Diamondback response comp build

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Diamondback response comp build

Postby Skilled3000 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:35 pm

This will be my first mountain bike build. This diamondback is a 2006 model, bought off craigslist for 100 it has some cosmetic damage and rust. I have taken this bike to the trails and it performs well.Things I have ordered so far are TruVativ Holzfeller SL handlebars $20 blueskycycling
Race Face Ride Stem OE $20 Jenson USA
Vader saddle $10 ebay
The only main problem is the crankset and chain becuase they are rusty. What should I replace.
Any suggestions on upgrades would be appreciated.


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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby Skilled3000 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:47 pm

Can I put a 180mm disc into avid bb7 caliper
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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby Falkon45 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:02 pm

Yes you can, but you will need a 20mm spacer, or just use a bunch of the brake washers (the cone and cup units. they work great). You got the stem and handlebar settled, I would just swap the chain, if you have the actual diamondback response comp.

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/Bike ... ponse+Comp

Frame & Fork Frame ConstructionTIG-welded Frame
Tubing Material6013 T6 aluminum
Fork Brand & ModelMarzocchi MZ-III, 120mm travel
Fork MaterialAluminum, single crown
Rear ShockNot applicable
Components
Component GroupUnspecified
BrakesetAvid BB5 Disc w/ 6" rotors brakes, Avid FR-5 levers
Shift Levers SRAM X-7
Front DerailleurSRAM X-Gen
Rear DerailleurSRAM SX5
CranksetTruvativ Blaze Power Spline, 22/32/44 teeth
PedalsAlloy Platform
Bottom BracketSealed Cartridge
BB Shell WidthUnspecified
Rear Cogs9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
ChainKMC Z9000, 1/2 x 3/32"

No slouch by any means. You really don't have to do much to the bike.
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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby Skilled3000 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:02 pm

Thanks for the reply falkon. Some pics
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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby Falkon45 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:32 pm

Yessir! Nice! Looking at the specs, if you wanted to improve the shifting a bi, you could upgrade the rear derailleur. X5 or x7 would be a great cost effective upgrade.
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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby Skilled3000 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:02 pm

It has a sram x7 rear derailleur
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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby Falkon45 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:48 pm

Oh. Then it's been upgraded a little from the original specs. Crap. You really don't have to do anything for a while.
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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby Skilled3000 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:05 pm

Falkon45 wrote:Oh. Then it's been upgraded a little from the original specs. Crap. You really don't have to do anything for a while.

Thanks you. One thing I might upgrade is the fork. Do you have any forks for sale or suggestions
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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:31 am

I haven't rode a whole lot of Forks. I'm mostly experienced with the Sr suntour stuff. The epicon is my favorite. TherRST first air I have is okay as well.
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Re: Diamondback response comp build

Postby 6sharky9 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:01 pm

Shoot some PB Blaster on the chain and crank sprockets if thats where its rusting and let it ride....Seems you have some great reliable components already and honestly you dont really need to do anything unless you just wanted to..If you bought that for $100.00 you practically stole it.

I would go with BB7 (if youre fine with mechanical brakes) to replace the BB5 unless thats already been done but keep in mind you can get hydraulic disc brakes for the same if not sometimes less money that the BB7's...If it already has BB7 you may as well just leave those on it...If you want even more power from them consider upgrading the brake levers with Avid speed dial 7 and getting some better brake cables.

The Suntour Epicon is a great fork and cost wise you wont get a better fork nor a lighter one...Chances are youll find the newer Epicon XC forks for it.

Great find..Enjoy it.
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