Diamondback Response XE29
I purchased this bike at a swap meet in September 2015. I believe it’s a 2013 model, originally sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods. It is what it is — an entry-level mountain bike, with middling components.
The bike is no longer on the Diamondback site, but here are some approximate specs:
- 6061-T6 Aluminum frame
- SR Suntour XCM, 100mm travel coil fork with mechanical Lockout
- Cranks: SR Suntour XCT V3 42/32/22t
- Bottom bracket: Cartridge
- Front derailleur: Shimano Tourney Triple
- Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus 7-Speed
- Shifter: Shimano 7-Speed Shimano Shifter/Brake
- Brakes: Tektro IO Mechanical Disc Brake w/160mm Rotor
- Cassette: Shimano 7-Speed
- Rims: 32h Weinmann XC260 Doublewall
- Tires: WTB Wolverine Comp 29 x 2.2.
- Handlebar: MTB 30mm riser
- Stem: Alloy 4 bolt ahead
- Seatpost: Alloy micro adjust 30.9mm
- Head set: Ahead 1 1/8″
- Hub set: (F) 32h Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount, (R) 32h Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount
- Spokes: Black 14g stainless steel
- Grips: DB ILOD 130mm D2 Kraton
As usual, I installed my preferred pedals and saddle, and swapped out the grips for ergo grips and bar ends. Added the usual accessories.
Here’s a video that seems to be the same bike.
I’ve never been thrilled with this bike. It’s “OK”. I do like the way the 29er tires roll over stuff. The handling has always felt sluggish. On my normal trails, it really doesn’t add much over a rigid 26er, but on rocky trails the front suspension seems to help a lot. For now, I’m keeping it, and using it, but looking for a better mountain bike…
Diamondback Response Stats
- Mileage: ~4600 miles
- Eddington Miles: 19 miles
- Eddington Minutes: 85 minutes
Stats thru the end of 2018
Diamondback Response Photos