I would like to share today my 1999 DiamondBack Sorrento SE bicycle. I bought this bike back in 1999 at the US Army PX in Hanau Germany. It had been a long time since I had owned a good bike and I figured it was time to get one so I could ride.
The Sorrento SE is a hardtail Mountain Bike with front suspension. The original MSRP was $349.00 but I don’t remember what I paid for this one. Probably the MSPR. This was also the last year for this DiamondBack model.
I think that for a 17 year old bike that it still rides very well!
Here are the specifications. SOURCE
|Frame & Fork|
|Frame Tubing Material||Chromoly main triangle/hi-tensile steel rear stays|
|Fork Brand & Model||SR Suntour M-7500, 1.95″ travel|
|Fork Material||Aluminum/chromoly, triple-clamp crown|
|Rear Shock||Not applicable|
|Component Group||Mountain Mix|
|Brakeset||Lee Chi ProMax linear-pull brakes, Lee Chi ProMax levers|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Alivio RapidFire SL|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano AceraX top-swing, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8mm|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Alivio|
|Crankset||Shimano AceraX, 22/32/42 teeth|
|Bottom Bracket||Tien Hsin BB-7700, 110mm spindle|
|BB Shell Width||68mm English|
|Rear Cogs||8-speed, 11 – 30 teeth|
|Chain||Shimano CN-IG51, 1/2 x 3/32″|
|Seatpost||Aluminum micro-adjust, 29.2mm diameter|
|Handlebar Extensions||Not included|
|Handlebar Stem||JD aluminum|
|Headset||1 1/8″ threadless Aheadset STS|
|Hubs||Joy Tech aluminum, Q/R|
|Rims||Alex VP-20F, 32-hole|
|Tires||Front: 26 x 1.95″ Kenda K-877, Rear: 26 x 1.95″ Kenda K-887|
|Spoke Brand||Shuhn Lih stainless steel, 2.0mm straight gauge|
|Spoke Nipples||Brass nipples|
My bike is pretty much stock but I have replaced the Crank, Bottom Bracket, and the Front Shifter mechanism. Current crank is the Shimano FC-M311-L Alivio and the bottom bracket is the Shimano UN55 BB.
For lighting I have Bike Planet front and rear LEDs and See Sense ICON smart lights. The See Sense ICON lights are Bluetooth enabled and I can adjust the pattern and brightness on my smart phone. The rear light also detects when I am slowing down and acts like a brake light. Additionally if I crash the lights will automatically send my location to another phone via a text message. I got the See Sense ICON light via a Kickstarter project.
For tires I am currently running Kenda Khan K-935 26 x 1.75