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Diamondback Atroz Review

The Diamondback Atroz is a great entry-level series of full-suspension mountain bikes aimed towards individuals who are after a cheap yet durable trail bike by a known bike brand.

Diamondback Atroz 1 – MSRP $1,000
Diamondback Atroz 2 – MSRP $1,250
Diamondback Atroz 3 – MSRP $1,650

Head Tube Angle: 66.5° // Seat Tube Angle: 72.5° // Chainstay: 435mm

Travel: Front: 120mm, Rear: 100mm


 

Diamondback – Atroz 1

Atroz 1

Head Tube Angle: 66.5° // Seat Tube Angle: 72.5° // Chainstay: 435mm

MSRP $1,000 Amazon

The Atroz is most likely the best under $1,000 full-suspension mountain bike by a large bike brand, Diamondback. The 27.5″ (650b) wheel bike features 2×9 speed Shimano Alivio and Altus drivetrain, 180/160mm rotor mechanical disc brakes, 100mm travel in the rear and 120mm travel in the front. The coil shock is pretty bullet-proof in means of maintenance, and the SR Suntour XCM with preloud adjustments is another great package to squeeze into such a tight budget. The bike has got everything to get you comfortably to the trails.

FULL SPECS

FRAME – Atroz 6061 T-6 Aluminum 27.5 Trail w/ 4″ travel, Optimized Single Pivot, Machine Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Pivot, Seat Tube Routed for Internal Dropper Post, Aggressive Geometry, Replaceable Hanger
REAR SHOCK – Kindshock, Coil Shock, 184x44mm
FORK – SR Suntour XCM 120mm Travel, 30mm Stanchions, w/ Preload Adjust
HEADSET – Ahead 1 1/8″ Zero Stack
CRANKS – Shimano Alloy, 36/22T
BOTTOM BRACKET – Sealed Cartridge
FRONT DERAILLEUR – Shimano Alivio M4020 Side Swing,
REAR DERAILLEUR – Shimano Altus M370, 9 Speed
SHIFTER – Shimano Altus SL-M2010, 2×9 Speed
COGSET – Shimano HG-31, 9 Speed, 11-32T
CHAIN – KMC Z99, 9 Speed
FRONT HUB – Formula Hubs, 32h Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount
REAR HUB – Formula Hubs, 32h Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount
SPOKES – 14g Stainless Steel
RIMS – DDM-2, 32h, 27.5 Doublewall
TIRES – VEE Rubber – Trax 27.5×2.35
BRAKE LEVERS – Tektro 2 Finger Alloy Linear w/ Reach Adjust
PEDALS – DB4L Alloy Platform
HANDLEBAR – Diamondback, 750mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 31.8 Bar Bore
GRIPS – New DB “Flanged” 135mm Silcone
STEM – Diamondback “Shortie”, 45mm Reach, 31.8 Bar Bore
SEAT – DB Sync’r Saddle
SEATPOST – Alloy Micro Adjust, 30.9mm
EXTRAS – Tool Kit,
BRAKES – Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc, w/ 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Rotors

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Diamondback – Atroz 2

diamondback atroz 2 full suspension mountain bike

MSRP $1,250 Amazon

Atroz 2 is another aluminum frame 27.5″ full suspension bike with the same amount of travel as the Atroz 1 (120 & 100mm), while the upgrades have been made in the rear shock, 1x front chainring drivetrain and 180mm hydraulic disc brakes. There are some upgrades here and there, but in general, the Atroz 2 is another ‘miracle’ when you are looking for a full-suspension trail bike at this price range. Although the quality of components is intended for beginner/intermediate users, there’s still a lot to rely on this bikes’ geometry and durability.

