The new Diamondback Sorrento offers a really good quality mountain bike at a very affordable price. You can expect the bike to be extremely well made, as all Diamondback bikes are. It is the ideal model for those looking to get into mountain biking, or for those that had already started doing it casually, but wanted to move up to the next step.
The Diamondback Sorrento is an all round bike, meaning you can use it for the road or off road riding. Its sturdy heat treated frame will stand up to the rigors of the off road tracks, and it will also provide a comfortable ride on the road. Due to the strength of the frame and other components, you can tackle any off road tracks pretty aggressively if this is what you want to do.
With the different size frames available for the Diamondback Sorrento you should be able to find the ideal size for you. Make sure you know what the best size frame for you is before you buy. When you sit on this bike for the first time you will notice how comfortable it is and how well designed it is too. It is also a very fun bike to ride, so if you are looking for a bike to can start to stretch yourself with then this is an ideal choice.
A closer look at the Diamondback Sorrento
Frame and forks
The frame is a butted 6061-T6 heat treated aluminum construction with a replaceable hanger. It is a tried and tested frame that Diamondback likes to use due to its quality and strength. Although it is not the lightest frame in the world, it is certainly not the heaviest either, and it is a very easy frame to handle. It will also provide you with the strength you need if you wanted to do a bit more severe off road riding.
The forks are Trail XC with an alloy crown, and 60mm travel. Not only do these provide you with the strength you need to hit the off road tracks, but also they give the bike the balance and feel it has and this filters back to you when riding it.
The 21 gears on the Diamondback Sorrento are powered by a Shimano drivetrain, so you can be assured of smooth gear changes each and every time. The range of the gears will allow you to climbs hills as well as pick up good speed on the flat and downhill too. The gear levers are very responsive, so you will be able to change gear effortlessly whenever you need.
Overall thoughts on the Diamondback Sorrento
This is an entry level mountain bike from Diamondback, but it is so much better than most other entry level mtb’s you see. It certainly has the quality for the more serious riders to use this bike to great effect too. It is a very comfortable ride, and the bike is also very versatile and you can do anything from cross country to road racing on it. Overall, the Diamondback Sorrento provides very good value for money, and you are getting a very good bike here too.