Diamondback V-8 Bike 1998 or Older

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2200.00


Product Description

Dimondback V-8


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2002

Strengths:    fit
stiffness
tracking
suspensions design
is it me or did everyone else copy this after it came out?


Weaknesses:    DBR aint so easy to deal with.
They discontinued it. bad move on their part.
They should have just refined it.
The XR-8 was far from that.


Bottom Line:   
If I could find a relatively unused V8, I'd buy another one.

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Favorite Trail:   yellow river (close by and fun)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   kestral csx
GT LTS-2


Bike Setup:   XTR rear der, LX front, bonty rims, race face stem, post and cranks. UN 72 BB, SDG saddle, easton monkey bars, xtr brakes, XT rapid fire, AD-20 rear, atom bomb fork. - Set up is far from stock. But man do I like it!

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Bob Furneaux a Cross-Country Rider from Downers Grove, Il

Date Reviewed: September 1, 1999

Strengths:    
comfortable, nice specs


Weaknesses:    
flexy frame


Bottom Line:   
a great bike for cross country riding. light for a full suspension and just enough to smooth out the ride. I wouldn't want to use it for downhill, but it's not meant to be used that way anyhow. overall, very pleased.

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Favorite Trail:   
Waterfall Glenn FP

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Diamondback vertex
Trek 930,970


Bike Setup:   
stock, except for riser bar

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross-Country Rider from Salt Lake City, Utah

Date Reviewed: July 29, 1999

Strengths:    
Light weight (25lbs.)
Quick/tight handling
Stiff frame
Great climber
Lockout on rear shock
Great fit
Good looks


Weaknesses:    
Chain suck.
Flexy SID fork.
Must deflate rear tire to remove from frame.


Bottom Line:   
I've been riding my DBR V8 for about a year and a half, and have logged a couple thousand miles on it now. I love the bike! I can honestly say that it is the all-around best-riding bike that I have ever ridden. It is light enough to race, but still makes a great trail bike as well. I spend most of my time riding the steep and technical singletrack of the Wasatch mountains, and also get down to Moab as often as possible. I've put this bike through the ringer. Its light weight (25lbs. for my large size frame) and fully-active rear end make it a great climber, and its quick handling is a blast on tight, twisty singletrack. Although it's not a hardcore downhiller, it smooths out the bumps of typical cross country adventure rides very nicely. The bike inspires cornering confidence, and handles tight switchbacks with amazing quickness. The weaknesses listed above are very minor. The only real downside to this bike is that Diamondback no longer makes it. It was replaced this year with the heavier XR8.

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Favorite Trail:   
Wasatch Crest

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Ventana Marble Peak F.S.
DBR V-Link 3.1
Specialized FSR-XC M4
Rocky Mountain Instinct
K2/Proflex 4500
Trek Y-11


Bike Setup:   
Stock SID fork, stock Stratos Strata Pro rear shock. Stock wheelset was replaced with Mavic X517/XTR set. Stock SRAM ESP 9.0 shifters, derailleur, and brake levers were replaced w/Shimano XT goods for better reliability/durability.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by kertte a cross-country rider from texas

Date Reviewed: February 17, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Great bike.
Super light at 25 lbs.
Great price.
Cool parts.
Nice ride.
xt cranks, sid rock shox super cool and light
Seat sucks WTb sucks1
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this sucks that the stupid thing will not send out

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