FULL SPECS

FRAME – Atroz 6061 T-6 Aluminum 27.5 Trail w/ 4″ travel, Optimized Single Pivot, Tapered Steerer, Machine Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Pivot, Seat Tube Routed for Internal Dropper Post, Aggressive Geometry, Replaceable Hanger
REAR SHOCK – SR Suntour Raidon-R, Air Shock w/ Rebound Adjust, 184x44mm
FORK – SR Suntour XCM 120mm Travel, 30mm Stanchions, w/ Preload Adjust
HEADSET – FSA NO.57, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
CRANKS – Alloy Arm w/ 30T Steel “Narrow Wide” Single Ring
BOTTOM BRACKET – Sealed Cartridge
FRONT DERAILLEUR – Full ISCG-05 Chain Guide w/ Roller
REAR DERAILLEUR – Shimano Acera M3000 Shadow, 9 Speed
SHIFTER – Shimano Acera M3000, 9 Speed
COGSET – Shimano HG200, 9 Speed, 11-36T
CHAIN – KMC Z99, 9 Speed
FRONT HUB – Formula Hubs, 32h Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount
REAR HUB – Formula Hubs, 32h Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount
SPOKES – 14g Stainless Steel
RIMS – 32H, DDM-5, 27.5 Double Wall
TIRES – VEE Rubber, Flow Snap, 27.5×2.35
BRAKE LEVERS – Shimano MT200 Hydraulic
PEDALS – DB4L Alloy Platform
HANDLEBAR – Diamondback, 750mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 31.8 Bar Bore
GRIPS – New DB “Flanged” 135mm Silcone
STEM – Diamondback “Shortie”, 45mm Reach, 31.8 Bar Bore
SEAT – DB Sync’r Saddle
SEATPOST – Alloy Micro Adjust, 30.9mm
EXTRAS – Tool Kit,
BRAKES – Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Front and Rear Rotors

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Diamondback – Atroz 3

Diamondback Atroz 3

MSRP $1,650 Amazon

The Atroz 3 is the most advanced out of the Atroz series that has got the RockShox Recon RL Solo Air forks in the front, and RockShox Monarch R air-shock in the rear. The bike also comes with an 11-speed SRAM NX drivetrain which is a nice upgrade from the previous models. If you are a recreational mountain biker looking for a great value full-suspension mountain bike to hit the trails with confidence, there’s really no other bike at this price range to compete with the quality of components.

FULL SPECS

FRAME – Atroz 6061 T-6 Aluminum 27.5 Trail w/ 4″ travel, Optimized Single Pivot, Tapered Steerer, Machine Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Pivot, Seat Tube Routed for Internal Dropper Post, Aggressive Geometry, 142x12mm Rear Axle w/ Replaceable Hanger
REAR – SHOCK Rock Shox Monarch R, Air Shock w/ Rebound Adjust, 184x44mm
FORK – RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air, 130mm Travel, 32mm Stanchions, 15mm Thru-Axle, Tapered Steerer Tube, w/ Rebound and Lock Out Adjust
HEADSET – FSA NO.57, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
CRANKS – Raceface Æffect Cinch w/ Steel 30T “Narrow Wide”
BOTTOM BRACKET – Raceface Outboard Bearing
REAR DERAILLEUR – SRAM NX X-Horizon, 11 Speed
SHIFTER – SRAM NX 11 Speed X-Actuation Trigger
COGSET – SRAM PG1130, 11 Speed, 11-42T
CHAIN – KMC X11EL, 11 Speed
FRONT HUB – Formula Hub, 32h Alloy, Boost 110x15mm Thru-axle, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, w/ CNC Disc Mount
REAR HUB – Formula Hub, 32h Alloy, Boost 142x12mm Thru-axle, 4 Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Cassette, w/ CNC Disc Mount
SPOKES – 14g Stainless Steel
RIMS – 32H, DDM-5, 27.5 Doublewall
TIRES VEE – Rubber, Flow Snap, 27.5×2.35
BRAKE LEVERS – Shimano MT200 Hydraulic
PEDALS – DB4L Alloy Platform
HANDLEBAR – Raceface Chester, 780mm Wide, 35 Bar Bore
GRIPS – New DB “Flanged” Lock-on, 135mm Silcone
STEM – Race Face Chester, 40mm Reach, 35 Bar Bore
SEAT – DB Sync’r Saddle
SEATPOST – Alloy Micro Adjust, 30.9mm
EXTRAS – Tool Kit,
BRAKES – Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Rotors

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Diamondback Atroz Size Recommendations

SM – 16″ – 5’4″ – 5’7″
MD – 18″ – 5’7″ – 5’10”
LG – 20″  – 5’10” – 6’1″


 

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User Rating: 3.1 (68 votes)

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