Overdrive Pro

Fads and trends are commonplace in the bike world. Innovations can get ridiculed, and sometimes even overlooked. Luckily, the 29er revolution is here to stay—and for good reason.

There’s no denying the rock crawling, root crushing power of a larger wheel. Making the largest of obstacles the smallest of matters is a defining trait of these muddy beasts. By offering decreased rolling resistance, increased traction when cornering and improved ground clearance, one ride upon one of these massive behemoths is sure to sway even the staunchest skeptic.

Benefits of a 29” Wheel

  • Angle of Attack – Larger wheels decrease your angle of attack by allowing you to roll over obstacles easier and faster. Bigger wheel = smaller obstacle.
  • Momentum – A larger wheel enables one to carry momentum easier though obstacles.
  • Surface Contact – 29”wheels are less prone to sinking in soft material such as sand and mud due to the larger contact patch causing lower ground pressure. The longer contact patch increases cornering and straight line traction
  • Stability – The relative position of the bottom bracket/cranks to the axles in the wheels also means that your relative center of gravity is lower. This results in a feeling of riding “in” the bike rather than on top of it.
  • Tire Clearance – with more tire choices than any platform, the 29”wheel easily accommodates off road as well as commuting tires.
  • Taller Riders – 29" bikes tend to offer taller riders a more “natural” frame geometry.

The Diamondback Overdrive Pro is firmly in the group at the top of the 29er pile. The newly revised 6061-T6 Aluminum Overdrive series brings newly formed top and down tubes, a 1.5” tapered machined headtube, and forged drop outs with a replaceable derailleur hanger. The matte black of the frame lets you know that you’re dealing with a no-nonsense machine: this is simply made to go fast!

The geometry of all the Overdrives is dang near perfect, if we do say so ourselves. The gently sloping top tube provides ample standover clearance. A 71° head tube angle and a 73° seat tube angle create the perfect XC/trail geometry. The 390mm (15.4 inch) chainstays equate to an extremely snappy rig and the ability to easily get the front wheel off the ground – something that not all 29ers can claim.

The all new Fox 32 Float CTD 29" gives you 100mm of open bath buttery travel. It also features rebound and lock out, a QR15 thru axle, a butted alloy steerer, and 32mm aluminum stanchions. The Shimano SLX front and XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur combine with SLX shifters to make the going easy, while the Shimano FCM552 Dyna-Sys 10spd Crankset with Shimano outboard bearing bottom bracket and replaceable rings 24/32/42t will give you all of the power you need to make it up and/or down any hill. When you’re bombing down, you’ll definitely appreciate the Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes (w/ 180mm front / 160mm rear rotors ) as they will make stopping a breeze. Add in Weinmann SL-7 M-Series double wall rims with aggressive WTB Wolverine Comp tires and you can ride this bike over pretty much anything with supreme confidence. CNC’d Wellgo pedals and Diamondback signature alloy handlebars, stem, post and Race M-series saddle w/tubular cromo rails round out this package.

The Overdrive Pro comes in 4 sizes: 16", 18", 20" & 22" and is black.

The 2013 Overdrive Pro is the emperor of the Overdrive series. If it’s just too much bike for you, there are three other models to choose from—there’s a 29er out there with your name (and your favorite trail’s) name on it!

Highlights:

  • Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum Overdrive 29r Frame
  • Fox Float 29” 100mm Fork w/15QR
  • Shimano SLX front & XT Shadow Plus rear Derailleurs w/SLX Shifters
  • SL-7 M-Series Double Wall 29” Rims
  • Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc Brakes w/XT rotors

Bike Specs

Sizes 16" Small  18" Medium  20" Large  22" XLarge 
Frame Overdrive 29" Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum w/ Formed Top / Down Tube, 1.5" Tapered machined headtube, forged drop outs w/replaceable hanger, disc only
Fork FOX 32 FLOAT CTD 29" 100mm travel, open cartridge, ext. rebound and lock out, QR15 thru axle, butted Alloy steerer, 32mm aluminum stanchions
Rear Shock N/A
Cranks Shimano FCM552 Dyna-Sys 10spd Crankset w/Shimano outboard bearing BB w/ replacable rings 24/32/42t
Bottom Bracket Shimano outboard bearing BB
F. Derailleur Shimano SLX top pull, down swing, 34.9
R. Derailleur Shimano XT SHADOW PLUS SGS 10spd
Shifter Shimano SLX 10spd Rapidfire
Brake Levers Shimano Deore M505 radial w/ hinge clamp, reach adj.
Brakes Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc w/ XT 6-bolt, 180mm frt / 160mm rear Rotors
Cassette Shimano HG81 SLX 10spd Cassette (11-36t)
Rims 32h Weinmann SL-7 M-Series Doublewall
Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2
Pedals Wellgo Alloy forged, CNC MTB
Handlebar DB Lazer Series 31.8mm low rise
Stem DB 3D Forged 7° 31.8mm
Seatpost DB Lazer Series Micro Adjust 30.9mm
Seat DB Race M-series saddle w/tubular cromo rails
Headset FSA No.42 , Sealed ACB for Taper Headtube
Colors Matte Black
Chain Sram PC-1031 10spd
Hubset (F) 32h QR15 Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount (R) 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount
Spokes Black 14g Stainless Steel
Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
Extras DB Key Chain, Owner’s manual, H20 bottle mounts, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, 3 extra inches of wheel diameter!
Note Specifications Subject to Change

Geometry

Size 16" Small 18" Medium 20" Large 22" XLarge
Seat Tube Length ** 16.0" 18.0" 20.0" 22.0"
Standover Height 29.5" 30.0" 31.5" 32.75"
Top Tube Length * 22.0" 23.5" 24.5" 25.5"
Head Tube Length 95.0mm 105.0mm 120.0mm 135.0mm
Head Angle 71.0° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0°
Seat Angle 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Wheel Base 1062.0mm 1091.0mm 1112.0mm 1131.0mm
Chain Stay Length 440.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm
Fork Offset 38.0mm 38.0mm 38.0mm 38.0mm
BB Height 313.0mm 313.0mm 313.0mm 313.0mm
Stem Length 70.0mm 70.0mm 90.0mm 90.0mm
Handlebar Width 670.0mm 670.0mm 670.0mm 670.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm
* Measured Horizontally ** Measured from Center

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