Diamondback 2000 Sorrento Sport Hardtail Bike

3.92/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $309.00


Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, SR M6200 fork


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from California

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2005

Strengths:    frame,brakes,cranks,handle bars

Weaknesses:    fork,shifters,seat,wheels

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for any entry level rider. It works great on trail rides. The fork does bottom out on jumps but other than that it is a good bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Box Canyon

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Newbury Park Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Reagan a Cross Country Rider from San Antonio, Texas, US

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2002

Strengths:    Read prior postings.

Weaknesses:    I originally purchased this bike and was quite satisfied. After 1 1/2 years I replaced it. You cannot upgrade the fork....wrong type and size of headset. No replaceable derailleur hanger. This makes it nearly worthless in todays market. I have rebuilt it and is now in use by a teenager (my daughter) who doesn't know the difference....yet. BTW...for you other large people like myself, the crown on the fork will bend with time...it is a piece of Shiz-Nat!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Crapola!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Doesn't matter

Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dick hurtzbadlypleasejackit a Racer from yourmother's bed gggggggrrrrrrrrbaby

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2001

Strengths:    hey big boy ill ride u like a toy ill let u jiggle if i wiggle holla for a dolla


Weaknesses:    girl no u isnt i love that big oll seatpost i use it for other things winkwinkwink big boy

Bottom Line:   
buy it it wiggles while u giggle yeah big boy

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Favorite Trail:   i like long smushy panus

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2.00

Purchased At:   dick's pix

Similar Products Used:   panuspump testacle saver

Bike Setup:   long and juicy

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles, CA

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2001

Strengths:    stiff frame, price, brakes

Weaknesses:    wheels, saddle, pedals, fork, components

Bottom Line:   
i'm satisfied with the bike. i had to put more money into it than i paid for it to make it decent (back wheel buckled on first ride), and i still haven't done anything to the drivetrain (which sucks) but i think what is most important is the frame, which is reasonably light and sturdy. also, the "made in usa" sticker evades some of the guilt of riding something that was made in a chinese sweat shop, even though it probably still was. i don't see any need for something more. as long as i don't know what a better bike is like, i'll be fine. oh, and what's with my shock? i got an rst 156la while everyone else seems to have something else.

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Favorite Trail:   Strawberry Peak

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Oshman's

Bike Setup:   mavic crossride wheelset, nice saddle, spd 545 pedals, 8 speed cassette

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremy Larson a Cross Country Rider from St. Louis, MO

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2001

Strengths:    It is a good bike. It is shiny red except for some kewl yellow decals. It's very shiny. It has two wheels which make it very rideable. Also, there is a small soft patch that is perfect for sitting on, and coincidentally, there is a neat shiny bar in front of it which makes a perfect place to put my hands. My favorite part about the bike is that you can roll it downhill by itself and it never falls until it hits a fence or car.

Weaknesses:    It has a lot of confusing buttons and levers that when I touch them make it harder to pedal. Sometimes it makes it too easy to pedal. It's pretty confusing. I can't wait until they figure out how to make a bike that can pedal at one simple speed. Also, it's spokes tore up one of my dad's old baseball cards.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike and a lot of fun for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   it goes around my house

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   from my friend

Similar Products Used:   '96 Big Wheels--too easy to get holes in tires

Bike Setup:   Lots of shiny stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by freddie willard a Racer from albany, georgia

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2000

Strengths:    This bike whoops ass. I rode it to hell and back, and it would not stop. The frame is stiff, and flies when you put the pedal down. I smoked my friends with their yuppie Treks and Schwinns. This is a tough as it gets.

Weaknesses:    The seat ripped on the first rock that it hit.

Bottom Line:   
If you want to get ripped off, buy another bike. This bike is as good as it gets without a ton of money. The tires stick real good in the mud. My buddies spin their wheels while I blow right by them on my Diamondback. Compare and you will see.

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Favorite Trail:   tsali

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   the bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Schwinn, Huffy

Bike Setup:   Stock except for toe cups and soft saddle cover. I am going to buy a new neck for it to make it lighter.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Reagan from San Antonio, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Same info applies as my last posting. Correction to gearing, 21 speeds, 8 speed shifter. Also not a cassette but freewheel. Rear no name donkey doo hub will loosen (a lot) causing the wheel to flex on climbs. To fix this I must get a new rear wheel, hub and cassette. Might as well get a whole new wheelset when I have money to throw around. This bike is not intended for heavy duty people. I am still satisfied for the price of which I had paid for it but.......

