DIAMONDBACK OVERDRIVE 29C 1 Carbon 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on August 27, 2020
DIAMONDBACK OVERDRIVE 29C 1 Carbon
The Diamondback Overdrive 29C 1 Carbon is an all-round robust mountain trail bike. The bike sacrifices nothing in performance yet lets buyers spend little while getting it. The bike is made from lightweight XC MTB carbon technology fully imbued with RockShox Recon Gold and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes to ensure a seamless ride.
The SRAM NX 11 speed shifters with a KMC set of chains ensure the bike’s movement is not labored. To ensure riders comfort is a set of DB alloy saddle and Seatpost that does not chafe.
STRONG THRU-AXLE HUBS AND SRAM NX 11 SHIFTERS
The hubs of the Diamondback come in 32h Thru-Axle alloys with a lock disc mount for both the front and rear hubs. It also incorporates a 5 sealed cartridge bearing that lends strength and fluidity to the whole hub mechanism.
The 11 speed X actuation shifter allows for fluid change of speed through the gears with jerking. This gives for a hitch-free ride
TOUGH LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON FRAME
The Overdrive 29C 1is constructed from lightweight carbon, which gives it a hardened yet light outlook. It is resistant to corrosion. It is also resistant to sudden impacts to the frame and suspension which is highly probable during mountain biking.
The brakes system on this mountain bike is top-notch. The brake levers are hydraulic disc brakes with Reach adjustments. The high-performance brakes are easily applied and released without jerking and difficulty in catching.
Made with the best in Shimano technology, the brakes and levers are adjustable for different rim sizes.
BODY: lightweight carbon fiber, carbonized dropouts, Full Monocoque frame, and Taper Headtube
SUSPENSION: RockShox Recon Gold fork system, Travel of 100mm, stanchion 32mm, with Adjustable outside recoil, compressed for minimal speed and Solo Air
HEADSET: taped tube head with covered cartridge
FRONT AXLE: 15mm
REAR AXLE: 12 x 148mm
TIRES: 32h, Tubeless Compatible, DB 25
FRONT HUB: Alloy, 32h, and axle of 15mm with Centered disc lock
BACK HUB: 32h Alloy, cartridge with sealed covers, Boost 148x12mm Thru-axle, and CNC firewall
SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 14g
TIRES: 29×2.25″, 60TPI, Nine line WTB, DNA components
CRANK SYSTEM: NX SRAM 1x with X-Sync
LOWER BRACKET: PF30 Sram bracket
CHAIN SYSTEM: 11-speed levels, KMC X11E
REAR DERAILLEUR: 11-speed levels, X-Horizon SRAM NX
CASSETTE: 11-42T, PG1130 SRAM, 11-speed levels
SHIFTER LEVERS: 11 Speed X-Actuation Trigger, SRAM NX
HANDLEBARS: Width 740mm, uplift 15mm, Bar Bore 31.8
HAND GRIPS: 135mm Silicone, Diamondback Lock-on
STEM: Bore 31.8, 7 degrees rise, DB 3D Forged
BRAKING LEVERS: Hydraulic Lever with Reach Adjust and Shimano M315 21-gears
BRAKING SYSTEM: Hydraulic Discs system with 180mm front rotor and 160mm rear rotor
BIKE PEDAL: Alloy Platform with easy to replace pins
SEAT: M-Series Seat
SEATPOST: 30.9mm, Micro-Adjustable alloy
- Its assembling process is easy
- Sturdy and durable alloy frame
- Quality Shimano brakes
- Rigid suspension system
Is the Diamondback Overdrive 29C 1 gender-specific?
No it is not. It can be used by anybody
Is the Assembling process of the Diamondback Overdrive 29C 1 difficult?
No it is not. It’s quite easy and takes a short amount of time to assemble
The Diamond Overdrive 29C 1 Carbon is an ideal choice for new entrants into the world of mountain biking. It is made from quality carbon, which gives it a good value for money. With the best in Derailleurs using the SRAM NX technology, maneuvering mountains is a walk in the park. The Shimano shift lever system enables a smooth transition between gears, while the braking system and durable tires are perfect for wet and dry weather.