I found this bike and I don't know anything about bikes but I was hoping to figure out a brand for it.

Also, it doesn't have working breaks; I want to repair the brakes myself but I don't know where to start.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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You found a bike? Normally the process is to advise the local police station and hand it in. After 3-6 months you can legally claim ownership if the owner doesn't come forward, or the item goes to a periodic Police auction.

Cover yourself - don't risk get accused of stealing it.

The bike I can see in the pictures is missing some parts. At the bare minimum you will need to acquire

  • Front disk brake caliper, pads, and cable. And mounting bolts

  • EITHER Rear V brake arms, pads, cable and outer

  • OR Rear disk brake rotor, caliper, pads, cable, and bolts.

The rear brake depends on whether the hub has rotor mounts, and if the frame has caliper mounts for a disk brake, or if it has a rim brake track.

I also can't see a front derailleur, but the rear seems to be present.

Its certainly fixable, but you absolutely need two working brakes to ride it at all.

The brand does not matter in the slightest - it appears to be a 2005-2010 vintage, or perhaps a bit newer if its a BSO. The photos don't really show detail.


The ROCKSHOX Dart 1 front fork would imply it was a lower mid to mid-tier bike at the time of manufacture. It was likely equipped with mechanical disc brakes due to the lack of brake mounting posts on the rear seat stays. I would estimate it could be a 2005 to 2012 based on the fork. As far as what brand, as already stated it is of little importance as far as replacing parts goes. Although it does resmble a DiamondBack Response or a BikesDIrect knockoff model. Almost any modern parts will be superior to what it had originally. With a little research on this site or others you may be able to get used replacement parts that will get it ridable. On side note check the front fork or ask a local bike shop to check it. A replacement fork may make it cost prohibitive to getting it ridable.

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