Diamondback Topanga Comp 2003 Hardtail

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $549.99

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Tongduchon, South Korea

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2004

Strengths:    For the price you can't beat this bike, it has everything that bikes costing around $800 dollars have. I have not yet made it to a trail with this bike yet, but on the street I have hit some 4 and 5 foot drops and it took it great. The Judy shock works great for small bumps and the bike shifts very smoothly. If you were to throw on some Maxis Hookworms or other street tires this bike would be a great urban assualt MTB, it bunny hops pretty high very easily and for a MTB you can do a pretty controllable manual.

Weaknesses:    Brakes seem really weak for me ( but I am a 195 lbs rider, so that probally has something to do with it ). Pedals cages started to fall off, I removed the reflectors and took out the 4 phillips head screws on each pedal and put a little lock tight on each screws threads and no more problems. Will be upgrading to some good platform pedals anyways. Judy shock bottoms out pretty easily for me but I am a pretty big guy so it is to be expected.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this bike does everything that it was designed to do and more with no problems whatsoever. Very upgradeable frame. Good price for a great bike. If you are looking for a bike to hit some 10 foot drops this ain't it ( not to say that it can't handle it but a full suspension bike with around 5" or more of travel would be a better option for you ), but if you are looking for a bike that can ride the trails and the street equally well then this is the right bike for you. Buy this bike, you won't regret it.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that I can find near my house in Korea

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   AAFES Sports Store

Similar Products Used:   I haven't riden a hardtail MTB since I was in Highschool, been more into dirtjumping bmx bikes for the past 3 years.

Bike Setup:   Stock for now, soon to upgrade pedals, shock, disc brakes and stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KERRY ANDERSON a Weekend Warrior from GRAND JUNCTION CO. USA

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2003

Strengths:    the components ,frame shifts well and handles well in sand and muddy conditions

Weaknesses:    the seat

Bottom Line:   
for the price the bike is a super deal especially the components you get with the bike

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Favorite Trail:   marys loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   the bike shop

Similar Products Used:   gt ricochete

Bike Setup:   stock ecept replaced seat and shimano clipless pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shaun a Cross Country Rider from Arkansas City, KS, US

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2003

Strengths:    LX stuff, great rims/tires, awesome over all

Weaknesses:    stock WTB Seat is a wee bit hard. But after a week er so, its breaks in..

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for any amount of money. I love it, wish it had Fox Forx, but RockShox Judy TT 100's are really great so far. Awesome! Get it, comp disc, or Apex, or any other diamond back stuff! Rock on Diamondback, I'm going out for anyother ride.

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Favorite Trail:   AC Hike 'n Bike trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $526.00

Purchased At:   Spoken 'n Things

Similar Products Used:   Trek's and other high end hardtails

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachary Phillips a Weekend Warrior from Denver

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2003

Strengths:    Very maneuverable, great components for the price

Weaknesses:    no clipless pedals, but added them

Bottom Line:   
GREAT GREAT bike, especially for the price. Don't want a full suspension, and this bike rides and climbs great. If you enjoy riding and want a hardtail that does the job, and won't break your wallet, this is it!! We just did a long weekend in Moab and it held up the entire time. Took a couple good falls and the bike kept riding great.

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Favorite Trail:   Apex

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Big Kahuna

Bike Setup:   stock except for pedals

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