Diamondback Apex 2003 Hardtail

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $769.99

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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

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Come help open Apex! Update.

You may have read an invitation from me a week ago inviting you to come out and help us get Apex open before another winter goes by with our beloved trail closed. We've had awesome success and a lot of folks join the fray, including several employees from Yeti, WRC and all around. [B]An update ... Read More »

An Invitation: Friends of Apex

This was posted in the PnS/ Poonification thread, but I thought I'd post it separately, and see if we can cast the net a little further. What GL1 posted about trails that need repair is awesome as well- we can start addressing some of this stuff. Here's how: Summary: Help us help JCOS keep/ imp ... Read More »

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 »

Diamondback Apex vs Rockhopper

I am looking to get a new (to me) steel and can't decide between this rockhopper and this diamondback apex. They both look to be my size and I believe both are tange which will be a nice change since I already have a TT OXII. I think they have similarly spec components with deore DX but I am not sur ... Read More »

Leave something at the Apex resting tree?

At this spot: [IMG]http://photos-a.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xfp1/10349679_314011928749464_1209490090_n.jpg[/IMG] Describe what you lost, and you may win the prize.Read More »

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