Recoil 29

  • DB Recoil series Full Suspension 6061 T-6 Aluminum 4” Travel Trail Frame
  • 100mm travel Front Fork w/ preload adjustment for a smooth ride
  • Kindshock Coil Rear Shock w/ oil Damping for a plush full suspension feel
  • Mechanical Disc Brakes for increased stopping power
  • 29” diameter wheels for navigating larger obstacles
  • An 8 spd drivetrain gives you options for climbing and descending

What is a Recoil? The dictionary defines recoil as “to spring or come back; react.” The Diamondback Recoil 29 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 will react to what is under its tires and then spring back and be ready to take on what comes next.

The Recoil 29 is the perfect beginner bike for those just getting into aggressive riding or those who are looking for an entry level full suspension 29er rig. Similar to its more expensive namesakes, 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 a 6061 T-6 Aluminum Trail frame sporting 4" of travel via the Kindshock Coil w/ oil damping rear shock. The frame uses a machine formed top tube and a butted and formed down tube; same technology as our 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 front end of the bike is proudly supported by a SR Suntour XCT 100mm fork with external preload adjust allowing you to dial the fork in for your specific needs. SR Suntour XCC T202 Cranks (24/34/42t) combined with a Shimano drivetrain including an Altus front and Acera rear derailleurs, SL-M310 8spd Rapidfire shifters and an HG31 8spd Cassette (11-32t) give you 24 pedal crushing gears to choose from. The Tektro IO Plus mechanical disc brakes with 6" rotors will provide all of the braking power that you’ll need and the 32h Diamondback SL-7 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 cockpit while the SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust 30.9mm post and WTB VOLT Sport SE saddle ensure that you can pedal all day long in comfort.

The 2014 Recoil 29 comes in White and is available in sizes: SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20")


Bike Specs

Sizes 16" Small  18" Medium  20" Large 
Frame DB Recoil 6061 T-6 Aluminum Trail w/ 4" travel, Optimized Single Pivot, Machine Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Pivot, replaceable hanger
Fork SR XCT 100mm travel w/external preload adj.
Rear Shock Kindshock Coil 190x51mm w/ oil Damping
Cranks SR Suntour XCC T202 24/34/42t
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur Shimano Altus dual pull, top swing, 34.9
R. Derailleur Shimano Acera SGS 8spd
Shifter Shimano SL-M310 8spd Rapidfire
Brake Levers Tektro Alloy w/ reach Adjust
Brakes Tektro IO Plus Disc w/ 6" Rotors
Cassette Shimano HG31 8spd Cassette (11-32t)
Rims 32h Diamondback SL-7 Doublewall
Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2
Pedals DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform
Handlebar DB SL318b Oversize 31.8mm Mid Rise
Stem DB AL6061 Ahead 7° 31.8mm
Seatpost DB SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust 30.9mm
Seat WTB VOLT Sport SE
Headset Zero Stack Ahead 1 1/8"
Colors White
Chain KMC-Z82
Hubset (F) 32h SL-7 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 Owner’s manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat
Note Specifications Subject to Change


Size 16" Small 18" Medium 20" Large
Seat Tube Length ** 16.0" 18.0" 20.0"
Standover Height 29.5" 30.5" 31.5"
Top Tube Length * 22.0" 23.0" 24.0"
Head Tube Length 90.0mm 100.0mm 120.0mm
Head Angle 70.0° 70.0° 70.0°
Seat Angle 74.0° 74.0° 74.0°
Wheel Base 1107.0mm 1125.0mm 1159.0mm
Chain Stay Length 466.0mm 466.0mm 466.0mm
Fork Offset 46.0mm 46.0mm 46.0mm
BB Height 330.0mm 330.0mm 330.0mm
Stem Length 60.0mm 75.0mm 75.0mm
Handlebar Width 685.0mm 685.0mm 685.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm
* Measured Horizontally ** Measured from Center

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