Diamondback 1999 Viper BMX Bike

3.88/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $194.99


Product Description

1999 Diamondback Viper, BMX


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jason a Downhiller from Goshen, IN

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2008

Strengths:    very fast, i like takin it down hills, also recently been jumping hills with it, good brakes, they stop super quick.

Weaknesses:    bent rims, i think its had 1 or 2, just got it bent from jumping

Bottom Line:   
good bike overall, but id say its not a bike for jumping cuz of the bent rims.

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Favorite Trail:   have yet to go to a REAL one

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   my brother

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by timmy a Racer from goshen indiana

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2008

Strengths:    had frame to snap

Weaknesses:    the tail one the other hand is kinda easy to bend

Bottom Line:   
its a all around good bike and i am a big fan of diamonback bikes

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Favorite Trail:   red bud mini

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   house of bicycles

Similar Products Used:   diamondback joker,viper(83),i dont remember the rest

Bike Setup:   very easy

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nathan a Weekend Warrior from brodhead,wisconsin,usa

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2006

Strengths:    strong frame and holds up to just about anything

Weaknesses:    crank, i had to replace the crank about 2 months after i got it

Bottom Line:   
thsi is an awsome bike and i would buy andother one if i hade the chance

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Favorite Trail:   my backyard

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   got it from a friend

Similar Products Used:   redline proline

Bike Setup:   royce union rims, kenda tires,original theaset and handlebars, bulldog brakes in front and shimano brakes in back

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike butt a Weekend Warrior from Kentucky

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2003

Strengths:    The frame.

Weaknesses:    rims, and brakes.

Bottom Line:   
this bike has been good. the only bad thing i could really think of is that the rims aren't very strong at all. also i have had to replace just about everything on it. pedals, tubes about 10 times, tires 5-6 times, and the hand-brakes 3 times. the frame has held up fairly well.
little oil here and there and she is ready to go.

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Favorite Trail:   christland trails

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   bike store

Bike Setup:   same stock seat, pro brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan Trump a Weekend Warrior from Pittsburgh, PA

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2003

Strengths:    Solid Frame, beautiful factory paint I haven't seen nicer on any other frame.

Weaknesses:    Bearings! Chainwheel bearings were shot after two years, as well as the rear hub and in the stem. Other than that, nothing.

Bottom Line:   
I have the 1998 Viper, and it's still in immaculate condition after much riding. I have the burnt orange color with chrome, and it looks so nice when clean and chrome is polished. Nothing nicer on the street!
Very good price to pay too. Picked it up at the end of 98 for a closeout.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Predator, Haro

Bike Setup:   All Stock still.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chase Block a Racer from Tucson, AZ,Uited States

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2002

Strengths:    The frame is strong and good for racing. The paint doesn't ever faid. Wins races.

Weaknesses:    The stock handlbars are really large. The plastic pedals are wothless. The grips look gay.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is really sweet and is a very nice bike for the price you can get stock.

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Favorite Trail:   My backyard

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   free agent eluder

Bike Setup:   New stem. Spin tri-spoke fiberglass wheels. Powerlight handlebars. Blue FSA 3-piece crank. FOR SALE TOO! e-mail meat baggedf150o22s@nescape.com

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert/Tito a Racer from Canoga Park California, USA

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2002

Strengths:    Looks good when appreciatted and maintained rides smoothly
it is a strong bike and can take a lot of beating. it can go really fast on streets,and trails as well. if clean and polished , and the chrome is shining it will look like a street bike


Weaknesses:    the frame is heavy for its size

Bottom Line:   
it has been a great bike for my money you just needto know the basic facts fixing a bike/ fixing it up

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Favorite Trail:   The streets and fire roads

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle world

Similar Products Used:   mongoose menace


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Michael Diaz a Racer from Wenonah

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2002

Strengths:    the frame has not broken yet....handle bars r good when u cut them to a good size. brakes were good. good weight to it.

Weaknesses:    rims were weak. axles were small,n bent while i was grindin. clear grips were ugly, n sticky. chain wheel loosened on me. seat it came wit sucked.

Bottom Line:   
the bike is good, held u a lot of beating n crashes after 3 years. its good for starters, i would recommend it.

