Diamondback Overdrive 29′er is the best hardtail mountain bike and it is upgradable to the mid-level mtb. The hardtail means that the bike only have stiffer suspension of the rear wheel, while the front wheel is equipped with a suspension fork. They are used for off-road cycling. If we compare with the rigid bicycle-type that has no shock absorbers, the hardtail is more comfortable, more adapted with the movement on rough terrain. However the rigid type is cheaper but light weight hence the substantial gain in speed.
The bicycle is equipped with 24 speed and large 29-inch wheels, which give you a great coasting or ride at high speed. The main frame is made of aircraft grade aluminium 6061-T6 with the uses of technologies such as hydroforming or heat treatment process to give extra strength and butting process to have the frame tubes thickness to be varied, which creates a relatively lightweight and heavy duty frame.
The SR Suntour suspension fork makes cross-country incredibly comfortable over the rough trail. The mechanical disc brake is consistent in giving a good performance and has a better stopping power in all weather conditions, especially the wet and mud. The great thing about it, is the large 29-inch wheels with the combination of SR Suntour suspension forks to facilitate great shock absorption over obstacles and rougher terrain. The bike is suitable for those looking for the perfect balance between cost and performance.
The Features and Specifications
- Aerospace grade Aluminum 66061-T6 frame
- Large 29 inch wheels
- SR Suntour suspension fork
- Mechanical disc
It is a good beginner and perfectly good value for the money, which makes it a decent bike in its price range. The frame is nice looking and components quality is reasonable for what you pay for this bike. The assembly is quite straight forward. However, the brakes do require some fine tuning. Thus, if you are not mechanically inclined, it is highly recommended to find someone to help you or take it to local bike shop to have it assemble and balance.
The bike seems to be of good quality, the ride is great and feels very well designed and constructed and the front suspensions work as it intended and can always be upgraded. The gears work great, with fast click action to shift the gears. It works well as long as it was tuned properly.
- Most of the components are branded such as Shimano, SRAM, and Suntour, which ensures good quality.
- The frame is built with light weight and strong aluminium 6061-T6.
- Large wheels and great suspension for ease of cycling over rough terrain.
- Mechanical disk brakes
- The brakes require fine tuning and it might take some time to get the right settings.
- Pedal is made of plastic.
- The seat is not comfortable
Most of the buyers were very pleased with this bike’s performance. The majority of them said that it is very easy to assemble and adjust. Great ride really smooth on trails, brakes are very responsive, and the gear is smooth.
Overall, this best hardtail mountain bike gives a terrific ride on the road and off the road. This bike is highly recommended. You can’t go wrong with the price.