Jamis Diablo 1.0 Freeride Full Suspension

Jamis Diablo 1.0 Freeride Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

Same hard-working, overbuilt aluminum chassis as the Diablo 2.0, but decked out with Manitou’s Swinger 4-way coil shock and the Manitou Stance Blunt fork for 175mm of rear travel and 170mm up front. Maxxis 2.7” front and 2.5” rear High Rollers provide total traction, with a bulletproof SRAM X-7 rear derailleur and matching X-7 triggers calling the gear changes, and a TruVativ Hussefelt 36/24 crank for motive power. Big, powerful Hayes HFX-9HD discs with 8” rotors puts you in control on smoking descents.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 02, 2010]
dhracer432
Racer

Strength:

the frame is realy strong,comes with good forks, also with a great rear shock and a telescopic seat.i ride a 15.5 size frame and it works great im around 5 foot 5 and its perfect.works great on gnarly rocky steep trails, and everything else

Weakness:

the deraiuler hanger on the bike is not the best but can easily be replaced.

this is a great bike and is good for racing and your every weekend dh ride

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kona stinky deluxe,norco shore, specialized big hit,iron horse 7 points

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 02, 2009]
goncarrasco
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

All specs are more than decent: HFX9, X-7, Hussefelt, Laserdisc FRs, Higher Roller 2.7/2.5, Power V DH, Swinger X4, 5050X. Not a single weak link.

Reading other comments on this bike, I was a bit anxious to get the bike and see how good the Manitou Stance Blunt 170 fork performed. Yeah, not too many things to set-up in it. But it is solid, with little flex and good travel. I used to ride with a Travis Single 180 and this fork is not too far from the Travis's performance.

Highlight is the frame, for sure. It is fantastic, with incredible welding and very little lateral flex. I was afraid a 15.5 would be too small, but it's good for my 5'7" 160 lbs built, and I'm actually using the telescopic seatpost at the lowest possible position. Nice and tight, yet not too small. 1.5 headcups are great. Perfect angles for freeriding.

Weakness:

Cable routing is badly planned. Had to re-think rear cable routing and cable-tie it.

Rear derrailleur tab looks flimsy, yet replaceable.

Bike's solid good, with only the fork as an apparent weak link. I suggest you guys try it before replacing it for something nicer.

Price is unbeatable at 1100 at JensonUSA. After all, it's a brand new 7" freeride bike for a bit more than a grand.

Now, JensonUSA was supposed to tune the bike before sending it. Chain tensioner wasn't properly setup, front derrailleur wasn't either. I know how to do it right, but some people might not like that.

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2005 Iron Horse 7point3, 2006 Iron Horse Yakuza Aniki, 2005 KHS Witch Doctor, 2003 DiamondBack X2, 2000 K2 Beast,

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 26, 2009]
Tulsa
Downhiller

Strength:

1.5 headtube, 150mmx12 rear axle, Chainguide tabs, quality welds

Great bike, I am very happy with this bike, its not super heavy and can go anywhere, the Geometry is great, I am 6' and ride a 15.5, which in measurements is comparable to other medium bikes, they run big, and this size is perfect for me

Similar Products Used:

Jamis Dakar xlt, other FR bikes

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 30, 2008]
JamisRider1
Downhiller

Strength:

looks gnarly, handels pretty good, super plush, pretty easy to pedel, not to heavy, and hits jumps pretty well. tires are sweet. The price is also very good for the bike.

Weakness:

their is very little adjustments on the fork, fork blows out real easy(dont bother getting it fixed it will just blow out again, and it still rides fine with the blown out seals.). i snaped the rear shock in two places because the psi was set 10 below my weight. derailer hanger will snap if you ride it hard. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN LOWER STANTION THRU-AXEL CLAMPS ON FORK, they WILL snap.

If you are an intermediate rider this is a great bike, because their is enough suspention to take the bigger jumps, and it is light enough to whip around and trick. the price is great for the parts and everything else. If you are an expert rider you will thrash the bike. It sucks up rocks and ditches very well, but gets thrashed on the big drops and hard hits.(if you 360 it you will also thrash it =). Get this bike if you are proggressing from begginer to an intermediate rider and go to town on it.

Similar Products Used:

diablo 2.0

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 12, 2008]
Devin
Downhiller

Strength:

Durability, price, rear shock, good components for the $

Weakness:

fork is quite basic but will suffice, bb height is low so keep the pedals level through any type of rock garden

badass freeride bike for $1400, Jamis has a great warranty on their products so this makes this an awesome toy and a great investment. Two gears in front and the scoping seatpost make it possible to climb when needed. Awesome ride.

