Is The Diamondback Recoil Mountain Bike Making Riders Smile As Much As Expected?
The Diamondback Recoil Full Suspension Mountain Bike certainly has a large and impressive specification to its name. With components like the RECOIL 6061-T6 aluminium 4″ trail frame, Kindshock Coil Rear Shock, Shimano 8-speed shifters and derailleurs,“super popular” 29” wheels and Tektro IO Plus Mechanical Disc Brakes, all of which are said to give the very best performance.
According to Diamondback, this bike is “sure to put a smile on your face” but did it made buyers smile when they were trying it out?
Some Noted Features of the Diamondback Recoil Full Suspension Mountain Bike
- SLM-310 8spd Rapid-fire shifters
- RECOIL 6061-T6 Aluminum 4″ Trail Frame
- Tektro IO Plus Mechanical Disc Brakes
- SR XCT 100mm travel Fork
- Kindshock Coil Rear Shock
- Shimano Acera rear derailleur
- 32h Diamondback SL-7 Double wall Rims
What positive aspects have buyers noted with the Diamondback Recoil Mountain Bike?
From reading consumer reviews, there is a sense that this is a decent bike with a nice look and some great components that shows off the potential of 29ers well. The ergonomic frame is attractive, lightweight and apparently more so when the stickers are removed. The 29er style is said to offer greater stability and there is a lot of love for the use of Shimano gear shifters, which allows for three chainrings and 24 gears.
The other inference is that this Diamondback Recoil Mountain Bike is enjoyed by first timers, just as Diamondback hoped. The product description says that this is a “ great bike for the novice mountain biker who is looking to tackle more aggressive trails”.
This is also backed up by reports of smooth handling on any terrain, specifically fine sand and descents, and the lack of a learning curve.
The Diamondback Recoil 29-Inch Mountain Bike appears to have a lot going for it but does it have any disadvantages?
Aside from minor complaints about the fact that the pedals need to be upgraded due to a lack of grip – which is to be expected – and the lack of a kickstand and water bottle rack, the biggest issue is the assembly and poor instructions. There is not much to do when assembling it, and any tools needed are provided with the bike.
But the instructions are minimal at best and the issue of the squealing brakes, that some have mentioned, is possibly more to do with assembly error than the brakes themselves – justifying the need for a proper manual even more.
The other issue is with the suspension; it is described as being ideal for “someone who is thinking about exploring the world of full suspension”, and this is backed up by the adjustability, but some feel that it is too soft and could be better.
Summary: does this issue with the suspension mean that this Diamondback Mountain Bike cannot be recommended to users old or new?
For many, this is a great value, mid range bike that is slightly better than the most basic models because of the 29” wheels and handling but is let down a little by the suspension. There is also a mixed response to the idea that it is a beginner bike as many are recommending it as an entry level model.
Yet it is also seems to be able to handle a lot more than expected and satisfies a lot of buyers with intermediate needs. In the end, this mountain bicycle has a wider appeal than first thought and the phrase “affordable fun” seems apt, which makes the Diamondback bike surprisingly highly recommendable.