Diamondback Response SE Bike 1998 or Older

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $969.00

Product Description

Diamondback Response SE

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ricky a Weekend Warrior from Pensacola, FL

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2002

Strengths:    Nice aluminum frame

Weaknesses:    The quadra fork it came with blows, and the gripshift and handlebars had to go, the wheels are "ok" but I wanted better.

Bottom Line:   
The bike in its OME state was ok for newbie riders. boughty wife and she didn't ride it much. It is a 1996 frame (acid orange color), and got it cheaper because the color wasn't selling. I recently cracked theeadtube on my Norco so I switched everything over to my wife's frame. The bike rocks now.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Norco Java, GT RTS team, Marin Nails Trail, GT Timberline

Bike Setup:   Diamondback SE frame, marzocchi fork, thudbuster seatpost, LX components, nukeproof/bontager wheelset, gripshift plasmas, riser bar (forget who makes it), XT v brakes, TNT Ti bottom bracket, Avid levers, and otehr stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl Masse a Downhiller from Montreal

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2002

Strengths:    +STRONG frame
+Stiff rims and wheel spokes
+Built to last
+Light weight
+Easy Fixing
+love it
+Joytech Hubs!!!

Weaknesses:    -The suspension oh god its got no compression
-Shimano Acera likes to adjust itsself
-the paint job isnt the best
-peddals got no grip

Bottom Line:   
For the price i paid my bike i was amazed by its performance. Low weight nice rims and some good Joytec hubs. I would recomend this biker not to begginers but to middle class riders its worth what its cost even though i payed it 400 canadien for some reason maybe the stor made some error on the pricing cause i got it for frekin cheap

3 reasons to buy
+Nice price for good ride
+Good Pieces
+Solid& light weight frame

3 reasons to not buy
-Shimano Acera Derraileuer must be constantly adjusted
-Promax brakes are ok but have to be adjusted
-paint job is a little crappy but its ok

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Favorite Trail:   Everything thats got speed

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Neron

Similar Products Used:   Specialized

Bike Setup:   Sr Suntour 7500
ProMax brakes front and back
Shimano Acera deraileur
Alex rims
Joytec Hubs

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Shannon a Racer from Ch'Town P.E.I

Date Reviewed: June 27, 1999

It is a very strong mid weight bicycle with good enough compoments that it hits every gear and brakes on a dime.Its a great buy for the bills.

For a racer it could use some component upgrades and a better race ready shock is required.

Bottom Line:   
It is in my opinion the best bike for the bills for the young racers out there,or for those who like to go hard.

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Favorite Trail:   
Polly Mountain

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
You name it i've tested it.

Bike Setup:   
So far i've upgraded to spd pedals.I also put on a better seat and upgraded the crank.

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