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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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 »

c.1992 DiamondBack Apex LE - Before and After

Check out my 22+ year old DiamondBack Apex LE mountain bike with Shimano Deore groupset, ignored for the last 20 years, dumped in the garage for the last 10 years exposed to the weather and hard water, now fully restored. All it took was an overhaul: cleaning, new tires, spokes, chain, seat, cable ... Read More »

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