Diamondback Sortie 1 XC Full Suspension

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1364.99

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Product Description

The Sortie was designedTo be an XC/all-mountain machine, capable of handling long, abusive singleTrack rides. For 2012, Diamondback has redesignedThe rearTriangle, making it siffer and stronger without adding any weight. Outfitted with Diamondback's Knuckle Box suspension design,The Sortie is an efficient rideThat can still handleThe rough stuff. Frame: SortieTrail 5" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/ HydroformedTopTube, Butted / Formed DownTube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge, Knuckl

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by leon a Weekend Warrior from edmonton ab canada

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2012

Strengths:    I love the DB sortie 1 bike it handles great is not too heavy climbs well good gruppo of parts chain line was ok etc im an ex bike mechanic and can say it came ready to ride out of the box good tires spokes tensioned cables pre stretched etc

Weaknesses:    never had any complaints until today it felt funny and seemed to be squatting I then noticed the top tube has a vertical crack near the weld on the thickest part of the frame..., t is almost all the way thru and this bike is done now and never to be ridden again .. perhaps weapons grade aluminum is too hard ?? its not my firts bike and it was used gently

Bottom Line:   
dont know what to say ..thought it was a lifetime bike ! took my chances buying it online and the seller is no longer active on ebay so am prob sheite out of luck for warranty ..my bad ...just wondering if im the only one ?

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Favorite Trail:   elk island

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   specialized ,thompson , rocky mountian , proctor, etc

Bike Setup:   stock parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by derrick424 a Weekend Warrior from Robbin, North Carolina, United States

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2011

Strengths:    Very smooth ride and great shifting and stopping power. Lightweight, handles very well, great climbing ability as well as amazing descending ability.

Weaknesses:    The front Tora 289 forks don't have a lot of adjust-ability, but can be upgraded. Other than that None!

Bottom Line:   
This is a Great bike!!! I got it on sale at Performance Bicycle in Cary, NC. The Knuckle Box Technology is great, it's like you don't ever bottom the shock out. The shifter were a little different than what I'm use to but with a little getting use to they are great. Overall if you looking for a great heavy duty XC bike or All-Mountain with 5" of travel this is the bike for you.

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Favorite Trail:   uwharrie

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $960.00

Purchased At:   Performance bicycle

Similar Products Used:   I raced and rode Trek 4500 HT, shifts gears about the same but much better ride.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for tires, I changed them out for Mountain King 2.2.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by neeeko a Weekend Warrior from DukeCity, NM

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2011

Strengths:    Upgradeable, Strong, Light/Responsive, Great Deal!

Weaknesses:    It was fine when stock but improved tremendously when I upgraded just about everything. Dont know if thats a weakness.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike for whatever you ride with exception of downhill. I commute ten miles to work daily on pavement and hit up my local rocky trails at least 3 times a week. Its fast and rides as smooth as my Caddy. My Sortie has got me through jumps, drops, and plenty of tumbles. I purchased it because i got a great deal and because its got the same frame as the Sortie Black, which costs over $5000!! Meaning I can upgrade allday and not be asking myself if its worth it or not. If you can get a previous year model discounted like I did, you'll have a permanent grin like i do.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   Upgraded 2008 DiamondBack Sortie 1..RockShox Tora 302 U-turn 5in Travel..RockShox Bar 2.1 Rear Shock..Mavic CrossTrail Tubless Wheels..2.35 Kenda Nevagels..Avid BB7 Disc Brakes W/Avid Speed Dial Levers..All Shimano Deore Drivetrain..Easton MonkeyLite SL Carbon Bar..Specialized Lock Grips..Truvativ XR 60mm Stem..Easton EA30 Seatpost..Fizik Kium Aliante Saddle..Premium Products Slim Pedals..Weight 35.2 lbs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lemon toad a Weekend Warrior from rotorua new zealand

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2010

Strengths:    light and strong im heavy and this bike is great

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   dragons tail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1455.00

Purchased At:   Bike Vegas rotorua

Bike Setup:   19 inch shorter steam 8 inch disk at the front

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bobbyh1wa a Weekend Warrior from las vegas

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2010

Strengths:    it feels great,17inch med. very comfortable ride shifting is smoooth.

Weaknesses:    none so far.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is great, I just got it and only rode it afew time but I am very inpressed! It feels rock solid and very light at the same time. I cant wait to get on the trail and let it rip!

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   gt full suspention

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DancesWithSharks a Weekend Warrior from Aloha, Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2008

Strengths:    Light but sturdy.

Bottom Line:   
I rented this bike while my Ironhorse was in for repairs again. Almost immediately, I noticed a huge difference. It's light and well balanced. I found myself taking on roots and rocks, uphill and down, that I would not even try on my other bike. I bought the bike.
Even though GI-Joes had Mission-1 on sale for $1000 this week, I got the Sortie at my local shop since they also bought my old bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Tillamook Forest

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1050.00

Purchased At:   Trailhead Cycles (ww

Similar Products Used:   Ironhorse Maverick Pro

Bike Setup:   Stock.

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Looking at buying used Diamondback Sortie 1 (2010 model)

Hey everybody, I am currently looking at buying the following Diamondback Sortie 1 (2010 model). The bike currently needs a rear derailer and tubes/tires replaced. [url=http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-bikes-mountain-DIAMONDBACK-Mountain-Bike-paid-1300-Priced-to-sell-W0QQAdIdZ437332281] ... Read More »

Comparing the 2011 Camber Comp vs. 2011 Sortie 1

So I've been looking at some clearance sales on these 2 similar priced bikes. Please give me your opinions. Which would you choose & why? Also, which has better components?Read More »

Diamondback sortie 1 or Trek fuel ex 5

I'm turning 40 next month (YIKES) my wife is going to get me a new bike. I'm considering the Trek fuel ex 5, but was wondering if the Diamondback sortie 1 may be a better purchase. I will be going to Diablo bike park to do some nice dh riding. I also need the all around mountain bike, climbing, stre ... Read More »

Sortie 2 or Mission 1?

Alright, I'm trying to get a new bike after having my Haro V3 for ~7 years, which has been reliable, but it's pretty sad otherwise. Anyway, I was looking at either getting a Mission 1 or a Sortie 2, but I can only find good deals on the Mission, which is on GiantNerd for $1400. The only Sorties ... Read More »

Sortie 1

Hey all, im looking into buying my first FS bike. I generally ride trails with some moderate climbing and descending. The trails are pretty rocky and my hardtail is starting to be a pain in the a**. Do you guys think the sortie 1 would be a good buy for me? How does it compare to a mongoose teocali ... Read More »

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