When he gets too big for a 20" bike, the Diamondback® Octane 24 mountain bike is the way to go. The heat-treated aluminum frame will hold up to the trials of childhood, while the 40 mm suspension fork will make heading down the dirt paths much more fun. Add in both front and rear twist shifters, and he'll have lots of gears at his disposal. The linear-pull front and rear brakes will make stopping easy.
Bike Gender: Boys'
Frame Size: 24"
Standover Height: 21.5
Wheel Size: 24"
Wheel Width: 2.1 inches
Number of Speeds: 21 Speed
Frame: DB 6061 heat-treated aluminum with replaceable derailleur hanger
Shifters: Shimano® RS35 Revo twist
Front Derailleur: Shimano® TZ-20
Rear Derailleur: Shimano® TZ-50
Chain: KMC® Z51
Crankset: MTB alloy with chainguard 24/34/42t
Brakes: Alloy linear
Brake Levers: Alloy linear with reach adjust
Fork: Trail XC
Headset: Threaded 1 1/8"
Front Suspension Travel: 40 mm
Stem: Alloy quill
Handlebars: Steel Jr riser 23" wide x 1" rise
Grips: DB Kraton®
Seat Post: Steel pillar 25.4 mm
Seat: Jr ATB 3-panel
Hubset: 36h nutted
Rims: 36h R-1000 alloy
Tires: Jr. ATB knobby
Bike Type: Mountain Bike
A versatile bike designed for off-road riding; can also be ridden on the road.
Frame Material: Aluminum
A lightweight material that offers you a responsive ride.
Shifter Type: Twist / Grip Shifters
Simply twist the shifter portion of the handle grips to change the gears.
Brake Type: Linear / Direct Pull
Durable design that gives you amazing stopping power.
Quick Release Seat Post: Yes
Makes it easier for you to adjust the height of the seat without using tools.
Free Wheel Hub: Yes
Allows you to pedal backwards without the brakes engaging.
Rim Type: Alloy
Made from a strong and lightweight combination of metals. Gives you a better braking surface that will not rust.
Tire Type: Knobby
Features small raised knobs that help the tires grip better on dirt and in mud.
Derailleur Guard: Yes
This protects your derailleur from getting damaged.
Comments about Diamondback Octane 24 Mountain Bike (24-Inch Wheels):
It looks good at first glance. Then you start to notice its got stickers instead of paint. The stickers are cheap and peeling off in the store. Diamond Back used to be good back in the day. Now not so much. Engineering of the bike is horrible.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend