Diamondback Tess 24 Jr Girls' Mountain Bike (2011 Model, 24-Inch Wheels)
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- 24-inch girl's mountain bike with heat-treated aluminum frame
- Front suspension fork with 40mm of travel; 21-speed drivetrain
- Shimano Revo twist shifters; steel junior riser handlebar
- Linear pull brakes with comfortable hand-brake levers
- Alloy wheels and wide knobby tires; resin platform pedals
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We did a lot of research, tried tons of bikes and I think really found great value in this one. Not that it matters a ton but the bike looks great too, definately way better put together than those cheap ones at walmart (and I shop at walmart). Definately would recommend to others.
This bike is not light because it has steel frame...standard in this price range. 21 speed Shimano grip shfters and derailler. We rode it now for a year now, seasonal use, no problem at all....For an average handy man, you can put it together within an hour...and please use a bike stand or bike rack when trying to put it together, it is about 40lbs I believe, or put the handelbar first, then put the bike upside down to install the rest of the components..
UPDATE!!!... very disappointed that diamondback would sell this bike. The shock is useless, the bike weighs more than mine and my wife's together and the grip shifts are impossible to turn. I kept telling my daughter to toughen up with the shifters until I finally listened to her and tried them. I couldn't even turn them. So I replaced the rear shifter and now it turns like butter. Diamondback should be embarrassed to sell this...
So....this isn't a bad bike, if you know a little about bike maintenance (which means you can possibly tune up brakes/shifters and fix a flat). Assembled it completely without instructions in about 45 minutes (some of that time was carefully unpacking). Ours did come with an assembly guide and a bike manual (in the same box with the reflectors, pedals). No tools included. A cursory look through the assembly guide...yep...didn't miss anything.
Right out of the box issues....frame was slightly scratched from shipping. Packaging from the manufacturer issue....Not Amazon's fault...they just slap a shipping sticker on the big box. A little bummed, but not a deal breaker (it's going to get scratched anyway). Second...though...the reviews on the grip shifters are pretty right on. Very hard to shift. Already purchased the Shimano Acera 'trigger' shifters, and after installing/tuning those, this bike should be good to go for many years. I may put some city slicks and better brake pads on it in a month or so...just cause those are two really inexpensive upgrades for a great increase in safety/performance.
Overall....not bad for the price, but the grip shifters need to be replaced, so consider that in your choice. If you aren't 'bike handy', then you may also have to pay someone to assemble. If that's the case, you may be better off with a local bike store purchase (more $$$ though).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This bike was for my 9 year old daughter, and she absolutely loves it. It is easy to handle, the only thing is, I wish it had come with a kickstand.Published on August 20, 2013 by ELIZABETH DOUVILLE
Bought this bike for my 9 year old daughter. The assembly was pretty basic. Others commented that it was difficult to assemble and that it didn't come with any instructions. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Mambo
I bought this bike for my 9 yr old daughter and it is perfect for her! She was in between a 22" and 24" bike and this bike fits her great with much room to grow. Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by Trixi
My daughter got this bike for her 9th birthday. She absolutely loved her new bike. But 2 weeks after she got it, the handle bars came loose, a reflector fell off, and it's... Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by Redd =)
I wish I had read the other reviews. I didn't realize there were no assembly instructions and assembly on your own won't work unless you have experience with assembling bikes. Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by BG
This was a good purchase at a good price. The only drawback is that the assembly instructions are poor to non-existent. Read morePublished on May 9, 2010 by Tom