What do we have here? This is an amazing and well-built, sturdy mountain bike that will impress you to no end once you’ve jumped on it and taken it full out to only you know where…
…and give it all you’ve got, ’cause it can take it!
It Delivers performance like you’ve never imagined from this class or type and within this price range…amazing!
Precise and Efficient Hard Tail:
Can you still get a quality men’s mountain bike without emptying your pockets?
The Overdrive is one of the best mountain bikes available and is an aluminum hardtail that answers a resounding ‘YES!’ The classic bike returns this year with 27.5” wheels, 24 speeds, a plush four-inch Suntour suspension fork, and powerful disc brakes. Big knobby tires grip every root and rock, keeping you confident and in control as you explore the trail.
Whether you’re a diehard hardtail aficionado or looking for a solid starter mountain bike, the Overdrive doesn’t disappoint.
About the Bike:
- Hand built 6061-T6 aluminum alloy hard tail frame is tried and true
- The 6061-T6 aluminum alloy hard tail newly-shaped frame with custom formed and butted tubing has a great balance of strength and light weight
- SR Suntour suspension fork provides added control and comfort on the trail
- Shimano 3×8-speed drive-train is a staple of reliability
- Mechanical disc brakes offer great stopping power
- Diamondback nearly Ready Ride: bike comes in a large sturdy box, takes little time to assemble and is ready to ride in a few easy steps
- Some assembly is required, but it’s simple and easy.
- Complete bikes will be partially disassembled and sealed in a factory box for shipping. Bikes arrive approximately 85% assembled and will require installation of parts and adjustment of components.
- Out of the box it’s easy to put together with simple directions and diagrams.
- If you are not comfortable with bicycle assembly or adjustments, we recommend bringing the the bike to a capable bike shop to be built.
Maybe you’re new to this whole mountain biking thing, or maybe you just want to take a stab at trail riding on 27.5-inch wheels. Either way, the Overdrive will get you out having fun.
The 6061-T6 aluminum alloy is a trusted frame material, and the custom formed and butted tubes create a structure that is uniquely strong and lightweight. The frame geometry is well formed being easy on the eyes with smooth lines and just a great look.
The machined head tube lets you steer with precision and the forged rear dropouts with a replaceable derailleur hanger mean you don’t have to worry about something breaking…excellent reliability.
The riding position is a bit lower than most bikes in this type which for most of my buddies and me kept us nicely stretched out and well centered over the wheels, nearly perfect for fast cornering and instantly noticeable is the surprisingly nimble handling.
The braking system is right on! They are as well-built as one can expect for the price, grabbing power is sufficient enough, and the wheels are a good fit…maybe a bit heavy, but adequate for most riders, me included. The tires are some of the most favored all around tires that are a great balance between durability, weight, and traction.
The suspension forks up front will smooth out the ride but still leave enough stiffness to let you really feel the ground maximizing the fun!
The cockpit, with low-rise bars and short stem, is surprisingly comfortable.
With the bumped aluminum overdrive 27.5 framework and a 30 mm SR Suntour suspension fork, which has exciting features, such as rebound tuning and lockout, this Diamondback bike is most likely the best that you are going to get in this reasonably priced range.
The primary and most remarkable thing about this affordable bike from Diamondback is that at the very least, you will end up getting a genuine off-road bicycle well worth the investment that won’t let you down or leave you disappointed. Just the opposite…you’ll love it!
“As far as the bike itself goes, this is almost my perfect bike. The candy apple red paint job really pops when you see it in person, and the whole bike just looks really sharp. You never out grow that shiny new bike feeling. The Acera 8 speed rear derailleur is top line quality and will give years of reliable service. The Tektro mechanical disc brakes are preferable to more expensive hydraulic brakes in my opinion, and work great- you’ll never be satisfied with vee brakes again. The 22 tooth chain ring up front and 32 tooth cassette give you a nice low gear when most other manufacturers are cheaping out on their gearing. If you want a super low gear it’s no big deal to switch out the cassette to a 34 tooth. Last year’s Overdrive had a cheap bottom bracket, but the ’17 has sealed bearings. The pedals are just fine as are the handlebar grips, but most people will want to replace the saddle. The tires are fine but most people will want to switch to flat resistant tires. I use the bottom end cheap 2.2 Continental X KIng or Trail King tires that don’t claim flat resistance but actually are flat resistant in my experience. (Of course you can always spend more for Conti’s “Pro-Tection” tires and get the best. 2.4 width tires are too big and will rub the front derailleur.) The frame, rims, front forks, handle bars, and cranks are all solid quality and will perform well for the non-hardcore rider. The one part I take exception to is the Shimano shifters which seem to be an industry standard. I always switch them out for Sram grip shifters.”
– March 2018, Anonymous
Riding this mountain bike will certainly be one of the most exciting things you can experience….no kidding!
It has become an admired sport bike among riders of all ages and it has been rapidly carving its own trail into the market and rolling over other analogous bikes along the way.
This Diamondback Overdrive 27.5 Hard Tail mountain bike is certain to offer the quality and value that anyone might be seeking in a new Overdrive 27.5 inch mountain bike. You could spend a lot more elsewhere and on other brands and not get all the bike that you have right here, not for this money, not for my money…Honestly, you just can’t get enough of this bike!
The Diamondback OD 27.5 HT Mountain Bike get a full thumbs up and 4 out of 5 stars.
All that’s left for you now is to get out and ride!!
- Note: If this item is OUT of STOCK or Unavailable, please check back later as more coming in is expected. This is an extremely popular item and production currently is having difficulty keeping up with demand. If you find yourself in this situation, please accept our sincere apologies.
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Q: Are the shocks air shocks?
A: There is no version of the Suntour XCT fork that has air suspension. Some variants do have a hydraulic lockout. The XCR would be the lowest end air fork Suntour makes, but the XCR comes in both spring and air versions.
Q: Does this bike have thumb shifters?
Q: Does it have Shimano gear system?
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