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eric a Weekend Warrior from tiffin,ohio

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2000

Strengths:    good basic set up for first time rider,brakes work to good.
21 speed shifts smooth.


Weaknesses:    easy to break first time out,only had a month and did a face-first. Shocks can really bounce you. could be smooth with a seat shock and user friendly seat.

Bottom Line:   
compared to mongoose,and low price treks this is the way to go. add about 50.00 dollars in add-ons and this is the bike you can ride on all day.Overall anyone looking for a entry level bike should look at DB line.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $229.00

Purchased At:   dicks sporting goods

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   set up great everything you need right off the shelf,at a good price.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Reagan a Cross Country Rider from San Antonio, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2000

Strengths:    Price/Appearance/Fork/Brakes/24 Speed instead of 21 as stated in reviews and DB site

Weaknesses:    Cassette/No-Name Hubs

Bottom Line:   
This bike works well for probably the average sized person. It is an excellent price especially for someone on a budget, i.e. "TEENS". I am 6'4" and 260 pounds. I have some problems when going uphill with the rear tire rubbing, maybe the frame tweaking to one side or maybe the rim. I have also already broke a tooth off the rear cassette. Whether that is a flaw in the cassette or me cranking too hard, you be the judge. Overall a good bike for the price, average if not below average components, ie..Alevio and Acera and maybe not built as well for large framed people.

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Favorite Trail:   Leon Creek to OP Schnabel/4 now

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   Pit Stop Bike Shop/...Gonna Drop!

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Strapped basket pedals and a gel seat cover.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam Simon a Cross Country Rider from Winston, Georgia, USA

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2000

Strengths:    Light frame, the shock is very solid for a $300 bike, good
brakes


Weaknesses:    You get shafted on the cheap shimano derailliers. The wheel
set may give you some problems. The bike doesn't handle a hard trail ride very well. Can't take much abuse


Bottom Line:   
You can't so much better for $300. This was my first front suspension hardtail, and it has done very well for me. Any beginners who aren't hardcore trail riders and who don't abuse the bike much, I highly recommend it. If you are hardcore, spend more money on something that takes abuse. I'm looking into it.
Later

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Favorite Trail:   Yellow River

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock and toe clips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Quincy Lin a Cross Country Rider from Santa Clara, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2000

Strengths:    A very rigid, stable frame and hefty wheels. Breaks are very responsive as well as the shocks.

Weaknesses:    No casing around the chains, dirties pants easily. Seat is not very giving.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for its price. Handles well, gets you from point A to B. No worries!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Hanus a Weekend Warrior from Del City, Oklahoma, USA

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2000

Strengths:    Brakes, Fit, Shifters

Weaknesses:    Weight, Front shock

Bottom Line:   
This bike can do nearly anything. I've taken into places I'm sure it was not designed to go. This bike doesn't claim to be anything more than an entry level ride for those of us who like to fool around off-road and have a great time. I have ridden the Womble Trail in Arkansas on this bike and had no problems at all. In 2/2000 I rode the 12 Miles of Hell in Oklahoma and it performed beautifully for me, while I passed literally dozens of guys whose $2000-$5000 Klein's and 'Dales broke and left them pushing. Maybe I was just lucky, but this bike is a CAN-DO trooper. It's not meant to be a competition bike, nor a wall-climber; but if you have the skills, it won't let you down. Now if you have the $$$ and want to buy a comp-rig then go ahead, I'm sure that you'll love your carbon-titanium 20 pounder. But for those of us with the balls-to-the-wall mindset, but fewer dollars to spend, the DB Sorrento is a great value and a good performer. So it enables guys like me to get into the sport, enjoy the challenge, commune with nature, and test our manhood while still paying the utility bills. In short, this bike does everything it was designed to do, and more. But like everything in this world, it has it's limits, and I suppose, you get what you pay for. In this case that means a good, solid bike; not a screaming F/S downhiller with 5in. travel. Use your head.

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Favorite Trail:   Bluff Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Raleigh, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Stock except for seat

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