When it comes to mountain biking on a budget, hardtail bikes have always been the best option. That was until advanced technology made new hardtail bikes too expensive for the masses.
The good news I have for you today is that Diamondback has come up with an economical and high-performing hardtail mountain bike that will meet all of your dreams and desires.
With 27.5 inch wheels, a strong 6061-T6 aluminum alloy frame, and a smooth SR Suntour XCT fork, the 2014 Axis Sport mountain bike from Diamondback offers all its riders speed, durability, sturdiness, responsiveness and fun!
So if you are interested in mountain biking fun, read on for a lively and lovely Diamondback Axis Sport Mountain Bike Review.
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Features of the Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Axis Sport Mountain Bike
The features of the 2014 Axis Sport from Diamondback are comprehensive in nature, and below, we will explore these features in the hopes of learning all there is to learn about this mountain bike. Here are the top features you should know about:
Quick and Light Wheels
When you head out on your mountain-bike shopping, you will definitely be met with the question of whether you prefer a 26er or a 29er. While 26-inch wheels are fast, agile and maneuverable, 29-inch wheels are dominant, smooth and offer better traction.
That is why Diamondback has opted to give the 2014 Axis Sport 27.5 inch wheels, which manage to combine the best aspects of each of the aforementioned wheels to give you an unparalleled riding experience.
This custom 27.5-inch wheels will eliminate suspension travel limitations, increase durability, enhance stiffness, lower rolling resistance and promote smooth riding.
Additionally, we have the Schwalbe Rapid Rob tires that support the high-performing wheels, by offering excellent traction on all terrain. You can now enjoy the wide-ranging freedom of shredding tracks and experiencing previously unreachable trails with the 2014 Axis Sport.
Stiff and Reliable Frame
Like most Diamondback bikes, the 2014 Axis Sport has a classic butted 6061-T6 aluminum hardtail frame, which is light in weight, agile and durable, for smooth and controlled rides on rough trails.
The 27 inch frame has custom formed tubing, which promotes sturdiness, weight saving, and minimalist aesthetics that will be the envy of other riders.
In the area of suspension, Diamondback has outfitted the 2014 Axis Sport with an SR Suntour XCR-LO fork that has 100mm of travel. This fork ensures that you have smooth riding on the roughest of trails.
Additionally, the 2014 Axis Sport has a Speed Lock which gives you the opportunity to adjust the rebound of the fork in order to achieve optimum power, efficiency and performance on fast flats and steep climbs.
The 8-speed drivetrain of the 2014 Axis Sport is composed of super quick SRAM X-4 trigger shifters, responsive Shimano derailleurs, SRAM S600 cranks, and 24 different gear combinations that will have you whizzing across flats and up and down hills.
This drivetrain is extremely reliable, allowing entry-level riders to explore trails with ease.
Specs of the Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Axis Sport Mountain Bike
- Body sizes are 16 inches, 18 inches, 20 inches, 22 inches
- Frame is 27 inch butted aluminum 6061-T6, with a formed top, down tube and machined headtube
- Fork is 27.5 inch SR Suntour XCR-LO with 100mm travel
- Front derailleur is Shimano Altus dual pull
- Rear derailleur is SRAM X-4 for 8-speed
- Shifter is SRAM X-4 8-speed trigger
- Brakes are Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes
- Cranks are Suntour XCT
- Handlebar is DB Flat Bar
- Rims are 27.5 inch 32h double-wall
- Cassette is SRAM Pg-820 8-speed
- Chain is KMC Z82
- Tires are 27.5 inches by 2.5 inches Schwalbe Rapid Rob
- Number of gears is 24
- Multiple body sizes
- Quality components
- Easy to assemble
- Hydraulic brakes work well
- Trail worthy
- Slightly front heavy
With the information provided above, you now have a full picture of what the Diamondback 2014 Axis Sport has to offer you. This versatile, durable and high-quality trail bike has a lot to offer you, with features and components that allow you to tackle the steepest of ascents and the rockiest of trails.
With this in mind, you can now decide on whether this is the bike you have been searching for all along. Despite its slightly heavier body, the 2014 Axis Sport is definitely the companion you want to have with you on the trail.