DIAMONDBACK OVERDRIVE 29C 1 Carbon 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on August 27, 2020

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Bikes
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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.

BRAKE SYSTEM

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.

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SPECIFICATIONS

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

CHAINRINGS: 32-T

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

Pros
  • Its assembling process is easy
  • Sturdy and durable alloy frame
  • Quality Shimano brakes
Cons
  • Rigid suspension system

FAQs

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

Conclusion

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.

Latest Price: DIAMONDBACK OVERDRIVE 29C 1 Carbon

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