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diamondback overdrive comp 29er review

Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er Review

Diamond Overdrive Comp 29er Review

diamondback overdrive comp 29er review
The 2016 Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er is a hardtail bike designed specifically for people who like to hit the trails.
 If you know anything about mountain bikes, you know that Diamondback bikes are consistently high-quality machines.
The Diamondback Overdrive Comp is one of our favorite bikes. It’s virtually impossible to find a bike that can be can be good for a novice, but still work well with the professional trail-rider.
The Overdrive Comp has the  Complete with one of the best warranties in the bike business.
This mountain bike combines it’s lightweight design with quality performance, giving you a lot of bang for your buck. 
The Diamondback Overdrive Comp can dominate any trail, on any terrain at any time. It’s rare to find a bike of this quality at this price point. You can really see that Diamondback focussed on quality on this bike. 
If you are looking for an affordable mountain biking package which performs better than any in its class check out the Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er review below.
Frame Material

The Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er frame is made from 6061-T6 aluminum, that was heat treated and butted making it durable, light-weight, and able to withstand your body weight without flexing. The bike frame comes in  18-inch, 20-inch and 22-inch options, making the overdrive comp a good option for most adults regardless of height.


When looking at any mountain bike, making sure you go with a bike with proper stopping power is common sense and a matter of safety.

The Overdrive Comp 29er features Deore hydraulic brakes, which deliver all the stopping power that you need on any terrain. They make sure you can stop when riding over loose gravel, trails, as well as wet and muddy surfaces. These brakes are extremely high quality.

Gears and Wheels

When it comes to the gears on the Diamondback Overdrive Comp, you will benefit from a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain. It’s comprised of 2×10 shifters and front and rear derailleur’s. Its components work together seamlessly to ensure that gear changes are equally smooth, precise and fast in all conditions.


Best use: Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Style: Cross-country

Frame 6061 Aluminum

Bike Suspension: Front

Fork: RockShox Recon Silver, 120mm travel with lockout

Fork Travel: 120 Millimeters

Crankset: Shimano Deore 36/22T

Bottom Bracket: Shimano outboard bearing

Shifters: Shimano Deore

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore

Rear Cogs: Shimano HG50, 11-36, 10-speed

Number of Gears: 20

Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake

Brake Levers: Shimano BR-M445

Rims: DB SL-7

Wheels: Alloy 32H

Wheel Size: 27.5

Tires: Kenda Honey Badger 27.5 x 2.2

Handlebar Shape: Riser Bar

Handlebar: DB Laser

Stem: DB 3D forged

Seat Post: DB laser micro adjust

Saddle: DB Race  M-series

Pedals: Wellgo alloy platform

Weight: 29 pounds


Pros and Cons of the Diamondback Overdrive Sport 29er


  • Durable Aluminum Frame
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Great for Trails
  • Fast
  • Smooth shifting
  • Easy to assemble
  • Powerful Shimano brakes


  • No Kickstand


diamondback overdrive sport




The Diamondback Overdrive Comp is a great bike if your an entry level rider up to most seasoned pro’s. Its high-quality parts and craftsmanship make it durable and able to take a beating and keep rolling. This bike is great for anyone who takes biking seriously and has a great price for the value. The Overdrive comp is one of Diamondbacks top models. The next model up is the Diamondback Mission 2($2799) which is of even more stellar quality but for most bikers the Diamondback Overdrive comp will more than do the job. To see a side-by-side comparison of the other Diamondback bikes click here.

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