Diamond Back 29er Recoil

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Posted: Dec 27, 2014 at 7:40 Quote
I have a 2014 Diamond Back 29er Recoil that is a great bike. I saw these bikes had issues in their original line up in 2012, it seems DB has corrected the problem. I am surprised I don't see more of these bikes on the trails. I have had mine for a year now and have rode it hard with no issues. The only upgrade I have done is get rid of the cheap rear shock with a Rock Shock Monroe RL. I think Diamond Back must of made some pretty big mistakes and now people don't take them seriously anymore. Previous Diamond backs in the 90's were great bikes and I do believe they are on their way back to that standard again.Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/camelkicker2000/BIKE%20RIDES/20141216_074040.jpg

Posted: Dec 23, 2015 at 13:31 Quote
I have the same bike as you. Got it in 2013. I knew nothing about mt bikes at the time just was in my price range. Over the last 2 years I replaced everything. Raceface crank,rockshox monarch , wtb frequency wheels ,xt hubs,carbon handlebar , 45mm stem,fox 140mm forks, went to a 1x10. Sunrace 11-42 cassette . 32 oval chainring, xt shadow derailleur and 10 speed shifter,Hilo dropper post. All the changes made a world of difference.

Posted: Dec 24, 2015 at 5:09 Quote
I actually sons mine about a 6 months ago to upgrade to a 2014 trek fuel ex 7 2929er. But, I do miss the recoil for riding to work. The bike was so long it was a blast to take through the hills on the way to the office. But the trek is quick nimble and responds to any situation better. So it was a good move. I just didn't have to worry so much about the diamond back disappearing. If diamond back would put better components on the recoil they could help shed their tainted reputation.

Posted: Jan 6, 2018 at 11:20 Quote
camelkicker wrote:
I have a 2014 Diamond Back 29er Recoil that is a great bike. I saw these bikes had issues in their original line up in 2012, it seems DB has corrected the problem. I am surprised I don't see more of these bikes on the trails. I have had mine for a year now and have rode it hard with no issues. The only upgrade I have done is get rid of the cheap rear shock with a Rock Shock Monroe RL. I think Diamond Back must of made some pretty big mistakes and now people don't take them seriously anymore. Previous Diamond backs in the 90's were great bikes and I do believe they are on their way back to that standard again.Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/camelkicker2000/BIKE%20RIDES/20141216_074040.jpg

I bought the 2015 DB Recoil 29er and upgaded to a Rockshox monarch RL. Next month I will upgrade the fork to a recon silver. So far, this bike has performed very well. My MTB buddies have Specialized Stumpjumper FSR and Santa Cruz 5010 C. We are more into trails with lots of downhill, some drops, rock gardens and go frequently into more Enduro oriented trails. My Recoil has gone exactly the same places and performed just acceptable as compared to those magnificenty specked bikes. The XCT fork is somewhat noisy and seems to go thorough only 80 of the 100mm it has. As I told you, I will be upgrading to recon silver [not more travel in terms of quantity, or maybe 10mm more, but better quality of travel with the solo air spring]. I know it will make my DB Recoil another bike. Still, this is a very capable and lvely bike as it is.
My DB Recoil 29er.

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