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Diamondback 2013 Sorrento Mountain Bike with 26-Inch Wheels (Black, 16-Inch/Small)

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  • Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum Sorrento MTN/Path Frame
  • 60mm Travel Suspension Fork
  • Shimano Altus 7spd Rear Derailleur/ tourney front Derailleur
  • Weinmann Double Wall Alloy Rims
  • Tektro Alloy Linear Brakes w/ 3 Finger Levers
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The path has met its match - the Diamondback Sorrento. The Sorrento is the perfect bike for the beginning rider looking to take the next step, or the experienced cyclist that appreciates using the right tool for the job. The Sorrento features a DB 6061-T6 heat-treated and butted aluminum frame with a replaceable derailleur hanger and a 60mm travel Trail XC fork with an alloy crown makes worrying about bumps a thing of the past. A Shimano drivetrain provides 21 gears to help you climb up anything and the Tektro alloy linear pull brakes will help you stop on the way down. The double wall alloy rims provide stability and comfort the entire ride. The 2013 Diamondback Sorrento is grey and comes in five sizes: XS (14"), SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20"), XL (22").Whether you are looking to ride around town, the neighborhood, or paths: the Sorrento has you covered.

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  • Shipping Weight: 37.4 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: B008O0XCKS
  • Item model number: 02-13-2020
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,855 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By Shashank Dabral on March 23, 2013
Size: 20-Inch/Large
This is a good mountain bike and was available in 'Sports Authority' for around 250 USD. Not only is it much cheaper, you also get an assembled and tuned bike, so there's definitely lesser work required there.
This isn't the top end of the biking pyramid but perhaps one of the best ones out there under the $250 price range. This bike is more suited for a mix of gentle unpaved and paved trails along with some city riding rather than full fledged hard core mountain biking. I prefer this over a hybrid bike since the bigger tires are more resilient (towards damage) and provide some amount of shock absorbing capacity. I also wouldn't want to risk a hybrid on unpaved trails and the country side.

A brief summary of my opinion follows:
a) The seat: It's really hard and it's impossible to ride this bike for more than a few minutes without a good seat cover or a replacement seat. I prefer using one of those gel based seat covers.

b) Brakes: There are no disc brakes on this bike but the standard brakes are adequate. They do tend to make a little bit of a squeaky sound after getting wet.

c) Shock absorbers. They are rather basic and not the best in the category. I ride mostly paved trails and even in those I can sometimes feel a jarring shock when there is gap between 2 concrete blocks in the trail. This is one of the areas where this bike can improve on, however at the price range, I wouldn't complain too much.

d) Drive train: Standard shimano 21 gears. The gear transition is smooth although I do have a problem of the chain slipping from the sprocket when I move the front derailleurs. I think it's more of a tuning issue rather than a flaw with the bike.
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A lot of reviews here knock the bike for things like components, plastic vs. metal, weight,suspension travel etc. They are comparing a $300 bike to $1000+ bikes. It's ridiculous. Sure, on paper it's not nearly a nice as my Gary Fisher that I sold a few years ago, but I can't tell much of a difference when I actually ride it. For 300 bucks this bike is a steal. It's a great rider, shifts smooth, handles the terrain, and gets me from A to B. Shimano components are a nice touch, but they are the bottom barrel Shimano. Again, good for a $300 bike. Bottom line, unless you're a very experienced rider that has owned many high quality bikes, you aren't going to notice or care about the "paper stats." 5 stars AT THIS PRICE POINT. Assembly can be a pain, though….getting the V-brakes adjusted properly took some time.
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I bought this as a Christmas gift. If you're at all handy and have a couple of wrenches (including Allen), assembling it is easy. Seems to be well designed and well made. I was skeptical about ordering a bike and having it shipped, but it arrived in perfect shape thanks to Amazon and UPS. Not a tear in the box or scratch on the bike.

Back to assembly, the frame, rear wheel, chain, and shifters are done out of the box. The handlebar must be installed, which is especially easy since the shifters are already on and (very) well adjusted with no tweaking required. Besides that, install the front wheel, hook up the brake cables and adjust, install the seat and pedals--and you're good to go.

Frame and welds are very well done. The included Shimano components are pretty good, though of course not top of the line at this price.

So far so good,right? Here are the downsides. While Diamonback did well sourcing the Shimano components, others are mediocre, such as the wheel bearings, pedals, crankset bearings, and shock absorbing fork. Diamondback could have included better versions of these and still make a good profit. The 'meh' components should be fine for casual use but I don't think they'll last if you're hard on the bike. (If that's your intent, you're probably already checking out more expensive bikes.)

Other downside? It's a bit porky weight-wise. My 10-year-old, larger-framed Specialized HardRock is comparably equipped with better components but feels about 5 lbs lighter.

Is the Diamondback made in China? Yes.

If you want a good bike at a decent price--that's better than most of the junk at Walmart, you'll likely be pleased with the Sorrento.
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I bought a Sorrento about 5 years ago for use in the trails. Most of the other people I've ridden with have spent much more than me on bikes and gear. My Diamondback has less issues, and needs less work in maintenance than all the others. I also use it to commute to and from work, which is about 13 miles per day, and it is the most reliable bike I have ever owned. Nothing has ever snapped, broken, or cracked on it. I hop curbs, jump logs, and weave in and out of traffic on it. I love my bike more than my car.
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Size: 18-Inch/Medium Verified Purchase
My husband and son selected this bike to both commute to college/work and to use for off-road biking as desired. It seems to do both quite well. One note of caution is that we purchased this through Amazon because of what we thought were cost-savings over sporting goods store prices. However, it requires special tools to assemble. We did not have these tools and ended up paying our local bike shop to assemble and tune it. The cost ended up being comparable to the sporting good store except we have more confidence in assembly of the bike shop over sporting good employees.

Tools required (as listed on box):
Hex Wrenches
Adjustable Wrench
Flat and Phillips screwdrivers
Headset Wrenches
Crank Tool
Cone Wrench
Pliers
Torque Wrench
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