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Favorite Trail:   my own

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Union Cycle Center

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   i now have skyway mags on it, n put a haro landing strip seat on it. n i put a gt sprocket on it, n gt grips. no brakes!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Mighigan

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2001

Strengths:    almost everything i have been brutal to this bike and it is still in almost perfect condition

Weaknesses:    rims are ok, and I hated the clear grips that came w/ the bike they were always sticky

Bottom Line:   
I have the '98 Viper. Great bike. i would reccomend it to anyone who want to do tricks, stunts, etc..

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Uncle dons

Bike Setup:   mine was decked out w/ everything. gyro, pegs, better brakes, all the best components you could get were on it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by majik from texas

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2000

Strengths:    Very nice looking bike. I have a '98 model and it looks Superb. I polished up the neck and the rims. It's chrome and has the red/white stickers.

Weaknesses:    The bike is very heavy. I wouldn't recommend it for jumping/racing. But it does like to go fast :) . Hard to pop wheelies on it. The seat kills your ass. Front Brake is a waste of time because the Back Brakes work good enough.

Bottom Line:   
In my own opinion, I think the '98 Viper looks the best compared to the '99 & '00 models. The stickers on the '98 have much more style and the red/white looks stunning. I'd never sell this bike. And if you want to make the neighborhood kids jealous, just pick up a chromed out Viper. heh

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   '97 Diamond Back Viper (got stolen)

Bike Setup:   All stock..got a new Foam Seat with red trim. Took off the front brake.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brodie Darlow a Weekend Warrior from Butte, MT, United States

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2000

Strengths:    The cromo fraim with TIG welded joints, stem, and brakes will match up to any other $200 to $300 bike accessories

Weaknesses:    Everything else on it can't sustain any pressure or abuse that a regular person will give it: everything either breaks, bends, or needs to be replaced

Bottom Line:   
This bike s*cks for someone who wants to jump, but it's alright for a 7-12 year old who likes to just ride around.

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Favorite Trail:   East Side Trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   igniter, venom series, and joker

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Phil a Downhiller from BC

Date Reviewed: September 7, 1999

Strengths:    
Super tough frame,
rear brake works better than my brothers disk brake.
Fork is tough


Weaknesses:    
plastic pedals, who cares?
Heavy, but not too noticable
tires are poor in loose.


Bottom Line:   
This bike is a good recreational bmx bike for the money. the front brake doesn't do anything, so removing it and the lever would save 1/2 lb. The tires work good on road and hardpack. the handebar is kinda wide, but I'm a mtn biker, so I wouldn't know the difference. It's a good bike.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Not many


Bike Setup:   
stock

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Josh Vogt a Racer from bloomsburg, pa

Date Reviewed: August 19, 1999

Strengths:    
frame


Weaknesses:    
chainstays and every other part


Bottom Line:   
The frame is good good solid frame but when you get past the seat post look out
handelbars are too big. THye make it hard to jump and handle. The head tube has too much of an angle, it makes the steering too slow. Its too long and too heavy. Take a step to the Assulut or swictch to Haro for dirt jumping and Powerlite for racing.

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
Giant Mosh xl


Bike Setup:   
stock

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by chris williams a Racer from pittsburgh,pa

Date Reviewed: August 18, 1999

Strengths:    
not much


Weaknesses:    
almost everything


Bottom Line:   
it's really crappy, for a little more money buy the assult

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Favorite Trail:   
the trail in my woods

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
mongoose menace



Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Austin a Racer from vestal

Date Reviewed: July 3, 1999

Strengths:    
NONE IT BLOWS


Weaknesses:    
ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!


Bottom Line:   
DONT BUY IT. IT BLOWS. PEOPLE WILL MAKE FUN OF YOU ON THE TRAILS. IT IS NOT A GOOD BIKE. IT BLOWS. $184 MAY SEEM CHEAP 4 A BIKE, BUT FOR WHAT YOU GET ON THE VIPER IT IS OVERPRICED!!!! bUY A HARO SUPRA OR A FATBOY.
iT IS TO HEAVY. tHIS BIKE BLOWS!!! if you oppose this, EMAIL ME AT ANTIPTA316@YAHOO.COM

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Favorite Trail:   
WOODS

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
GT MACH ONE



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