August 9, 2020
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The Overdrive 29 sports many high end components that seem too good to be true for a bike at this price. We're calling all beginner mountain bikers, if you're looking to get on a trail at a competitive price, this is the bike for you.
Very smooth shifting
Lightweight, especially for the price
29" wheels great at soaking up rough terrain
The seat isn't very comfortable
Stiff shifting levers
High-end performance doesn’t always have to come with a high price tag. With Diamondback's Overdrive 29, they've taken their lightweight, hand-built aluminum frame and and equipped it with a wallet-friendly combination of components that will have you riding the roughest terrain with 100% confidence. 29ers are notorious for smoothing out rocky bits of trail and for maintaining momentum on those extended rides when you’re pushing yourself to the limit.
The Overdrive 29 sports an ultra-wide range of gears that click off shifts with the accuracy Shimano is famous for. It's Tektro mechanical disc brakes make reducing your speed a breeze, and the Suntour XCT fork offers up years of smooth coil-sprung suspension.
Looking for the perfect beginner mountain bike for the money? Look no further.
Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum, Forged Drop Outs, w/ Replaceable Hanger, Disc Only
SR Suntour XCT30 29", Coil Spring, 100mm Travel, w/ Preload Adjust
Suntour XCC, 42/32/22T
Steel Cartridge, 122mm Spindle
Shimano EF-500 EZ-Fire, 3x8 Speed
Shimano Acera M360, 8 Speed
Shimano HG31 Cassette, 8 Speed, 11-32T
Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc w/ 180mm Front / 160mm Rear Rotors
MD19, 32 Hole with 22.4 ID; Doublewall
Vee Rubber Crown F-REE 29x2.25
DB Laser Series, 720mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm Bar Bore
DB 3D Forged, 7° Rise, 31.8 Bar Bore
DB Alloy Micro Adjust, 30.9mm
DB Race M-Series Saddle
FSA IS-3/NO.11 Integrated Style
KMC Z82, 8 Speed