Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Axis Sport Mountain Bike
If you like the hardtail-type bike, the Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Axis Sport Mountain Bike will not make you disappointed. Created by Diamondback, the Axis Sport 2015 is designed to give you a distinguish and excellent experience on the road without breaking your bank.
This review, with careful analysis of the benefits and weaknesses this bike offers, will give you a closer look into this awesome bike.
Main Feature of Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Axis Sport Mountain Bike
- Frame: Axis Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum Frame
- Suspension: SR Suntour front suspension fork
- Gears: 24 speeds, SRAM drivetrain 8-speed trigger shifter and derailleur with triple chainring crank
- Brake: Tektro hydraulic front and rear disc brakes
- Wheel size: 27.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 41.76 pounds
- Package Height: 8.4 x 30 x 57 inches
Benefits & Drawbacks
The Diamondback Bicycle 2015 Axis Sport Mountain Bike has a wide range of benefits. Designed with the aluminum frame, this bike looks sexy and light, yet sturdy enough for bikers who want to ride off-road.
In the field of suspension, the SR Suntour front suspension fork, with its high quality, greatly smooths the ride on the bumpy roads. However, because of the characteristics of the hardtail bike, the ability to absorb shocks of this bike is still weaker than the other dual-suspension type; and therefore this bike is not recommended for really tough and rough trails. Moreover, one thing you should notice about the front fork of this bike is that, it should be kept clean all the time to maximize your safety.
Talking about safety, the Diamondback Bicycle 2015 Axis Sport Mountain Bike is highly appreciated. This bike offers hydraulic disc brakes at both front and rear for better stopping power. Experimental biking shows that with disc brakes, stopping the bike while at high speed is just a piece of cake!
About the speed, this bike offers 24 speeds with the triple chainring crank and the SRAM drivetrain- 8 speed trigger shifter and derailleur. With this number of gear, this bike is appropriate for entry-level biker, though it still provides good experience for other amateur and experienced bikers as well.
Beside all the benefits above, the best one that distinguish the Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Axis Sport Mountain Bike from other bikes lies in the wheel size. This bike has the 27.5” wheel, which is different from the traditional 26 inches wheel and the extra large 29 inches wheel. In fact, the 27.5 inches wheel is the best wheel size that combines all the strengths of the other two.
This wheel size is lighter than the 29 inches wheel, thus leads to better and easier acceleration. This wheel size is also bigger than the 26 inches wheel, which helps overcome big obstacles more easily. In short, this wheel size is quick, light and offer better traction.
The only little problem of this bike is about its seat. Many reviewers said that it is really painful to sit. However, this problem is easy to be solved. With a few dollars more, we can buy another seat for better comfort!
The table below will summarize all the pros and cons of the Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Axis Sport Mountain Bike:
- Smooth ride on normal trails
- Great stopping power with hydraulic disc brake
- 27.5 inches wheel for the best riding experience
- Not good on rough terrain
Since its being introduced to the public, the Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Axis Sport Mountain Bike has received a lot of customer reviews. Most of them are positive. They all consider this bike to be great and perfect for a hardtail mountain bike. We consider this bike to be the “best bang for bucks” and feel happy with the purchase.
Only few bikers complain about this bike. However, the reason for these complaints mostly comes from the packaging problem when some parts are broken on the shipping way. Though, people who give negative reviews about the packaging problem still highly appreciate the quality of this bike.
Overall, this bike is a really good bike if you use it on normal or a little bit off-road trail. With many positive reviews and comments, this bike is still a good bike that is worth buying.
When the package arrived, this bike is partially assembled. The only remaining parts are pedals, seats, front wheel and the front disc brake caliper. The assembling is in fact easy, cause all the instruction and the required tools to put everything together are included in the box.
Moreover, there is also a video on the Diamondback website which shows how to unpack and assemble all the parts of this bike. If you are a handy person, you can do it just in the blink of an eye!
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This is the end of the review. For those who are still hesitate to buy this bike, please remember that we – Mountainbikeez.com give this bike 4.5/5 points. In fact, with the cost under 700$, this bike has so many things to offer you. More than that, though this bike has its own failures, these drawbacks are easily overcome with some small investments. Therefore, if you are a biker who usually ride on normal trails with a few of obstacles, this bike is a smart choice!