Diamondback Joker 2002 BMX

4.06/5 (48 Reviews)


Product Description

OS hi-ten freestyle frame w/ oval chainstays, welded-on ORYG tabs and 6mm thick dropouts.

Diamondback D-day front loader stem.

Alex 48 hole rims.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Steve a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2012

Strengths:    Big and 35 pounds

Weaknesses:    The crank shaft ( where the bearings oor the pedals are) is already loose

Bottom Line:   
Dont buy... :(

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Purchased At:   Craigslist


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ridindirty444 a Weekend Warrior from Michigan

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2012

Strengths:    For sure a solid bike. Perfect for the heavy hitter with more balls then brains. Although the bike is heavy, it has a sweet point of mid balance, perfect for learning big grinds, and pulling of the dreaded flair. This bike has brought me nothing but success..

Weaknesses:    A heavy, bulky bike. Breaks are nothing to write home about but still work decent with a little love. This is a bike for a new thrill seeker newb or pro.

Bottom Line:   
Ive had over 32 bikes in the past 6 years, Ive been riding park/street since I was 14, and this is the only bike that can handle my 185 pounds of 15 feet to flat without a doubt in my mind. I have broke many bones on other bikes due to poor construction. I received this bike in '01 from diamondback to ride for them. I have loved and kept this bike to this day, an absolute must for any bmx enthusiast... Three thumbs up!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   On our Highschool, we set up Killer ramp to ramps and a sick quarter

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Latitude 45


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 1wheel4me a Weekend Warrior from Birmingham, Al

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2011

Strengths:    Well, i havnt destroyed it yet.......

Weaknesses:    BRAKES SUCK, and its kinda heavy....

Bottom Line:   
definatly worth what i paid for it.

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Favorite Trail:   My road.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Bike Setup:   took the brakes off, painted it...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mitchell Walker a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2010

Strengths:    It's a smooth ride, East to jump, easy manuals, good air

Weaknesses:    Too heavy, Hard to pull tricks, stock parts look stupid

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, good for beginners or if you like off-road riding

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Favorite Trail:   Back of cemetary

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Sports Power

Bike Setup:   Odessy Flow Grips (Green), Slime Tubes, Maxxis 3.5inc. Tyres, Racing Rear breaks (Green), Odessy Pedals (Green), DUB (Green) 75ax rims

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MINUTELESS a Cross Country Rider from Mayville WI United States

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2010

Strengths:    Very good for beginning riders, easy handling, nice to look at.

Weaknesses:    Very Heavy, rims tor inner tube after 3 months, slow,

Bottom Line:   
very good for beginners but after you get used to riding change to newer, lighter, smaller sprocket setup.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Good

Bike Setup:   factory made...no changes...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bmxman13 a Racer from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2009

Strengths:    Great riding, easy to manuever, Really worth the money, great all around bike, but it's best for park and dirt riding...

Weaknesses:    Heavy, only good for your first couple years as a bmx rider...

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike. i would recommend this to riders that are serious about bmxing....

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Favorite Trail:   South Park BMX course

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $235.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Good

Similar Products Used:   diamondback joker 2009, Diamondback recoil, and other wonderful diamondback products.

Bike Setup:   very easy, after a few years i would recommend to update brake pads, tires, lighter frame and fork, and then of course grips.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KingOfSpades007 a Weekend Warrior from Plymouth

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2009

Strengths:    Nice bike overall, durable, stock rims fiarly light*, looks nice (brown '07 model), fairly nimble considering.

Weaknesses:    A tad on the heavy side, managed to bend factory handlebars, chainwheel way too heavy, *stock rims none too sturdy.

Bottom Line:   
I find it a bike that suits me. It's (as I said) nimble when you need it to be, a tad heavy, (when stock).I have a 33/12 gear ratio (same as 44/16?), so it gets off the line quite well. Upgrading the rims and lubing the brake lines helps the breaking problem. If you're a beginner, its a nice but, if you've got more experience, well, I'm sure you're not reading this right now.

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Favorite Trail:   Street

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   Eastern rims/tyres, 2 of 4 pegs on, Animal V2 Lite c/w, Bully Nudie bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benjojo2 a Racer from NY

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2009

Strengths:    light, strong, great recoil, amazing dirt jumper

Weaknesses:    thick tires for street

Bottom Line:   
just a great dirt jump bike and great for beginners!

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Favorite Trail:   Vestal Dirt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $235.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting goods

Similar Products Used:   joker, assasin

Bike Setup:   stock but eastern cranks killer bars and fmf forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BMX155 a Weekend Warrior from USA N.C

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2009

Strengths:    Great Bike, Tricks,stability, speed. If you ride street get this bike.

Weaknesses:    Brakes can work a little better. The bike is a little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Sweet bike to do street tricks. Pretty stable. This bike is great.

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Favorite Trail:   Street

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Mirraco

Bike Setup:   Great frame little heavy though. Grinding is good on this Bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chester a Weekend Warrior from usa

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2009

Strengths:    good strong frame, 48 spoke axel, stron fork, ext!ext! i could go on for days.

Weaknesses:    its a pain to get the gegs on and off

Bottom Line:   
its a good but heavy bike. great control. its good for beginners and for experienced riders it requires a taste for it. its a good race bike.

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Favorite Trail:   skate park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   dicks sporting goods

Similar Products Used:   gt, mirraco

Bike Setup:   best ever

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cooepr a Weekend Warrior from North Hollywood,CA,USA

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2009

Strengths:    easy riding, tricks, looks, stability,

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
an amaZing bmx bike

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $215.00

Purchased At:   sports chalet


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KGK0 a Downhiller from warwick, rhode island, USA

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2008

Strengths:    Really fast, nice sturdy frame, looks sweet, breaks are better than people say, grips are good,3pc crank, gyro

Weaknesses:    Horrible Rims, bent one of them only lightly riding, Quite Heavy; doesn't really matter though, unless you have to carry the bike... probably due to a folded rim, pegs frustrating to take off

Bottom Line:   
The bike is great for beginners and experienced riders, although heavy it is a smooth and fasttt ride


overall and excellent bike, especially for its price

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Favorite Trail:   Sidewalk

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   A mountain bike without gears

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mitch1514 a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2008

Strengths:    none,

Weaknesses:    easy-beaking frame, 1 peice cranks

Bottom Line:   
horrible. I craked the frame in 2 place. I tried to do a fakie and snapped.

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   my bud

Similar Products Used:   crapy tire bikes

Bike Setup:   a joker, gt crank, axiom stuff,

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brandon a Weekend Warrior from Granite falls

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2007

Strengths:    nice riding bike never took it to the skate park its a good around bike

Weaknesses:    one the the spokes broke.has a missing bolt thats on the crank that hold one of the pedals on kinda good tires but the front tire it blew up and been pop before

Bottom Line:   
i recommand this bike all around

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Bike Setup:   three piece crank with a gyro

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brandon a Weekend Warrior from Granite falls

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2007

Strengths:    nice riding bike never took it to the skate park its a good around bike

Weaknesses:    one the the spokes broke.has a missing bolt thats on the crank that hold one of the pedals on kinda good tires but the front tire it blew up and been pop before

Bottom Line:   
i recommand this bike all around

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Bike Setup:   three piece crank with a gyro

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