Can anyone help me with identifying a vintage Diamondback full suspension MTB? I know there are a ton of similar requests, but I need parts and I am stuck without the correct model/year of this Diamondback frame.

Regards and thanks for any help offered


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    You generally don’t need to know the year and model to get parts. What are you trying to fix?
    – Andrew
    Sep 2, 2019 at 23:21
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    This claims to be a 2003. Sep 3, 2019 at 0:11
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    As far as part for repair - looking at the front forks and overall state of the bike it will probably be uneconomical to do more than get it rideable. At a minimum it needs front brakes.
    – mattnz
    Sep 3, 2019 at 1:14
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    Possibly i'm being a bit of a bike snob, but i'd say every $/£/€ spent restoring this bike is a waste. I can't think of any type of riding it is suitable for. You'd get a much more capable bike by spending the restoration budget on an entry level modern bike from a reputable manufacturer
    – Andy P
    Sep 3, 2019 at 11:47
  • Possible duplicate of Why shouldn't I care what model/make/year my bicycle is? Sep 3, 2019 at 18:02

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Looks like a late 90s BSO.

I also notice the boots/stanchions from the forks have rotted and dropped off. And that you're missing the front brakes completely.

Not only that, the front rim is completely missing a rotor and doesn't even appear to have a rotor mount. I suspect the front wheel was replaced at some point. As such, this bike is not safe to ride.

The suspension is a spring with a damper on the inside. The damper will be purely cosmetic and any damping capability will have long since vanished. I found that a 60 kilo teenage rider could over-compress the rear suspension making the whole bike extremely saggy to ride.

That frame shares a lot with this late 90s Raleigh RFX

Own work

UPSHOT If you have a disk front wheel, rotor, and spare working front caliper/lever already, it looks like a straight forward tune up. If you have to buy any more than cleaner and lube then think twice. Unless its sentimental in which case its your decision.

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