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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 review

Diamondback Atroz 1MSRP $950
120/100mm travel
Diamondback Atroz 2MSRP $1,375
120/100mm travel
Diamondback Atroz 3MSRP $1,950
130/100mm travel

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Diamondback Atroz 1

Atroz 1

Head Tube Angle: 66.5° // Seat Tube Angle: 72.5° // Chainstays: 435mm // 18-speed Shimano Alivio

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 a 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 preload adjustments is another great package to squeeze into such a tight budget. The bike has got everything to get you comfortably to the trails.

  • FRAME – Atroz 6061 T-6 Aluminum 27.5 Trail
  • FORK120mm Travel
    SR Suntour XCM, 30mm Stanchions, w/ Preload Adjust
  • REAR SHOCK100mm
    Kindshock, Coil Shock, 184x44mm

Frame

  • HEADSET – Ahead 1 1/8″ Zero Stack
  • CRANKS – Shimano Alloy, 36/22T
  • BOTTOM BRACKET – Sealed Cartridge

Drivetrain

  • FRONT DERAILLEUR – Shimano Alivio M4020 Side Swing,
  • REAR DERAILLEUR – Shimano Altus M370, 9 Speed
  • SHIFTERS – Shimano Altus SL-M2010, 2×9 Speed
  • COGSET – Shimano HG-31, 9 Speed, 11-32T
  • CHAIN – KMC Z99, 9 Speed

Tires & Wheels

  • 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

Braking

  • BRAKES – Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc, w/ 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Rotors
  • BRAKE LEVERS – Tektro 2 Finger Alloy Linear w/ Reach Adjust

Components

  • 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

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Diamondback – Atroz 2

diamondback atroz mtb

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.

  • FRAME – Atroz 6061 T-6 Aluminum 27.5 Trail
  • REAR SHOCK – 100mm
    SR Suntour Raidon-R, Air Shock w/ Rebound Adjust, 184x44mm
  • FORK – 120mm
    SR Suntour XCM, 30mm Stanchions, w/ Preload Adjust

Frame

  • HEADSET – FSA NO.57, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
  • CRANKS – Aluminum 30T Steel “Narrow Wide” Single Ring
  • BOTTOM BRACKET – Sealed Cartridge

Drivetrain

  • REAR DERAILLEUR – Shimano Acera M3000 Shadow, 9 Speed
  • SHIFTER – Shimano Acera M3000, 9 Speed
  • COGSET – Shimano HG200, 9 Speed, 11-36T
  • CHAIN – KMC Z9

Tires & Wheels

  • 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 Aluminum
  • TIRES – VEE Rubber Flow Snap, 27.5×2.35″

Brakes

  • BRAKES – Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc
    180mm Front and Rear Rotors

Components

  • 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,

 

Diamondback – Atroz 3

diamondback atroz 3

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 a 12-speed SRAM SX 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.

  • FRAME – Atroz 6061 Aluminum 27.5 Trail
  • REAR SHOCK – RockShox Monarch R
    10mm travel
  • FORK – RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air
    130mm travel

Frame

  • HEADSET – FSA NO.57, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
  • CRANKS – Raceface Æffect Cinch w/ Steel 30T “Narrow Wide”
  • BOTTOM BRACKET – Raceface Outboard Bearing

Drivetrain

  • REAR DERAILLEUR – SRAM SX, 12 Speed
  • SHIFTER – SRAM SX Eagle
  • CASSETT – SRAM PG1230, 12 Speed, 11-50T
  • CHAIN – KMC X12

Wheels & Tires

  • RIMS – 27.5 Doublewall Aluminum
  • TIRES – VEE Rubber Mission, 27.5×2.35″

Brakes

  • BRAKES – Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Rotors

Components

  • HANDLEBAR – Race Face Chester, 780mm Wide, 35 Bar Bore
  • GRIPS – DB Flanged Lock-on, 135mm Silicone
  • STEM – Race Face Chester, 40mm Reach, 35 Bar Bore
  • SEAT – DB Sync’r Saddle
  • SEATPOST – Aluminum Micro Adjust, 30.9mm
  • EXTRAS – Tool Kit,

 

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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