Diamondback Apex 2002 Hardtail

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $799.99

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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PSA - Bear on Apex EF Mon 7/22/13 @ 6am

Just a PSA, our good buddy went on an early AM ride today and saw a decent sized bear on EF. It got his attention for sure as it would any of us. He was up on the top of the second/root climb section and the bear was heading down the trail with its back to him. He stayed still for a few minutes un ... Read More »

Front Derailleur Adjustment - Switching from Apex 50/34 to X.0 42/28 crankset

Hello, all. I recently decided to swap out the drive train on my homebrew Salsa Vaya. I'm going from Apex to X.0 as it suits my use better. My problem is that I cannot for the life of me get the front derailleur properly adjusted. I have a SRAM X.9 2x10 low clamp front derailleur which I bought ... Read More »


What is the best tire for shuttling Apex? My current tires were a little squirrelly at 35 MPH so I'm looking for something else.Read More »

Give Your Input on Apex Park Trailhead Improvements

[FONT=sans-serif]Come weigh in on proposed trailhead improvements at Apex Park, and give your thoughts on Jefferson County Open Space pursuing the idea of constructing a "Mountain Bike Skills Trail" at one of our parks. See Details Below: Thursday, March 21, 5:30-7:30 PM [/FONT] [FONT=sans-serif]A ... Read More »

How are trail conditions at Apex and/or white ranch right now?

Thinking about coming down from Boulder tomorrow, not really sure how snowy or quick drying those trails are. Anybody check them out in the last few days?Read More »

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