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Diamondback Overdrive29

Diamondback Overdrive29

3.3 from 13 reviews

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RealMTBRider

RealMTBRiderBrisbane

What Are You All Talking About? Did I Miss Something?

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Date PurchasedMar 2018

Andy

Andy

  • 2 reviews

Didn't know they made bikes this bad.. :(

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Date PurchasedFeb 2018
Michael

Michael

  • 2 reviews
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Front tyre 1 inch from the pedal!

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I bought a Diamondback Overdrive 29. When I put this bike together I found that it had about an inch clearance between the pedal and the front tyre. Completely unrideable. So I took it back to Big W where I purchased it. I have the photos which I would have liked to post. I can only think that it had the wrong forks or components in the box. I am very puzzled!

Date PurchasedMar 2017

This bike is a money pit

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Since I purchased my over lander I've spent at least $3000 on repairs to the deri

ailers wheels cables brakes and not only that due to the front fork suspension design I've been spat off at least a half a dozen times and that's not even doing anything extreme road riding only leaving me with knees that are close to being incapacitated so yes by all means buy one but expect to spend more money than the bike is worth and its gonna kick you off gonna get me s specialised

Date PurchasedSep 2014

mountain bike with the wrong front forks

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I made the big mistake by trusting diamond back reputation , which is good, and not doing a test ride in the store.Trusting that a mountain bike would have good front forks. I brought two override 29' for Christmas presents. Both had metal on metal front fork cushioning , with no adjustment or lock, to stop the metal on metal bagging, I didn't let my boys ride them so I could take them back , but the store said you cant take them back because I built them on [Christmas day]. It had nothing to do with the construction because it was half built in the box, it is a shocking front fork design.Both bikes are still in the shed and the boys are still riding their old one's. Nasty!


TQ

TQSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Great bike - best I've owned

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Chris

Chris

  • 3 reviews

Excellent velocipede with pandemonium attachments :)

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Nice Bike, poor components

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Bought The Diamondback overdrive29 back in July 2015 $328, done about 1800km on it in 3 months. the chain gone cassette is gone and the bottom bearing is shot also. The bike I rode to from work. Speed wise it was surprising ave 28kmh After changing to road tyres. Good weekend bike thats it

great bike

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Got it from big w 12 months ago , very happy with it , i like almost everything about the bike , 21 speed , disk brakes , strong frame and good seat , the only things that are not perfect is its heavy and has a weak quick release set up on the front end , but i really like it and plan to get a new one in 12 to 18 months

Steve

SteveGlenwood

Disc brakes

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Love the bike have had it for six months i commute to work with it.But i am having trouble with the disc brakes they loose tension and when I tighten them up they completely fail not sure what I can do?Almost had a severe stack when both brakes failed going down a steep hill lucky I had joggers on.
I like the large wheels and the gearing system seems to work all the time
As mentioned in review the braking system looses tension and when tightened they fail.


Alan H

Alan H

  • 3 reviews

Great 29er Without the ridiculous 29er price.

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This bike is fantastic!. I tried to get a 29er for a decent price but the lowest I could find before finding this one was $581. When this one showed up in a google surch for $298 I jumped at it!!!. Disk breaks, shimano running gear & the 29" wheels make off road biking fast & fun. Dont go spend a fortune at a bike shop, there charging to much!!. This bike is well worth the $298, I couldn't even find a 2nd hand 29er for this price. Just get one!!
29" wheels, disk breaks, shimano running gear, fantastic value
nothing


fatboycsaba

fatboycsabaQLD

  • 4 reviews

Reliable Durable Good Value for money

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Over the years I have purchased mountain bikes in the $500 to $1200 price range, Giant, Merida,Jamis, but the Diamondback beats them all. I picked up my $300 Diamondback overdrive from BigW six months ago. I have been giving it a thourough flogging during this time. The bike is still in A1 mechanical condition. The diamondback covers ground more quickly than the other bikes I have owned. The big wheels seem to roll over obstacles fairly easily. All the components are shimano, okay it does not have hydraulic brakes, is that really necessary? When the bike is due for a service I will give it away to charity and buy a new Diamondback overdrive 29 .
no chain suck, good value for money, shimano components
short seat pole


Adz100

Adz100Queensland, Australia

Dam good value for money

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I had Diamondbacks when I was younger and they were great bikes back then. The Aussie models have cheaper components than the overseas stuff which I'm assuming has something to do with the lack of demand for these bikes these days but you simply can't get a 29er for the same money anywhere else. Components will need to be upgraded eventually but more than happy to do that later down the track.
Good solid frame, 29er, awesome price
components are on the cheaper side

Questions & Answers

Brett B

Brett Basked

How much?

No answers

Caroline . S

Caroline . Sasked

Just wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a weight limit to the overdrive 29?

1 answer
Chris
Chris

I had a look on the warranty info that I have which is their standard info package........... no guarantees but I could not find anything in the warranty wording re any weight limits of the rider that may apply............. common sense I think needs to prevail ;)


Alex Perez Piccinini

Alex Perez Piccininiasked

Im not an experimented biker and I need it to commute to my jobs ( 6 kilometers for one, 14 for the other ones - considering the full commute) Will this do the job? I dont ride too fast and I mostly use the sidewalks. Thanks for the help

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Chris
Chris

Alex, I cant see why not........It hasn't let me down once in over a year......... remember you do get what you pay for, but, I cant go past it for the dinero....... you can spend a lot more but my thinking is, for what I use it for,..... if a part fails I'll just replace it as needed and I'll still be in front.
I think you'll like the 21 speed-commuting- even though its not top of the line Shimano, it is adequate....... and the big wheels, sturdy frame are all bonuses ;)
good luck


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Details

CategoryMountain Bikes
Price (RRP)$298
Release dateJun 2012

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