The Diamondback Bicycle Recoil Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2017

Founded in 1977, Diamondback Bicycles is a brand which is famous for its low to mid – price bicycles. Its products aim at customers who do not have much money but still want to enjoy the mountain biking experience to the max level.

The Diamondback Bicycles Recoil Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike with 27.5-Inch Wheels is a bike like that. Having an affordable price and many good characteristics, this bike deserves to be one of the masterpieces from the Diamondback. This review, with a careful analysis of benefits and weaknesses of this bike, will definitely show you why.

2017 Update: 

Main Features of  Diamondback Recoil Trail

Diamondback Recoil 29er Mountain Bike

Diamondback Recoil 29er Mountain Bike

  • Weight: 33 Pounds
  • Suspension: Suntour XCM suspension fork
  • Gears: Suntour 24 speed shifters and rear derailleur
  • Brake: Tektro Aires mechanical disc brakes
  • Wheel size: 27.5 inches
  • Frame: DB recoil aluminum frame with an optimized single pivot design

Benefits & Drawbacks

After learning the main and detailed features, we will now analyze the pros and cons of this bike:


Among many benefits that the Diamondback Bicycles Recoil Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike with 27.5-Inch Wheels offers, the most recognizable one is its design. Equipped with aluminum frame and the pivot design, the bike looks sexy and still strong enough to support your weight on mountain trail.

Moreover, with the care for its customers, the Diamondback has produced two styles of this bike: the small and medium size, which makes it easier for bikers to choose their best suitable bike. For more information, the small size contains 16 inches frame while the medium size contains 18 inches frame.


About the suspension, this Diamondback full suspension mountain bike can easily absorb shocks and smooth the rides due to its full – suspension design as well as the quality of the Suntour XCM suspension fork. More than that, this suspension fork can be customized by the external preload adjustment, which helps customers to adjust the bike to fit their own weight and riding styles.

Besides the suspension at the front and rear, the recoil shock with the oil damping also contributes a lot to the shock absorbing ability of this awesome bike.


 Diamondback Bicycles Recoil Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike with 27.5-Inch Wheels brakeRegarding the safety, the Diamondback Bicycles Recoil Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike with 27.5-Inch Wheels is highly appreciated. The Tektro Aires mechanical disc brakes can provide enough stopping power to help bikers slow down or stop the bike without any difficulties.

Moreover, the fact that this bike is equipped with disc brake at both front and rear even makes it more reliable. This is really important, especially on the mountain trail, when being able to control speed is indispensable to your safety.


Talking about the gear, this bike offers 24 speeds. The Suntour triple chainring cranks and 8 cog cassette together constitute a wide range of speeds, which provide bikers a lot more options to choose on the mountain trail.

Besides, the quality of the shifters and rear derailleur make it easier for bikers to shift gear and thus, allow them to have better biking experience on mountain trail.


In addition to all the benefits above, the wheel size of the Diamondback bicycle Recoil Trail Full Suspension mountain bike also shows its strength. With the size of 27.5 inches, the bike can satisfy even the pickiest biker on earth! On the one hand, this wheel size is not too heavy and much easier to accelerate the version of 29 inches wheel size.

On the other hand, the wheel size of 27.5 is big enough to help bikers overcome obstacles easily, which is good for the purpose of riding on rough terrains.

The final benefit of this bike is the fact that it is extremely easy to build. With a few tools such as wrenches, screwdriver…, you can get things done in a couple of minutes. This is a huge advantage, especially for entry-level bikers, who do not have much experience on building their own mountain bikes.

Despite having both pros and cons, this bike is still recommended by most of the customers. The reason behind this is that the pros are good enough to outweigh the cons. After all, the overall stars of about 4.2 over 5 have said it all. This is the bike that is worth buying.

The table below will summarize all the pros and cons of the Diamondback Bicycles Recoil Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike:

  • Looking sturdy and stylish
  • High-quality front suspension fork
  • Satisfactory stopping power with the front and rear disc brake
  • 27.5-inch wheel for the better acceleration and obstacles overcoming
  • Easy to be assembled
  • No cons at the moment !


Maybe some have noticed from the analysis above that this bike does not have any cons! Though there should be some cons as no bikes are perfect, it seems like those cons of this bike are too small and hardly noticed that no one has ever complained about this bike since its debut. 

You will be satisfied about the experience that this bike provides. It’s also really fun to ride this bike. With this satisfaction, we all agree that this bike worth the money and even the big bang for the price.

Overall, this bike is a good bike with good price. With many positive reviews and comments, we consider it to be really worth buying.



This is the end of the review. For those who are still confused about this bike, please remember that we – give this bike 4.9/5 point. In fact, with the reasonable price, this Diamondback Bicycle Recoil Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike is really great. The fact that there is no negative comment about this bike also proves the above statement. Therefore, for mountain bikers from all over the world who want to find a satisfactory companion with low to medium budget, this bike is a really good choice!

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Hi, welcome to our blog. My name is Denise Nelson. I'm a profound lover of the cross country mountain bike, I worked as a trainer for 6 years and a Co-founder of a private biking lessons school. I also own a small fitness store in NY. Enjoy!

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