Diamondback Sorrento 2013 Review



Reviewers call the Diamondback Sorrento an easy-handling mountain bike well equipped to tackle urban and light rural terrain. Some say the budget price belies the high-end components, and partially pre-assembled online orders save buyers the hassle of complicated set up.

This is a classy cheap mountain bike that earns praise in Diamondback Adult Sorrento reviews at Amazon, where riders say the bike provides a smooth, fast ride from the get go. An expert review at Extreme Sports Magazine concurs, noting that the minimal at-home assembly requirements are easy and, unusual for the DIY mountain bike category, minimal to no tweaking is needed before heading out. When assessing the actual ride, Diamondback reviews are strong. In comments posted at Dick's Sporting Goods, riders say this model handles clean trails, rough off-trail terrain, and city roads with ease; one says this model is adept at dodging through traffic. Although one review gripes that the suspension doesn't adequately cushion the ride for his hefty build, a few other big guys insist the comfort and handling are just fine. The seat on this model, however, is a lost cause; numerous mountain bike reviews stress the need for a substitute saddle or a gel cover.

Like other budget mountain bikes, the Diamondback Adult Sorrento (starting at $259.99, Amazon) features a front suspension, V-brakes, aluminum frame, 26-inch wheels, and 21 speeds.

Where to buy

This mountain bike claims serial buyers who value its flexibility as a commuting, fitness, and/or recreational vehicle. This is an entry-level ride and is relatively easy to assemble if you choose the DIY path. Riders like the quality build and solid performance given the budget price point, which together make it a top pick.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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