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Diamondback Sync 1.0 Mountain Bike 22" £159 + £19.99 delivery Merlin Cycles
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Diamondback Sync 1.0 Mountain Bike 22" £159 + £19.99 delivery Merlin Cycles

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Posted 20th Jan

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Diamondback Sync 1.0 Mountain Bike


The Sync 1.0 is a hardtail mountain bike that offers performance on off-road gravel roads and cycle paths. The suspension fork will take the bumps out of the path while the mechanical disc brakes give you confident stopping power in all weather conditions.

Frameset
  • Frame: Hydroformed Alloy 6061
  • Fork: Diamondback - 100mm Travel

Wheels
  • Wheels: Diamondback- 27.5"
  • Tyres: 27.5x2.1"

Drivetrain
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano Easyfire - 7 Speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
  • Chainset: Diamondback Triple - 24/34/42T
  • Cassette: Shimano - 14/34T
  • Chain: KMC - 7 Speed
  • Pedals: Not included

Components
  • Saddle: Diamondback
  • Seatpost: Diamondback
  • Handlebars: Kore XCD - 720mm
  • Stem: Diamondback
  • Brake calipers: Tekro Mechanical

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Dan_8220/01/2020 07:49

Thought of something like this? Link


Don't think I'd get permission to install one of those, I'd end up being suspended from it!
Great idea though thanks for sharing!
Not sure why these things have front wheels - the kids only use the rear one these days!
escortboy20/01/2020 07:33

We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice …We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice on storage? I was thinking some kind of Keter storage unit maybe?


Thought of something like this? Link
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I make that 6’1”-6’3” rider height. Not a bad deal and voted hot but make sure you double check before you hit the button.
£20 for delivery seems a little steep - is that the norm for buying bikes?
escortboy20/01/2020 07:07

£20 for delivery seems a little steep - is that the norm for buying bikes?


'fraid so
We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice on storage? I was thinking some kind of Keter storage unit maybe?
escortboy20/01/2020 07:33

We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice …We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice on storage? I was thinking some kind of Keter storage unit maybe?


Thought of something like this? Link
Dan_8220/01/2020 07:49

Thought of something like this? Link


Don't think I'd get permission to install one of those, I'd end up being suspended from it!
Great idea though thanks for sharing!
escortboy20/01/2020 08:18

Don't think I'd get permission to install one of those, I'd end up being …Don't think I'd get permission to install one of those, I'd end up being suspended from it!Great idea though thanks for sharing!


Ha! No problem
escortboy20/01/2020 07:33

We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice …We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice on storage? I was thinking some kind of Keter storage unit maybe?


a shed?
Not sure why these things have front wheels - the kids only use the rear one these days!
Low end spec and i doubt the sus fork is any good - but great value.
escortboy20/01/2020 08:18

Don't think I'd get permission to install one of those, I'd end up being …Don't think I'd get permission to install one of those, I'd end up being suspended from it!



What goes on at your place?
Besford20/01/2020 08:34

Not sure why these things have front wheels - the kids only use the rear …Not sure why these things have front wheels - the kids only use the rear one these days!


They're a pain in the arse but it always amazes me how good some of them are at doing wheelies.
Ideal for round town. Mechanical brakes much easier to service (pro) but I don't fully result them on larger wide MTB wheels. Good deal anyways
w0nky20/01/2020 09:33

Ideal for round town. Mechanical brakes much easier to service (pro) but I …Ideal for round town. Mechanical brakes much easier to service (pro) but I don't fully result them on larger wide MTB wheels. Good deal anyways




Result them?
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w0nky20/01/2020 09:33

Ideal for round town. Mechanical brakes much easier to service (pro) but I …Ideal for round town. Mechanical brakes much easier to service (pro) but I don't fully result them on larger wide MTB wheels. Good deal anyways


Think the brakes comment is a bit of a moot point really - you wouldn’t get hydraulics at this price, and actually servicing mechanical brakes can be a bit of a faff. Hydraulics are largely maintenance free.
Edited by: "deleted47287" 20th Jan
Just noticed ‘pedals not included’ is this usual and how much are pedals these days?
howbord20/01/2020 12:06

Just noticed ‘pedals not included’ is this usual and how much are pedals th …Just noticed ‘pedals not included’ is this usual and how much are pedals these days?


Very usual. Regular nylon pedals can be had for less than £10 I would imagine.
JunctionRoad20/01/2020 09:21

They're a pain in the arse but it always amazes me how good some of them …They're a pain in the arse but it always amazes me how good some of them are at doing wheelies.


Yeah, watched one of them do a full 360 of a roundabout on a local A road. I wonder when natural selection will kick in - probably when his older mates pile into him in their stolen Audi.
Edited by: "Besford" 20th Jan
howbord20/01/2020 12:06

Just noticed ‘pedals not included’ is this usual and how much are pedals th …Just noticed ‘pedals not included’ is this usual and how much are pedals these days?


A little stingy at this end of market, but common in more expensive bikes.
escortboy20/01/2020 07:33

We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice …We have a converted garage - anyone else without a garage have any advice on storage? I was thinking some kind of Keter storage unit maybe?


