Welcome , enjoy it .
Ohh yeah, don't worry those stickers are gone already. I partially took the pics with them on because I found them to be comical. got a pic of them then took them off.Blksocks said:Take off those two stickers under the strong box sticker...
U DUN NEED DEM!!
I got the 09' response as well but gonna have to change the v-brakes to disc and the pedals. Should be fun!
Ohh yeah, my fork tops out pretty badly with a kinda annoying "click" I believe it's just a simple elastomer fork so it's really basic. no fancy damping or anything to really go horribly wrong with it though. I've got a old 2003 Marzocchi EXR Pro that I *might* stick on there, I really don't like that fork. The SR Suntour is "okay" it's getting the job done and when the weather warms up here I'm sure it'll function better. I'll steer clear of the Dart then, there's quite a number of different forks out there to choose from. I'll probably find some Manitou or something to stick on it, maybe that marzocchi 44. Ultimatley the most intence stuff this bike will ever see is All Mountain, so I don't need something like my Manitou Travis on there :thumbsup:firstcut said:yea i got the same bike for the same price, just got done swapping out some parts on it. Hows that fork handling for you? Mine feels clunky and tops out with a thunk when i wheelie, or bunny hop. No matter i guess as i plan on replacing my fork some time soon. But as far as bang for the buck this bike is hard to beat. I switched my bars and stem to a 80mm and the bar with 9 degree sweep, the stock bar has crazy sweep. Made it feel like a sunday cruiser lol. I didnt care for the 3 finger levers either so i swapped them out to. Yea peel the stickers off . Also if you read the reviews of the dart you may want to stay away from that fork. I know there dirt cheap right now and i was checking them out but the reviews are deplorable. I would say if that fork works fine (unlike mine) use it until you can get some thing better, iam currently looking at this 1 http://www.bikeman.com/FK8933.html?...utm_medium=GoogleBase&utm_campaign=GoogleBase and i will drop a pound to boot.
Hey thanks, man! yeah for $250 I can't complain about any of the components on the bike XD even the funky bars. I figured I'd just ride that SR Suntour till I have just random spare funds and then I'll upgrade, it has a lockout surprisingly so it isn't all bad. If it still functions properly when I get my new fork, then hey it's a good backup XD. Yeah I'll probably get a Tora or a 44 or something. I'd like to find some sort of manitou but it seems a lot of their stuff is more on the high end market. I believe wheel world or something is selling the Splice Comp 130mm for like $70 though XDDavidNeiles said:Welcome to DB. Great bike for 250 bucks! Those upgrades are a good start as well as ditching the plastic pedals. That Suntour fork should be just ridden hard and save up for a good decent fork, at least a RS Tora, avoid the Darts; or go for a lighter fork like the Recon or whatever you like. Marzocchi is strong and reliable.
yeah the pedals are pretty bad. I have some really nice Shimano clip pedals that came with my old XC bike but I would have to get shoes for them. I got the bike pretty much for the same thing, just as a light duty AM and XC bike that I could take places and not worry about as much if I go into the store and it's on top of the car. stuff like that but the more I ride it the more I fall in love with the way it rides and I want to upgrade it to being all nice and expensive :thumbsup:firstcut said:the stock pedals are a joke i went and got some wellgo mg1 off ebay for $32 out the door. I never really planed on doing much to this bike. Just a spare/commuter bike. But after riding it i feel in love with. Hate to say it but i like it more that my fs fisher. I guess i should change my avatar lol.
Haha, nice new avatar dude! looks good.firstcut said:1 more heads up. I have been having a problem with my seat sliding back, thought it was just me. After trolling these forums it appears to be a problem with this seat post on the bike, quite a few people posted something about it. So long fisher avatar hello DB lol.
That's really good to hear, I wanted something that would be pretty durable. the headtube looked pretty beefy so I thought I might be able to get away with a 5" fork or something like that, I probably won't do any FR with it but honestly as I ride it more and more and see just how well it rides, I think I might see about using it for some AM and singletrack stuff.Blksocks said:I honestly can't find anything wrong with my DB Respone. I have thrown it and everything... it's a true beast.
That would be from not properly tighten down the seat bolt (6mm allen) when assembled,( Not your fault) make sure it is really tight, if it is not staying tight than it might be stripped or it could use some blue lock tite on the threads.firstcut said:1 more heads up. I have been having a problem with my seat sliding back, thought it was just me. After trolling these forums it appears to be a problem with this seat post on the bike, quite a few people posted something about it. So long fisher avatar hello DB lol.
I have a db response sport and it has a 120mm fork close to 5" and it rides great, its the cheap spinner edge fork though.. Id reccomend new wheels and brakes if your going fast or doing anything tooo serious.Hyena said:That's really good to hear, I wanted something that would be pretty durable. the headtube looked pretty beefy so I thought I might be able to get away with a 5" fork or something like that, I probably won't do any FR with it but honestly as I ride it more and more and see just how well it rides, I think I might see about using it for some AM and singletrack stuff.
The wheels and brakes are fine for now it seems. I also have a full set of really nice mtb wheels (rhyno lites on deore hubs and also WTB dual duty FR on WTB hubs) so I would be totally fine if something actually happened to the wheels. the brakes are working real well at the moment.wildkyle90 said:I have a db response sport and it has a 120mm fork close to 5" and it rides great, its the cheap spinner edge fork though.. Id reccomend new wheels and brakes if your going fast or doing anything tooo serious.