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Diamondback 2013 Response Mountain Bike with 26-Inch Wheels (Red, 14-Inch/X-Small)


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  • Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum Response Trail Frame
  • SR Suntour XCT 100mm Suspension Fork
  • Shimano Altus 7spd rear derailleur w/Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 7spd shifters
  • MX260R Double Wall Rims
  • Alloy Linear Brakes
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Product Description

Whether you are new to the trails or a seasoned singletrack rider, the Response series offers uncompromised performance without compromising your bank account. Compared to a full-suspension mountain bike, a hardtail is better suited to several situations, such as riding to class, buffed-out trails, or just cruising around the neighborhood. Combining the perfect blend of hardtail performance with rugged utility, the Diamondback Response is a value oriented build ready for any new rider or common-sense lover. At the heart of each Response is our rugged Diamondback 6061-T6 aluminum frame with formed top and down tubes providing strength and style with clean lines. A machined headtube adds strength and style while forged drop outs with a replaceable hanger add the finer touches. The components provide more proof of our commitment to providing you with the most appropriate package and value for your money. A SR Suntour XCT 100mm travel fork soaks up bumps large and small, without being overkill. Also on deck is a set of Tektro Alloy Linear Pull brakes which are a light and simple solution to stopping your rig on a dime. 32h Weinmann MX260R Double wall rims laced to 32h MX260H alloy hubs combine to make a durable and long lasting wheelset. The tough alloy arm crank set (24/32/42t) is a good match for the Shimano TX50 front derailleur, the Shimano Altus 7spd rear derailleur and Shimano HG20 7spd Cassette (12-28t). This combo provides more than enough gearing options to get you where you want to go when you want to go there. Diamondbacks signature alloy SL318s stem and riser bar create the perfect cockpit while the SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust 30.9mm post and DB low profile All Mountain saddle ensure that you can pedal all day long. The Response is red and is available in XS (14"), SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20"), XL (22"). If a solid, reliable, and affordable all-purpose mountain bike is what you’re after; a Response is the obvious choice.

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  • Shipping Weight: 38.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B008O0XA9Q
  • Item model number: 02-13-2040
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,461 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By M.A. Hallisey VINE VOICE on July 18, 2013
Size: 18-Inch/Medium Verified Purchase
"Bottom Line Up Front" (BLUF): For about $100 more than you would pay for a beater bike at a local department store you can get a bike that is 4-5x better than the beater. Just to show that I put my money where my mouth (well, pen) is, I bought two.

I am a bicycle enthusiast. I own or have owned more than 25 bicycles of various types (road, mountain, touring, hybrid). So while I'm no pro, I do know what I'm buying and what is a good value for the dollar. So here are a few observations....

The Amazon price ($322 at the time of this review) is - well - astounding. But even at the MSRP ($470) the buyer gets a well-built and not too heavy aluminum frame mated to a set of components that makes it hard to believe Diamondback is making any money.

Nice handlebar, nice seat, nice front fork. A mixed group of components (Shimano, Suntour, Kenda) make up a nice gruppo that functions smoothly at all points (brakes, derailleurs, suspension fork, crankset, wheels/tires, etc.). The wheels have quick releases. The frame welds are neatly done and the finish is something I would have expected from a much higher priced bicycle. The color scheme is sharp and stunning: the red/silver combo is not done any justice by the product photos.

Here's another detail that most probably could care less about, but shows the care Diamondback took in speccing out the bike: the Kenda tires are direction-dependent (note arrow on sidewall) and the front tire's tread pattern is different from the rear (in other words, the front tire is specifically a front tire; the same for the back tire).

In short, for this price point, I find it hard to believe anyone has any complaints.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Wes on January 21, 2013
Size: 22-Inch/X-Large Verified Purchase
Shifts good, quiet, looks good, good quality, and just to let you know it comes with out a kick stand which was good for me because most kick stands rattle over rough surfaces.
I use this bike for riding rough back country roads,and it does well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yevgeniy Nechay on April 20, 2013
Nice looking bike. Looks much better then on picture. Decent quality for this price. Took me about 45 min to assemble it.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Corey C. on December 19, 2012
Size: 18-Inch/Medium Verified Purchase
The instructions are confusing as they cover a multitude of models. Written instructions refer to the illustrations and the illustrations are quite minimal, sub-par in my opinion. Fortunately, I am mechanically inclined so I could muddle through. The bike, however, is fantasic! Looks sharp, rides well, handles all kinds of terran beautifully, including dirt, sand, grass, roots, ruts and muck. The seat feels hard and unforgiving, though, so I purchased a more comfortable one for about $20. I have never mountain biked before, but I took this one out on the trails last weekend, and as far as I can tell, this bike appears to be a good one.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bindlestiff on June 25, 2013
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The bike did indeed arrive fast. The packing was poor, especially regarding the detached front wheel which caused some scrapes on the frame downtube during shipping. There was no plastic surrounding the frame so any connectors or small parts that came off during shipping would have been gone for good. I got lucky. And so on to the assembly instructions, which were useless as others have said and printed in a microscopic font. You only need to mount the front wheel, handlebars, brake cables, pedals and seat post and you are ready to either do minor tuning or take it to the bike shop for a tuneup. After taking a little excess slack out of the shift and brake cables it was ready for a test ride. The first part tossed was the plastic seat which I swapped out for my old Brooks saddle. Since then all has been well and the bike looks good cosmetically also. Shifting has been reliable, yay! I suspect the cheesy plastic pedals will need to be swapped out at some later point for something a little nicer. The side-pull brakes won't win any awards but aren't horrible either.

The Response so far seems to be what I had hoped for; a budget mtn bike with no particular glaring weak points in major components. If you can spend more, you should do so... but if this bike matches the top end of your range I think you'll find it worth keeping on the road for a good long while, replacing components with better quality upgrades as required when they wear out or break. There is a lot of bang for the buck here.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bob on May 12, 2013
Size: 20-Inch/Large Verified Purchase
This is a great bike and was simple to put together. Anyone with a little bike and mechanical knowledge could put this bike together without having to open the directions. This bike rides smooth and shifts quietly and seems to be worth the money. I primarily ride asphalt and a few dirt trails and this should do just the trick, won't be going back to one of the cheapos from walmart again.
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I purchased my Response at a bike shop for a bit more than Amazon's price. For the extra money I got professional assembly and tuning, and I'll get another free tune-up in the first year. (Even after all that I had to adjust both front and rear derailleurs) I also got to try different frame sizes and chose the one that fit me the best. If you are a good bike mechanic and know for sure which frame size you need then you can save some money by buying it on Amazon. Otherwise you may have to spend the money you saved on a tune-up. Whichever way you go you should learn some basic bike mechanics, especially if you ride by yourself in remote areas.

I replaced the seat three times until I found one that fit my 60-year-old butt. I've added a shock-absorbing seatpost, a kickstand, a water carrier, headlight, taillight and a mirror. I have no idea how many miles I have put on the bike but I use it a lot. It is fun to ride on dirt roads, rough terrain and on pavement. I don't enjoy riding it on badly washboarded roads and sometimes I wish I had bought one with rear suspension for that purpose.
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