Diamondback Maravista Hybrid Bike

3.4/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $1800.00

Product Description

  • Heat Treated / Butted Aluminum Hybrid Frame
  • Odessa ACS 63mm Suspension Fork
  • Shimano TX-71 Crankset w/ Sealed Bottom Bracket
  • Shimano 8-speed EF-35 EZ-Fire Shifters
  • Weinmann Zac-19 Double Wall Wheels
  • Tektro Linear Brakes
  • DB DLX 2-Density Sport Comfort Saddle
  • DB Dual Density Ergo shaped grips
  • Puncture-resistant Tires

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fred a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2014

Strengths:    Good bike with better than normal components

Weaknesses:    None. Its aluminum frame but shocks in front and seat do add to weight like all other bikes

Bottom Line:   
If you read the reviews, people want everything. This is a hybrid bike with narrower than mountain bike tires. It will not ride in dirt like a mountain bike. It has click shifters which are found in the more expensive bikes. Yet the price range is equal to the less expensive bikes. Wheels are made by another brand name company so if there is a problem its not diamondbacks fault. In general this is a good bike and better priced for the components than similar priced bikes.. Some people like to be negative or want the bike to do what its not designed to do

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2014

Strengths:    Well built. shifts great. I ride about 10 to 20 miles a day and have had the bike for 3 years. Had to replace 2 spokes when it was new but found out if the tires are inflated to the 80# max that they call for the problems with the spokes go away. alll in all it has been a great bike. I do only road biking and it does great on hills.

Weaknesses:    The only weakness that I had was the spokes in the beginning but once I changed the air pressure in the tires I no longer had that problem

Bottom Line:   
If you need a good bike buy this one

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Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   dicks sporting goods

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by adrian aaron

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2012

Strengths:    I bought this bike knowing what it was. A hybrid. I did not expect it to be good at road riding nor mountianbiking. I expected it to help me get back in shape after a very bad bicycle accident (mutiple broken bones and surgeries). Anyway it is comfortable, ride great around neighborhood and does really well on easy trails. It shifts well, brakes work. I can't complain it does what I expected of it

Weaknesses:    No real weaknes. However I am sure it would if I tried to hardcore mountian bike with it or treat it like a pure road bike. I did not like stock bars so I replaced them along with grips. I have had the bike over three years now and haven't had to adjust anything outside of normal maintenance

Bottom Line:   
All in all I have very much enjoyed my bike. It has survied mountain bike loops at a relaxed pace and handled road rides in pure comfort.
It has also served well as a spare bike do to being so adjustable, stem, seat all make it very versitle.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Don Gload a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2011

Strengths:    better on the road than a mountain bike

Weaknesses:    spokes obviously

Bottom Line:   
I bought this "bike" in April 2010 so I have over a year of experiences on it. I ride daily to work for a total of 10 miles per day, so this piece gets a lot of use. I think Diamondback was hoping whoever purchased this bike would ride it twice, then hang it up in the garage only to be ridden sparingly.

I have taken this bike back to Sport Chalet no less than 10, yes 10 times to be repaired. (luckily I bought the 1-year warranty). The spokes on the back tire continue to break. Sometimes its one spoke, other times it has been up to 5 spokes! When the spokes break, the back tire wobbles and rubs the brakes, thus making the bike terribly difficult to ride. No, I did not jump off any curbs or take it offroading. I just ride in the bike lanes on streets and on the Santa Ana River Trail.
Since I ride this "bike" daily to work, the constant maintenance has been a nuisance.
The "bike" has many cheap plastic parts which is not what you would expect for $350. Luckily, Zach from the South Coast Plaza Sport Chalet has taken the time to repair my bike each time and this last time, he replaced all the spokes with stainless steel spokes to hopefully end the problems with this miserable piece of junk.

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Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Sport Chalet

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by B Barnes a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2010

Strengths:    Decent components except for the seat and pedals. Shifts on front and rear are quick and smooth.

Weaknesses:    Slightly heavy and no attention to ensuring bearings were properly greased during manufacture.

Bottom Line:   
Bike is made in China. At the first service of this bike, found the wheel bearings had no grease - only some light oil. Greased bearings and BB and it rides smoother. Seat is on heavy side and as I am on the heavy side as well needed a better saddle. Pedals were also cheap and upgraded. Good bike for the price.

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Favorite Ride:   Han River

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Good

Similar Products Used:   Only hybrid bike I've owned. I am looking to upgrade to a better bike later.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Shimano pedals.

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