Diamondback Apex 2002 Hardtail

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $799.99

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonathan a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2003

Strengths:    Solid frame- great geometry, Good component package, competitive shock (Duke 80mm), decent pedals.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
For the value, I think this is one of the best deals on the market. The stock components are comperable to $1200 bikes, the frame gemoetry is strong yet forgiving, and the ride is killer. Great bang for your buck.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Hyland

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will Campbell a Racer from San Luis Obispo Ca

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2002

Strengths:    Indestructable Solid confidence inspiring frame

Weaknesses:    Haven't found one, perhaps a little heavy

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks. I can push it soooo far without it biteing back. With 4" up front, and the resulting tall bottom bracket, it becomes the ultimate point and shoot bike. It is acceptably light at 25.5 lbs, however I know it won't break. I think the frame is a good starting point for an up and coming racer, it is agile, climbs well, and doesn't have any bad traits. It is very easy to ride, and doesn't require all of your attention to keep the rubber side down. The '03 frame looks even better than the '02, it will feature an Easton tubeset. The '03 Axis frame is even better. This bike is for anyone who wants a no hassels bike for a good price!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Foothill Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   My other mountain bike is a custom built Action-Tec Framewerks Scandium, complete bike with full knobbies, 19.5 lbs. Need I say more

Bike Setup:   Manitou Xvert air fork, XTR brakes, cranks. Xt 8spd shifters and brake levers front and rear deraileur. Action-tec stem, Bullseye 36 hole front hub laced to a Mavic 231 CD rim, XT on a Bontranger BCX blue label, cook bros seat post. Ritchey barends titec bar.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from College Station, TX

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2002

Strengths:    Strong frame. Light weight. It has very good control through technical sections. Great components for the price. I love the air fork

Weaknesses:    Low clearance. Chain broke on me in less than a week. Most likely my fault.

Bottom Line:   
I haven't seen a bike with this level of performance at such a such a low price. I am relatively new to the sport, but I know a few people who race and they can't beleive the deal I got. If you are just getting into it and you have the money, you won't regret choosing this bike

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Favorite Trail:   The one beneath my bike!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Oshman's Superstore Austin, TX

Similar Products Used:   2000 K2 Gamma 3.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charles a Weekend Warrior from Chapel Hill

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2002

Strengths:    Lightweight, great frame, shocks, wheels and traction

Weaknesses:    clearance, front derailleur

Bottom Line:   
this is a great buy that leaves rooms for upgrades without putting you over the limit on the bottom price.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   mongoose hardluck

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Come help open Apex! Update.

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Compatibility K-Edge adjustable Garmin mount and Renthal Apex stem

Hi, planning to purchase a Renthal Apex 50 or 60mm stem, and I already own a K-Edge adjustable Garmin mount. Did anyone already try this combo? I wonder if the K-Edge will fit on the stem, if no spacer is present between stem and K-Edge (stem at upper position). Thanks, AndreaRead More »

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