It's called a shed
pendrive200120/01/2020 16:13

It's called a shed


Just googled it - you're right that's what I was thinking of!
Thanks for posting. We have added this thread to the Highlights pages
Thanks OP. They’re local to me so I can save on the delivery. Placed a deposit to secure one, but need to check the size when it’s built as I’m borderline between large and extra large. If it was a full suspension and I was putting it through it’s paces then I’d go down a size, but this is just for some casual riding.
Is this really 7 speed as per the Merlin website, or do they mean 3x7?
theshabster21/01/2020 18:59

Thanks OP. They’re local to me so I can save on the delivery. Placed a d …Thanks OP. They’re local to me so I can save on the delivery. Placed a deposit to secure one, but need to check the size when it’s built as I’m borderline between large and extra large. If it was a full suspension and I was putting it through it’s paces then I’d go down a size, but this is just for some casual riding.


Your very welcome. I’m trying to get an 18 or 20 as I’m 5.10 but this is such a good deal I had to share
z4ndr21/01/2020 20:15

Your very welcome. I’m trying to get an 18 or 20 as I’m 5.10 but this is su …Your very welcome. I’m trying to get an 18 or 20 as I’m 5.10 but this is such a good deal I had to share


I’m 6-6’1 so hoping this will be ok.
theshabster21/01/2020 19:02

Is this really 7 speed as per the Merlin website, or do they mean 3x7?


Its says triple chain set and 7 speed casette on the spec, so that is 3x7 as you state.

Its a base spec bike, mostly better than a super market or toy shop bike, and hopefully better assembled.

Its would serve well as a commuting bike or for mild trails. It wouldnt last long as a true mountain bike.
mattrixdesign222/01/2020 12:43

Its says triple chain set and 7 speed casette on the spec, so that is 3x7 …Its says triple chain set and 7 speed casette on the spec, so that is 3x7 as you state.Its a base spec bike, mostly better than a super market or toy shop bike, and hopefully better assembled.Its would serve well as a commuting bike or for mild trails. It wouldnt last long as a true mountain bike.


Thanks, I missed that part.

It’s just for taking on mild trails and rides with the missus really. Quite a jump down from my previous full suspension Specialized, but I didn’t get the use out of that at the time so let it go.
theshabster22/01/2020 12:51

Thanks, I missed that part.It’s just for taking on mild trails and rides w …Thanks, I missed that part.It’s just for taking on mild trails and rides with the missus really. Quite a jump down from my previous full suspension Specialized, but I didn’t get the use out of that at the time so let it go.


This will be miles away from the spec of a full suss specialized, however it will handle easy going trails no problem.

If you are used to modern cycling, then 3x7 can be frustrsting, lots of shifting to get the right gears (imo).

I checked halfords to see if they had any thing near to this spec and price. Nothing comes close.
mattrixdesign222/01/2020 19:16

This will be miles away from the spec of a full suss specialized, however …This will be miles away from the spec of a full suss specialized, however it will handle easy going trails no problem.If you are used to modern cycling, then 3x7 can be frustrsting, lots of shifting to get the right gears (imo).I checked halfords to see if they had any thing near to this spec and price. Nothing comes close.


Somebody posted this bike as an alternative in an older thread that’s £90 more: parkersofbolton.co.uk/collections/mountain-bikes/products/riddick-rd500-650b-18-speed-alloy-mountain-bike

They said they’d recommend begging, borrowing and scraping together to get that one instead of this Diamondback.

I could easily spend a lot more, as I’m a sucker for a decent mountain bike, but just trying to be sensible for casual easy-going riding I’ll likely do.
Edited by: "theshabster" 22nd Jan
That's is a good deal. Really nice spec for the price. I got my lad a Felt, similar spec but with Shimano Hydraulic Brakes for 320 at Chain Reaction. I thought that was a good price.
theshabster22/01/2020 21:05

Somebody posted this bike as an alternative in an older thread that’s £90 m …Somebody posted this bike as an alternative in an older thread that’s £90 more: parkersofbolton.co.uk/collections/mountain-bikes/products/riddick-rd500-650b-18-speed-alloy-mountain-bikeThey said they’d recommend begging, borrowing and scraping together to get that one instead of this Diamondback. I could easily spend a lot more, as I’m a sucker for a decent mountain bike, but just trying to be sensible for casual easy-going riding I’ll likely do.


Too small for me
Hi just got it and it came with pedals. Looks good quality for the price. Mamy thanks for deal
Moloq30/01/2020 10:54

Hi just got it and it came with pedals. Looks good quality for the price. …Hi just got it and it came with pedals. Looks good quality for the price. Mamy thanks for deal


Think mine is ready for collection. Hope it comes with basic pedal as they’ll be fine for me. It should hopefully do the job for casual riding, just hope it’s not too big.
Went to collect mine from Merlin but it was a little too big. Can’t knock the price, but it’s only good value if the size is right.

Ended up buying a 2009 Cube LTD Race instead. Glad to be getting back on a MTB.
theshabster22/01/2020 21:05

Somebody posted this bike as an alternative in an older thread that’s £90 m …Somebody posted this bike as an alternative in an older thread that’s £90 more: parkersofbolton.co.uk/collections/mountain-bikes/products/riddick-rd500-650b-18-speed-alloy-mountain-bikeThey said they’d recommend begging, borrowing and scraping together to get that one instead of this Diamondback. I could easily spend a lot more, as I’m a sucker for a decent mountain bike, but just trying to be sensible for casual easy-going riding I’ll likely do.


Would you say this bike would suit both genders?
saxo_appeal09/02/2020 12:25

Would you say this bike would suit both genders?


Depends how sloped you like the top tube. I don’t see why not in the right size, but in XL size you’d really need be over 6ft 1for this bike to fit properly. I’m that height and it was too big for me.
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