Diamondback Apex 2003 Hardtail

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $769.99

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yaniv mantsur from isr

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2005

Weaknesses:    none!!!

Bottom Line:   
number one bike for cross country.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shannon from Utah

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2003

Strengths:    very good components, excellent price, good fork, like the riser bar it came with, good frame geometry for me, riding for long periods of time is comfortable, 9-speed

Weaknesses:    low end shimano mechanical disc brakes did not impress me, a little on the heavy side, shimano clipless pedals are a little hard to get out of

Bottom Line:   
I am very happy with my purchase. I had a 1998 Gary Fisher Kaitai before, which was needing some upgrading. My dead fork was actually hurting my neck and shoulders and riding wasn't fun. Now I have a much better frame size and geometry for my size and better components. I think any fork would have better than what I had been using, but the Marzocchi has been great. I can't believe how much faster and funner going downhill is with a new fork. A great deal!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $625.00

Purchased At:   Wimmer's Ultimate Bicycle, Logan, UT

Similar Products Used:   i think i rode a diamond back response at the store

Bike Setup:   switched model seat out for a women's Specialized seat I already had; swapped out low end disc brakes for Shimano Deore LX v-brakes (for no extra cost) and made it lighter; switching out Shimano PDM505 pedals for Ritchey Comp v.2 (hear they're easier to clip out of)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Weekend Warrior from marlton, nj

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2003

Strengths:    very solid, light weight, excellent components for the price. ride position was comfortable on road as well as off road.

Weaknesses:    mech disc brakes, are just ok

Bottom Line:   
for the price and components, can't be beat

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   genie cycke centerm medford nj

Similar Products Used:   diamondback response

Bike Setup:   stocj

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Clayton Armstrong a Weekend Warrior from Fletcher, NC, USA

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2003

Strengths:    Componets

Weaknesses:    ...

Bottom Line:   
This is a great deal. XT fron and rear, er fork, LX shifters, shimano disc brakes and much more for only 700 something. If you had those componets on agary fisher--you would pay at leat $1100.

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Favorite Trail:   bent creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Bike Ways

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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