Diamondback Sorrento Review time! I bought my Diamondback Sorrento a few months back and the bicycle really got me back into the habit of mountain biking around the neighborhood. According to the Diamondback website, the Sorrento is the perfect bike for experienced riders who need a good bike and beginners who need the right tool for the job.
Diamondback Sorrento Review: Aluminum Frame
The Diamondback Sorrento mountain bike has a butted and heat-treated aluminium frame. This frame is equipped with a derailleur hanger and travel Trail XC fork with allow crown—making the frame extremely strong and durable. Good mountain bikes should be built for rough and rugged terrain and the Sorrento claims to be one of them.
Diamondback Sorrento Review: 21 Gears
The Sorrento Diamondback is equipped with a Shimano drivetrain, which allows for 21-gear shifting. This helps riders adjust speeds when going up mountains. Meanwhile, braking during the rider’s descent is made safe and reliable by the bike’s Tektro alloy linear pull breaks. Double alloy rims provide added stability and comfort to riders.
Diamondback Sorrento Review: Selected Specifications
This bike comes in the color grey and four sizes: 16” small, 18” medium, 20” large, and 22” extra-large. Most of the bike’s functionality is made possible through parts from Shimano, while its tires are from Kenda Dual Sport. Each bike comes with an owner’s manual, chainstay protector, clear coat, and water bottle mounts.
Diamondback Sorrento Review: My Thoughts on the Diamondback
At just a little over $300 this mountain bike was a huge bargain for me, especially with all the positive reviews I have read online. After riding my bike for a month, I was really happy about how its gears performed when going uphill and downhill. I had no trouble with the chains slipping whatsoever. For biking at night, I installed this nifty headlight which became a great addition to my bike.
I am really tall—6’ 4,” so I was a bit concerned about how the bike would balance for someone as tall as me. I was surprised and pleased to find out that the balance was just perfect. Instead of feeling awkward, I was very comfortable riding my Diamond Sorrento sport. I did have some problems with the bike’s breaks squeaking a bit when it rained, but this was nothing a bit of grease couldn’t fix.
Overall, I really think this bike was worth more than the bargain I paid for it, and its upgradability is something I really love. I recommend this bike for anyone who wants to get into or love mountain biking and is in search of a bike that is affordable and performs. [Read more reviews …]