Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

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Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

Postby madhatter9631 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:56 am

OK guys I'd like some input on this bike
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Re: Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

Postby madhatter9631 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:58 am

Search for diamondback adult atroz progressive trail bike....that's where I found it. Sorry I don't know how to just insert a link:(
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Re: Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

Postby Purple Haze » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:21 am

Sick bike for 500 bucks. Bike park bike all the way but are you going to ride like that and if not then go 29er.The problem with those bikes is unless you live where I live then there are very few places where that bikes capabilities are used. Don't get me wrong because its up to your riding style, but hammering a bike all day in the mountains is serious riding. I like the idea of being fast in sections and avoiding a major hit on jumps. That bike will do exactly what I said it will if that's what you want.
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Re: Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

Postby madhatter9631 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:30 am

So db will not work we'll in mountains? Where I live I have access to both park and mountain...I lean towards the mountain aspect to get away from the hustle bustle if the city....but playing around town when I don't have time for a trip to the mountains is also a fav:)
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Re: Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

Postby Purple Haze » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:51 am

Just the opposite, the diamondback is a much more aggressive bike but do you ride like that all the time?
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Re: Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

Postby madhatter9631 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:53 am

Unless I'm riding with my wife and 4 yo daughter. Ya, I'm a former bmxer that got into MTB and I love the jumps,drops,high impact testing my limits( as well as the bikes) kind of riding:)
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Re: Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

Postby Tomcat65 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:16 am

What's not to like? This bike specs out nice, 8 speed, 120mm fork travel, A GREAT PRICE..

I think my reservations are influenced heavily by a bike I do not like. The rear suspension is more of a swing arm than a full float with rear pivots. This should actually make this rear suspension more reliable, but NOT in the case of the Genesis V2900. The V2900 is totally reliant on that one pivot. Too bad that one pivot point on so many V2900's has failed.
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In comparison, the Diamondback is obviously different, the Swing arm actually shorter, which means less lateral leverage against the pivot, the swing arm is more compact and mounted much lower on the frame. I want to believe this is a better design, but then I think of that V2900 and it totally turns me off. The rocker arm pivot on the XR Pro at the very least adds another stabilizing point to resist twisting of the rear frame, but then again, with the XR Pro, there are 7 pivot points available to fail, when you include the rear shock attachments. The swing arm style suspension looks simple, I just wonder how long it takes to wear that lower bolt/bushing out, and you have a rear frame clacking and rattling against the seat tube... Then again, I'm one of those hardtail guys who will need knee replacements someday :lol: A hard and somewhat sideways landing will test any frame, but a suspension frame takes a lot of the frames rigidity out by default.

But it does look nice, and it has nice components. A HUGE step above that Genesis V2900. One thing for sure, the chain won't be slapping the right chainstay on those hard landings.
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Re: Diamondback atroz from dicks sporting goods

Postby madhatter9631 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:37 pm

Db is here and fully assembled wish I could post some pics but I dunno how....still stoked about the new bike...definitely needs suspension upgrades but what o well I love it!
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