Diamondback Wildwood Citi Classic Men's Sport Comfort Bike (26-Inch Wheels), Blue, Medium/17-Inch
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- Diamondback Hi-Ten Remington Steel comfort geometry frame
- Comfort suspension Wildwood Citi 45mm travel fork
- Shimano RS25 light action 7-speed twist shifters
- Promax linear pull brakes
- Comfort compact alloy cranks with chain guard, 22/32/42t
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|Frame Material Type||Steel|
|Package Height||8 x 27.5 x 52 inches|
|Shipping Weight||45 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Assembly is extremely easy. Really just needs the handlebars, front wheel, and brakes attached. Easy to do with simple tools. Anybody with basic knowledge of bikes and tools can do it in little time.
HOWEVER...if you do so, you apparently void the otherwise excellent waranty. After just a couple of months of use, the left crank fell off and the entire crank assemply needed to be replaced. Was defective due to stripped threads. Took it into the Diamondback authorized warranty shop in Fresno (Herb Bauer) and was told that the warranty is no good unless an authorized bike shop assembled the bike after purchase. The crank assembly was pre-assembled out of the box - all I did was spin the pedals on. Ended up paying ~$65 for the repair which included a higher quality Shimano crank assembly. They said their professional assembly would have cost $70-$80, so I guess I'm still ahead. But be warned that warranty coverage apparently requires assembly by an authorized shop.
Overall, I like the bike. It's a good value for the money. The seat is very comfortable and I like the front suspension. Both of these make it easier since I'm not 25 any more (I'm 45). It rides well and shifts pretty well. It's a good bike for riding around the neighborhood.
There were only (2) things I didn't like. First, both of the rims were slightly bent. That didn't seem normal. I don't think they were bent in shipping; I think the person or the machine that aligns the spokes just didn't go a great job. Secondly, it came with the "curved" handle bars that other postings were talking about. I really didn't like them, they are older-person type handle bars. If I had known that I would have gotten a different model. There was no way to tell; the guy at Dick's said that whether you get the "cuved" ones or the "traditional" ones was random.
I went to Amazon about the wheels. All I wanted them to do was to send me (2) wheels. No way to specify that on the "return" form but I tried via "contact us." So they sent me a whole new bike instead. I ended up swapping out one of the wheels, but even one of the new ones they sent was still somewhat bent. So I swapped out one wheel and sent the "new" bike back. They paid for all shipping so I'm sure they didn't make any money.
Regarding the handlebars, I bought a Diamondback bike for my wife a couple of weeks later at the local Dicks because it was cheaper than Amazon. Her bike had the traditional handle bars and she said she like mine better after riding mine. So rather than pay $20 for new handlebars I swapped them out and we were both happy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Received the bike in amazing time...about 3 days. It seems like a great product, something my daughter will enjoy for years.Published on January 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I have had this bike for 5 days now. No problems.
All the parts and instructions were in the box.
I found the video instructions on U Tube were much easier to follow. Read more
I spent a few weeks researching and shopping for a new bike. I wanted a bike where I could sit in a more upright position and wasn't straining to hunch over and grip the... Read morePublished on October 29, 2011 by Parola138
I purchased my Diamondback Wildwood from a local bike shop. At first I was pleased, but as time went on it became obvious that it was a piece of crap, built in China. Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by H. Sherrill
Well, just to say that after 2 defective bikes I received mine and then guess what, the front wheel literally fold when I have to brake hard today!!!! Never saw that in any comics! Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by mikemoke
Diamondback has skimped on the quality features and quality control on this model. I read about problems with the pedal threads in the crank... Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by 40 Flier
The bike retails for a very competitive price. But beware, you will have to spend some money to get it ridable. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by JF
I just picked this bike up this weekend at Dick's. And so far I'm very happy with my purchase. I've only logged about 3 miles on it so far while I test the comfort and ease of use. Read morePublished on September 13, 2010 by Robert Hathaway
We bought this bike for the price...we are getting back into riding and wanted an inexpensive, yet decent bike for riding neighborhood streets. Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by Texas Girl