Diamondback Strike Downhill Full Suspension

4.13/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Stem: Tioga Task Force, 40mm
  • Saddle: WTB Power V DH RACE
  • Handlebar: Answer ProTaper 6061
  • Chain: Shimano HG-73
  • Shift Lever: SRAM X-7 Trigger
  • Headset: FSA PIG DH Pro 1 1/8"
  • Bottom: Bracket Truvativ Howitzer Big Bearing
  • Frame: Vectra Pro DH 7005 Competition frame


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kubuspunxDH a Downhiller from Ruda Slaska, Slask, Polska

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2010

Bottom Line:   
wonderful frame for high performance downhill

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Favorite Trail:   Skrzyczne

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1100.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rarroyo a Downhiller from Oakland

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2009

Strengths:    Suspension, Frame, Durability

Weaknesses:    BB Height

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, able to tackle anything...200+ rider this is a man's bike no BS about it. pass fools with Yeti's, Specialized with ease...super stiff frame and solid build.

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Favorite Trail:   BoonDocks N*

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Yeti ASX, Astix Huckster

Bike Setup:   Manitou Swinger 6, Totem coil, SRAM X9, Deity, Holzfeller, MRP, KORE BFD, WTB

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Death_Hampster666 a Weekend Warrior from NW Washington

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2009

Strengths:    Looks Cool.

Weaknesses:    This frame flat out sucks. It has a factory defect, the rear tire bottoms out on the seat stay or your ass which ever is closest. The frame sits very high and is tipsy going into corners. Not easy on the scale weighing in at 40 LBS. Complete build.

Bottom Line:   
If you are interest in this frame you will be sorry. Worst investment i have ever made. Considering chopping off the seat stay and changing the geometry then maybe it will work.

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Favorite Trail:   DryHill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Bro Deal

Bike Setup:   Chris King Headset, Romic rear Shock, Kenda Stick-E tires 2.6, Marzocchi 888, Race Face Evo Dh Cranks, Fsa Sprocket, Mrp Party Boy Chain Guide, Easton Ea50 Stem,Rhino Lite Wheels, Azonic A-frame Pedals,Thompson Seat Post, SDG Seat, Hayes Brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nike lowry a Downhiller from spokane

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2007

Strengths:    extremely fast, jumps great, sucks up impacts, easy barspins, rails corners and flies

Weaknesses:    HORRIBLE brake jack. seat hits tires during bottom out,come w/o single crowns,not a real great pedaller ( it can go uphill htough i rode a 2 mile ascent on mine)

Bottom Line:   
My bike is really heavy but this frame will build up way light. I have a lot of trouble with brake jack but i dont use front brakes hardly at all. super fast, wins a lot of races here.

its a good dh/fr bike. thats it. not a climber or dirt jumper but sweet for intended purposes

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Favorite Trail:   a-LINE, SCHLEYER, beacon hill, fod

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   WHEEL SPORT EAST

Similar Products Used:   kona Stinky, Iron horse sunday, intense m3 (tested them all and:) iron horse yakuza, giant ac(own)

Bike Setup:   marz 66, saint brakes, sun S-type wheels, maxxis highroller/minion

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Amaretto from Barrie, Ontario

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2007

Strengths:    Very mobile, you can send this bike where you'd like it to go.

Weaknesses:    The seat can often hit the tire when you go through the suspension.

Bottom Line:   
Got the frame off of Ebay, tossed the parts from my old norco onto it. This bike is fast for the price. I have a dhx 3.0 on it, with a slightly shorter eye-to-eye length. This puts the front out a bit by slackening the head angle. You'll hit the seat more often, but it'll be worth it. The bike will fly. I've tried a few different bikes up where I ride, this one is possibly the most agile DH bike I've ever sat on.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Some random norcos, a kona, just low end, often seen stuff.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Lamb a Downhiller from Mystic, Connecticut, USA

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2006

Strengths:    The best part about this rig is the ability to adjust the propedal to a slow stiff rebound for flat sections.Fork is very plush.

Weaknesses:    The El caminos become unaligned easily but only squeeks at slow speeds.No uphills on this bike.(It is a DH bike)

Bottom Line:   
I like it a lot for the price I paid you could buy the fork, shock, and wheels new so I think it was well worth the investment.Ive heard bad things about this frame but I like the feel of it a lot. People say "toothpaste welds". But I have to disagree

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Favorite Trail:   Local stuff

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Ebay is a wonderful thing

Similar Products Used:   nothing compares...

Bike Setup:   05 Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel a Racer from Centennial, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2006

Strengths:    Adjustable travel between 7.9 and 8.7 inches. Solid 12mm x 150mm rear hub that feels stiff at high and low speed.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is really underrated. It preforms like a bike that costs twice as much. Anyone that is not a believer find me at a MSC race and take it for a spin. Diamondback has put a lot of work into development of this bike and it shows. If your on a budget but still want to ride or race DH this bike is for you, no question about it. Because of their absence from racing in the past few years this bike sells for close to what some top shelf frames cost, plus you get all the components to boot. Check it out...you won't be dissappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   Deer Creek Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Diamondback

Similar Products Used:   Diamonback XTS moto.

Bike Setup:   Holtzfeller cranks, bars, stem, E-13 SRS, mtx rims, maxxis minion dhf (2.5) tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by funny guy a Downhiller from mt everest

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2006

Strengths:    1

Weaknesses:    1

Bottom Line:   
1

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Favorite Trail:   mt everest

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   ?????cycles

Similar Products Used:   1

Bike Setup:   1

Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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Flux pedal strike.

Pedal strike. I have never had this issue on any other steed I have spent a lot of time on ( except the stokers pedals on my Mtb. tandem, but thats different). Frustrated, it is probably time to move on to a different frame. Yes, the sag is set proper. Enjoy the way it rides in all other ways but t ... Read More »

Pedal strike is Killing me!

I went on my second MTB ride ever today and I realized that I have a major problem with pedal strike! How normal is this problem? .... or am I alone on this one...Read More »

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heel strike brake caliper chainstay mount soma double cross dc

Just curious if anybody else has encountered this... Running Avid BB7 mountain calipers (before you jump on me I'm also running compatible Tektro levers). Size 58 frame, size 46 sidi dominator. Wondering if road calipers are more compact, less chance for heel strike? Otherwise might have to pu ... Read More »

Hard pedal strike CRACKS!! 575 2008

Hey There !! I new this day would come just didn't know when ,, Last week out on a section of rough rooty down hill , i guess my rear shock had lost some air and i was sitting lower then normal,, i happen to hit hard on a root or rock and there was a big jolt and loud crack noise , i just thought i ... Read More »

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