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Hello,

I am getting ready to buy a mountain bike, I have looked @ the Recoil FS & Comp. I do not use a mountain bike for full time use, I do a lot of park & some trail riding. I have not owned a full suspension bike before & wondering if this sort of bike will be overkill for my needs. I wonder for riding AC paved park trails if this setup will be a little bouncy, I want to achieve a solid ride with a mild to moderate trail ability. I like the Diamondback line, a little help in these areas would be much appreciated.

Please advise on Mountain Bike recommendations.

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I think you'll be happiest with a hardtail for the kind of riding you describe. I'd recommend the Response Comp and Overdrive from Diamondback's lineup. There's nothing really wrong with full suspension for light duty use. It's just not necessary. A hardtail will be lighter, more efficient, easier to maintain in the long run (no pivots or rear shock to need servicing), and the 2 I mentioned will still be able to take on serious MTB terrain whenever you want.
 

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Hello,

Thanks for the great advise, I like the Response Comp, it seems to be a great bike for my needs. As much as I would like a Sortie, you have convinced me that this all the bike I need. Have they made any major changes from 2009 to 2010?

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Every single thing about it!! tubing, seatpost size, headset, knuckle box design, "NEW Sortie Trail 5" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/ Hydroformed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge, Knuckle Box Technology " from DB site, they just revamped the site, check it out!!

http://www.diamondback.com/bikes/mtn-full-suspension/sortie-black-10/ The rear end has asymmetrical, hydro-formed chainstays. and double Enduro max bearings on the seatstays too vs the 09 which had single bearings.

Here is the 09 vs 10 frames
 

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Diamondback Response Comp

I have read that their has been no change from the 2009-2010 frame, what are the major differences between the Response Sport & the Response Comp? For the riding I will be doing do I nned the Comp.

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The Response Comp has solid components for an entry-level MTB. The Sport comes up a bit short for serious riding. The 2010 and 2009 Response are pretty similar. The newer model has some updated frame tubing and a slightly nicer suspension fork. I say go with the 2010 unless you can find a 2009 sitting in a bike shop for a great deal.
 

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Hello,

By the way great bike you have!!!

Thanks for the info, I think I will go for the Comp. I am 6'1 what size frame should I be looking at?

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bclayt said:
I have read that their has been no change from the 2009-2010 frame, what are the major differences between the Response Sport & the Response Comp? For the riding I will be doing do I nned the Comp.

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Where did you read this misinformation:confused: :confused: The 2010 Mission, Sorties, Responses, Overdrives all have new hydroformed frames. Response Comp is a solid trail bike with a good set of components and good starting fork too. Great choice:thumbsup:
 

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bclayt said:
Hello,

By the way great bike you have!!!

Thanks for the info, I think I will go for the Comp. I am 6'1 what size frame should I be looking at?

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I'd go for a 20" large frame IMO
 

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It looks like I did not read on in this article from the UK, not realizing this was from the UK.. It looks like the UK Diamonback Responses are not up to speed with the US versions. I reside in Los Angeles California, the Human ZOO. Anyway thanks for all your help. 2010 Diamondback Response Comp US Version it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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For the style of riding that you'll be doing, you'll be absolutely happy with this bike. I would recommend picking up a different tire for your pavement riding though. This way you'll have a set for pavement, and a set for trails. It'll make sure that you don't wear through an ok set of trail tires too fast. I own the 2010 Response Comp, and have had it since the beginning of June. Overall, I love the bike. I have changed out some parts though. My style of riding is a bit aggressive... I take this bike to trails that a lot of people ride FS bikes on, and I keep up just fine. I have changed out the wheel set, the brakes, brake levers, and I'm waiting for a new rear derailleur and crank set. The brakes and derailleur are being swapped out due to the fact that they don't perform for what I need them for. For what you're doing, they'll do just fine. The rest of what I'm changing out is preferrence. I bought a set of Mavic 117 rims with Deore hubs, I'm purchasing an FSA Moto crankset from my buddy at a steal for a price. Outside of that I plan on putting a chain tensioner on, and changing the stem, handlebars, seatpost, seat, pedals and possibly shifters.

Again though, these are my preferrences. As a stock bike, I have ridden this model 7 miles to work and back, and it shifted/braked flawlessly. But for the all mountain style of trail riding that I am getting back into, it needed upgrades.

Enjoy your new response comp!
 
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