Diamondback Topanga Comp 2002 Hardtail

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.99

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris from Gunnison, CO USA

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2005

Strengths:    Everything, I put this bike through hell and it kept coming back for more.

Weaknesses:    Not too much really, crappy basic components like pedals.

Bottom Line:   
I treated this bike like an urban assualt bike and it took the beating as did the Judy C fork which is actually pretty rugged. I would buy this bike again, but I wouldn't put it through the same torture.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick a Weekend Warrior from Erwin,Tn,USA

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003

Strengths:    Great price,good components for the price.

Weaknesses:    Kinda heavy,the front shock sucks,very drab paint.

Bottom Line:   
This was a great step up from what I was used to.I try to get out and hit some local mnt trails and so far this bike hasn't let me down.Now with the new front fork I can't wait to get back out there.I really like the components for the price except for the Judy fork.Change it out and you'll really see a difference.This is a great beginner or intermediate bike(not for racing).

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Favorite Trail:   Local Mountains

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   This was my first suspension fork bike.I used to ride a Diamondback Topanga that I bought in 94.

Bike Setup:   Manitou Black Air Elite...upgraded from the Judy C,Time Atec aluminum pedals,Rock Shock seat post,Night Hawk dual lights,Lizard Skins carbon fiber patches,WTB EnduroRaptor tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from Spokane, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2002

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    little heavy

Bottom Line:   
I think that it is good deal for what your getting. With a few upgrades it performs nicely. Weight is not a super big deal to me, but that's me. The price was right for upgrading to good components and still being cheep. I like how the bike handles on trails and it climbs well. If you can get it for 400 or under I think it is well worth it. It seems to perform like most of the 500-600 dollar bikes with similar components but this bike is cheaper so the upgrade that all the bikes at this price pont need don't drive the overall cost up to much.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $390.00

Similar Products Used:   test rode many bikes before I bought this one

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Derek a Cross Country Rider from Tolland CT

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2002

Strengths:    Good components for price, love the tires

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, don't race with this thing, fork could definetly be better

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price. It is alittle bit heavy but you don't have to race so its not an issue. It makes for a cool trail bike. I got a set of Kenda Klawz for tires with this bike and they rule. The frame is strong but the seatpost comes loose after longer rides. I'd recomend this bike for a beginner or intermediate but don't race on it, you won't last. Good bike

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Favorite Trail:   The Quarry

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Mountain City Cycle

Bike Setup:   Kenda Klawz, Manitou Magnum, Shimano M424 (upgrade from stock)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by donnie a Weekend Warrior from Glasgow Ky. USA

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2002

Strengths:    strong aluminum frame,decent components for the price

Weaknesses:    a little heavy

Bottom Line:   
i think this is a very good bike for the money and the components it comes with.i do not feel this is a good racing bike because of weight but is a good trail rider.

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Favorite Trail:   LBL

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $490.00

Purchased At:   Howard's

Similar Products Used:   schwinn mesa gs

Bike Setup:   added a rockshox seat post and xt rear derailleur

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Don a Racer from San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

Strengths:    Good components for a fair price

Weaknesses:    Very unatractive paint job & Decals

Bottom Line:   
I'm not used to riding bikes under $2,000, but I needed this one for a temporary bike until I can afford a new one. I bought this one because I figured it didn't have a good chance of getting stolen due to its ugliness. This bike is the most disgusting thing i ever seen. very very ugly. the only reason why i bought it was because my DECENT Specialized S-Works FSR was ripped off by the MLC Bloods.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   DBR Cyclry

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   factory

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Todd a Weekend Warrior from Maryland

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2002

Strengths:    I like the fact that the Topanga Comp is setup up with Deore components.

Weaknesses:    None...

Bottom Line:   
Great bike at a decent retail cost. I work in a bike shop and got cost of 48%. Simple upgrade to LX components, and a 100mm travel shock and you almost have yourself a D-back Apex that retails for alomsot $899. The Topanga Comp is worth the extra bones than buying the Topanga. Great bike for "sport" riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Susquehanna

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   Diamondback

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback Response (lower)

Bike Setup:   All stock componets.

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Info needed on fork on 2005 Diamondback Topanga Comp

Hi i need to know what fork exactly came on a 05-06 (not sure the year) Diamondback Topanga Comp. I am having a wheel toe clearance problem with a Answer Mantoitou. Also if you know what other forks will work on this frame i would appreciate any help..Read More »

My '05 Diamondback Topanga Comp

Hey guys, Here is my '05 Diamondback Topanga Comp. I'm not a hardcore mountain biker so this bike does me justice :D . I just wanted to know what I can do to it to make it better since I plan on keeping this thing for a while. [URL=http://imageshack.us][IMG]http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8 ... Read More »

'05 Diamondback Topanga Comp - Seeking professional advice

My '05 Diamondback Topanga Comp is currently sporting a Rockshox Judy TT fork. It's a great hard tail mountain bike and I'd love to make some upgrades, particularly the fork. I'm currently 192lbs. and would like to know what fork you'd go with (anything up to the $200 range). I obviously don't wa ... Read More »

Upgrading Rockshox Judy TT on hard tail '05 Diamondback Topanga Comp

Hello everyone, I'd like to upgrade the Rockshox Judy TT fork on my '05 Diamondback Topanga Comp. In my opinion, the bike has a lot of potential. Therefore, changing the fork will definitely be a worthy upgrade. If weight is something I should consider when purchasing a new fork, I'm currently 192lb ... Read More »

Thoughts on Topanga Comp 06

G'Day all I have a buddy who's looking at getting into MTB and thinking of purchasing a Topanga Comp 06. Anyone beein making a similar decision or had an earlier Topanga? Pros and cons? Your comments really appreciated Thanks very much! TranceNut and SharRead More »

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