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#1 2013-01-13 3:43pm

chirobmx
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Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

My daughter and I built an old SilverStreak a couple years ago and she has loved it.  Now she wants to start racing, but the bike is a little small and not really race ready.  We have been looking for new school bikes that she can start racing on and have seen alot of noce bikes.  She would like a newer DiamondBack, but I'm not sure if they even make a decent race bike anymore.  Does anyone have any newer DB's out there?

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#2 2013-01-14 1:35am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

Diamond Back's Nitrous race bike line are cheap but come with cheap components. I would only recommend them only if you're going race only once in a while, or if you're starting out on a budget. You would be better off getting a used real race bike. Only their top of the line Reactor Pro bike is a true "Race" bike with top notch components, but it only comes "Pro" sized.

Kinda sad really, I always dreamed of owning a DB while growing up in the eighties. Well at least they didn't end up at Walmart/Kmart like Mongoose.

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#3 2013-01-14 1:46am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

Get  on one of these!!!!

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss344/Outlaw9111/sidefinal.jpg

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#4 2013-01-14 2:48am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

WOW!!

Gorgeous!

She's a stunnah!

A modern day Harry Leary Turbo!

Makes me want to go out and find a Reactor Pro and do the same thing.

Hmmm........

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#5 2013-01-14 2:48am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

Pic saved wink

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#6 2013-01-14 5:49am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

I race a DB Reactor Pro and I love the bike. Only problem is that locally there aren't really any shops that carry them anymore. Same even for online dealers. I'm sure they're out there, but not around me. I had thought about building a newer one since mine's a 2004 but it's too much hassle to track down a dealer.


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#7 2013-01-14 6:17am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

I have a brand new one for this year that I built. Check my bikes.

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#8 2013-01-14 6:59am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

KD1975 wrote:

Get  on one of these!!!!

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss34 … efinal.jpg

Dang!  I may have to get me one as well.  I used to have a Turbo in the eighties.  Sweet bike.

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#9 2013-01-15 8:57pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

I like what this museum member did with his youngsters DB racer-

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/diamondback/63106

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#10 2013-01-15 10:29pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

KD1975 wrote:

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss344/Outlaw9111/sidefinal.jpg

I'm in love cool


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#11 2013-01-22 12:22am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

KD1975 wrote:

Get  on one of these!!!!

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss34 … efinal.jpg

That is so nice! Any more info on it?

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#12 2013-01-22 4:36pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

FREAKAH wrote:

Pic saved wink

+1


44T CHICAGO CLUB RIDER
WANTED::::anything reynolds racing
WANTED::::bandito jersey
WANTED::::yellow panaracer tire 1 1/8
WANTED::::jmc pit bike
WANTED::::less talk,more riding

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#13 2013-01-22 4:37pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

roll what is that


44T CHICAGO CLUB RIDER
WANTED::::anything reynolds racing
WANTED::::bandito jersey
WANTED::::yellow panaracer tire 1 1/8
WANTED::::jmc pit bike
WANTED::::less talk,more riding

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#14 2013-01-22 5:58pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

Sorry guys, hadn't checked this thread for a bit.

I don't know much about it but here's a thread from another site....

http://www.os-db.net/showthread.php?129 … bo-reactor

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#15 2013-01-22 6:09pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

I've got a 2003 DB RM20 F/F with a cracked head tube free to a good home (whomever wants to pay the shipping) if anyone wants to get the head tube replaced.


Red is back.  Have gold too.  Have enough material to do one more color....was thinking black, but I'm getting a lot of "votes" for blue again..

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#16 2013-01-24 8:36am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

KD1975 wrote:

Sorry guys, hadn't checked this thread for a bit.

I don't know much about it but here's a thread from another site....

http://www.os-db.net/showthread.php?129 … bo-reactor

Manye that's a kick azz DB


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#17 2013-01-24 8:11pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

I went ahead and bought a DB Reactor frame for my daughter.  I got it from someone on the site and should be getting it tomorrow.

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#18 2013-02-18 2:03am

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

bwnharo wrote:

KD1975 wrote:

Get  on one of these!!!!

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss34 … efinal.jpg

That is so nice! Any more info on it?

I just found out Richard Lee ( RIP ) from LADC put that bike together. . . simply an AMAZING BUILD .


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#19 2013-02-23 8:00pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

DB is now revitalizing the race program.  So you might see  more of them.


I love bmx racing

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#20 2013-02-23 8:27pm

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Re: Does anyone race DiamondBack's anymore?

^^Great News!!^^

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