DBR by Raleigh Mens Alloy Mountain Bike - Orange, 26-inch Wheel, 16 Inch Frame
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I found the mudguards purchased with bike not suitable for 26 inch wheels, but probably ok on smaller wheels, as there is no clearance between tyre tread and front forks. rather than return my purchase, I shaved off the straight reinforcing on the underside to achieve about 6mm gap. I also had to drill the rear mounting as the hole was only on one side. But overall, recommended.
Seat stem out of date but expected at price.In short a combination of a reasonably decent alloy frame and cheap dated parts, not properly adjusted. Local Bike shop gave an estimated price of £150 to £200 for a complete overhaul.Should have read the reviews on the net for the same bicycle before purchase.
Bike looks nice but the components are of very poor quality, some could be considered crap for the rubbish bin:
- saddle is the worst I have ever seen & experienced - bought a new saddle - 25€ (saddle went straight in the rubbish bin)
- saddle clamp cracked in 2 pieces (and I did not turn it too hard, certainly not) - new clamp 15€ in local shop
- paddles are awful and of poor quality
- front and rear lamps - lol...
- decent tires? - well, no more comment....
Plus taking all the other "more vital" components, this bike is certainly not for off-road use. Not even light off-road.
I was disappointed, having had a Raleigh brand before (DBR = Diamondback ought to be Raleigh manufactured?) but certainly disappointed here.
Had a bought a decent bike to start off with, it would not have been that more expensive and the shop would have tested and mounted it for me for free.
What I do like is the look, yes it does look nice.
And Amazon delivery was top notch (but I do not rate this here).
PS Contacting Diamondback is impossible for broken parts, there is no contact form on the website, there is no way to claim the garantee on broken parts - so be aware of that. Check out for yourself - customer service of DBR Diamondback is inexistant!
RRP: £500.00 is a joke at best, there are much better bikes for £500.00 RPR - so do not be blinded by that.
A quality 2nd hand bike for £200.00 is just a good a deal.
It survived the holiday but there are basic problems that had to be fixed:
1) pedal blocks are of poor quality, bearings soon started to feel 'gritty'.
2) front disc brake lacks sufficient grab and had to be replaced with a proper hydraulic unit.
3) rotating grip gear change feels sloppy and imprecise.
4) bottom bracket needs regular adjustment and tightening.
5) handlebar stem keeps going out of alignment, why?
But it filled a gap and the smallish frame actually makes it very manoeuvrable off-road. It does the job in the short term but I will still be looking for a long-term replacement, if my insurers ever pay-up.
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The bottom bracket died within a week of purchase and the whole bike is just shoddy. I was really disappointed!
Total rubbish had 3 of these bikes come boxed and they just kept braking all the time. One bike had just been made up of there old bike parts. Got money back. ShamePublished on 15 July 2014 by kevin snowdon
I bought this for just under £200 its been great, i have used it a lot nd nothing has gone wrong yet. Happy..Published on 25 April 2014 by lawrie hemingway
easy to put together. a good comfortable bike. good quality bike and bright colour appeals to any age. great purchasePublished on 16 Dec. 2013 by Hbaby
good solid bike needed a bit of seting up. made of cheep but solid reliable parts great frame and very happy with it after a weeks riding.Published on 22 Oct. 2013 by pete s
Had this bike 6wks now over all think it was worth the dho. Only thing a would say is check every bolt when u get it every thing is hand tight. Read morePublished on 22 Aug. 2013 by PC
So, I wanted a bike for riding through the beautiful mountains of my city. Hence i was not looking for a "city bike" which means i was expecting some sort of a good... Read morePublished on 26 July 2013 by Diego Pradilla