Diamondback 2013 Overdrive Sport 29'er Mountain Bike with 29-Inch Wheels
- Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum Overdrive 29r Frame
- SR Suntour XCR-LO 29 100mm travel Fork
- Shimano Acera rear derailleur w/SLM-310 8spd rapidfire shifters
- SL-7 Double Wall Rims
- Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Best uses for the Overdrive: Cross country mountain bike riding on beginner to intermediate singletrack trails, gravel or dirt roads & paths, paved roads and commuting.
The Diamondback Overdrive is a mountain bike which features:
- A high quality, lightweight aluminum frame.
- 29" wheels for getting over obstacles easier.
- •A suspension fork and disc brakes for a more comfortable ride and superior stopping power.
Key features of the Diamondback Overdrive:
- Obstacle Roll Over – Larger wheels decrease your angle of attack meaning the wheels roll over trail obstacles with less impact, reducing fatigue and smoothing out the trail. Bigger wheel = smaller obstacle.
- Momentum – A larger wheel diameter means better momentum once rolling and faster rolling over obstacles and open terrain.
- Surface Contact – 29"wheels are less prone to sinking in soft material such as sand and mud due to the larger contact patch causing lower ground pressure. The longer contact patch increases cornering and straight line traction.
- Stability – The relative position of the bottom bracket/cranks to the axles in the wheels also means that your relative center of gravity is lower. This results in a feeling of riding "in" the bike rather than on top of it.
- Tire Clearance – with more tire choices than any platform, the 29"wheel easily accommodates off road as well as commuting tires.
Frame: The Overdrive features a butted 6061-T6 aluminum frame. 6061 aluminum is airplane grade aluminum while T6 refers to a heat treating process that creates extra strength in the metal. The butting process lets the thickness of the frame tubes be varied; putting more material at stress points for added strength, and less material at non-stress points for weight savings. The final result is a sturdy frame that weighs less than steel and many other aluminum frames on the market. Less weight means it takes less energy to move the bike.
Fork: Suspension forks compresses over bumps to help absorb shock meaning less jarring and body stress to the rider and resulting in less arm fatigue while riding. When it comes to shock absorption the Suntour 100mm/4” travel fork found on the Overdrive will give you enough compression for getting over roots, rocks, and pesky potholes in comfort.
Mechanical Disc Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes have better stopping power than rim brakes in a wide range of conditions, especially the wet and mud.
24-speed Drivetrain: With 3 chainrings to choose from on the crank (front) and 8 cogs to choose from on the cassette (back) you get to choose from 24 different gear combinations in order to get you where you need to go.
The 2013 Overdrive a fantastic entry level hardtail 29er for those looking for a great balance between value and performance. If the Overdrive is not quite the right 29’er for you please look at the other bikes in Diamondback’s hardtail 29’er family below.
SpecificationsCompare these Diamondback Hardtail 29ers
|Sizes||16" Small 18" Medium 20" Large 22" XLarge||16" Small 18" Medium 20" Large 22" XLarge||16" Small 18" Medium 20" Large 22" XLarge|
|Color||Black||Gloss Red||Matte Blue|
|Key Upgrades||Upgrades from Overdrive V: |
Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes have better stopping power than rim brakes, especially in wet and muddy conditions
Drivetrain: Shifters, rear derailleur, cassette, & chain have all been upgraded to 8-speed compatible for a total of 24 speeds to choose from
Wheels: Disc brake compatible wheels
|Upgrades from Overdrive: |
Fork: Lock out allows the fork to be "locked out" or stiffened for more pedaling efficiency on smoother surfaces, but also be "opened up" for bump compliance on uneven terrain.
30mm Stanchions - Bigger stanchions equate to better steering and less fork flex.
Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes allow smoother stopping power, aren’t effected by grit on the cable, & provide better braking modulation while the larger front rotor means more powerful braking for the front end.
|Frame||Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum w/ Formed Top / Down Tube, machined headtube, forged drop outs w/replaceable hanger, for V-Brake||Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum w/ Formed Top / Down Tube, machined headtube, forged drop outs w/replaceable hanger, disc only||Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum w/ Formed Top / Down Tube, machined headtube, forged drop outs w/replaceable hanger, disc only|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCT 100mm travel, 28.6mm stanchions||SR Suntour XCT 100mm travel, 28.6mm stanchions||SR Suntour XCR-LO 29 100mm travel, 30mm stanchions|
|Crank||SR Suntour XCC-202, 22/32/42t||SR Suntour XCT 22/32/42t||SRAM S600 w/ replaceable rings, 42/32/22t|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed Cartridge||Sealed Cartridge||Sealed Cartridge|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano TX50 dual pull, Top swing, 34.9||Shimano TX50 dual pull, Top swing, 34.9||Shimano Acera dual pull, top swing 34.9|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Altus 7spd||SRAM X-4 8spd||Shimano Acera 8spd|
|Shifters||Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 7spd||SRAM X-4 trigger 8spd||Shimano SL-M310 8spd Rapidfire|
|Brake Levers||Shimano integrated lever||Tektro Alloy w/ reach Adjust||Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic|
|Brakes||Promax Alloy Linear||Tektro Novela Disc w/ 6" Rotors||Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic Disc w/180mm frt / 160mm rear Rotors|
|Cassette||Shimano HG20 7spd Cassette (12-28t)||SRAM PG-820 8spd Cassette (11-32t)||SRAM PG-820 8spd Cassette (11-32t)|
|Tires||WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2||WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2||WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2|
|Wheels||32h Weinmann SL-7 Doublewall||32h Weinmann SL-7 Doublewall||32h Weinmann SL-7 Doublewall|
|Hubset||(F) 32h SL-7 Alloy QR (R) 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette QR||(F) 32h SL-7 Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount (R) 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount||(F) 32h SL-7 Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount (R) 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount|
|Spokes||Black 14g Stainless Steel||Black 14g Stainless Steel||Black 14g Stainless Steel|
|Pedals||MTB Resin 9/16"||Wellgo Alloy forged, CNC MTB||Wellgo Alloy forged, CNC MTB|
|Handlebar||DB Lazer Series 31.8mm low rise||DB Lazer Series 31.8mm low rise||DB Lazer Series 31.8mm low rise|
|Stem||DB AL6061 Ahead 7° 31.8mm||DB AL6061 Ahead 7° 31.8mm||DB AL6061 Ahead 7° 31.8mm|
|Seatpost||DB Lazer Series Micro Adjust 30.9mm||DB Lazer Series Micro Adjust 30.9mm||DB Lazer Series Micro Adjust 30.9mm|
|Seat||DB Race saddle||DB Race saddle||DB Race saddle|
|Headset||Integrated FSA Drop-in ACB upper, Zero Stack lower internal cup and cartridge bearing, 1 1/8"||Integrated FSA Drop-in ACB upper, Zero Stack lower internal cup and cartridge bearing, 1 1/8"||Integrated FSA Drop-in ACB upper, Zero Stack lower internal cup and cartridge bearing, 1 1/8"|
|Grips||DB4L 135mm Kraton||DB4L 135mm Kraton||DB4L 135mm Kraton|
|Extras||DB Key Chain, Owner’s manual, H20 bottle mounts, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, 3 extra inches of wheel diameter!||DB Key Chain, Owner’s manual, H20 bottle mounts, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, 3 extra inches of wheel diameter!||DB Key Chain, Owner’s manual, H20 bottle mounts, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, 3 extra inches of wheel diameter!|
|Notes||Specifications Subject to Change||Specifications Subject to Change||Specifications Subject to Change|
Because people come in all shapes and sizes, we have multiple frame sizes to make riding more comfortable. Please use the geometry below to find the best fit for you.
|Size||16" Small||18" Medium||20" Large||22" XLarge|
|Recommended Heights*||5'5" - 5'7"||5'8" - 5'10"||5'11" - 6'2"||6'2" - 6'5"|
|Seat Tube Length||16.0"||18.0"||20.0"||22.0"|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°|
|Head Tube Length||95.0mm||105.0mm||120.0mm||135.0mm|
|Effective Top Tube||22.0"||23.5"||24.5"||25.5"|
|Bottom Bracket Height||313.0mm||313.0mm||313.0mm||313.0mm|
|Seat Post Length||350.0mm||350.0mm||350.0mm||350.0mm|
*Please note that these are just height recommendations. People come in all different proportions and have different comfortable riding geometries – the height ranges may not work for all people. To further ensure comfort when riding a Diamondback road bike we recommend your inseam be at least 1 inch taller than the standover height.
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- ASIN: B008O2FQXW
- Item model number: CCASDSD-P