Diamondback Axis XC Hardtail

4/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Axis XC KSL 7005 Race Frame
  • Manitou Skarab Elite 100mm Fork
  • WTB Dual Duty XC Double Wall Rims
  • Shimano Deore LX Center Lock Hubs
  • Avid Single Digit Linear Brakes
  • Truvativ Stylo XR Crank Set
  • SRAM X.9 9-spd Trigger Shifters
  • Shimano 520 Clipless Pedals


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by drorn a Cross Country Rider from israel

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2009

Strengths:    frame and set up

Weaknesses:    this bike are for xc ride and they do it grate

Bottom Line:   
the first guy who Reviewe'd the axis is from uk and it's tottaly different bike then the axis from db usa wich is
super light and wonderful, like mine!

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Favorite Trail:   xc

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   db response 06

Bike Setup:   duke fork, sram xo shifter's, x9 rear d, x7 front d

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sniffsdad a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff and responsive frame, without being too rigid as many alluminium based frames are. Nice paint finish. Hydroformed 6061 tubes. Nice plush Rockshox and quality components. Crudcatcher mounts fitted. Incredible bargain price. Effectively buying an XT groupset and Recon forks with a free frame.
A very nice bike for cross country leisure use, with a healthy turn of pace when required. Positive and confidence boosting feedback on fast and knarly decents.


Weaknesses:    Feels a tad heavier than I expected it to be, but I come from the old school where lightweight was everything. I bought the 20 inch frame as I am 5' 11" and have long legs. The bike came with a 125mm stem and has a 595mm top tube. This meant that on my first ride out, the streatch was so excessive that I had to move the seat forward so much that it was inefficient when pedaling. I was ready to transfer all the components to a "Dirty Joe" race frame I have. I fitted a 70mm stem, and all was well. If I had gone for an 18" frame, I suspect that the seatpost could have been too short for me. If you are well over 6", this frame would fit.

Bottom Line:   
At the price I paid, I couldn't go wrong. I have got a very good bike with very good components. A lockout on the forks would be nice, but this causes no problems when out riding. Diamondback are no longer one of the most popular makes, but I would recommend this bike to anyone for this price. I would even pay the extra £300 for it as advertised elsewhere.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $587.00

Purchased At:   Paul's Cycles

Similar Products Used:   GT Avalanche, Verlicchi, Orange Clockwork, Orange Formular, Orange P7, Orange Prestige, Orange E2, Orange E3, Scott Purgatory, Dirty Joe Full Creme

Bike Setup:   XT shifters mechs and disc brakes. Rockshox 327 Recon forks. Truvative 6XT Stylo crankset. PD-M540 SPD's. FSA seatpost and bars. Specialized bar ends. WTB saddle and rims. LX hubs. WTB Moto Raptor tyres. I replaced the FSA stem with a 70mm Orange Stalk.

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