Diamondback Wildwood 2002 Cruiser Bike

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $249.99


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Big Daddy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2010

Strengths:    Comortable seat with shock absorbing suspension, shock absorbing front end, smooth shifting gears, and a 21" frame which lets a taller rider like me stretch out and relax.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I've had the bike for several weeks now and it is the absolute most comfortable bike I've ever owned. I ride 3 miles each way to and from work and it always gets a glance. Notonly does it perform flawlessly, it looks great!

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Favorite Ride:   Bird in hand, Pa

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Spoets Authority

Bike Setup:   front and rear lights and a bike rack on the back.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by anklots a Commuter

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2003

Strengths:    It looks great and more comfortable than a cruiser. It's great for the recreational rides, especially on the trails without hills.

Weaknesses:    The bike is very heavy. It's hard to ride more than 10-15 miles on the uncomfortable seat - it's too soft. Didn't like the seat suspension. Had some problems with bottom bracket. Tires don't like glass and easily becomes flat. /*/*/*/ GI Joe's bike department customer service guys are mostly helpless and not qualified enough to assist you. Bike assemble was awful, had to bring bike back in two days to fix lots of shop assembling defects.

Bottom Line:   
When I was buying Diamondback Wildwood I had neither experience with modern bikes nor enough money. I was searching for a decent commuting/recreational bike. However, Wildwood is definitely not a great choice for the commuter. It’s made from hi-ten steel and it’s very heavy. The suspensioned saddle is not comfortable for long rides. But it’s a bad thing. After riding Wildwood more than two years (now I have several other bikes) I have to say that it’s a very nice multi speed cruiser/comfort bike. If you like riding bike trails or paths around your neighborhood and make not more than 10 miles per ride – consider this bike. Avoid it if you’re living in a hilly place, the bike is really heavy and you’ll be very tired after climbing even on moderate hill. I have a 2000 model (the last Wildwoods that were made in the US, now they are made in China), so probably newer models have aluminum frames. It’s an affordable bike for the recreation cycling, very attractive, with brazes to install fenders or rack. 4 out 5 in this type of bikes, but if you’re looking for the commuting workhorse consider other models.

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Favorite Ride:   Udelny Park

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   GI Joe's in 2001

Similar Products Used:   Nothing like this - only single speeds and road bikes.

Bike Setup:   Added fenders, Diamobdback rack, front/back lights. Replaced curved handlebar with Diamondback MTB straight one and installed bar ends for comfort. Replaced seat.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Recreational Rider from Las Vegas

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2003

Strengths:    Comfort, easy of shifting, excellent brakes.

Weaknesses:    Factory seat is weak and will break after several long rides.

Bottom Line:   
Very comfortable ride, no fatigue. I had to raise the handle bars after I bought it to a more vertical position. Had to replace the seat after about a month because it broke. I now have a Schwinn gel seat on it (sweet!)
I added heavy duty inner tubes and tire strips. Also head and tail lamps.
Shifts very smooth, great ride. I always get great comments from people because it is such a beautiful looking bike.

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Favorite Ride:   13 mile paved scenic loop through Redrock Canyon

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Bike World-Las Vegas

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale, Giant.



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JUDY PRITCHETT a Recreational Rider from Carson, CA , USA

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2002

Strengths:    good value for money, did not need to modify anything

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for comfort. Had a road bike 20 years ago switched to a Trek hybrid 12 years ago. Trek was ok but I really am very pleased with the Wildwood for comfort and value. So far so good. I am tall and this bike fits me. A few nice features like the shock absorbers in the front forks and in the seat post. Brakes are really nice. Shifting is pretty smooth. Have ridden on a few group fun rides and someone always ask about the bike. I ride anywhere from 10 to 45 miles at a time. I will see if it holds up with over the years. It is not a light weight bike appx 32lbs. Good workout bike though.

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Favorite Ride:   riding along the bike path at the beach and on the bike along the flood control

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Carson Schwinn

Similar Products Used:   Trek hybrid



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B Charles a Recreational Rider from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2002

Strengths:    Looks, quality components, polished aluminum, RST Forks, Kenda tires (also used by Bombardier), ability to ride for hours due to comfort and adjustability. Mucho bike for small money.

Bottom Line:   
Without a doubt one of the best looking bikes of this genre. My Mongoose looks awful flashy next to this bike. Great ride quality. Shimano shifts flawlessly. Polished adjustable goose looks tough and is very accomdating.

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Favorite Ride:   Canal Cruising

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose G90, Micro Line, Cannondale.

Bike Setup:   Factory Wildwood. Blue.



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Wildwood MO august August wildflowers

It's been above 90 degrees everyday this month and as high as 105. You'd think that plants growing along the side of the road would be withered and dry, but as a slowly pedal up the hills of Wildwood and St. Albans, MO, this is what I saw. And yes, I do need to clean my chain and chainringsRead More »

wildwood, nj

I'm going to be in wildwood this weekend for an ultimate tournament. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good loop ~20 miles around there. Looking to get some training in on the fixed gearRead More »

Giant Cypress or Diamondback Wildwood?

I'm looking to buy a comfort/hybrid, for basically a 3 mile commute once every other week, and then a mile trip to grocery store once a week, and also pulling trailer for my 3 year old around neighborhood occassionally. So... low mileage. The LBS has '05 Giant Cypress for $275. The other LBs has GT ... Read More »

I would like a Route from Lancaster Pa to Wildwood NJ

I tried posting in the commuting and touring section but I figured I may do better here. I am planning on riding to the beach when my faimly goes on vacation. I am unfamilar with a good route to travel. Id like to ride direct without relying on a car pickup to go across a bridge. I was consideri ... Read More »

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