2016 Diamondback Sorrento Mountain Bike


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2016 Diamondback Sorrento Mountain Bike
Price: $239.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Wednesday, Sep 30 to Thursday, Oct 01) + transit
Condition: New

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#3

Here is a helpful page to figure out what size to order.
http://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/frame-sizer


#4

Why isn’t there any mention of warranty? Skeptical here after reading very mixed reviews.


#5

Warranty is listed under “Features” as 1 Year Diamondback


#6

I can’t seem to find the weight specifications after 5 minutes of Binging.


#7

Don’t binge so much, and you should be able to make the weight specifications!


#8

I consider buying this every time it’s for sale…then I think about having to assemble it.


#9

When it comes to B.S.O. assembly, consider that you almost certainly have a friend or neighbor who enjoys tinkering with bikes and would be willing to spend a couple hours helping out if you ply him/her with dinner and beer.

It’s not free, but you’ll learn something by watching and it’s cheaper than paying a shop.


#10

Unfortunately things like the coil spring fork and the freewheel are serious design flaws in my eyes and put this less in the mountain bike range and more in the riding around town category. If you plan on cruising around town on sidewalks and on streets you’ll be fine, but the shortcomings will be quickly apparent when you try to take a legitimate mountain bike trail.

The unfortunate fact is that both components listed above are expensive to replace/upgrade. The freewheel replacement/upgrade would require an entire new hub for the wheel, and the fork is a fairly pricey item when purchased outside of a full bike frame. If you’re looking to ride on some dirt and rock mountain bike trails, spend the extra few bucks and get something with a real fork and hub, and it’ll last you much longer as well as make mountain biking a more fun and exciting experience instead of difficult and cumbersome.


#11

All you really need to do is install the front wheel, handlebars, and pedals. The adjustments usually only take a few minutes. We’re looking at 45 min, max. I’d say go for it!


#12

It would make a great commuter bike on a budget, but I don’t see seat stay rack brazes (but there is work arounds). That freewheel would still be a issue, but the mothership has good set of wheels that have a freehub for $150.

As for mountain biking, smooth trails would be ok, better with wheel upgrade. However, at this price with a wheel upgrade ($150) you are starting to get into better entry level stuff at the chain bike shops.


#13

I have a DiamondBack Mountain bike and it has been awesome, smooth, very strong, easy to ride as well as comfortable. Diamondback mountain bike is the best bike in market that you can ever get.


#14

27.5 wheel size, aka 650B or 584 mm. Longer explanation.

I have this size for an ebike conversion I did, and there are more limited options on any changes you want to make to the tires or tubes.


#15

Word on the street is it’s 41lbs shipped, and the bike itself should be around 37lbs.


#16

If you ride this bike 3 or 4 times a year on a local bike path, and the rest of the time, it just sits in a garage, the tires slowly losing air, then I guess this is the bike for you.

Otherwise, if you think you will actually ride it frequently, I urge you to head to a local bike shop and get a real bike. Even used bikes from a shop will perform better than this.

For a lot of people, a $4,000 bike and this bike may look exactly the same. Obviously , they are not. But if you are really wanting a bike you will enjoy riding, and will shift and stop reliably, you need to move up the chain.
This is not bike snobbery, you just need to realize that this is nothing more than an entry level bike, slightly better than a wal mart bike - but not by much.


#17

Would it be possible for you or someone to explain why this is the case? Also, what about a once or twice a week rider? I live in North GA, but I am not an experienced rider nor do I want to tackle difficult trails. But, I would like a bike that I could ride on gentle or moderate type trails. Or just the gravel back rounds. Is this bike going to fall apart? Am I going to have the brakes fail? Chain break? etc?


#18

First off this bike is heavy, so you’re going to be working a lot harder to get around on trails. Secondly, when you need to replace worn parts (shocks, gears, etc) it will be much harder to do, and cost nearly as much as the bike itself.

How it works out is the cost of a complete bike, for entry level mountain bike riding, is much lower than buying individual parts. You can pick up a non-fall-apart bike that would be reasonably repairable and usable on all trail types for around $500-$600. That’s really the price break point between a heavy, frustrating bike and a lighter more trail ready ride. I know from experience, because I bought a cheap $250 bike when I first started riding, and within 2 months had to upgrade to a better quality bike.


#19

Thanks for the tip. What’s a good weight for a bike to be considered light? I sat on a Diamond back at Dicks Sporting goods, and it was way lighter than the walmart crap bike I have now. So, I’m assuming the better used bike would be insanely light compared to my current bike? Also what frame material is good for an entry level rider?


#20

Exact weights are tough, manufacturers don’t like to provide them because it varies based on the size of the bike you need. The easiest big red flag I look for is if its rear hub is freewheel or not. If it is, they probably cheaped out on a lot of other parts as well. If you can afford to, try to get out of the suntour series forks since they tend to be pretty heavy. Ideally you’d want derailleurs in the SRAM X series or Shimano Deore series at minimum. If you hunt around a bit you should be able to find a bike close to that fit in the price range mentioned previously.