setup:   ahhh you know from the other reviews pretty much all parts were named.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nate from Jefferson, Or, USA

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2002

Strengths:    Tough Frame, Double wall wheels, Tight brakes, and rides great

Weaknesses:    Crank is good except for the stupid f***ing bolts...they loosen very easily, too wide of handle bars, and stiff seat

Bottom Line:   
Its a great bike with modifications

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Favorite Trail:   Where ever I can ride

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   G. I. Joe's

Similar Products Used:   Lots

Bike Setup:   new chain tensioner, new seat, new grips, new handle bars, and new crank

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Racer from Dallas

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2002

Strengths:    very dependable, light, great balance in air, good cranks, great paint, sturdy fraim, wide handle bars for good controlle. The crank is easy to take off with, coasts well.

Weaknesses:    the stock tires wear easily, grips tear easily

Bottom Line:   
the best bike i'v ever had, for racin, jumpin, muddin, and crashin. It'll last for a long time w/ a few modifications.

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Favorite Trail:   Death Track(by cooper lake)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $290.00

Purchased At:   Richardson Bike Mart

Similar Products Used:   diamondback viper

Bike Setup:   set for racing, jumpin, new pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyler from nashua NH USA

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2002

Strengths:    It is very light. The forks have not bent on me yet.

Weaknesses:    The rear tri part of the frame is very weak it bends when I tighten my wheel. It has a piece of sh*t crank. And the wheels could have come out of somebody's a** for all I care.

Bottom Line:   
It is a good bike for parts.It is red and it goes clink clink clink!!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   friend's house

Similar Products Used:   GT Mach One

Bike Setup:   Cut down bars, new redline crank and tires. New seat.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Smokey a Weekend Warrior from Ft.Worth

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2001

Strengths:    very tough, reasonably light alloy frame, reliable/effective brakes, indestructible pedals

Weaknesses:    bars are too wide, cranks rather flimsy, seat is torture device. frame is a little long 4 urban trick stuff, stock wheels are crap

Bottom Line:   
This bike is damn good for the money.IT's also very tough, as I have been HARD on mine for months now and it's still almost perfect. except4 cables I've not had to replace anything due to failure or breakage. I admit that the bars and stock wheels and some other things kinda suck. But 4 the money ($300 new. I paid $50 for mine) you can't beat it. As long as your not completely pro at BMX and need something better or filthy rich and can afford better I would DEFINITELY recomend this bike. By the way, Jordan (the a**hole a few spaces above me) doesn't know what the F**K he's talking about. Ride the F**cking bike B4 you slam it.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere B4 I get kicked out by cops or owners

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   From a fiend

Similar Products Used:   a s**tload of BMX bikes my friends own.

Bike Setup:   smaller DB bars, top of line DB wheels huge pegs front and back

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fred Maletto a Weekend Warrior from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2001

Strengths:    Frame is strong and light as hell.

Weaknesses:    Crank and Wheels bend easily.

Bottom Line:   
I got this bike used, made a few mods, and I am very happy with the way this bike performs.

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   from a friend

Similar Products Used:   Dyno VFR, Specialized Fatboy

Bike Setup:   Shortened handlebars, GT chainweel, GT seat, Shimano V-brakes, street tires.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by tj clark a Weekend Warrior from Federal Way,WA,USA

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2001

Strengths:    The frame and forks are really good so far I havent changed those yet.

Weaknesses:    the crank rims handlbars freewheel pedels chain seat treads really mostly everything.

Bottom Line:   
the bike sucks!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   n/a

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   GI-JOES

Similar Products Used:   first real bmx bike.

Bike Setup:   haro oversized crank, dica freewheel, gt-rythm sytem rims, haro pedels,kink fat boy chain, primo handelbars, gt seat, and 2 max daddy treads.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by john b a Weekend Warrior from bryan oh

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2001

Strengths:    its a tought frame it can take a lot of abuse

Weaknesses:    weak in places like the head tube and dropouts

Bottom Line:   
its better then some other bikes out there but theres room for improvement

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Favorite Trail:   none im a street rider

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   i build it

Bike Setup:   a little of every thing mostly street

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Darin a Racer from Grand Blanc, Mi

Date Reviewed: December 25, 1999

Strengths:    
excellent frame and specs, lightweight, inexpensive


Weaknesses:    
no seat tilt adjustment on stock


Bottom Line:   
ive only had this bike for a few days and it basically kicks ass

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Favorite Trail:   
the community dirt half pipe

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
mach 3 maybe?


Bike Setup:   
stock

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by badbrad a Weekend Warrior from st. louis , mo

Date Reviewed: October 26, 1999

Strengths:    
good frame nice welds! tektro v-brakes


Weaknesses:    
everything else! i am a harrd jumper and this bike looked nice and rode nice at the shop! but in one day the crank was bent to shit! the bars are way to vvide! the rims suck royally they were bent to shit in a month. with 3 tune ups in that month!!!!! free wheel sux terribly.


Bottom Line:   
ess-you-see-kay-ess!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   
crystal lake

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
new shimano free wheel.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rayban a Racer from bfe

Date Reviewed: September 21, 1999

Strengths:    
bitchin' frame, sweet cranks, nice wheels (for 36 hole),beefy as hell, rippin all around package!


Weaknesses:    
kinda heavy


Bottom Line:   
buy this bike, mines even slightly used and it's rock solid and rips up the street.

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Favorite Trail:   
any street

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
shitty mongoos villain


Bike Setup:   
stock

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Growler a Racer from West Covina, California

Date Reviewed: July 21, 1999

Strengths:    
This franko alloy fram kicks ass!!!! Sturdy rather light and firm, great 3 piece crank, and dependable brakes.


Weaknesses:    
I modifird the bars, they were a little wide, and heavy.


Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome bike the people above who diss this bike have probley never even riden it, with a few mods., or not it's dependable light and very sturdy.

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Favorite Trail:   
Whittier meatloaf flats

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
I went with a powerlite handle bar set up and some robinson alloy forks.

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