Diamondback Octane 24 Kids

3.67/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $269.99

Product Description

When your little one grows out ofTheir 20” bike,The 24” Octane isThe wayTo go. The heat Treated frame will stand upToTrials of childhood.The 40mm suspension fork will make going riding much more fun.There is just enough suspensionTo ride onThe fire roads.The Octane 24 has both front and rear shifting. Your child will learn how/ whenTo shift.They’ll be ableTo ride faster and more efficiently. Technical Specifications: Size 24” Boys/ Girls Frame DB

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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JAG11 a Cross Country Rider from Selah, Washington, USA

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2010

Strengths:    Light. Great on single track. Fork works as it's designed. The seat is the great. The pedals grip well. The front suspension works good for smaller gaps and shorter drops.

Weaknesses:    My wrists hurt when I jump large spans (10+ feet) and ride over rocky ground. The brakes aren't very responsive. It needs knobbier tires when riding on loose rocks or gravel.

Bottom Line:   
Note: I weigh 80 lbs. I've ridden with my dad and brother at Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Deer Valley in Park City, UT.
This is a great bike for beginners who are interested in cross country.

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Favorite Trail:   I-5 Collannade

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $325.00

Purchased At:   Jake's Bike Shop, Ya

Similar Products Used:   None. This is the first bike I've ridden that came from a bike store.

Bike Setup:   Stock '08 Octane 24.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kieran a Cross Country Rider from new hampton ny

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2009

Strengths:    Wheels,Body,spokes and the brakes are the best.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
The Bottom line is this a good bike for a kid 9 to 13 yrs old. This is a very good mtn bike also. NOT for harcore mtn biking. For Medium trails.

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Favorite Trail:   My house has some nice 1s

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35000.00

Purchased At:   He got it from Dicks

Similar Products Used:   bmx mongoose,Roadmaster mtn bike

Bike Setup:   The bike is basically set up well, although there are 1 or 2 weaknesses

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by elfatdiablo a Cross Country Rider from Mesa, Arizona. Maricopa

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2009

Strengths:    Nice bike for the beginner kid that wants a fully functioning bike but a smaller size.

Weaknesses:    Cheap v-brakes. Have the shop true the wheels before picking up a new purchase

Bottom Line:   
Great all around mountain bike for the smaller kid or person that is not ready for a 26"wheeled bike yet. Great bang for the buck. Better than a Wally World Bike that was put together by a putz with a van and some pliers!

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Favorite Trail:   Hawes Loop

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $29800.00

Purchased At:   Pats Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Haro, Felt, GT, Redline

Bike Setup:   As listed in DiamondBacks site.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by will king a Downhiller from maryland

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2008

Strengths:    good frame and stuff

Weaknesses:    th pedals wore away after a while(there plastic)handle grips are crap ended up replacing them.brakes need constent ujustment

Bottom Line:   
i would not recomend this bike to a hard core mountain biker, like big drops and stuff. it is good for a little bit of offroad riding

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Favorite Trail:   sfafdgfyentuhirdythjrtky

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   laurel bike shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Greg Rach a Racer from NM

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2007

Strengths:    Frame finally fell apart so I can throw it out and look for something that works

Weaknesses:    horrible bike, bought for my daughter who really loves to ride. She weighs 55 pounds and the bike is close to 30. That is like me riding a bike that weighs 85 pounds. Every component has broken and there are little to no replacement parts. I always have to use full size bike parts. Shock is a joke and is actually dangerous, it bottoms out of the smallest drop even with her weight. Plastic pedals were gone in a month, rims needed to be replaced in 3 months, have spent way too much on this bike.

Bottom Line:   
The biggest piece I have seen. I spent way more time on this bike than I did on my own, no way to upgrade. It is a no wonder that we have very few kids into our sport, the equipment made for them is garbage. I know bike companies don't make a ton on kids bikes but have they heard of the concept of a "loss leader"? If they can get kids into it, they will buy lots more bikes, all they have to do is look in my garage!! You could not pay me to take another one of these bikes.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $265.00

Purchased At:   Taos Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Trek

Bike Setup:   originally: crap
now:I have just done the best that I can

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fat Daddy a Cross Country Rider from Central Va.

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2006

Strengths:    Fairly light compared to other 24" bikes we looked at in department stores. Kids loves the looks of them.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Bought 2 of these from our local Dick's, 1 for each child. Really could not justify the extra money to buy a 13" or so 26 inch bike they would outgrow in a few years anyway. Kids can go for nice long rides with us now. They can even make it up some fairly difficult hills. Great bikes to learn shifting and braking skills. The '05 models are now on clearance and can be had for around $185. The '06 we got ran a little more.

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Favorite Trail:   any available

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sportings Goods

Similar Products Used:   Several 12.5-13.5" 26" bikes from Giant, Fisher and Trek. Department store Mongooses and Schwinns

Bike Setup:   stock except for added a handlebar mounted water bottle cage.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tim a Cross Country Rider from medford, oregon

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2006

Strengths:    Pretty decent component mix for the price! Cool purple for the girl's version!

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Unlike "disgruntled "fred" from the first post (who paid a whopping $70.) I think this is a wonderful kid's bike. It bridges the gap from the 20" to the 26".

Have fun!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $229.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Analysis

Similar Products Used:   Trek, jamis kids bikes

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by fred a Weekend Warrior from seatle washingtong usa

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2006

Strengths:    well, it doesnt have strengths to be honest.

Weaknesses:    dont even get me started. i might become so full of RAGE i would swear up a storm and not even remember it because my adreniline high would make me forget.

Bottom Line:   
oh my god i this bike. i wish it were a human so i could put it in a dryer full of rusty nails and broken glass. then id beat him to the floor and spit on him. and id take all his clothes off and throw him into a pit of masicist . and all the had bull whips. and knives.

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Favorite Trail:   galbraith stuff

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Similar Products Used:   any other huffy. if i could i would put SO MANY negative reviews for huffy bikes. but i swear so much they dont allow them on the site.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fred Sled a Weekend Warrior from Spawn Ranch, CA

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2005

Strengths:    Frame is made well. Parts are decent, fork works well for a kids bike fork, triple chainring, gripshift.

Weaknesses:    The goofy chainring mounted chainguard broke on the first wipeout. I recommend taking it off and throwing it in the trash before it breaks, rather than after. The sharp edges from the broken plastic are far more dangerous than the chainring by itself.

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent kid's bike! It's reasonably light, it was inexpensive and it looks cool. I rode it around, it's smooth the geometry feels good, the fork works, the grip shift style shifters work good. For around the same price as what you'd pay for one of those Wallymart or Costco bikes for your kid, you can get this. The frame construction is actually the best part of the bike.

I looked at the specialized version of this bike and it was more expensive, had a goofy flamed paintjob and a single front chainring, which is cool if that's what your after, but I wanted to teach my kid how the front and rear derailluers work and how to climb hills.

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Favorite Trail:   Your Mom

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World

Similar Products Used:   Wal-mart Schwinn, which the frame was decent, but all the other parts worked like crap. Well, the kickstand was cool, it's welded to the frame, and has a nice action to it, just like the old Schwinn bikes.

Bike Setup:   24" wheels, triple chainring crank, riser bar, suspension fork.

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