What is a Recoil? The dictionary defines recoil as “to spring or come back; react.” The Diamondback Recoil takes that definition to heart. Whether it is flying down the wide open trail or making its way through twisty tight single track, the Recoil Comp will react to what is under its tires and then spring back and be ready to take on what comes next.
The Recoil Comp is the perfect beginner bike for those just getting into aggressive riding or those who are looking for an entry level full suspension rig. Similar to its less expensive brethren, the Recoil, it was built with a solid platform in mind and is fully upgradeable should you so choose to step up your component package to the next level.
The foundation for this is firmly laid with an all-new 6061 T-6 Aluminum Trail frame sporting 4" of travel via the RockShox BAR R air rear shock (more on this later). The frame uses a machine formed top tube and a butted and formed down tube sharing tubing from our nicer Sortie series. It uses a sealed cartridge bearing pivot and is built around an optimized single pivot design which is the simplest type of rear suspension because there are few moving parts. It consists of a pivot just above the bottom bracket, slightly up on the down tube and a single swingarm to the rear axle. Being that the rear triangle directly attaches to the rear shock, the shock has a more linear spring rate and offers good small bump compliance.
The newly designed aluminum frame is not the only improvement made to the 2012 Diamondback Recoil Comp. We’ve added a RockShox BAR R air rear shock to compliment the SR Suntour XCR RL fork which has 100mm of travel, rebound dampening adjust and a remote lock out. The remote lock out is a nice feature usually found on higher end forks. It allows the rider to limit the travel to enhance your climbing experience.
The Shimano SL-M310 Rapidfire 8-speed shifters control an Altus front and an Alivio rear derailleur and the HG31 8spd Cassette (11-32t) combined with the Shimano Alivio 8spd Octalink crankset ( 22/32/44t) give you 24 mountain crushing gears to choose from. The Hayes HMX-5 mechanical disc brakes with 6" rotors will provide all of the breaking power that you’ll need and the DB MX260D Doublewall wheelset will provide a tough and stable platform for your bike to roll on.
Diamondbacks signature alloy AL6061 Ahead stem and SL318b oversized Mid Rise handlebar create the perfect cock pit while the SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust 30.9mm post and WTB VOLT Sport saddle ensure that you can pedal all day long.
The 2012 Recoil Comp comes in a stealth black color and is available is sizes: SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20")