Similar Products Used:

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 23, 2008]
timrippeth
Downhiller

Strength:

Beefy build. Components are solid for the price

Weakness:

Fork, derailleur hanger.

Solid bike for the price. Upgrade the fork and you will have a strong budget freerider. The BB is a little bit lower than what I am used to, but I will adapt. The hanger broke on my 3rd ride, so that is frustrating

Similar Products Used:

too many to list

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 13, 2008]
Wayne Cerv
Downhiller

Strength:

Most of the components are excellent.

Weakness:

Pedals and forks suck.

This bike takes the pain. If you are considering buying one, buy it now from Jenson USA for about $1300. The components alone are worth that price. You can put some really good front suspension on it and still be under 2 grand.

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 14, 2007]
Gravity Assist
Downhiller

Strength:

A nice even break between too much, and too little. nicely overbuilt, still pretty light for what it is, I like the 12mm x 150mm rear spacing on it; it makes it more compatible with DH set ups. has oversized bearings at the pivot, and a drop it for a floating brake mount, should you ever want one...

Weakness:

bottom brackett is a little low for a freeride/ Dh hibrid bike,and you can't adjust the high/low speed compression properly without taking the shock off because its hidden in the frame... sucks! should have welded drop-ins for complete cable mounts instead of segmented spots where you have to cut and size the cable; due to the high strain, put on bikes like these, segmented cables often blow with a quickness... but what ever.

This bike is truly underated! I've ether owned or tried just about every bike in its class,( new age 7 inch travel 1.5 standard FREERIDE) and with the exeption the Haro Werx 7 and the Santa cruz Bullit, This bike pretty much beats em all in feeling, hucks, and jumps. It pedals pretty nice as well for what it is... it is very nicely spec'd nothing cheap, all very nice... Oh, and not that this bike was made to climb or anything, but it doesn't do a bad job...

I mean think about it, you don't want to over-pay for a garbage trek session 77, or something like that... definately look into this... its worth a try if anything.

I live in the Socal area, and hit a lot of these high-end enduro/ entry-level DH trails, and this bike is perfect for all of it,, its travel( which feels like a little more then 7 inches) is very nicely tuned, comes with manitou's most high-end Ti shock, unbeatable... you can run this bike, thrash it, crash it, and it still keeps going.

I did, however, break the seat tube completely off, which, if I may add, Jamis has a Superb warranty coverage... returned the frame within a week! All I had to do was send em some pic's of the damage. And I believe the seatpost issue to be an anomoly or factory defect on that frame, have had no problems with the new one.

Can't go wrong if you want a slightly heavy, but very agressive do-it-all Mountain bike that you can thrash, and not have to worry about completely re-tuning the bike when you get home...

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Trek Session, Raliegh Ram XT, King Fisher, Haro Werx 7 SP180, santa cruz bullet, and more, I just can't remember them all.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 11, 2006]
David Scheer
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Stable platform on the rear, a double ring chainset and a teloscoping seat post means you can actually ride up hill on this bike! Chain guide works well at keeping the chain on the rings. Perfect geometry for free ride! and great bump eating suspension! Everything on this bike is overbuilt and should take years of abuse!

Weakness:

Manitou stance is ok for medium sized drops and jumps, but flexes wildly on very high speed bumpy descents.

I would buy this bike again in a heart beat! Works so well at what it is intended to do. Its well equiped for the price. The only thing I might change is the fork, it works well for free riding but I wouldn,t want to race downhill with it. This bike wasn,t intended to race so its not really a fault, just an obsevation. Id highly recomend this bike to anyone who wants big hit capability but also likes to ride to the top!

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Rocky mountain Pipeline. Jamis XLT

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 29, 2008]
Jake Olsen
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Burly build, good fit, and this beast inspires more confidence everytime you ride.

Weakness:

Other than the stock fork, I would say NONE!!

The Diablo is an amazing rig for the price. Are there better--sure, but not at such a sweet deal. The Diablos Bottom Bracket IS low, so you have to watch pedal placement in technical areas(if pedaling), and in deep turns, but if you're flying through a rock garden, even the pedals out, lean back and let the Diablo do the rest! And amazingly, despite the bike being 43lbs, it still pedals well and powers up hills like a freak.
The size of this bike kicks a$$ too. I am 6'5", 230lbs, and the 19.5" fits me like a glove--even my Large Ellsworth and XL Banshee didnt fit like this. This rig is sweet, all the way around. If you are on the edge, dont think about it, just buy it, you definitely wont regret it!

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'05 Ellsworth Joker, '05 Banshee Chaparall, '06 Giant Faith

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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